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

Alexey Artamonov

Diana Cipriano


Director: Paulo Branco
Deputy director: António Costa

Selection committee: Michel Demopoulos, Roberto Turigliatto, António Costa, Alexey Artamonov, Diana Cipriano
Curators for Program "Confronting the Gazes": Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev, Ines Branco López

Production: Ângela Machado, Carolina Ribeiro, Ana Catarina Alves
Hospitality: Gabriela Assunçāo

Programming and print traffic coordinator: Diana Cipriano
Programming assistants: Inês Alves, Alexandra Fonseca
Electronic subtitling: Olho de Boi

Press: Catarina Alves
Communication: Camila Lobo, Alexandra Fonseca, Clarisse Tenreiro
Translation: Clarisse Tenreiro

Communication design & web coordination: Catarina Sampaio
Communication design: André Carvalho
Website design and implementation: Catarina Sampaio, Programmator
Website content management: Mariana Conduto

Post-production coordination: Tiago Augusto
Video editors: Tiago Augusto, Ana Hipólito, Luís Judicibus
Photography and camera coordination: Duarte Lima
Camera operators: Filipe Hardisty, João Nunes
Photography: Ana Paganini

Cinema Medeia Nimas coordination: Adriana Barros
Projectionists: Ricardo David, Santilal Meggi
Ticket office: Fátima Barnabé, Maria Clara Rosário, Mateo Branco Diaz, Joana Sebastiāo

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