Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Paulo Branco - Director

Paulo Branco went to London in 1971 and moved to Paris in 1973. Starting his career as a film producer in 1979, he travelled back and forth between Paris and London. Until today, Paulo Branco has produced over 200 films working with acclaimed directors as Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, João César Monteiro, Raoul Ruiz, Chantal Akerman, Alain Tanner, Werner Schroeter, Robert Kramer, Pedro Costa, André Téchiné, Andrzej Zoulawski, Peter Handke, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Cédric Kahn, João Botelho, João Mário Grilo, João Canijo, Teresa Villaverde, José Álvaro Morais, Jean Claude Biette, Sharunas Bartas, Michel Piccoli, Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi, Christophe Honoré, Paul Auster and David Cronenberg.
With a recognised and rather prestigious worldwide career as a producer, Paulo Branco is also a distributor and exhibitor, both in Portugal and in France. His contribution to the proliferation of independent cinema is remarkable, and his work has considerably enhanced the genre international visibility throughout the last decades.

Since the beginning of his career as a film producer, Paulo Branco has been an assiduous presence at the most renowned film festivals in the world: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Tokyo, São Paulo, Montreal and Salónica. He has been part of the Jury panel of Berlin (1999); Venice (2005); Rotterdam (2006); Lecce (2011) and presided the Jury at Locarno in 2011.

Selection Committee

Roberto Turigliatto

Michel Demopoulos

António Costa


Director: Paulo Branco
Deputy Director: António Costa
Selection Committee: Roberto Turigliatto, Michel Demopoulos

Communication Director: Maria João Moura
Production Secretary: Ângela Machado
School Meeting and Educational Service Coordinator: Filipa Vasconcelos

Contents: António Costa, Catarina Oliveira, Raquel Guerra, Inês Viana
Translation: Teresa Almeida, Diana Cipriano

Print Traffic: Diana Cipriano
Electronic Subtitling: Olho de Boi

Graphic Design: Catarina Sampaio
Official Poster Photo: Sandro Miller
Assistant Designer: André Carvalho
Website: Catarina Sampaio, Programmator

Audiovisual Coordinator: Tiago Augusto
Audiovisual Assitant: Francisco Mineiro

Medeia Cinemas Coordinators: André Silva, Mário Ponte

Software and Hardware Support: Linha Integral
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