Press conference (October 21st)
International Symposium “Fiction and Reality: Beyond Big Brother”

The symposium “Fiction and Reality: Beyond Big Brother” is going to have the participation of Julian Assange, Roberto Saviano, Noam Chomsky, Juan Luis Cebrian, Baltazar Garzon, Eben Moglen, Philippe Aigrain and Jeremie Zimmermann, among others.

John Malkovich will be honoured in this year’s edition

The international production Casanova Variations, by Michael Sturminger, will premiere at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In addition, the Actor’s work will be the target of a tribute enhancing his various virtues – as a theatre actor, as a director and as a producer.

David Lynch and Jean-Michel Alberola exhibit of unpublished litographs

The exhibition is titled Here and Now and will be shown at the Estoril Congress Centre throughout the duration of Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2014.

Play The Pleasing Hours of Aranjuez, by Peter Handke

Actors Isabel Abreu and João Pedro Vaz will be protagonists in the staging of The Pleasing Hours of Aranjuez, by Peter Handke, which will be directed by Tiago Guedes and presented in the Small Auditorium of the Centro Cultural de Belém.

Maria de Medeiros honoured

The most international of Portuguese Actresses will be honoured in this year’s Festival. Her work as a Director will be shown together with a selection of films in which she collaborated as an Actress, chosen by herself.

Arto Lindsay & Band’s Concert

Arto Lindsay & Band’s concert integrated in the LEFFEST closing ceremony will be another of the great moments of this year’s edition; a much expected concert which will end the band’s European Tour.

Tickets on SaleTickets on Sale from 19:00 in Monumental and Nimas Cinemas


Since 2007, the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival has established itself as one of the biggest cultural events in Portugal. For its 8th edition, running in 2014 from November 7th to 16th, the festival is getting ready to gather, once more, the best of what is being done in the world of cinema.

Every year, LEFFEST innovates, while preserving its essence: by paying homage to major personalities through retrospectives or full presentations and, meanwhile, giving voice to rare filmmakers who kept their production unscathed by the pressures of the movie industry; by exposing creations of artists whose works are prominently associated to the industry and at the same time opening new paths and audiences to the production of new talents.

Experiences and reflection is what the LEFFEST provides both on the Silver Screen – with an eclectic program that covers the best cinematographic productions, both acclaimed and emerging – and Live, through numerous artistic expressions, concerts, performances, masterclasses,     debates and lectures.

In 2014, LEFFEST will be counting, as since its first edition, on the presence of international stars and key-players of Arts, Cinema and Literature who will share their experiences and visions with the audience.

With this ambitious aim and program of the highest order, handpicked by a team who lives and breathes cinema everyday, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014 will again put Lisbon, the Estoril Coast and the whole country on the world’s film festivals’ circuit.