Years running: 19 (since 2004)


International Independent Film Festival in Lisboa.


INDIELISBOA is a privileged event to meet the most recent and interesting works of independent cinema from all over the world. The main aim of the Festival is to discover new films and new directors, in the universe of independent cinema. Keeping its attention on the author's creativity and independence, INDIELISBOA was able to become one of the most important Portuguese festivals. 


International Competition:

  • Feature Film Grand Prize 
  • Short Film Grand Prize

National Competition:

  • Award For Best Portuguese Feature Film;
  • Silvestre Award for Best Feature Film
  • Silvestre Award for Best Short Film
  • IndieJunior Award
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Fiction
  • Best Director in a Portuguese Feature Film
  • Best Portuguese Short Film
  • New Talent in Short Film
  • Brand New
  • Audience Awards.


  • Films must be the 1st, 2nd or 3d work by a director;
  • Completed in either 2021 or 2022;
  • No previous presentation in Portugal.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: 35 мм, 16 мм, DCP, Video

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director
Mr. Nuno Sena, Mr. Miguel Valverde, Mr. Rui Pereira

Ágata Pinho, Carlos Ramos, Catarina Cabral, Nuno Sena, Miguel Valverde, Rui Pereira




Official Website



International Independent Film Festival,
Casa do Cinema, Rua da Rosa, 2º,
Sala 1.4 – 1200-385
Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 213 158 399

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 09, 2021
  • Deadline
    October 01, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    December 23, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    January 14, 2022
  • Notifications
    April 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    28 April — 8 May 2022
Categories & Fees

Fiction, animation, documentary or experimental short films (under 59 minutes).

  • Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $14
  • Late Deadline — $20

Fiction, animation, documentary or experimental feature films (over 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — $27
  • Regular Deadline — $41
  • Late Deadline — $54

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