with Retrospective Ulrike Ottinger, premiering THE POET'S WIFE by Helke Misselwitz, and DANSE MACABRE by Thunska Pansittivorakul, Phassarawin Kulsomboon among other German productions and co-productions.



The opening of the Heart Beat section will be taken on by  a-ha The Movie, by Thomas Robsahm and Aslaug Holm. A film that follows the trajectory of the renowned Norwegian band from its early beginning to its rapid rise and international recognition until the band’s split.
Also in this section The Poet ’s Wife, by German filmmaker Heike Misselwitz (world premiere). The programme also comprises Philipp Hartmann’s most recent title, From the 84 Days

 LineUp German documentary productions and co-productions


RETROSPECTIVE ULRIKE OTTINGER — german documentaries by in this section are

Unprecedented full retrospective of the work of Ulrike Ottinger, mostly presented in restored copies. Ottinger starts her cinematic journey in the 1970s. She travels the world in the following decades, interpreting it through her lenses in a radical synthesis of mythology, illusion and realism. Her unique work is adjacent to various contexts: New German Cinema, feminism, the queer movement, postcolonialism. Aside from her films, Ottinger has an extensive photographic work navigating between surrealism and ethnography. In collaboration with Museu do Oriente, Doclisboa also presents an exhibition of photographs taken during her travels in territories such as Eastern Europe, the United States, Mongolia and China.



Nebulae is the space for networking at Doclisboa. It is a group of activities, gatherings, opportunities and people for the advancement of the creation, production and dissemination of independent film.
In 2021, Nebulae will take place in a hybrid format. Film professionals from all over the world will meet again in Lisbon between the 21st and 25th of October, during which the on-site activities will take place. To make sure everyone can participate, online activities will run until October 31st.

Once again, Nebulae will host the Filmmaking Seminar, organized in collaboration with UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, which will be attended by the winners of the 2022 UNDO Fellowship. The Seminar (for selected participants) will take place between the 23rd and 26th of October, in a hybrid format. The aim of this activity is to explore radical cinema practices and the expanding languages of documentary cinema. Each day will feature the screening of films, followed by a work session conducted by one of the scholarship holders. Read the press release HERE.


And the award winners are...

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•   19 doclisboa 2021