Film entries

Film Submission for LEFFEST 2023 is Now Closed.

If you wish to submit your film to the LISBOA FILM FESTIVAL (note the festival only accepts fiction feature films) you may send us a copy with the Film Submission Form, duly filled containing a brief synopsis, the technical specifications and contact details.

Film Submission Rules:

a) Film Selection:

All films, both in and out of competition, are selected by the festival Selection Committee and are approved by the Festival Director.

b) ‘In Competition’ section acceptance rules:

1 – Fiction feature films;

2 – Fiction feature films that have been finished at most 12 months before the submitting films’ deadline (August 2022) for this category;

3 – Fiction feature films that have not been marketed outside their country (or in any co-producers’ countries);

4 – Films that have not been officially selected in Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastián, Venice and Berlin film festivals, except under special circumstances, which will always have to be approved by the Artistic Director.

c) Submitting films:

The film rights holder must communicate the intention to participate in the Festival through formal enrollment, which should be submitted complete and signed before the 31st of August 2023. Once the film has been accepted it may not be withdrawn from the Festival program.

The selected films’ copyright owners will be notified before the Festival official press conference.

Scroll down to download the submission form.


Lisboa Film Festival – Programação – Travessa das Pedras Negras, nº1, 5º 1100-404 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 213 255 835