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

Boris Nelepo


Director: Paulo Branco
Deputy director: António Costa

Selection committee: Roberto Turigliatto, Michel Demopoulos
Curators thematic programmes: Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev, Ines Branco López

Production: Sofia Carvalho, Ângela Machado, António Pinhão Botelho
Director’s assistant: Inês Joaquim
Travel coordinator: Joana Álvares, Raquel Teixeira
Production assistants: Raquel Teixeira, Ana Malato, Sara Mendes, Henrique Farinha

Programming and print traffic coordinator: Diana Cipriano
Programming assistant: André Florêncio
Print traffic assistant: Pedro Silva
Electronic subtitling: Olho de Boi
Programming trainees: David Remédios, Luis Judicibus  

Press: Maria João Moura, Renata Curado
Communication office: Maria João Moura, Raquel Guerra, Renata Curado
Contents: Maggie Silva, Viktoriya Hrynevych, Fátima Castro Silva, Inês Viana
Translator: Teresa Almeida

Educacional service coordinator: Filipa Vasconcelos
Artistic mediation: Catarina Claro, Patrícia Carvalho

Exhibitions coordinator: Catarina Oliveira

Pos-production coordination: Tiago Augusto
Video editors: Tiago Augusto, Francisco Mineiro, Mariana Teixeira, António Simão, Ana Hipolito
Cameras and photographers coordination: Ana Mariz

Communication designer: Catarina Sampaio
Graphic design: André Carvalho
Website: Catarina Sampaio, Programmator

Projection coordination: André Silva Cinemas
Medeia coordination: Filipe Ferreira
Projectionists: Ricardo David, Santilal Meggi
Ticket office Cinemas Medeia: Adriana Barros, Claudia Tavares, Mariana Machado, Tatiana Moço,
Inês Oliveira, Paula Casado, Cristina Almeida, Fátima Barnabé, Maria Clara Rosário

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval coordination: Sara Mendes
Ticket office: Carolina Pinto

Opening gala: Maria João Taborda
Wellcome desk: Sara Vieira da Silva
Drivers coordinator: Pedro Ramalhete
Volunteers coordinator: Miguel Lopes - Projecto Marginal

Accounting: Cláudia Pechilga, Cátia Correia
Software and hardware support: Linha Integral
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