News
  • Highlights 23 June
    23.06.2017
    What not to miss today in FEST! More

  • Report 22 June
    23.06.2017
    FEST continues! Yesterday Ed Lachman's masterclass "Through The Lens: A DOP Perspective" was... More

  • Highlights 22 June
    22.06.2017
    What not to miss today in FEST! More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST Surf
    22.06.2017
    Surfing by day, films at night – if that sounds like your ideal lifestyle, you've come to the... More

  • HIGHLIGHTS 21 JUNE
    21.06.2017
    What to see, hear and participate today at FEST! More

  • Report FEST - 20 June
    21.06.2017
    FEST has already started! The 20th of June featured the screening of Old Stone at Multimeios... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Highlights 20 June
    20.06.2017
    What to see, hear and participate today at FEST! More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Opening Ceremony
    20.06.2017
    The 13th FEST could not have started better, with a sold out Centro Multimeios in Espinho for... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST starts tomorrow with a program full of new voices to discover
    18.06.2017
    The 13th edition of FEST – New Directors, New Films Festival in Espinho is about to start.... More

  • Training Ground
    Training Ground: Full Program
    18.06.2017
    The official programme for this year's edition of Training Ground is already closed. The line-up... More

  • Training Ground
    Nuno Lopes at FEST Training Ground!
    15.06.2017
    As the festival draws near, more and more top experts confirm their presence at FEST Training... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    EFFE distinguishes FEST
    13.06.2017
    FEST recognized by EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe. More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Feature Film - Golden Lynx Competition and Closing Session
    06.06.2017
    The endless months of working and intense film watching have resulted in one of the most eclectic... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FESTinha Competition
    31.05.2017
    Our trip through this year's film program is reaching its end, but not without first revealing... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Be Kind Rewind, Flavours of the World and Fest Surf
    29.05.2017
    As it has been mentioned before, this year’s film program is perhaps the most provocative in... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    National Competition and Nexxt
    28.05.2017
    As we continue through this voyage through this year’s selection, the time has come to reveal... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Silver Lynx Competition Part 2 - Fiction Shorts
    27.05.2017
    Today we reveal the remaining part of Silver Lynx Competition: our Short Fiction selection.... More

  • Training Ground
    Oscar Winner Melissa Leo confirmed for FEST - Training Ground
    26.05.2017
    Only a few weeks away from FEST Training Ground, were delighted to announce the return of one... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Silver Lynx Competition Part 1 - Documentary, Animation, Experimental Shorts
    26.05.2017
    Following yesterday's publication, we now proceed with the first take on the Silver Lynx. FEST’s... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Warm up
    25.05.2017
    FEST is as usual happening in Espinho, but not before making a quick stop in Oporto. On the... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    DOME KARUKOSKI'S "TOM OF FINLAND" OPENS FEST 2017
    25.05.2017
    Now that we are only four weeks away from the opening of the 13th edition of FEST – New Directors... More

  • Training Ground
    Oscar Nominated screen composer Gary Yershon is coming to Fest - Training Ground
    18.05.2017
    Garyʼs career composing music for drama spans 40 years and encompasses scores for the leading... More

  • Training Ground
    Iain Smith, Mad Max: Fury Road producer confirmed in FEST - Training Ground
    18.05.2017
    Iain Smith, who recently produced “Mad Max: Fury Road”, was born in Glasgow and graduated from... More

  • Training Ground
    Ed Lachman, notable DOP confirmed at FEST - TRAINING GROUND
    10.05.2017
    Ed Lachman is one of the most notorious DOPs of our generation. With a career that spans over... More

  • Training Ground
    Acclaimed title designer Richard Morrison at FEST Training Ground
    03.05.2017
    Richard Morrison is one of the most prolific designers of TV and film title sequences and channel... More

  • Training Ground
    Allan Starski, legend of Production Design, confirmed for Training Ground!
    02.05.2017
    Allan Starski is one of the top Production Designers working today with more than 45 Production... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | APRIL 7
    07.04.2017
    From an artist who used her art to defend what she believed in, to someone who unexpectedly... More

  • Training Ground
    Darth Vader’s mask sculptor is coming to FEST – Training Ground
    07.03.2017
    Fest is thrilled to announce Brian Muir’s presence at this year’s Training Ground. Brian Ian... More

  • Training Ground
    FIRST TRAINING GROUND SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
    09.02.2017
    It is with great pleasure that we write to you today, from cold Berlin, on the first day of... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST at the Berlinale | Party Like It's Portugal
    07.02.2017
    FEST is going to Berlin, from the 8th to the 15th of February. If you're around, you can meet... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Submissions to Pitching Forum are opened
    17.01.2017
    The submissions for Pitching Forum are now open. The event occurs at the same time as FEST... More

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A hard-working cab driver in a bustling Chinese metropolis is plunged into a bureaucratic nightmare when he takes an injured man to the hospital.

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