The Selection Committee is looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors.
Only films concluded after the 1st September 2020 and never before screened in Portugal are eligible for the competitive categories. World and International premieres are preferred.
Films submitted to previous editions of the festival which were not selected and films that do not fulfill the item 2.2 won’t be considered for the 2021 edition of Doclisboa.
• International Competition – open to films of every length.
• Portuguese Competition – open to films of every length, directed by Portuguese filmmakers or with production country Portugal.
• Green Years – open to European-produced films of every length. Section dedicated especially to students or authors who are taking the first steps on film direction. World or International premiere required.