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18th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival 

Lisbon, Portugal, April 29 to May 9, 2021

Call for entries

(Feature and short films, all genres)


The 18th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its next edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  •  Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: yes


  • Films may be of all genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, family);
  • Features must be over 60 minutes and anything under 59 minutes will be considered a short;
  • The main International Competition is dedicated to a director’s first, second or third work (either a feature or a short);
  • Films must have been completed in 2020 or 2021.


 IndieLisboa aims to contribute to the discovery in Portugal of new directors. It screens independent features and shorts in competition that are not defined as mainstream productions.

The festival showcases several non-competitive sections such as IndieJunior (for a young public), Silvestre and Mouth of Madness (for unconventional topics, visual approaches or storytelling). Numerous awards are attributed including the Feature Film Grand Prize (15 000€); the Short Film Grand Prize (4 000€); the New Talent Prize; the Indie Junior Award (500€), the Amnesty International Award; the Audience Award; and a FIPRESCI Award.

The festival hosts activities that go beyond regular screenings – workshops, master classes, debates, screenings of works in progress for industry guests, networking events, etc.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890