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  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST - Training Ground 2019 Schedule revealed
    10.06.2019
    Closing in on the 15th edition of FEST, Clifford De Spenser, Guillermo Garcia Ramos, Mariana... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Film Program 2019 closed
    06.06.2019
    It may not seem so, but 15 years of existence is a real triumph for a film festival. In this... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Director Ritesh Batra confirmed at FEST 2019
    05.06.2019
    It is our pleasure to announce that Ritesh Batra, one of India's most exciting directors widely... More

  • Training Ground
    Latest confirmations for Training Ground and Directors Hub
    30.05.2019
    With less than a month to FEST 2019, we take one more step to a truly remarkable line-up of... More

  • Training Ground
    DOP Manuel Alberto Claro confirmed at FEST 2019, but he's not alone
    23.05.2019
    We are almost a month away from FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival and FEST - Training... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Feature Film Selection FEST 2019
    22.05.2019
    FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival continues to unravel the cinema program for its 15th... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Finalists selected to Pitching Forum 2019
    15.05.2019
    No better way to continue the celebration of FEST’s 15 years than by announcing the selected... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST Oficial Selection 2019 - Themed Sessions
    14.05.2019
    A little more than a month away from FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival's takeoff, and... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2019 Oficial Image - Celebrating 15 years of FEST
    13.05.2019
    FEST 2019 marks the symbolic date of the festival’s 15th edition. From the memories of the... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST Warm Up is back with the promise to heat up Porto and Espinho
    09.05.2019
    FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival is close to putting out the candles for its 15th... More

  • Training Ground
    DOP Stuart Dryburgh and Cooke’s Carey Duffy confirmed at FEST 2019 industry program
    24.04.2019
    Stuart Dryburgh will be presenting a Masterclass at FEST - TG; and Carey Duffy, from Cooke... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Be Kind Rewind 2019 Selection
    15.04.2019
    As we walk steadily in the direction of FEST’s 15th birthday party celebrations, we start to... More

  • Training Ground
    Director Baltasar Kormákur and screenwriter Larry Wilson are the most recent confirmations for the FEST 2019 industry program
    12.04.2019
    The industry experts first time at FEST will add to the festival’s industry program, that is... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Partnership between FEST and Gomes de Almeida encourages the creation of short-films once more
    11.04.2019
    On the latter Friday, 29th of March, FEST was at Escola Básica e Secundária Dr. Manuel Gomes... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Introducing the Director's Hub
    08.04.2019
    We are very excited to introduce the Director’s Hub - a new platform to further expand networking... More

  • Training Ground
    "Persepolis" Director Marjane Satrapi confirmed at FEST 2019 Industry Program
    27.03.2019
    Marjane Satrapi, the author and director of “Persepolis”, is the most recent confirmation for... More

  • Training Ground
    “Bohemian Rhapsody” sound editing trio confirmed at FEST Training Ground 2019
    21.03.2019
    John Warhurst, Tim Cavagin and Nina Hartstone are the new confirmations on FEST’s 2019’s Training... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Understanding Social Realism
    15.03.2019
    Just a few days after we announce the presence of Jonathan Morris in FEST 2019, who is coming... More

  • Pitching Forum
    FEST - Pitching Forum: less than one month until submissions close
    12.03.2019
    FEST – Pitching Forum end of submissions is almost around the corner! Do you have an amazing... More

  • Training Ground
    Jonathan Morris and Scandar Copti confirmed for FEST 2019 Industry Program
    11.03.2019
    We reveal two more speakers confirmed for FEST 2019’s Industry Program. Jonathan Morris, editor... More

  • Training Ground
    Screenwriter Tony Grisoni confirmed as a guest speaker to fest 2019
    15.02.2019
    We start to unveil the industry program with our first Guest Speaker: Tony Grisoni is coming... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Silver Lynx will offer monetary awards in 2019
    16.01.2019
    With FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, the... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2019 accreditation finally on sale
    28.11.2018
    Now that FEST 2019 is getting into proper shape we can share with you some details of what... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST #15 dates are out
    05.09.2018
    Preparations for the 15th Anniversary of FEST are underway. At this point there’s a lot going... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Long Review | Dementia 13
    25.06.2018
    Filmed in nine days and released in 1963, Francis Ford Coppola's “Dementia 13” leads us to... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Interview | Franziska M. Hoenisch
    24.06.2018
    For us, a very dear director, whose career has always been linked to FEST. Franziska Hoenisch... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Winners FEST 2018
    24.06.2018
    The winners of FEST - New Directors | New Films 2018 have been announced. More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Team Tips | Production Team - 23 JUN
    23.06.2018
    The Mars Generation 10h30 | Cinema Casino "The Mars Generation" relaunches our attention... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Pitching Forum 2018 winners
    23.06.2018
    We have the list of winners for this year's edition of Pitching Forum, the section that allows... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Long Review | I'm Not a Witch
    22.06.2018
    From the quietness of the prairies, somewhere in Zambia, the chants and the cries of women... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Interview | Pedro Lino
    22.06.2018
    A Portuguese by birth, a Londoner of habits, Pedro Lino studied art and design before dedicating... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Interview | Fernando Vasquez talks about FEST
    21.06.2018
    A 14 years old festival, still in its teenage years. Getting here wasn’t easy, there were inevitably... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    North Korea in focus in the section Be Kind Rewind
    19.06.2018
    Considering the theme of FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival 2018,  Borders, North Korea... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Long Review | Winter Brothers
    19.06.2018
    Hlynur Palmason | DEN, ISL | 100'   After the short film “Seven Boats” (2014), Hlynur Palmason,... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Interview | Alexandra Wesolowski
    19.06.2018
    Born in Katowice, Poland, Alexandra Wesolowski studied political science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität... More

  • Training Ground
    Training Ground program is officially closed
    15.06.2018
    The Training Ground program is officially closed! Just 3 days away from the beginning of FEST... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2018 Digital Program
    04.06.2018
    In this ever changing contemporary world the physical borders that separate all nations on... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Features competing for Golden Lynx and Special Screenings
    01.06.2018
    After a year of traveling through several festivals of the international circle and analyzing... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Shorts competing for the Silver Lynx e Portuguese Grand Prix
    30.05.2018
      Today we announce the selected for two major short films competitive sections: Silver Lynx... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Selected projects for FEST - Pitching Forum 2018
    30.05.2018
    We have the pleasure to announce the selected projects for FEST - Pitching Forum 2018. More... More

  • Training Ground
    Larry Smith and João Ribeiro confirmed at FEST - Training Ground
    29.05.2018
    Our two most recent additions to the Training Ground speakers panel share one thing: both have... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    NEXXT brings you the best of academic cinema
    29.05.2018
    A festival that aspires to discover the latest talent in filmmaking could never be kept too... More

  • Training Ground
    Training Ground parallel activities
    22.05.2018
    There are 3 main sections of FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival, the Film Program, Training... More

  • Training Ground
    Two time Oscar winner director Asghar Farhadi confirmed at FEST - Training Ground
    21.05.2018
    We are so honoured to announce that the two time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi is coming... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FESTinha bringing new films to young minds
    17.05.2018
    With sessions directed to three different age groups (below 6 yo, between 6 and 12 and below... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Beach Cinema promises a sea of emotions
    14.05.2018
    The beach marks the border between land and sea. Besides being the place where these two different... More

  • Training Ground
    Oscar Winner Christopher Hampton and 4 more guest speakers confirmed for FEST - TG
    11.05.2018
    We start with Christopher Hampton, the highly acclaimed screenwriter who won the Oscar and... More

  • Training Ground
    FEST - Training Ground pass for 57,99€, only for 40 hours
    10.05.2018
    It’s 40 days until FEST kicks off and to show you how committed we are, we’ll give you 40 hours... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Team advice for a great FEST week
    10.05.2018
    We are less than a month away from FEST, so we understand that the concerns with the trip may... More

  • Training Ground
    Composer Stephen Warbeck will be at FEST - Training Ground
    09.05.2018
    Our latest confirmation, besides being the third Oscar winner amongst the Training Ground 2018... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    TOP 10 | Best soundtracks
    07.05.2018
    We all have those musics that help us get through the day, the ones we recognize at the very... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2018: Flavours of the World Program Revealed
    27.04.2018
    In an edition dedicated to borders and ways to accept or go through them, a retrospective of... More

  • Training Ground
    Stephan Elliot confirmed masterclass at FEST - Training Ground
    20.04.2018
    With May approaching fast this year’s Training Ground line-up is filling up quickly with good... More

  • Training Ground
    Francesca Jaynes and Dale Mercer, more two confirmations for FEST - Training Ground 2018
    18.04.2018
    Work in dance and movement in film can be extremely challenging. There are a host of details... More

  • Training Ground
    Film Editor Valerio Bonelli confirmed Masterclasse in FEST - Training Ground
    13.04.2018
    We bring you another confirmation:an Italian editor with a very complete and highly achieved... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Aspect Ratios and the Stories They Tell
    10.04.2018
    Although it is never the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a movie, aspect... More

  • Training Ground
    Scandar Copti confirmed for FEST - Training Ground 2018
    09.04.2018
    Scandar Copti is coming to Espinho, bringing once again his workshop on Techniques For Directing... More

  • Training Ground
    David Seidler and Angela Allen confirmed Masterclass in FEST - Training Ground
    06.04.2018
    It's not every day we get to confirm such keynote speakers as these two:an Oscar Winner Scriptwriter... More

  • Training Ground
    Roman Coppola confirmed for FEST - Training Ground 2018
    23.03.2018
    We are so very excited to bring you these news:Roman Coppola is coming to FEST -  Training... More

  • Pitching Forum
    How to prepare a project for a Pitch
    09.03.2018
    There are times when you need to make the world your oyster and show what you worth: preparing... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Shortcutz and FEST join forces
    28.02.2018
    Shortcutz is an urban and international short films movement with implementation in several... More

  • Training Ground
    First Names announced for FEST - Training Ground
    14.02.2018
    With 18 weeks left until FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival, the Film Program, which... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Interview with Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, director of "Inflame"
    12.02.2018
    Since we're packing up our things to go to Berlin we found it appropriate to have a throwback... More

  • Pitching Forum
    FEST - Pitching Forum 2017: a retrospective
    07.02.2018
    The 2017 edition of FEST – Pitching Forum was the most sucessful one to date. It counted around... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2018: A brief explanation of the theme
    24.01.2018
    The theme for the 2018 edition of FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival is Borders. Whether... More

  • Training Ground
    FESTivities Campaign
    08.12.2017
    Christmas is almost here and as gift aficionados we couldn’t pass the opportunity to offer... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    top 10 most memorable and iconic moustaches in Film
    24.11.2017
    A discussion arose at FEST headquarters, partially because it’s November, partially because... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    PREMIERING THIS WEEK | OCTOBER 26
    26.10.2017
    The refugee crisis, homosexuality and pathological narcissism: this week we highlight the films... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    PREMIERING THIS WEEK | OCTOBER 20
    20.10.2017
    From the story of a serial killer who, with the first snowfall, returns to kill, the connection... More

  • Training Ground
    FEST FILM LAB brings Béla Tarr to Espinho for a 2 week workshop
    13.10.2017
    FEST is delighted to announce the return of one of its most illustrious guest speakers in the... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    PREMIERING THIS WEEK | OCTOBER 12
    12.10.2017
    This week we highlight six films. To “The Queen of Spain” and “Al Berto”, films performed by... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2018: Film Submission Period open
    12.09.2017
    We start off FEST 2018 with two good news.   The first one is a calendar note: In 2018, FEST... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2017 Winners
    26.06.2017
    With the end of the 13th edition of FEST - Festival New Filmmakers | New Cinema at sight, we... More

  • Report FEST - 25 June
    26.06.2017
    And FEST is finished for this year! Eddy Joseph, Salomé Lamas and Jennifer Parker closed our... More

  • FEST closing ceremony starts at 6 PM
    25.06.2017
    We would like to invite you to the closing ceremony of the 13th edtion of FEST - New Directors... More

  • BE KIND REWIND | Off The Wall
    25.06.2017
      Amidst the features that make FEST so special year after year is Be Kind Rewind, a thematic... More

  • Report FEST - 24 June
    25.06.2017
    The sixth day of FEST couldn’t have done better! It was time for  Ed Lachman: Live commentary:... More

  • Highlights 24 June
    24.06.2017
    What not to miss today! More

  • Report FEST - 23 JUNE
    24.06.2017
    FEST continues! On 23 June, many participants attended the Masterclass by Allan Starski. The... More

  • 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

  • Training Ground
    Interview | Melissa Leo
    23.06.2017
    We talk acting, learning, and playing strong women with the Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo. More

  • New Directors | New Films
    EXPERIMENTAL AND ANIMATION SHORTS | 23 June
    23.06.2017
    It´s interesting to see how the animation and experimental formats have been constantly explored,... 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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  • Only 11 days to go. 
The Lynx is looking forward to the start of the 15th edition of FEST 🙂 🙂

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness #FilmIndustry #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • It's time to celebrate because FEST 2019 has reached its 15th edition!
Such an important date deserves a special treatment. That is why this year we celebrate the memories from the last 14 years of FEST, Espinho, the people that have helped writing FEST’s history and, of course, cinema, the cornerstone of this amazing journey!
Here's a taste of our quinceañera party! FEST invites everyone to come and join its special edition, from June 24th to July 1st in the sunny city of Espinho!

A special thank you note to @tf.tormentafilmes  @ricardoleite___
@freddiemonteiro @nicas_principe @andreiapis --- #ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #Filmbusiness #filmindustry #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema #party
  • Completing the program of FEST 2019 Training Ground we have five new confirmations: Clifford De Spenser, Guillermo Garcia Ramos, Mariana Sanchez Carniglia, Jennifer Parker and Mihai Gligor. Visit our website to discover the full schedule.

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #Filmbusiness #filmindustry #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • Peter Ghesquière and Aga Woszczyńska will also take part in the Directors Hub of FEST 2019! Both will host the “Working with your assistant director” panel session.
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“Downside Up” (2016), by Peter Ghesquière won its first prize at FEST and went on to win 34 national and international awards in film festivals worldwide.
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Aga Woszczyńska is a Director, Scriptwriter and Anthropologist whose short film "Fragments" premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

Visit our website to learn more.

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness #FilmIndustry #shortfilm #moviemaking #filmmakerslife #filmdirector #filmmaker #filmfestivals #filmfest #internationalfilmFESTiva #downsideup #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • @jackturits and @davetallon are coming to FEST 2019 in the Directors Hub session “Structuring a career as a filmmaker”.
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Jack Turits is a Filmmaker and his short film “Have Had” (2017) was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and regularly airs on television in Europe. 
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Director David Tallon has been nominated for the Cannes Young Director Award & The Best New Director in Ireland award at The Kinsale Sharks.

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness #FilmIndustry #shortfilm #moviemaking #filmmakerslife #filmdirector #filmmaker #filmfestivals #filmfest #internationalfilmFESTival #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • We are happy to share the Film Program of the 15th Edition of FEST! 
Download the schedule from our website!

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #filmFESTival #ThisisFEST #filmprogram #shortfilm #documentary #fiction #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness
  • It is our pleasure to announce that Ritesh Batra, one of India's most exciting directors widely known for his debut feature film "The Lunchbox" (2013), will be coming to FEST to present a Masterclass on directing.

Having moved to New York to study film, his filmmaking career started with the writing
and directing of short-films. "Café Regular, Cairo" (2012), his third short-film, was selected to over 40 international film festivals and won more than 12 awards including the FIPRESCI Critics prize at the International Film Festival of Oberhausen, besides receiving special mentions from the jury at the Chicago and Tribeca Film Festivals.
"The Lunchbox" (2013), developed at Sundance Screenwriters and Director's Lab, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2013 taking home the Rail d’Or Award. It had a very successful worldwide release collecting praise from both critics and audience. Additionally, the film also won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best First Feature Film in 2014 and was nominated for a BAFTA in the category Film Not in the English Language in 2015.

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness #FilmIndustry #riteshbatra #thelunchboxmovie #photographmovie #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • Only 20 days to go and we are already decorating train stations with the official image of FEST 2019! Thanks @infraestruturasdeportugal and @cp_comboiosdeportugal for the support!
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Faltam 20 dias para começar e nós estamos a decorar as estações de comboios com a imagem oficial do FEST 2019! Obrigada @infraestruturasdeportugal e @cp_comboiosdeportugal pelo apoio!

#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Film #Filmmaking #FilmBusiness #FilmIndustry #Finalcountdown #espinho #espinhoviveocinema
  • After some requests, we’ve decided to extend the accreditation sales deadline! Visit our website and get your accreditation until the 10th of June! 
#ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFestival #Film #Filmmaking #Espinhovive #Espinhoviveocinema
  • Three more speakers confirmed for FEST - Training Ground. Don’t forget accreditation sales close today. 
Nancy Bishop, a worldwide respected Casting Director, with more than 60 credits both in big and small Film and TV productions. Nancy worked in a trully diverse set of films such as "The Avengers", "Snowpiercer", "Don't Breed" and recently "Medieval"  starring Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe and Michael Caine, which is currently in Post-Production. Her work in the Mini-Series "Anne Frank": The Whole Story" starring Ben Kingsley and Hannah Taylor Gordon earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. At FEST, she will be presenting a Masterclass about Casting Techniques for Film Directors". Senior Colourist Ross Baker is known as one of the hottest creatives on London’s post-production scene. He has been nominated for three Royal Television Society awards and in 2015, he ranked 3rd place on the Televisual Top 20 colourist. David Turner, is Head of Film at Halo and has 28 years experience in film and broadcast post-production. He has recently overseen the post-production on many high profile productions such as Ghost Stories (full post), Paddington 2 (sound mix), The Danish Girl (sound mix), The Nice Guys (sound mix), Les Miserables (sound mix).
  • The 2019 Directors Hub just got a little bit richer.
We have five of the most promising names in the contemporary Portuguese film scene, that will be part of the “Portuguese New Wave” panel.

Pedro Pinho has a long and successful path. His first feature, "A Fábrica do Nada" premiered at the 2017 Director's Fortnight in Cannes where it won the FIPRESCI Award. Since then the film has collected over 20 awards all around the world. 
Miguel Gonçalves Mendes is a director, screenwriter and producer. He directed the documentary about José Saramago "José y Pilar" which was co-produced by Pedro e Augustín Almodóvar and Fernando Meirelles.
Pedro Cabeleira's debut feature "Verão Danado" had the honour of premiering in Locarno, despite being made almost without a budget.
Bernardo Lopes  directed Lux, his first film in 2015 and later came Ivan, in 2017, his second short film, premiered at the Tânger International Film Festival and collected many awards, including Best Director at the Chelsea Film Festival in New York. Nowadays, he runs Promenade, his production company in Lisbon and is preparing his first feature film.
Duarte Coimbra finished school in 2018 and went straight to the International Critics' Week in Cannes with his "Amor, Avenidas Novas" (2018). #ThisIsFEST #FEST2019 #FilmFESTival #Filmmaking #Film #fipresci #joseepilar #verãodanado #locarnofilmfestival #espinhovive #espinhoviveocinema
  • Spread over seven sessions, the NEXXT short-films, bring us cinema talent from universities and schools all around the world!
“Sister” by Siqi Song and “All Good” by Luisa Ricar are two of the shorts in competition. 
Visit our website and see the list of Short Films selected for FEST 2019.

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  • Competing for Portuguese Grand Prix we have short-films like “Intra, Intersubjetivo” by  the Espinho young cinephile @leonorbettencourtloureiro and “Quando for Tarde” by Matilde Calado.
This year, FEST also counts on the return of Bernardo Lopes, Bruno Carnide , Rúben Sevivas and Ricardo Pinto de Magalhães, to showcase some of the best Portuguese new cinema!

Visit our website to discover the selected Shorts.

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  • Divided in four categories, Silver Lynx competition promises to cause a few surprises:
“The Summer of the Electric Lion” by Diego Céspedes and “I´m Sorry My Love” by Eduardo Casanova, in Fiction.
“Our Song to War” by Juanita Onzaga and “Liminaali & Communitas” by Laura Rantanen, in Documentary.
“The Fear of Dying in Transit” by Ian Purnell and “T.E.U vol. 1” by Lasse Næraa Smith, in Experimental Cinema.
“Adventures of Candide - Fear Leader”by Zsuzsanna Kreif and Balázs Turai and “You are overreacting” by Karina Paciorkowska, in Animation.

To see the complete listing of the selected Shorts visit our website.

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