Our aim is to screen films that might be overlooked by the international film festival circuit.

We will only charge if the film is aproved and, therefore, guaranteed for public screening. So you can go ahead and submit your film for free in the "Submission for Aproval" category. If the film is aproved we will request a new and final submission in the "Aproved and Guaranteed for Screening" category.

We have two major screening events: a Winter and a Summer edition, held in LACS, the Lisbon Art Center and Studios, Communitivity of Creators headquarters.

We will promote the selected films in our site and social media.

The spectator's feedback will determine the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD winner, who will be granted a TWO DAY STAY IN HISTORICAL LISBON, in order to present his film again and to discuss it with our audience.

1) A People’s Choice Award will be bestowed based on the spectators appraisal of the screened films in both the Winter and Summer session.

2) All approved films are eligible for the People's Choice Award.

3) The winner will be invited for a two day stay in historical Lisbon, in order to present his film again and to discuss it with our audience.

RULES AND SUBMISSIONS

1) The entrant/submitter/movie-maker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the film, including, but not limited to, image rights, talent releases, soundtrack and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. The LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any film submitted to the festival.

2) We will only charge if the film is aproved and, therefore, guaranteed for public screening. So you can go ahead and submit your film for free in the "Submission for Aproval" category. If the film is aproved we will request a new and final submission in the "Aproved and Guaranteed for Screening" category.

3) If selected, your work will be scheduled for one of the upcoming screening sessions.

4) The "Aproved and Guaranteed for Screening" entry fees are nonrefundable.

5) Multiple entries are allowed.

6) Our aim is to screen most of the films submitted to us. The amount of works received may, however, render it impossible to schedule as much as we would like. The criteria for the festival's selection is determined by the festival's head film programmer.

7) The LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS will only accept online screeners. Please submit your films via one of the following online platform: FilmFreeway. We do not accept DVD’s.

8) Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English. The sutitles must be embeded in the film.

9) We accept every kind of film released after 2012.

10) We only accept short films. We consider short films to have the maximum duration of 15 minutes.

11) LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.

12) The owners of the rights hereby authorize the film’s live screening in the LISBON FILM RENDEZVOUS once the approval and respective payment are completed. This authorization is an indispensable condition for the inclusion in the festival’s screening selections.

PRIZES

1) A People’s Choice Award will be bestowed based on the spectators appraisal of the screened films.

2) All approved films are eligible for the People's Choice Award.

3) Th winner will be invited for a two day stay in historical Lisbon, in order to present his film again and to discuss it with our audience.

Overall Rating
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  • I was not able to attend to see my film The Nature of the Flame honored as a semi-finalist; however, I just went back to LFR's website and it's quite impressive , seemed like it was a great time. Check the video of the live event. Often , you can tell how well a festival is run by the quality of its website. - MIKE

    March 2019
  • Wonderful festival. Very welcoming with great communication. Definitely recommend!

    March 2019
  • Jesús Guevara

    I was very honoured to have been part of the Winter Edition of 2019. The festival was very communicative via email and through the updates on the Filfreeway platform! Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend, nonetheless the organization and quality of the event and it's selection is outstanding! Thank you very much for creating this wonderful space for Films!

    March 2019
  • Dusica Ivetic

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    March 2019
  • Maria Rago

    Amazing Film Festival!!!
    Great communication!!!
    So happy my music video"Voice surrounding the city"has been screened.

    March 2019