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19th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival 

Lisbon, Portugal, April 28 to May 8, 2022

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 via Film Freeway.

  • 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 short or feature films not publicly exhibited in Portugal before.
  • Films must have been completed in 2021 or 2022.



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 suchas 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 IndieJunior Audience Award (500€), the Amnesty International Award (1 500€); and the Audience Awards (feature and short).

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


Telefilm Canada recognizes a feature film selection in this festival and may provide assistance through the International Promotion Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890