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Country profile: Portugal

Country profile: Portugal

27 December 2020

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

Spamflix announces its September releases

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors

Spamflix announces its September releases

Ivaylo Hristov's Losers, Joonas Makkonen's Bunny the Killer Thing and the South Korean anthology flick Horror Stories are coming to the streaming platform  

26 August 2019

FEST’s Pitching Forum supports 12 projects

FEST Espinho 2019 – FEST Espinho Industry

FEST’s Pitching Forum supports 12 projects

Three documentaries, three short films and six fiction features were awarded at the seventh edition of FEST’s Pitching Forum  

03 July 2019

FEST focuses on “The Portuguese New Wave”

FEST Espinho 2019 – FEST Espinho Industry

FEST focuses on “The Portuguese New Wave”

This year’s edition of FEST inaugurated the Director’s Hub, a two-day event homing in on a range of issues relating to film directing, through discussions and case studies  

01 July 2019

FEST announces its complete industry programme and schedules

FEST Espinho 2019 – FEST Espinho Industry

FEST announces its complete industry programme and schedules

The film-industry programme will unspool between 25 and 30 June, with more than 50 speakers and 30 master classes on the agenda  

17 June 2019

Portugal signs co-production agreements with Morocco and Israel

Industry – Portugal/Morocco/Israel

Portugal signs co-production agreements with Morocco and Israel

The two agreements will give approved co-productions the status of “national works” in the countries involved, and a minimum 20% investment is required from each co-producer  

26 April 2019

The 15th FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival organises its biggest industry programme ever

FEST Espinho 2019 – FEST Espinho Industry

The 15th FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival organises its biggest industry programme ever

By establishing the new Director’s Hub platform and reinforcing the successful Training Ground and Pitching Forum, the Portuguese festival is intensifying its focus on film professionals  

10 April 2019

The ICA shines a spotlight on the state of Portuguese cinema

Industry – Portugal

The ICA shines a spotlight on the state of Portuguese cinema

The Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute’s Cinema & Audiovisual from Portugal 2019 publication reveals some interesting facts and figures for 2018  

07 March 2019

The Dead Queen is the most-viewed Portuguese film of the year

Box office – Portugal

The Dead Queen is the most-viewed Portuguese film of the year

António Ferreira’s latest feature is set in three different time periods and premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival last September  

10 December 2018

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