Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Sections

Roma Culture Celebration

Roma Culture Celebration

With this special program, LEFFEST honors and celebrates Roma culture in all its artistic expressions, from dance to literature, cinema to music, and visual arts.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Jane Campion

Jane Campion is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter whose films often portray female characters who live on the fringes of society.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi is the most important Japanese director to emerge in recent years, a fan of a stripped-down realism that meticulously portrays the turmoil of feelings.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Cristi Puiu

Cristi Puiu is an artist, director, screenwriter and producer, known for his use of the camera as an instrument for an anthropological approach to cinema.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Maria Speth

Widely awarded, Speth is generally associated with the group that has been designated the Berlin School, composed of young German filmmakers who emerged in the mid-1990s and who breathed new life into German cinema.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Mike Dibb

Mike Dibb is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, most of which made for television, covering film, art, literature, music, science, sport and popular culture.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Tony Gatlif

Tony Gatlif left the Algerian capital at the start of the 60s and went to France, where he lived experiences of delinquency and went through juvenile correction centers until he managed to make his way in cinema.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Romeo Castellucci

Romeo Castellucci is a director and visual artist known around the world for creating a theater based on the concept of the “totality of the arts”, that seeks an integral perception and a “kinesthetic” experience.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Focus Rodrigo Areias

Rodrigo Areias, director and producer, has a unique career in Portuguese cinema. His pace is dizzying and when he presents a new film, he has another one practically ready and yet another one in progress.

Revelation

Henrique Pina

Henrique Pina was born in Lisbon in 1987, and studied Cinema in London, a degree he completed in 2008. It was in that same year that he made his debut in directing and producing, from fiction to documentary, from short films to advertising.

Thematic programmes

The Death of God

Absurdity and ecstasy, disillusionment and transcendence, the ritual and the miracle - they all find a place in the program Death of God at LEFFEST 2021.

Tributes and Retrospectives

Tribute to the French Cinematheque - A Selection by Frédéric Bonnaud

Rare works restored by the French Cinematheque and selected by Frédéric Bonnaud.

Special Screenings

Special Screenings

LEFFEST presents several special screenings aligned with the rest of the program, which will spark debates about our future.
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