Movie and cultural festival about polical issues, human rights and activism.

Main theme for 2023: Post Democracy

We are looking for films related to post democracy, politics, media, journalism, migrations, social movements, youth movements, human rights, inspiring stories of who wants to change our society, politics and economy.

In 2022 Festival Política will take place in Lisbon, Braga, and Loulé.

See programme here: The programme includes films, debates, workshops, art and activities for children. All activities / viewing are free of charge.

More info:

- Jury's Award
- Youth Award (until 30 years old)
- Audience Award

Past winners:
"O Teu Nome É" e "Alcindo" (2022)

“Chelas Nha Kau” (2021)

"Todos Nós Moramos na Rua" (2020)

Documentary or fiction.

All views are free of charge. We privilege stories told in the first person.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted
The screening copy must be sent to the festival by its rights holder (at his charge) 60 days before festival opens. The Festival will take charge of its return.

The festival does not pay any screening fee for films selected by submission. All views are free of charge.

Screening formats preferred: DCP / Accepted: 35mm, DCP, Beta Sp, Digibeta, DVCam, MiniDV, Blu-ray and File (h264.mp4).

Screening copies of films in any other language than English, Portuguese or Spanish must be subtitled in English.

Film holder or distributor must be able to send promotional images, trailer and promotional text to be integrated into Festival promotional material.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival, very well organized! The crew is very communicative and very kind. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
    Beijo no coração de tods. With love. : )

    May 2022
  • Bianca Sescu

    Great festival in Portugal ! The selection and the organisation are on top, as well as the quality and the communication. Very happy to be part of. Thank you !

    July 2021
  • Leyli Shojaei

    Our film directed by Majid Asghari, was accepted to be in this festival. And it was a good opportunity. Thank you & good luck!

    May 2021
  • Carlota Flor

    Very happy to participate in this Festival.

    June 2019
  • Vikram Ahluwalia

    Wonderful festival that tours all over Portugal screening a brilliant selection of films. So proud my film - The Pianist of Yarmouk - was part of it. Thank you!

    May 2019