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July 2023
Lisbon International
Film Festival

UNTIL 13 JULY 2023

Open CallSubmissions open for the 2023 edition

Cinalfama invites all directors, screenwriters and composers to submit their films to the 1st edition of the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival. All the competitive categories are available here.


Winners will receive a laurel and a certificate, as well as worldwide projection through our partners and access to the ECÚ Paris International Festival. The winners will also have the opportunity to schedule an individual mentoring session with members of our renowned jury, such as Leonor Teles and Pedro Cabeleira.

Welcome to Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival 

Cinalfama wants to be a moment of encounter, a starting point for new audiences, it wants r(e)discover and celebrate Alfama, a place for portuguese and other cultures' cinematographic explorations that intend to question the present, past and future of cinema.




















In July 2022, we take a step forward with the Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival (C'22), an annual open-air event that will gather, for a week, independent films from around the world and bring a new life into various historical corners from the Alfama neighborhood.


Feedback* 2022 Edition

We want to thank everyone who attended the first edition of the festival last July 2022.

If you have 1 minute to help us make the next edition of 2023 even better, click the button below or use the QR code.


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Official Selection 2022

Get to know the winning films that were part of the first edition of our festival.


Dreaming an Island

directed by Andrea Pellerani


Cinalfama Grand Prize


Boca do Inferno

directed by Luís Porto


Best Portuguese Film

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Cow Bells

directed by Charles Habib-Drouot


Best Medium Length

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31 août (August, 31)

directed by Beatrice Pradal


Invited Country – France

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directed by Clément by Dadelsen

1st Timers



directed by Arturo Prins Lopez


Best Micro & No Budget Film

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A City Always News

directed by Jefferson Cabral


Best City in Film

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A Dog Under a Bridge

directed by Tang Rehoo

Best Animated Film (Animalfama)

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Death Whispers

Best Script for Medium Length, by John Martins

A Shot for Freedom

Best Script for Short Film, by Giuseppe de Vuono

Honorable Mentions 2022

Medium Length

We don't talk about that

directed by Manna Duk



Last Days of Emanuel Raposo

directed by Diogo Lima


Portuguese film


directed by William Victoria


directed by Miguel Dores

Invited Country – France


directed by Céline Gailleurd and Olivier Bohler


directed by Güldem Durmaz

Before Boys

directed by Florence Faure

1st Timers

Those Names

directed by Ines Said


The Day Off

directed by Leonardo Bassil


Micro and No Budget


directed by Ghiath Al Mhitawi


Pull it Off

directed by Frédéric Jaeger


Little America

directed by Marc Weymuller

France / Portugal

Best Script:

- Medium Length


by Randy Steinlauf

Bad Love Tigers

by Kevin Schewe

– Short Film

Galatea's Dream

by Elisabeth V. Newman

Rosa and Raini

by Tommy Britt


Animalfama (Animation Film)


directed by Zalesky's Slawek Zalewski


directed by André Marques Almeida

3 Intestine Road, Fish Island

directed by Moe Wakabayashi

Peter the Beetle

directed by Meelis Arulepp

A Dream of Hawaii

directed by Thomas Smoor Smoor Isaksen

The Turnip

directed by Piret Sigus and Silja Saarepuu

Golden Cow Mountain

directed by Yifu Feng

A Bite of Bone

directed by Honami Yano


directed by Rona Fayad

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