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FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival

June 20, 2016 - June 27, 2016

The 12th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival will take place between the 20th and the 27th of June 2016, in the Portuguese seaside town of Espinho.

The event is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers, to show and promote their work, develop their skills, offer new opportunities, and develop new publics for independent cinema.

The festival is divided into several categories, competitive and non-competitive, with 2 main award categories: Short films by filmmakers up to the age of 30 (Silver Lynx competition); and Features from directors who are on their first or second production, regardless of their age (Golden Lynx competition).

The educational section of the festival, FEST – Training Ground consists on a series of workshops and masterclasses presented by some of the film industry`s biggest names in several technical, artistic and theoretical fields.

The festival has an unquestionable thirst for new visions and perspectives on Film, taking also the next step for these upcoming filmmakers to continue their work in the festival which offers not only a very high quality program, where they can screen their film, a training program to enhance the knowledge, bad also new opportunities can be found here on the FEST – Pitching Forum, where 28 projects will be selected to be presented to a group of financiers, developers and producers, with a development award for the best project, and many opportunities for the other projects presented.

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is organized by our network member  FEST Associação Cultural.


June 20, 2016
June 27, 2016
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