Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.
Filmmaking Lab

Meeting, Discussion and Critical Reflection

The starting point of this year’s Lab is the theme retrospective Another America – The Unique Cinema of Quebec. Divided into three modules, the tutors invited will make use of those films to reflect upon cinematic creation: editing, use of music, relation between sound and image, and fictional development.


Richard Brouillette and Nuno Lisboa – OCT 21 (sat) / from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Palácio Galveias


João Braz – OCT 28 (sat) / from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, Palácio Galveias


Hugo Leitão – OCT 28 (sat) / from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm, Culturgest


If you have any questions, please write to programme@doclisboa.org.


More information on the invited tutors:


Richard Brouillette
He’s a film producer, director, editor and programmer. Starting as a film critic for the Montreal weekly Voir (1989), he then worked for Quebec’s top independent distribution company, Cinéma Libre (1989-1999). In 1993, he founded the artist-run center Casa Obscura, a multi-disciplinary exhibition space, where he still runs a weekly cine-club. He produced and directed several films, including Oncle Bernard – A Counter-Lesson in Economics.


Nuno Lisboa
Nuno Lisboa is the director of Doc’s Kingdom International Seminar on Documentary Film since 2013, and a programmer there since 2006. Between 2006 and 2017, he organised 9 editions of Doc’s Kingdom with José Manuel Costa, Ricardo Matos Cabo, Federico Rossin, Aily Nash, Filipa César and Olivier Marboeuf. In 2017, he was the 63 rd Flaherty Film Seminar guest programmer, organising a programme entitled “Future Remains”.


João Braz
João Braz was born in Lisbon, in 1969, where he studied editing at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. Over more than two decades, he edited about 80 films, comprising feature films and documentaries, aside from TV films, TV series and commercials. He worked with directors such as João Botelho, João Canijo, Marco Martins, Margarida Gil, Fernando Vendrell, José Filipe Costa, Margarida Cardoso and Cláudia Varejão, among many others.


Hugo Leitão
Hugo Leitão started his academic and professional path in the area of music and sound in 1998. In 2004, he is part of the sound post-production team at Tobis Portuguesa, lead by Branko Neskov, as sound editor; sound designer and mixer until 2010, working in several films. He is a composer and musician in many electronic music projects, and composes also for theater and cinema. Works with directors such as Pedro Costa, Margarida Cardoso, Margarida Gil, Marco Martins, Tiago Guedes, Gabriel Abrantes, João Mário Grilo, Leonel Viera.


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