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10 Aug 2013

This October, The Whole World Fits in Lisbon

doclisboaThe 11th edition of Doclisboa’13 – International Film Festival has been announced in Lisbon, and will be held between October 24 and November 3.

In the first press conference of the year, the organizers revealed the two retrospectives as part of the 2013 programme – a retrospective of French director Alain Cavalier and Moving Stills– Photography, Photographers and Documentary Film, curated by Federico Rossin.

In the current context Alain Cavalier’s work is particularly important by its consistency and it offers a critical proposal regarding the existing film production policies and its economic state. The second retrospective – Moving Stills – focuses on specific films that explore the multiple relationships between photography and documentary film, and includes films by Ingmar Bergman, Robert Cahen, Philip Hoffman, Barbara Meter, Ken Jacobs, Danny Lion and Robert Frank.

Doclisboa’s directors also revealed the 2013 programme will have a new section – Doc Alliance  which will screen some of the films chosen to represent the other six documentary European festivals that are members of this alliance. In January this year, Doclisboa became the seventh member of Doc Alliance, which confirms its strategic importance in the European scope of the most prestigious documentary film festivals.

Since 2012 the festival has a new board of directors (Cinta Pelejà, Cíntia Gil and Susana de Sousa Dias), which is fully committed to emphasize Doclisboa’13 as a key site to think of documentary film, of intervention and promotion of the Portuguese cinema abroad.

Doclisboa 2013 edition full lineup is to be announced in October.

(Via Doclisboa Press Release dated 25th July 2013)

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