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  • 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

  • Report FEST - 21 June
    22.06.2017
    The Highlight for 21th June was the masterclass by the film sculptor Brian Muir - Sculpting... 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

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | March 16
    14.03.2017
    This week we talk about a story about strength “Aquarius”, another about difficult family relations... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | March 9
    09.03.2017
    This week, our highlight goes to the expected “Saint Jorge”, directed by Marco Martins and... 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

  • New Directors | New Films
    Free e-book | Winning Your Audiences. Movie Marketing in the Connected World
    06.03.2017
    FEST 2016 speaker Ben Johnson is the CEO of Gruvi, a technology based media agency that helps... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST winner selected for the Tribeca Film Festival
    03.03.2017
    The newest film of Dome Karukoski “Tom of Finland” was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival,... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | March 4
    02.03.2017
    Still in the Oscars aftermath, we recommend you three films that are premiering in Portugal.   Mal... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    TOP 10 | Best films nominated for The Oscars 2017
    25.02.2017
    With the award ceremony for this year Oscars' this Sunday, we decided to do a TOP 10 from all... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month | Cristele Alves Meira
    22.02.2017
    At a time when race, immigration and women's issues are hot topics of the day, it is a happy... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST’s awarded filmmakers win at the Berlinale and in Clermont Ferrand
    22.02.2017
    Past participants from FEST have been leaving their imprint among many top festivals – from... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering This Week | February 23
    21.02.2017
    This week we highlight four films, among them the so awaited sequel of Trainspotting who arrives... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering This Week | February 16
    14.02.2017
    This week, we highlight films from Brazil, from Germany and from the United States.   Don’t... 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
    Premiering This Week | February 9
    08.02.2017
    This week "Jackie" will première in Portugal – directed by Pablo Larraín, with Natalie Portman... 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

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | February 2
    31.01.2017
    This week we highlighted two feature films and one documentary, which will only premiere at... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Pitching Forum: INFLAME has it's world premiere at the Berlinale
    27.01.2017
    Turkish writer/director Ceylan Özgün Özçelik's debut feature INFLAME, that was at FEST -... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | January 26
    25.01.2017
    Oscars nominated are announced and now we’re only one month away to know who are the winners.... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    And the nominees are...
    24.01.2017
    We already know who are the nominees for the 88th Oscars' Cerimony, that happens on the 26th... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month: Tobias Nölle
    18.01.2017
    Europe has entered 2017 in what promises to be a particularly cold winter, with much of the... 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

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | January 19
    16.01.2017
    This week we have less Portuguese premieres, contrasting to last week. So our highlight goes... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | January 12
    11.01.2017
    Right after the Golden Globes, and already with our eyes in the Oscars, we leave you with a... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Berlinale: program announced, Portugal shines again in 2017
    10.01.2017
    The official selection of the Berlinale has been released. The festival happens in less than... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Premiering this Week | December 29th
    26.12.2016
    "Premiering this Week" will choose the best films that are premiering in Portugal, as the title... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    TOP 15 films of 2016
    24.12.2016
      In the last month of the year, the FEST team chose the best feature films that premiered... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month: Dimitris Argyriou
    22.12.2016
    It is hard to think of Greek cinema without immediately being transported to the sick and... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Berlinale: a Portuguese film and Fernando Trueba’s lastest work among first films announced
    15.12.2016
    The first 14 films present in the catalogue of the 67th edition of the Berlinale were announced... More

  • A film from FEST wins 2016 European Short Film
    11.12.2016
    The film “9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo”, which was in FEST | New Directors New Films’... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month: Maximilien van Aertryck
    17.11.2016
    © Isak Bodin Alfredsson     It is astounding to observe how much the documentary format... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST's Top 10 Halloween films to watch this year
    30.10.2016
      It's that time of the year again - vampires are out cruising for blood, black cats hissing... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month: October (Ioana Mischie)
    18.10.2016
     As we reach the middle of October it is time to reveal which young filmmaker we believe deserves... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaking tips by some of the most influential directors in history
    10.10.2016
    The good folks at Cinephilia and Beyond have had their eyes wide open on the great series of... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Filmmaker of the Month: Pedro Magano
    29.09.2016
    As we kick of the preparations for the 13th edition of FEST it is hard, if not impossible,... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Film submissions for FEST 2017 are finally open
    28.09.2016
    The film submission process for the 13th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Top 10 Best Debut Features in the last 12 years
    27.09.2016
    As FEST began showing its first signs of life back in 2004 it is hard not to look back at the... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    First teaser of “Tom of Finland” by Dome Karukoski is launched
    20.09.2016
    It is hard not to get excited with the brand new teaser for “Tom of Finland”, the up coming... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    FEST 2017 between the 19th and the 26th of June
    19.09.2016
    Some would be intimidated by such a phenomenon, but we are quickly getting ready for the upcoming... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Kuba Czekaj's new films premieres in Gdynia
    19.09.2016
    It has been recently announced that Kuba Czekaj's new film, “The Erlprince” is premiering in... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    San Sebastian Film Festival kicks off with a scent of FEST
    16.09.2016
    The San Sebastian International Film Festival kicks off today, and there is no need to dig... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    2016 Golden Linx Award Winners
    29.06.2016
    After a flash publication of this year's winners list it is time to get to the details More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Flavours of the World program revealed
    13.06.2016
      A week away from the official launch of the event, we are delighted to let you know our... More

  • Pitching Forum
    Filmarket Hub opens new horizons for the FEST Pitching Forum projects
    09.06.2016
    For a second consecutive year FEST New Directors | New Films is collaborating with Filmarket Hub to offer the projects selected in the Pitching Forum a chance to find producers and co-producers on their... More

  • Training Ground
    "Elizabeth" cinematographer Remi Adefarasin at Training Ground
    07.06.2016
    Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin will be at FEST Training Ground 2016 to share his extensive... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Festinha and Fest Social programs revealed
    07.06.2016
    We are coming close to the end of this avalanche of revelations, but we still have a few chapters... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Anouncement of Be Kind Rewind Section
    06.06.2016
    We return to the public announcement of our film program for this coming edition.  More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Features Competition and Special Screenings
    01.06.2016
    As we enter June, and the event is only weeks away, we are delighted to let our Feature Film... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Short Fiction Film Competition for FEST 2016
    31.05.2016
    A new week calls for new announcements and we begin by revealing our extraordinary Short Fiction... More

  • Training Ground
    Pete Travis, director of "Vantage Point", "Dredd" and "Omagh" confirmed as a speaker in TG
    29.05.2016
    The director of “Endgame” actually had a late start in his filmmaking career - before becoming... More

  • Training Ground
    Skilled Senior Colourist Ross Baker at FEST Training Ground
    27.05.2016
    Halo’s senior Colorist Ross Baker is known as one of the hottest creatives on London’s post... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Short Documentary Competition unleashed
    27.05.2016
    Before the weekend's arrival we unleash the 11 short documentary films that make up our Silver... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Experimental Short Film competition is announced
    26.05.2016
    We continue revealing our film program gradually. This time around it is the chance to find... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Announcement of Short Animation Selection
    25.05.2016
    After months of analyzing the over 2500 film submissions FEST received this year we have finally... More

  • Training Ground
    Editor extraordinaire Mick Audsley flies Sprocket Rocket Soho to Training Ground
    23.05.2016
    It’s the first Sprocket Rocket Soho first event abroad, and it will happen at FEST! On the... More

  • Training Ground
    Legendary director Béla Tarr confirmed as a speaker at Training Ground
    17.05.2016
    Béla Tarr is one of the most appraised directors today and is responsible for films that are... More

  • Training Ground
    Mark Sanger, Oscar winning editor, at Training Ground
    04.05.2016
    Mark Sanger is an Oscar winning film editor ("Gravity") with extensive experience in the industry.... More

  • Training Ground
    Sound Editing Legend Eddy Joseph back to the TG
    30.04.2016
    Eddy Joseph has worked in over 80 films, with all the biggest names in the film business and has... More

  • Training Ground
    Game of Thrones production designer Gemma Jackson at Training Ground
    28.04.2016
    Another big name confirmed for this year’s Training Ground: art director and production designer... More

  • Training Ground
    Garry Maddison, VFX colorist of The Dark Knight Rises, at the Training Ground
    19.04.2016
    Another heavyweight speaker has been confirmed for the Training Ground. We are pleased to announce... More

  • Training Ground
    8500€ MPXA Scholarship for Training Ground participants
    06.04.2016
    The Executive Master in Audiovisual Production and Management (MPXA) has opened inscriptions... More

  • Training Ground
    Oscar nominated editor Joe Walker in the Training Ground
    06.04.2016
    Another heavyweight speaker has been confirmed for the Training Ground. We are pleased to announce... More

  • Pitching Forum
    ENVY partners with FEST Pitching Forum for Documentary Award
    05.04.2016
    Envy, one of the biggest post-production houses in Europe is now a FEST partner. With several... More

  • New Directors | New Films
    CP (Trains of Portugal) is now a FEST partner
    01.04.2016
    FEST announces a new partnership with CP – Comboios de Portugal (CP – Trains of Portugal). This... More

  • Pitching Forum
    New HALO award for Fiction Feature at the Pitching Forum
    18.03.2016
    To add to the prize of three months of mentorship by a top expert, Pitching Forum now has... More

  • Training Ground
    HIGHLIGHTS 22 JUNE . TRAINING GROUND
    04.03.2016
    What to see, hear and participate today at FEST! More

  • New Directors | New Films
    Flavours of the World - Iran
    04.03.2016
    What to see, hear and participate today at FEST! More

  • Training Ground
    HIGHLIGHTS 22 JUNE . TRAINING GROUND
    04.03.2016
    What to see, hear and participate today at FEST! More

  • Training Ground
    HIGHLIGHTS 24 JUNE . TRAINING GROUND
    04.03.2016
    What to see, ear and participate today at FEST! More

  • Pitching Forum
    FEST Pitching Forum: Goldcrest Award for Best Short Film
    01.03.2016
    FEST announces, in partnership with Goldcrest Films- one of the biggest post-producer, producer... More

  • Training Ground
    Gareth Wiley is back to Training Ground
    11.02.2016
    FEST proudly announces the return of Gareth Wiley to this year’s edition. The Golden Globe... More