Doclisboa directors Cíntia Gil and Davide Oberto leaving festival in October


The Board of Apordoc – Portuguese Documentary Association announces that Doclisboa directors Cíntia Gil and Davide Oberto are leaving the Festival in October, following its 17th edition.

Cíntia Gil will leave the direction of Doclisboa International Film Festival after this year’s edition (17 to 27 October 2019) and will start as the new director of Sheffield Doc/Fest in November 2019. Cíntia Gil will continue as a member of the Board of Apordoc.

Furthermore, Davide Oberto, co-director of Doclisboa since 2015 until last year, left the board to focus on his functions as the head of the documentary programme at the Torino Film Festival.

During this transition period, the Board of Apordoc is preparing a new direction for the Festival. Under the sign of continuity, Apordoc wishes to bring new voices to define the future of Doclisboa. The new direction will be announced on the closing of the Festival.

Apordoc and Doclisboa thanks Cíntia and Davide for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation that they gave to the Festival over these years. They will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, members and partners alike. Apordoc and Doclisboa team look forward to work with the coming direction and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of the Festival.