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

Diana Cipriano

Alexandra Fonseca


Director: Paulo Branco
Deputy director: António Costa

Selection committee: Roberto Turigliatto, António Costa, Michel Demopoulos, Diana Cipriano, Alexandra Fonseca
Curatorship and Coordination of Program “Rom Culture Celebration”: Ines Branco López
Curators for the program "A Morte de Deus": Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev, Ines Branco López
Assistant for Program “Rom Culture Celebration”: Teresa Caetano

Production: Ângela Machado, Sofia Carvalho, Carolina Leite Ribeiro
Production Assistant: Pedro Carneiro
Hospitality: Gabriela Assunçāo
Drivers’ Coordination: Rita Batista

Programming and Print Traffic Coordination: Diana Cipriano, Alexandra Fonseca
Electronic subtitling: Olho de Boi

Press: Catarina Alves
Content and Communications Director: Matilde Torres Pereira
Content Production and Social Media: Diogo Ferreira, Cátia Rodrigues
Leffest Newspaper: Camila Lobo
Translations: Gabriela Assunçāo, Diogo Ferreira

Educational Program Coordinator: Teresa Caetano

“Ceija Stojka” Exhibition Setting up: José Maia

Art Direction and Design: Catarina Sampaio
Design: André Carvalho
Webdesign and Implementation: Catarina Sampaio, Programmator
Content Management: Mariana Conduto

Post-Production: Tiago Augusto, Ana Hipólito
Video Editors: Ana Hipólito, Luís Judicibus, Bruno Alves (estágio)
Photography and Camera Coordination: Duarte Lima
Official Photographer: Ana Paganini
Photographer: Márcia Simões
Camera Operators: Constança Vieira, Miguel Nunes, Tomás Delville

Medeia Nimas Cinema Coordination: Adriana Barros
Projectionists: Ricardo David, Santilal Meggi, Nuno Castro
Ticket Office: Fátima Barnabé, Mateo Branco Diaz, Joana Sebastiāo

CCOC Coordination: Lilo Neto
Ticket Office: Hugo Branco, Ana Raquel Rodrigues

Accounting: Suzana Lemos, Cátia Correia
Software and hardware support: Linha Integral

Printing: Lisgráfica
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