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.
2017 Edition

In its third year, Arché faces some major transformations that are the result of its growth and consistency. Aside from Portugal and Spain, it welcomes projects from Latina America and Portuguese-speaking countries. We wanted to create a privileged place for meeting, training and sharing, meant for artists, producers and other cultural players, to bring closer cinematic geographies, and to encourage and promote creation, dialogue and collaboration networks among these countries.


We wish to highlight the partnership with the Buenos Aires Young Art Biennale, whose winner will participate in Arché 2017, complete an artistic residency at Hangar (Lisbon) during the month of November, and then move along to MGR/WORK, the lab at the Spanish festival Márgenes that has been Arché’s partner since its first edition.
For the first time, an Arché Jury will award two projects in different stages of pre- and post-production, looking to encourage and foster creation, and to propel projects in the final stage of editing.


We also wish to emphasise the creation of two new workshops: a third in the scope of Doclisboa, coordinated by Laura Huertas Millán, and one in Porto, in collaboration with Porto/Post/Doc, tutored by film director Andrés Duque. Both are intended to projects in different stages of development.


Download Arché Dossier.

Workshops and Projects

Jury and Awards

Pitch the Doc. Another Way of Pitching


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