Cinema no Estendal/ Cinema on the Washing Line is a cinema for the streets of Lisbon, in its 3rd year and 6th edition. We celebrate the stairs, the washing lines, the neighbourhood life, the art and the underwear of the neighbours.

At the beginning and end of summer, short films and videos are projected on a washing line somewhere within the small neighbourhoods of Lisbon and on the washing lines of other towns in Portugal.

We want you to send us your work IF:

- you have made a film, a video OR any type of moving image piece;
- it’s your original work and you have the right to present it;
- it’s under 15 minutes;
- you would like to screen it on our Estendal / Washing line

Important Information:

Only projects submitted on FilmFreeway are considered.

Films not in English language must have English subtitles (Portuguese if possible but not mandatory)

No premiere requirements, films may already be available online.

You will be required to provide a HD .MOV or .MP4 of the selected film/video.

Selected films won't be uploaded online, unless the submitter gives prior permission, or it is already intentionally public.

Submitter grants us authorisation to include images, sounds, extracts and/or promotional material for our own promotional purposes.

When submitting submitter agrees they have read and understood all the terms and conditions, rules and guidelines before doing so.

Overall Rating
  • Jan Stöckel

    Really nice festival! I couldn't make it in person this year but the communication was great and from the videos I saw it looked like an amazing event with a beautiful atmosphere.
    Thanks a lot for including my film in your selection. Obrigado!

    July 2021
  • Lisa Niederauer

    What a nice experience. Thank you for including us in your selection this year! We will try to be there in person next time for sure! Some friends of ours went and they where completely in love! Muito Obrigado e até a proxima! :)

    July 2021
  • Davide Ludovisi

    I’m happy to have been selected for this festival. I'm sorry not to have been there, from the videos it seems that the atmosphere is very nice and relaxed, plus Lisbon is an amazing place!

    July 2021
  • Great festival! Original choices and venue. Very friendly and really invested in cinema. Very recomended! Obrigado!

    October 2020
  • Cinema no Estendal ("on the washing line") is a fantastic and unique initiative to bring cinema to the most unexpected places and traditional neighborhoods in Lisbon (so far).

    When open air cinema comes to you (and not the other way around), with a well cared for curation of engaging documentaries, experimental narratives, fiction shorts and music videos.


    September 2020