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


Director: Paulo Branco
Deputy director: António Costa

Selection committee: Michel Demopoulos, Roberto Turigliatto, António Costa, Alexey Artamonov
Curators thematic programmes: Juan Branco, Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev, Ines Branco López
Curator of the Symposium ‘Resistences’: Juan Branco
Curator of the Programme ‘Looking for Homeland’: Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev, Ines Branco López 
Assistant: Camila Lobo

Production: Filipe Ferreira, Ângela Machado, Inês Galvāo Teles
Director’s assistant: Daniela Manaças

Programming and print traffic coordinator: Diana Cipriano
Programming assistant: Mariana Basílio
Electronic subtitling: Olho de Boi

Press: Catarina Alves
Contents: Margarida Gordon, Béatrice Pradal, Laura Pedrosa
Social networks: Alexandra Fonseca

Educacional service coordinator: Filipa Vasconcelos, Inês Alves
Artistic mediation: Catarina Claro

Pos-production coordination: Tiago Augusto
Video editors: Tiago Augusto, Ana Hipólito, Inês Luís

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

Medeia coordination: Adriana Barros
Projectionists: Ricardo David, Santilal Meggi
Ticket office Cinemas Medeia: Fátima Barnabé, Maria Clara Rosário

Accounting: Ana Duarte, Cátia Correia
Software and hardware support: Linha Integral
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