Doclisboa is a festival
of documentary film. It is competitive and open to a range of genres
and tendencies, giving priority to new ways of thinking, of seeing
the world and of communicating. D oclisboa was the most popular film
festival in Lisbon in 2004, attracting audiences of 13,500.
Doclisboa is the only Portuguese film festival exclusively dedicated
to the documentary and forms part of the European Cinema Festival
Europeia de Festivais de Cinema).
In 2005 it will maintain the principal objectives of last
To show Portuguese audiences a
range of important and award-winning international films that have
not yet been shown in Lisbon cinemas.
Doclisboa 2005 is organised by Apordoc (Portuguese Documentary Association)
as a co-production with Culturgest and has the financial support of
the Portuguese Film Institute (ICAM) the Portuguese Ministry of Culture
and the Lisbon City Council.
To encourage deeper reflection on contemporary
themes related to the present day. This year the theme is Nationalisms,
identities and frontiers.
To become acquainted with the cinematography of other
countries in a more systematic way. This year the country
selected for analysis is Russia.
To question the state of the Portuguese documentary:
what documentaries are being made today in Portugal? What
kind of resources are available and what are the results? What parts
do the various entities play: television, the Portuguese Film Insitute
(ICAM), producers, film-makers.
To organize debates which
sensitize audiences to important films and to reflect on associated
themes present in various works.