Sections and films 2016

Official Selection In Competition

The Official Selection - In Competition will gather some of the best films produced or premiered during 2016.

Official Selection Out of Competition

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

Jean-Luc Godard Tribute

Jean-Luc Godard is undeniably the filmmaker whose thought and film work were the most influential (and aroused/excited the most theoretical and critical analysis, with an incalculable, still lasting effect) on modern cinema and other artistic domains.

Jerzy Skolimowski Tribute

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

Emir Kusturica Retrospective

Born in Sarajevo, Emir Kusturica is a filmmaker, actor and musician and the author of a singular filmography, marked by an intense magical realism, a celebration of life and cinema

Teresa Villaverde Retrospective

Director, screenwriter and producer, Teresa Villaverde is one of the most important names of a generation of Portuguese film directors that emerged in the 90s

Pascal Bonitzer Retrospective

Screenwriter, director, writer and essayist Pascal Bonitzer (Paris, 1946) began his career as a cinema critic for the Cahiers du Cinéma.

Agustín Diaz Yanes Retrospective

Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and writer, with a background in History, Agustín Díaz Yanes begins his path in cinema by writing scripts

Daniel Rosenfeld Retrospective

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

Tribute to Jean-Marie Straub / Danièle Huillet

The 10th Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival presents a selection of four films by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet whose raw material is Music

Bloody Daughter Special screenings

By Stéphanie Argerich, with the presence of Martha Argerich

Julien Samani Special screening

Julien Samani, director, director of photography and sound engineer, was born in 1973 in France.

Enrique Vila-Matas Special screening

Book launch of MARIENBAD ELÉCTRICO and screening of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's most recent films

Atiq Rahimi Special screenings

Writer and filmmaker, Atiq Rahimi was born in 1962, in Kabul.

Peter Handke Special screenings

One of the greatest names of German literature, Peter Handke has had a strong connection to cinema for a long while.

Lola Peploe Special screening

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

Gabe Klinger Special screenings

Gabe Klinger is a critic, teacher, archivist, curator, and filmmaker.

Giada Colagrande Special screenings

Giada Colagrande (Pescara, Italy, 1975), began her career creating video art and directing documentaries on contemporary art.

Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet Special screenings

Spotted by André Téchiné, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet got his first role in Strayed, alongside Emmanuelle Béart and Gaspard Ulliel.

Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa Special screenings

Andrea Testa studied, along with Francisco Márquez, at ENERC, the school that effectively originated their partnership.

Alberto Morais Special screenings

Alberto Morais was born in Valladolid in 1976. He completed his studies in fine-arts and cinema at the University of Valencia.

Buongiorno Principessa

The object of one of cinema’s most unforgettable lines, Nicoletta Braschi is Roberto Benigni’s eternal lover, onscreen and offscreen.

Meeting with Monica Bellucci

We asked the actress to choose a film that featured one of her leading roles: MALÈNA was her choice. It will be screened at the festival in a special session introduced by Monica.

30 Years of Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet proved to be an absolutely unprecedented surrealistic and eccentric experience for the 1986 public.

Je M'appelle Varsovie

World premiere of the film directed by Piotr Anderszewski


World premiere of the movie directed by Alberto Ruiz Samaniego and José Manuel Mouriño

Beckett Soirée

Film by Samuel Beckett, Notfilm by Ross Lipman


The result of a 1935 commission from the Mexican government for the production of a documentary film that portrayed the social reality of the fishermen of Alvarado

  • Redes

    by Emilio Gómez Muriel, Fred Zinnemann

Short Film Competition

The International Cinema School Meeting is a space for the discovery of new creators and the discussion of different visions and teaching methods in the field.