Doclisboa is made up of the following sections:

International competition for full-length documentaries
[films of over 60 minutes from any country including Portugal, produced in 2004 or 2005]

International competition for short documentaries
[films of under 60 minutes from any country, including Portugal, produced in 2004 or 2005]

Where is the Portuguese documentary going?
[films by Portuguese directors or producers, produced in 2004 or 2005]

Investigative documentaries
[films about current issues and investigative documentaries produced in 2004 or 2005]

Nationalisms, Identities and frontiers
led by Augusto M. Seabra

The post-Soviet Russian documentary
led by Tue Steen Müller

Ross McElwee retrospective
The director of Bright Leaves will present his full length films along with a selection of shorts, and will also be present at a masterclass about his work as a whole.

Special sessions
[chosen and invited film-makers]


In 2004 there was Nicolas Philibert's masterclass. This year there will be encounters with two prominent contemporary directors:
- Ross McElwee
- Alexander Krivonos

With the aim of educating new audiences for the documenatry film, doclisboa 2005 will be presenting a special programme with a range of sessions especially designed for primary and secondary school audiences. These sessions will take place at Culturgest and the Fórum Lisboa, (the latter thanks to the support of EGEAC).

In 2004, doclisboa organized a series of debates with directors. This concept will be maintained in 2005, but in a broader form, involving people from television channels and producers. The calendar of debates will be announced along with the festival programme.

Besides the films being shown in the various sections of the festival, doclisboa audiences will be able to see a collection of the films sent in for selection in a room at Culturgest especially equipped for individual viewing.

As happened in 2004, but even more wide-ranging, doclisboa will also be present in other cities in Portugal with a selection of films from its programme.

In 2005, doclisboa will be running at the same time as Lisbon Docs ,   a forum for the co-financing of documentaries. Lisbon Docs each year brings a dozen representatives from European television companies and a dozen foreign producers for a showcase section in which 15 documentary projects are shown, with the aim of co-production or sales.



Organization: Apordoc
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