The 17° Festival Internacional Signes da Noite will take place in Lisboa from January 17-20, 2020.

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had
become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of
competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino,
Saarbrücken and other places. In these last years we have presented
some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly
festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration
with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 33 countries,
among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia,
Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey,
United States ...

The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which
reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the
crucial points of the modern human existence. It looks for astonishing,
strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. It is a place for
cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations,
tolerance and sensitisation for cultural differences, independence and
individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation.

For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.

* * * AWARDS * * *

* Short Films *

Without restriction

The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an
original and convincing way.

The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and
complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness,
which keeps mind and consideration moving.

The Edward Snowden Award hounors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.


* Documentaries *

Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.

The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a
surprising way sensible and perturbing aspects of reality.
The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality
in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of
representation and simple conclusions.

The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

For the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition max lenght 30 min.

For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older
as 2018, for the focus programs not older as 2014.

In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a
screening copy.
Also if your film is not chosen immedialtely, it can be chosen later
for another upcoming festival during the year (in another
country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the
screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual
edition in Lisboa. The festival can integrate your film in its actual
edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add
further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.). In the case we will not receive a screening copy in
better technical quality, we will screen the submission file

We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc ect.


Festival international Signes de Nuit
Direction: Dieter Wieczorek
18, rue Bude
75004 Paris
cell. 00 33 6 84 40 84 38
tel. 00 33 1 40 46 92 25

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Overall Rating
  • Dekel Nitzan

    I am very honored that my short film “Noa” has received the “Night Award” at Festival Internacional Signos de Noite.

    I was very impressed with the curation of the programme and though I didn’t attend, I can mention that there was great communication and willing to help with every request I had.
    Thank you very much!

    February 2020
  • Gary Janks

    What a great honour and pleasure to be selected at this prestigious film festival!

    January 2020
  • Bea de Visser

    NICE! its independence and programming. Communication and Quality.

    January 2020
  • Nahum Laufer

    Dear Dieter,
    Director Signos da Noite
    Thank you for the AWard! Great news!!

    We are grateful and honored to be recognized by Signos da Noite.
    Transkids brings to the front for the first time in Israel, four brave and unique families dealing with the transformation and transition of their children allowing the viewer to have an intimate and compassionate look at the challenges behind unconditional love.
    The four transgender youth and their families open their lives and hearts in their quest for understanding.
    We are happy to be able to bring their stories to the international audience, stressing once more that love and acceptance know no borders.

    Mariel and the Medalia Team
    Nahum and Docs for Education Team

    January 2020
  • Really, I can only rate the communication for this festival as I was not able to attend, but the communication was great and I'm sure the festival was , too.

    January 2018