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: Hugo Alves Carroça
Director's Secretary: Inês Reis, Rita Cunha

Selection Committee: Roberto Turigliatto, Michel Demopoulos

Production Secretary: Ângela Machado
Hospitality: Catarina Portugal
Production Assistants: Rita Queiroga, Daniela Leal
Galas: Patrícia Gomes

Communication Director: Maria João Moura
Press: Vera Ferreira
Website and Social Media Coordinator: Catarina Oliveira, Vera Lopes
Difusion and Partnerships: Catarina Oliveira, Inês Galvão Teles, Vanda R Rodrigues

School Meeting and Educational Service Coordinator: Filipa Vasconcelos

Educational Service Assistant: Catarina Claro

Medeia/Monumental/Nimas Cinemas Coordinators: André Silva, Mário Ponte
Olga Cadaval Box Office Coordinator: Daniela Santos

Volunteers Coordinator: Irina Leite Velho

Content Production: Fátima Castro Silva, Inês Viana 
Translations: Hugo Simões, Raquel Nobre Guerra

Audiovisual Coordinator: Tiago Augusto
Editing: Tiago Augusto, Ana Hipólito, Nuno Gonçalves, Mariana Vilhena

Programming and Print Traffic Coordinator: Diana Cipriano 
Programming Assistant: Cátia Silva, André Florêncio
Electronic Subtitling: Olho de Boi

Drivers Coordinator: Pedro Gonçalves

Graphic Design Coordinator: Catarina Sampaio
Graphic Design: André Carvalho, Ana Caçador

Webdesign: Catarina Sampaio 
Web Developer: Programmator

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