Because the well-being and safety of our audience is the first thing on our mind, we developed a set of protection and hygiene measures to prevent Covid-19. All of our recommendations are in agreement with the guidelines given to us by the Directorate-General of Health of Portugal. Please, note that if your intent to participate in FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival you have to follow our safety measures.        


Screening rooms capacity will be reduced to 50%, maintaining the obligatory space between seats. In order to keep everything organized, always sit in your allocated seats.

  • It is mandatory to use a certified FFP2 mask during the sessions and at the venues.
  • Hands must always be disinfected. Sanitizer will be provided at the venues.
  • Signalized courses, at the entrance and exit of screenings, should be respected by the general public. Always listen to the instructions of the staff.
  • Maintain a minimum social distance of 2 metres from other visitors and avoid forming groups. This must be observed at screenings, walkways, entrances, exits and queues.

More information will be provided closer to the event. Until then, remember to always follow the security guidelines given by the General Health Department.

Be safe!

Any and all information aforementioned is subject to change pending COVID-19 safety guidelines update from the Portuguese government.