Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Paulo Branco - Director

Paulo Branco went to London in 1971 and moved to Paris in 1973. Starting is 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 recognized 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 as 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
Production Director: Luísa Perestrello
Selection Comitee: Roberto Turigliatto, Michel Demopoulos

Director's Secretary: Madalena Fragoso
Welcome Desk: Maria Mota
Medeia Cinemas Coordinator: Pedro Esteves
Box Office Coordinators: André Silva, Bruno Sousa Pereira
Volunteers Coordinator: Projecto Marginal / Miguel Lopes
School Meeting Coordinator: Filipa Vasconcelos

Programming and Print Traffic Coordinator: Diana Cipriano
Electronic Subtitling: Olho de Boi 

Communication Director: Maria João Moura
Press: Renata Curado
Content Production: Fátima Castro Silva, Inês Viana

Post-Production Coordinator: Tiago Augusto

Graphic Design Coordinator: Catarina Sampaio
Graphic Design: André Carvalho

Webdesign and Project Management: Catarina Sampaio
Website Programming: Programmator / André Pimpão
Website Content Management: Pedro Vasconcelos Ribeiro

Software and Hardware Support: Linha Integral
Graphic Production: Finepaper, Lda.
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