New Directors | New Films
FEST 2021 Accreditations On Sale

Accreditations for the 17th edition of FEST — New Directors | New Films Festival are now officially for sale.

In 2021, FEST returns with its industry program, holding once again its specialized film masterclasses in Espinho, Portugal, which will be simultaneously transmitted online. Other than the industry activities, roughly 200 film screenings (features and shorts) will be on display throughout 8 competitive and non-competitive sections, which will expose the new tendencies of both portuguese and international cinema.

Our festival experience can be tailored according to your personal and professional interests, by selecting the accreditation that best suits your needs:


  • FEST CINEPHILE, for those looking to catch a lot of films;
  • FEST TALENT, for those looking to attend all the masterclasses, workshops and ateliers, as well as everything included in the CINEPHILE pass;
  • FEST PRO, to gain access to the exclusive industry activities plus everything the TALENT accreditation offers;
  • FEST ONLINE, for those unable to come to Espinho, but who want to virtually attend our masterclasses, industry activities, and more.


Accreditations bought before the 4th of August will benefit from the Early Bird Discount.

Get yours here.

Our film program will also hold the already announced Isabel Coixet retrospective, where we'll screen seven feature films and two shorts from the Catalan director. These screenings will happen throughout Portugal, from Porto, to Lisbon to Espinho. The specifics of the program will be announced soon.

However, the big news of this edition of FEST is its online component.

In order to address the pandemic restrictions that are still in place, as well as to better offer the festival experience to those who cannot join us in Espinho this year, FEST will be broadcasting all the masterclasses of its industry program online. Our FEST ONLINE accreditation will give you access to these broadcasts, as well as the ability to participate on our Industry Meetings and to view the final Pitching Forum presentations.


Join us at FEST, October 4th — 11th.