New Directors | New Films
First confirmations for FEST 2020

As we continue the preparations for FEST 2020, we start to unveil the industry program with our first confirmed Guests Speakers. 

Lone Scherfig will be at FEST, from the 22nd to the 29th of June in Espinho, Portugal.

A graduate from The National Film School of Denmark in 1984, Lone started out her career by directing the television film Margrethes elsker in 1985. Her first feature film, The Birthday Trip (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, the New Directors section at MOMA in New York and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. Involved in the Dogma 95 movement, in 2000, Scherfig wrote and directed Italian For Beginners (2000), a huge audience hit that earned her the Silver Bear and the international film critics' award FIPRESCI at the 2001 Berlinale, plus numerous other awards around the world.

In 2009, she directed An Education, a movie based on journalist Lynn Barber's experiences as a teenager in post-war Britain. The movie was immensely critically acclaimed and Lone Scherfig went on to win the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated for three Oscars and eight BAFTAs. Since then, she has directed three British films: One Day (2011), The Riot Club (2014) and Their Finest (2016). In 2019, her film The Kindness of Strangers opened and was in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Joining Lone Scherfig as guest experts for the 16th edition of FEST are ex-chairman of BAFTA and founder of United Agents, Tim Corrie; and Eddy Joseph, sound editor for films such as The Corpse Bride (2005) and Casino Royale (2006). No strangers to the festival, they will be, once again, sharing their expertise with our audience.

FEST 2020 will feature a 6-day extensive industry program with tailored experiences to all film and audiovisual professionals.

Make sure you join us on another great edition and get your accreditation now.