Years running: 16 (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 2018 or 2019;
  • 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
  • Deadline
    December 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    2 — 12 May 2019
Categories & Fees

Screenings programmed for younger audiences: shorts and features, comprising animations and live-action films. Portuguese premieres are preferred.

  • Deadline — free

A programme comprising films – mainly documentaries – focusing on music, especially independent pop/rock scene and its protagonists;

  • Deadline — free

A programme of recently-restored titles, rediscoveries and films which reflect on cinema itself, its artistic dimensions and history/

  • Deadline — free

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

  • Deadline — €7

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

  • Deadline — €20

Сompetitive section with films only bound by their uniqueness. The films in this section are not afraid to follow unexpected paths, refuse impositions or seek alternative routes.

  • Deadline — free
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