Sections and films 2015

Official Selection In Competition

The Official Selection - In Competition will gather some of the best films produced or premiered during 2015.

Official Selection Out of Competition

One of the key aims of this section is to have an overview of the world film production.

Tribute Luís Miguel Cintra

Iconic personality of Portuguese cinema and theater, Luis Miguel Cintra started acting and stage directing early.

Tribute Wim Wenders

There is a long relationship of genuine affection linking the German filmmaker to Portugal and, specifically, to Lisboa and its region.

Retrospective Jonathan Demme

Producer and director, with over fifty titles, Jonathan Demme is one of the essential names of American cinema in the last decades.

Retrospective Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder was born on August 26, 1941, in Tehran, Iran and he studied philosophy in the Sorbonne, in France. He is a director and producer

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Programme

Hans-Jürgen Syeberberg, German filmmaker born in Nossendorf in 1935

The art of love from Jean Douchet

Jean Douchet, born in France, in 1929, is a filmmaker, historian, critic and cinema professor.

The Austin, Texas Directors

Austin (Texas) is an American city with one of the largest and most diverse creative communities.

David Gordon Green Special screenings

Green grew up in Dallas, Austin and Longview, Texas. He was “obsessed” with cinema from a very young age.

Discover: Nabil Ayouch

Of Moroccan birth, Nabil Ayouch is a cinema and television director.

Discover: Sara Driver

One of the active participants of the independent New York scene.

Discover: Martín Rejtman

Martín Rejtman is a writer and director, and one of the “pioneers” of the “new Argentinian cinema”.

A New Hope

A New Hope is a new section of the LEFFEST, intended to show the audience a selection of films by directors who made their debut this year

CinemArt Alain Fleischer

​CinemArt is a section of the festival devoted to personalities from the arts domain

Bigger Than Life

Discussion and thought development about art and the world.

Cinema Lessons: Benoît Jacquot's

The director brings us Joseph Losey's film The Gypsy and the Gentleman

Case Study: how to win an Oscar

A section devoted to success stories in the field of film production and distribution.

“Cosa de Niños” Programme

The Grupo Rock presents their first short film, made at the Villa Sarmiento neighborhood, in Buenos Aires.

Special Screenings Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind

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Soirées Tarkovsky

Set of events devoted to poet Arseni Tarkovsky and director Andrei Tarkovsky

Competition Best Short Film

The European film schools meeting, which takes place annually at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival