Queer Lisboa

Queer Lisboa
Casa do Cinema
Rua da Rosa 277, 2
1200-385
Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 916 10 69 04

2018, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 1st Jun 18
Fri 14th Sep to Sat 22nd Sep

Festival Overview

Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival is the first Portuguese Film Festival dedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual themed films, a genre known as Queer Cinema. This is a genre that outbreaks with increasing expression in major international film festivals and it’s the goal of Queer Lisboa to program what is more relevant in aesthetic and narrative terms in the worldwide panorama, trying to compensate the fact that the access to this cinema is restricted to the mainstream audience.

The programmed films are organized in the Competitions for Best Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, School Film (short format) and Queer Art, this last one dedicated to more experimental languages. In parallel to the central program there will be non-competition sections, special screenings, film programs dedicated to a filmmaker, theme or country, retrospectives on the representation of homosexuality in film history, sections dedicated to Queer Cinema subgenres, as well as a set of parallel activities such as workshops, exhibitions, and installations.

Queer Lisboa was created in 1997 and is Lisbon’s oldest film festival. Through the years the festival consolidated its reputation internationally and at this moment it is one of the most recognized festivals of its genre in an European level and worldwide, for the quality of its programming and activities as well as the guests that it attracts.

The Festival has also established privileged relations with some of its European and world fellow festivals, with whom Queer Lisboa regularly exchanges programs, creates formative and cultural interchanges and to where its programmers travel on a regular basis. This network is also fundamental to the promotion of Portuguese cinema abroad.

In 2015 Janela Indiscreta Cultural Association started in Porto the first edition of Queer Porto – International Queer Film Festival.

Queer Porto will take place in the first fortnight of October and it intends to program some of the most emblematic works, creators and emerging trends of queer film and culture, in a multidisciplinary proposal that articulates several venues in the city, confronting different artistic languages, always in dialog with film.

Queer Porto has a Competition for Best Narrative and Documentary Feature Film, whose screenings take place at Teatro Municipal Rivoli, and also a Film School Competition. The short film screenings, video-installations and performances take place at malavoadora.porto, Maus Hábitos, and Galeria Wrong Weather.

Filmmakers will be in Porto for the festival. Queer Porto will also organize educational activities as well as more ludic activities, seeking to promote the event and to attract different audiences.

Awards

Competition Queer Lisboa

COMPETITION FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
Selection of 8 feature length fictions produced in the same or previous year of the Festival.

Prizes

Best Film: 1.000 € (sponsored by Lufthansa)
Best Actress: mention award
Best Actor: mention award
COMPETITION FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
Selection of 8 feature length documentaries produced in the same or previous year of the Festival.

Prize

Best Documentary: 3.000 € (sponsored by RTP2)
COMPETITION FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Selection of up to 22 short fictions and documentaries, produced in the same or previous year of the Festival.

Prize
Best Film: 1.500 € (sponsored by RTP2)
COMPETITION IN MY SHORTS
Selection of a maximum of 15 short films directed in the curricular context of an European Film School and produced in the same or previous year of the Festival. The competition includes workshops created specifically for the students in competition as well as networking activities.

Prize

Best Film: non-monetary award, in film equipment and/or services.

COMPETITION QUEER ART
A section where film meets the visual arts, according to two perspectives: on the one hand, a showcase of recent films which explore the limits of cinematic languages, genres, and narratives; and, on the other hand, a showcase of documentaries and fictions which portray renowned personalities of the queer art scene. This section also pays special attention to films portraying groundbreaking tendencies of queer theory.

Prize

Best Film: 1.000 € (sponsored by the Lisbon Fine Arts Faculty)

Competition Queer Porto

COMPETITION FOR BEST FILM
Selection of up to 10 feature length fictions and documentaries produced in the same or previous year of the Festival.

Prize

Best Film: 3.000 € (sponsored by RTP2)

COMPETITION IN MY SHORTS
Selection of a maximum of 12 short films directed in the curricular context of an European Film or Audiovisual School, or by ay artist under 30 y/o, from the North Region of Portugal, and produced in the same or previous year of the Festival. The competition includes workshops created specifically for the students in competition as well as networking activities.

Prize

Best Film: non-monetary award, in film equipment and/or services.

Genres

Adaptation Animation Art-house Asian Documentary Drama Experimental Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Independent Musical Romance Short Student Women

Known festival contacts Contacts
Joao Romaozinho
Producer and programmer
Cristian Rodríguez
Producer, programmer

Entries

Open to the public

Formats:

35mm, DCP, Hi-res Digital File

Fees:

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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