ALBERT SERRA awarded the JEAN VIGO Prize 2016

The Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra, a guest of the LEFFEST in 2013, has been awarded, for his most recent film, La Mort de Louis XIV, the Jean Vigo Prize 2016. Serra was distinguished “for his singular way of filming History and for his films, at a time sumptuous and agile, which turn him into a unique director”, emphasized the Jury.

JR with an installation at the LOUVRE and a short film, “ELLIS”, with Robert De Niro

The street artist known as JR, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in 2011,recently opened an installation at the Louvre Museum, on display until June 27, and his short-film, Ellis, with Robert De Niro, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, has hundreds of screenings scheduled in several places of the world.

Complete STRAUB–HUILLET Retrospective at the MoMA and Centre Pompidou

The MoMA (May 6 – June 6) and the Centre Pompidou (May 27 – July 3rd) present complete retrospectives of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who together formed one of the most intense and challenging collaborations in the history of cinema. In 2011 and 2014, the LEFFEST presented, in special screenings, an ensemble of films directed by Straub after Huillet’s death in 2006.

MIQUEL BARCELÓ with two exhibitions in PARIS

The Spanish artist Miquel Barceló, painter, sculptor and ceramist, a guest and member of the Jury of LEFFEST’s first edition, in 2007, then named European Film Festival, opened two exhibitions in Paris, at the Picasso Museum and at the National Library, running until August 28.

About Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

We take great pride in our past, but we make a clear commitment to the future, with a high quality programme, that is innovative as always. And on its 10th edition, which will take place from the 4th to the 13th of November, 2016, the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival is about to bring together, once more, the best of the Seventh Art. But that’s not all. The Festival is, as always, is invested on the interconnection of different cultural offers - from cinema to literature, music or the plastic arts – and asserts itself as a favorable environemnt for the reflection and discussion of the main current topics.
More than displaying films, the LEFFEST wants to offer the audience the chance to confront ideas, to make their voices heard, by participating in the reflections and life experience of the filmmakers, thinkers and writers.

The LEFFEST provides these reflections and experiences both on the screen – through a diverse programming that includes both prestigious and emerging film productions – and live, in the several artistic displays, masterclasses, debates and symposiums programmed for each edition.    The Festival ensures the best movie selection for the competition and the projection of fundamental authors in the history of cinema and young emerging filmmakers.

The LEFFEST innovates, but it also keeps what defines it: unveiling new talents, paying tribute the notable personalities, through restrospectives or complete displays, and giving voice to rare filmmakers, those who kept their production immune to the pressures of the film industry; exhibiting creations by artists whose works are strongly associated with cinema; opening new roads and audiences for the Portuguese film industry.

In 2016, the LEFFEST will have, as always since its first edition, the presence of international stars - renowned figures in the current world of cinema, arts, literature, music, thought – who will share their knowledge and experience with the audience, through conferences, masterclasses, workshops, performances, debates, exhibits and shows.

This year we’ll actively use venues such as Centro Cultural de Cascais, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Casino Estoril, CCB, the Medeia Monumental and Nimas movie theaters, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Mãe d’Agua and the D. Maria II National Theater, whose quality and versatility ensure the success of this event and allow the festival a closer engagement with the dynamics of both cities, their inhabitants and those who visit us.

With a programme that was carefully selected by people who live and breathe cinema, the 2016 Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival places Lisbon, the Estoril coastline and the country once more in the tour of the major film festivals in the world.
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