was taking place in Lisbon, in its usual venues: Culturgest, Cinema São Jorge, Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema and Cinema Ideal. Browse the complete winners of 21 doclisboa 2023 here.
LineUp German productions and co-productions:
- DE FACTO by Selma Doborac, 131min, WS: sixpackfilm, [New Visions]
- FASOLÁKIA by Maximilian Karakatsanis, 39min, P: KHM–Academy of Media Arts Cologne, [Green Years]
- FOREVER THE LAND by Martin Per Ahlin, 30min, P: HFBK Hamburg, [Green Years]
- HOW I BECOME A COMMUNIST by Declan Clarke, 55min, [New Visions]
- KHABUR | XABÛR by Nafis Fathollahzadeh, 31min, P: Nafis Fathollahzadeh, [From the Earth to the Moon]
- LIFE IS NOT A COMPETITION, BUT I'M WINNING by Julia Fuhr Mann, 79min, WS: First Hand Films, [Heart Beat]
- LOSING FAITH | DIE ÄNGSTLICHE VERKEHRSTEILNEHMERIN by Martha von Mechow, 101min, WS: sixpackfilm, [New Visions]
- THREE WOMEN | DREI FRAUEN by Maksym Melnyk, 85min, P: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, [Doc Alliance]
- TRIUMPH OF THE WILL [Reel 1] TRIUMPH DES WILLENS by Leni Riefenstahl, 18min [Retrospective]
- WAKING UP IN SILENCE by Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko, 18min [Doc Alliance]
New films from all over the world, with diverse poetics, forms and lengths, drawing a map of contemporary cinema through singular works that question both themselves and what they portray. Films produced after September 2022, largely screening as international or world premieres.
Portuguese produced and/or directed films, with no limitations in terms of format or length. This section presents an overview of the diversity of visions, practices and languages within contemporary Portuguese cinema, through a rigorous, open and attentive selection of films. Films produced after September 2022, largely screening as world premieres.
New Visions explores the possibilities of cinema as a site for experimentation in both film practice and film programming. It places bold and innovative new propositions and tendencies in filmmaking into dialogue with radical moments from cinema’s past. Here categories, formats, and durations are challenged, through a cinema that believes reality is less captured by the camera than constructed anew.
Premieres of the latest films by key directors from the documentary scene, out of competition. A selection of works that allow us to see the worlds of yesterday, today and tomorrow, through powerful visions and stories.
Films exploring all forms of art and expression are represented in this section, in a celebration of creation. Music, sport, literature, the performing and visual arts… The arts beat in doclisboa, not only on the screen.
World and international premieres of European films of any length, from students and new directors taking their first steps in film. The section creates a platform for dialogue and reflection, seeking to contribute to the development of new filmmakers. Green Years has its own competition and jury, and features an annual programme from an invited school.
This section is present at all festivals that are members of the Doc Alliance project. It presents a programme of films nominated for selection by Doc Alliance, including the winner of the Doc Alliance Award, given by a jury of international critics.
- City of Lisbon Award for Best International Competition Film – 10.000€
- YouTube International Competition Jury Award – 3.500€
- HBO Max Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film – 6.000€
- Portuguese Authors Society Portuguese Competition Jury Award – 2.000€
- School Award – ETIC Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film – 1.500€
- New Talent Award – TVCine Channels Award for Best First Feature-Length Film (over 60’) from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency – 3.500€
- Award for Best Short Film(up to 40’) from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency
- Healthy Workplaces Film Award – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Award for Best Feature-Length Film Dealing with Work from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency – 5.000€
- Practice, Tradition and Heritage Award – INATEL Foundation Award for Best Film Dealing with Cultural and Traditional Practices as well as Intangible Cultural Heritage from a selection comprising all sections with the exception of the retrospectives and Cinema of Urgency – 1.500€
- Fernando Lopes Award – Midas Filmes and Doclisboa Award for Best Portuguese First Film – 2.000€
- Audience Award – Público Newspaper Award for Best Portuguese Film comprising all sections with the exception of Green Years -1.000€
GREEN YEARS COMPETITION
- Award for Best Green Years Film
- Pedro Fortes Award for Best Green Years Portuguese Film