Training Ground
Jo Monteiro, Pete Travis and Scandar Copti will lead special workshops

This year marks the celebration of two decades of FEST, and we're dedicated to curating an edition that exceeds all expectations. Our lineup of guests promises exciting announcements in the days leading up to the festival.

To lead special workshops on casting and on directing and other themes, Jo Monteiro (GloriaSantiago), Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) and Scandar Copti (Ajami, Happy Holidays).

Jo Monteiro returns to FEST, bringing her expertise as a casting director to lead an engaging and comprehensive workshop. With a notable background that includes serving as the casting director for Glória the first Portuguese production for Netflix, Jo Monteiro's workshop promises to delve deep into the complexities of casting in the industry.

Pete Travis and Scandar Copti will be conducting directing workshops, drawing from their wealth of experience in the field. Pete Travis is a familiar face at FEST, and you can gain insights into his thoughts on the festival directly from our interviews available on our YouTube channel.

Don't miss this incredible workshops that will upgrade your career and your contacts in the industry. Register now for this remarkable and commemorative edition and to enjoy this unique networking platform for leading professionals from around the globe to gather and create a meaningful exchange of knowledge, ideas, and collaboration. 

The 6-day extensive FEST PRO program offers a tailored experience to all film and audiovisual professionals. Registrations are at Regular Fee (from €100) until the 7th of June. Join us in the beautiful coastal city of Espinho.