Tribute Award to Luis Miguel Cintra

Luis Miguel Cintra, who was subject to a tribute in this edition of the LEFFEST, will receive an award tonight to represent this tribute for his career as an actor. The awarding will take place in the session of E não se pode exterminá-lo?, a show by Teatro da Cornucópia, shot by Jorge Silva Melo and Solveig Nordlund, at 9:30 PM, at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.

Jonathan Demme paid tribute today at the LEFFEST’15 closing ceremony

Jonathan Demme, a crucial name in the last decades of American cinema, was one of the figures who were paid tribute in this year’s LEFFEST and tonight he will receive a tribute-award for his long career.

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg receives an award at the LEFFEST today

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, German filmmaker born in Nossendorf, in 1935, author of a truly unique work, was one of the figures who were paid tribute at the LEFFEST’15.

Sara Driver receives an award at the LEFFEST

Sara Driver, who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70s until the 90s, will receive a tribute-award for her career tonight.

The philosopher José Gil receives a Tribute Award at the LEFFEST today

The Portuguese philosopher and essayist José Gil, curator of the “Bigger Than Life” International Symposium, is one those honored with an award at the 2015 edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, with a tribute award.

Special award for the “Los Amigos” Cultural and Sports Center

Present at this edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival to present the film Cosa de Niños, and to participate in the debate entitled “Art and the Prison Environment” the “Los Amigos” Cultural and Sports Center receives a special award tonight at the LEFFEST, as a tribute to their work.

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 ninth edition, which will take place from the 6th to the 15th of November, 2015, 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 2015, 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 2015 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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