Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Jury of the past editions

2020

Peter Handke

Writer and Director

Peter Handke is one of the leading figures of Austrian and German-language literature.

2020

Frédéric Bonnaud

Director of the French Cinematheque

With a background in journalism and radio broadcasting, film critic Frédéric Bonnaud is the current director of the French Cinematheque.

2020

Cecilia Bengolea

Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Artist, Filmmaker

Cecilia Bengolea is an Argentinian multifaceted artist who translates her dance and performance practice through video, sculpture and installation.

2020

Gabriel Abrantes

Filmmaker, Visual Artist

Filmmaker and artist Gabriel Abrantes has produced and directed more than twenty award-winning short films, exhibited all over the world.

2020

Neville Wakefield

Art Curator, Writer

Neville Wakefield is an English art curator and writer who carries art into a new and creative environment outside of its conventional institutional context.

2019

Yasmine Hamdan

Singer, composer, actress

Yasmine Hamdan is a lebanese singer, composer, songwriter and actress born in 1976.

2019

Wagner Moura

Director, actor

Born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1974, Wagner Moura is a Brazilian actor, director, jornalist and musician.

2018

Walter Salles

Director

Walter Salles is a Brazilian director of both documentaries and fiction whose works deal with such themes as travel and the search for identity.

2018

Martha Argerich

Pianist

A brilliant Argentinian pianist endowed with great technical mastery and a charismatic interpretative personality, Martha Argerich is unanimously considered by her peers to be the best pianist in the world.

2018

Jonathan Littell

Writer and director

Writer and director Jonathan Littell was born in New York in 1967, growing up in the United States and France.

2018

Chrysta Bell

Singer, songwriter and actress

Chrysta Bell is an american singer, songwriter and actress, known for her long standing musical partnership with David Lynch, who produced and co-wrote her first album, entitled This Train. Recently the two acted together in Lynch's series Twin Peaks: The

2018

Stephen Kovacevich

Pianist and conductor

Stephen Kovacevich is one of the most famous pianists and maestros in the world. Born in Los Angeles, Kovacevich made his debut performance in San Francisco aged 11, and at 18 moved to England to study under the wing of Myra Hess.

2018

Jorge Queiroz

Artist

Working mostly in drawings, Queiroz starts from a post-surrealist or post-symbolist referential to create an eminently personal universe.

2017

David Cronenberg

Director

President of this year's Jury and director best known for movies that employed elements of horror and science fiction to vividly explore the disturbing intersections between technology, the human body, and subconscious desire.

2017

Ildikó Enyedi

Director

Hungarian director and screenwriter is also a filmmaking professor at the University of Budapest.

2017

Mónica Calle

Stage director and actress

One of the most challeging creators of the Portuguese theatre.

2017

Hanan al-Shaykh

Writer

A novelist, playwright and short story writer, Hanan- al-Shaykh is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of the Arab world.

2017

Momo Kodama

Pianist

Japanese pianist with a vast repertoire that extends from the Classical and Romantic periods to contemporary works.

2017

Ersi Sotiropoulos

Writer

Greek poet and novelist whose originality and contemporariness are considered to have raised the bar for contemporary Greek fiction.

2017

Stéphanie Argerich

Director

Daughter of pianists, Stéphanie Argerich stands out as a director, producer and photographer.

2017

Olga Roriz

Director

One of the most important choreographers and dancers in Portugal.

2016

Marthe Keller

Actress

Marthe Keller (Basel, Switzerland) is the example of an artist who knows no geographical or artistic borders.

2016

Valentina Lodovini

Actress

From Umbertide, in the Italian region of Umbria, Valentina Lodovini studied at the School of Dramatic Arts in Perugia and then moved to Rome

2016

Jerzy Skolimowski

Director

Born in the city of Lódz in Poland, director Jerzy Skolimowski has embodied versatile talents as a filmmaker, scriptwriter, poet, playwright, painter and actor

2016

André Saraiva

Artist

André Saraiva is a visual artist of Portuguese origin who began his career in the 80’s by spreading his graffiti art through the streets of Paris.

2016

Stanislas Merhar

Actor

Stanislas Merhar is a French actor born in 1971. After studying piano for five years at l’École Normale de Musique de Paris, Stanislas Merhar began to study the art of gilding.

2016

Daniel Rosenfeld

Director

Daniel Rosenfeld (Buenos Aires) wanted to be a pianist composer, but ended up making films.

2016

LOLA PEPLOE

Director

Actress and director, Lola Peploe was born in England and studied English and French Literature at Oxford University.
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