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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Portuguese audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Portugal

Country profile: Portugal

27 December 2020

This year’s Doc’s Kingdom prepares to get under way

Industry / Market - Portugal

This year’s Doc’s Kingdom prepares to get under way

Originally created in 2000, the storied film seminar maintains its immersive experience, organising sessions and debates with guest filmmakers and 100 participants  

30 August 2022

22 projects and a variety of international masterclasses to be showcased at Espinho

Fest Espinho 2022 - Fest Espinho Industry

22 projects and a variety of international masterclasses to be showcased at Espinho

From Gaspar Noé to Pete Webber, they will all be at the 18th New Directors New Films Festival to share their experiences, and other filmmakers will present their works in progress  

20 June 2022

Nine European public funds launch New Dawn to increase diversity in film

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

Nine European public funds launch New Dawn to increase diversity in film

CANNES 2022: Due to be set in motion at the Marché du Film on 22 May, in its first year, the new joint effort will grant total bursaries of €900,000  

20 May 2022

FEST Espinho focuses on virtual production

FEST Espinho 2021 – FEST Espinho Industry

FEST Espinho focuses on virtual production

One of the festival’s Training Ground days was dedicated to this up-and-coming field, and involved input from Nancy Xu, Johannes Wilke, Evgeny Kalachikhin and Pedro Domingo  

04 November 2021

Nine Croatian projects to be presented at Doclisboa's Nebulae

Doclisboa 2021

Nine Croatian projects to be presented at Doclisboa's Nebulae

The Portuguese event's industry section also features a Filmmaking Seminar, and a slate of talks, panels and events taking place both on site and online  

21 October 2021

FEST kicks off its Industry Programme

FEST Espinho 2021 - FEST Espinho Industry

FEST kicks off its Industry Programme

Running until 10 October, the programme highlights topics such as virtual production, sustainability and mental health  

05 October 2021

The first edition of the Iberseries Platinum Industry Festival kicks off in Madrid

Industry / Market - Spain/Portugal/Latin America

The first edition of the Iberseries Platinum Industry Festival kicks off in Madrid

This initiative brings together creators, executives, platforms, television and key agents in the Spanish and Portuguese audiovisual industry  

28 September 2021

This year’s Cartoon Forum celebrates Portuguese animation

Cartoon 2021 - Cartoon Forum

This year’s Cartoon Forum celebrates Portuguese animation

In Toulouse, we discovered the five new projects presented by Portuguese creatives, two of which are co-produced with Spain  

24 September 2021

Portugal and Luxembourg join forces to launch the Luso-Luxembourg Fund

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

Portugal and Luxembourg join forces to launch the Luso-Luxembourg Fund

CANNES 2021: The brand-new co-production fund opened its call for projects yesterday; the deadline for applications is 15 October  

14 July 2021

The Málaga Film Festival welcomes projects from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America

Málaga 2021 - MAFIZ

The Málaga Film Festival welcomes projects from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America

The fourth MAFF industry event has opened its call for applications, targeting projects from Spain, Portugal and Latin America  

25 January 2021

Spamflix launches app for mobiles and TVs

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors

Spamflix launches app for mobiles and TVs

The streaming platform’s new application is available for iOS, Android, AirPlay and Chromecast, and offers new titles for the coming months  

12 May 2020

Portugal’s ICA announces its 2020 activity plan

Institutions / Legislation - Portugal

Portugal’s ICA announces its 2020 activity plan

With a 43.2% general budget increase, the ICA states that it’s still not enough to fully support national film production  

08 January 2020

Spamflix wraps 2019 with a flurry of new releases

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors

Spamflix wraps 2019 with a flurry of new releases

The TVoD platform has secured new fantasy, experimental and animated titles for its December slate  

05 December 2019

Brazilian projects dominate Doclisboa's Arché awards

Doclisboa 2019 - Doclisboa Arché

Brazilian projects dominate Doclisboa's Arché awards

The Safest Place in the World won the main prize and Babado received €1,000, while Peruvian-French project The Memory of Butterflies got the Arquipélago residency  

31 October 2019

Spamflix launches an Alex Cox retrospective

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors

Spamflix launches an Alex Cox retrospective

The TVoD platform is releasing five old and more recent hits by the cult English filmmaker during the month of October  

17 October 2019

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