Sections and films 2021

Official Selection In Competition

The Official Selection - In Competition gathers some of the best films produced or premiered during 2021.

Official Selection Out of Competition

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

Jane Campion Tribute

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

Tribute 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.

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.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Tribute

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.

Mike Dibb Tribute

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

Cristi Puiu Tribute

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.

Romeo Castellucci Tribute

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.

Thematic programme 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.

Henrique Pina Revelation

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.

Tribute 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.

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.

Tribute to the French Cinematheque - A Selection by Frédéric Bonnaud

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

Special Screenings

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