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Academia Portuguesa de Cinema

The Portuguese Academy of Cinema is a cultural association without profit organization created with the purpose of supporting the Portuguese cinema in all its diversity and promote nationally and internationally the Portuguese cinematography.

The various objectives of the Academy are: To promote the development of arts and film sciences; Foster the training, qualification and develpoment of its members; Assign annual awards for the best films and performances in various professional categories of cinematographic activity. Above all, the Academy seeks in its various actions to approach the Portuguese cinema of the Portuguese. The Sophia Awards, the ceremony of the Portuguese film awards are held annually since 2013.

AFDA - The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance

In the course of a rich entrepreneurial history dating back to 1994, AFDA has earned a reputation as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today.

Although our track record speaks for itself, we continually renew our commitment to facilitate an environment that develops high-quality human and intellectual property with the relevant skills to deal with the rigors of a fast-expanding and ever-changing entertainment industry.

Lebanon Film Festival

The Lebanese Film Festival was created in 2001 by Pierre Sarraf and Nadim Tabet to help Lebanese filmmakers showcase their films and meet with their audience.

LFF plays the role of a platform that enables directors to meet with producers, industry professionals, special foreign guests, the media and the public. During the festival, filmmakers, industry professionals and movie-lovers will be united by the same desire: to promote the Lebanese cinematic arts, to foster international exchange, and to encourage production initiatives in Lebanon.

Alfama Films

Alfama Films Portugal has continued the work of eminent Portuguese producer Paulo Branco.

With an illustrious film career spanning over twenty-five years and more than 200 films, Paulo Branco has collaborated with some of the most important directors and cineastes of Portugal, with over 100 films to his credit in that country alone, not to mention numerous endeavours with some of the world’s most influential filmmakers.

Leffest - Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

The Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival has been taking place in Portugal, in the Portuguese capital and in one of its most beautiful seaside towns, every November since 2007.

It is a very special and privileged meeting point to celebrate the relationship between cinema and the other arts and to establish a dialogue with major subjects of our time. This has made it a stimulating place for creatives of all kinds: filmmakers, artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, actors, choreographers, composers, photographers.Alongside film screenings (competition, retrospectives, tributes and a wide range of different sections), we also organize conferences, readings, master classes, concerts, exhibitions and an international symposium.


Allfilm was established in 1995.The company’s scope of activity varies from developing and producing quality features, documentaries and TV series to producing highly finished commercials.

The company also provides extensive production services for international films and commercials. In 2015 Allfilm became the official Estonian partner of the Production Service Network. Today, with a permanent staff of twelve, Allfilm is one of the largest and most reliable production companies in Estonia with partners in Europe, South-East Asia, Russia and the USA.

Leopardo Filmes

Created in 2007 in Lisbon, Leopardo Filmes continues to support the production of Clap Filmes and the work of more than 30 years of producer, exhibitor and distributor Paulo Branco.

His films are a regular presence at the major film festivals in the world: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, among others, having already been a jury of the Berlin Festivals in 1999; Venice in 2005, Rotterdam in 2006, Lecce and Locarno (chairman of the Jury) in 2011. Leopardo Filmes is the producer of LISBON & ESTORIL FILM FESTIVAL, a festival that invests on the interconnection of diverse cultural proposals: from cinema to literature, through music and the fine arts; and affirms itself as a propitious place to the reflection and discussion of the themes that mark the present - by the interlacement of filmmakers, thinkers, artists and the public.

Throughout its ten editions (2007/2016) has already had the presence of the most varied personalities of the national and international artistic and cinematographic scene, such as David Lynch, Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci; Francis Ford Coppola, David Cronenberg; Juliette Binoche; Louis Garrel; Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi; Catherine Deneuve. Isabelle Huppert; Julião Sarmento, Paul Auster; Don DeLillo; J.M. Coetzee; Rui Horta, David Byrne; Cindy Sherman, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Stephen Frears, John Malkovich, Matthew Barney, Paul Giamatti, Yasmina Reza, Luc Dardenne, James Gray, Arnaud Desplechin, Aleksandr Sokurov, Vhils, Abdellatif Kechiche, Fanny Ardant, Roman Coppola, Wes Anderson, Abel Ferrara, Willem Dafoe, Gonzalo García Pelayo, Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin, Peter Handke, Baltasar Garzón, Philippe Garrel, Emanuel Ungaro, Andrzej Zulawski among others. Leffest

Leopardo Filmes also distinguishes itself as the main distributor of independent film in Portugal.


In 1998, obsessed with changing Portuguese visual culture panorama, B’Lizzard was born. It borrows the name from a rare event in Portugal – heavy snow fall – combined with a creature that walks over water yet not from the Bible. We deal with Image, the best we can capture, preferably in motion, mostly with sound in it, blending innovation to our customer’s joy – our ceiling is 4.5 meters high so clients may jump of happiness without harming their heads...

We magnetize our projects to pull our clients into really different and new experiences.

We handle all colours. Gray is in the brain mass, which we have in quality and quantity. The remain colours are so well trained, we’re able to make them jump through fire-arcs and we can stick our heads in their jaws.

In adverstisement we worked with the biggest companies in the country such as GALP, Super Bock, Águas de Portugal, PT. Internationally we made a video for São Tomé e Príncipe tourism in 2012. As for documentaries “Amateur – A film about Carlos Relvas”, “Dr. Adrián and the 5 gentlemen”, “Underwater Park” are good examples of what we do in this area.

Manipal University

Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education.

Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities.

Beijing Film Academy

BFA (Beijing Film Academy is the only film academy in China and the largest film academy in Asia.

To meet the demand of students who desire to study abroad, BFA, with the support and guidance of CSCSE, signed agreements with several foreign universities to set up an overseas study preparation program, which aims to provide a comprehensive set of courses and services including language training, preparation courses, overseas study plan, suggestions on how to apply to a foreign university and apply for student visa, helping them adjust to the study and life of a world-renowned film academy more smoothly when they leave BFA. Up to now, we have successfully sent students to our foreign partner universities such as Teesside University, University of Huddersfield, University of Portsmouth, New York Film Academy, etc.

Marrakech School of Visual Arts

ESAV Marrakech (school of visual arts) is the first international school, preparing to visual arts jobs, to open in a south Mediterranean country. Based in Marrakech, ESAV is meant for French speaking students(students who have passed the "Baccalaureat".).

The school prepares its candidates for careers such as: Director - Cinematographer - Sound engineer - Editor - Graphic Designer - Multimedia Designer.

Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television - Cilect

The International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT) was founded in Cannes, France in 1955, the brainchild of the two leading figures of the French film school IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques) – Marcel L’Herbier (IDHEC President) and Rémy Tessonneau (IDHEC General Director).

MIT Art Design and Technology University

Advent of Digital Technology has brought Cinema out of its black box closet, so far conrolled by selected few and made it accessible to all as a tool of self-experession, social communication, corporate branding and pure entertainment.

This course has been designed keeping this socio-technical change in mind and is a journey through the complex yet delightful nature of film design and film making where film is not just only a tool of communication but also a product in itself. They will not only observe but also creatively participate and construct films from all genres.

Chittagong University

Chittagong University is a significant landmark in the academic heritage of its proprietor, the Bangladesh Convention.

Students who attend Chittagong University find it to be a place where they can grow academically, morally and spiritually, in a novel environment. Chittagong University is a community where educators, staff and students live and work in an atmosphere of mutual commitment in the richness of the Bangladeshi tradition. Our campus is characterized by academic and administrative staff that care about individuals and devote time to getting to know students.

Monterrey Film Festival

The Monterrey International Film Festival is among the top five film festivals in Mexico and certainly the most important in the northern part of the country.

In august of 2010 the sixth edition of the festival took place, with Mexico as its guest of honor, highlighting a selection of short and feature contemporary and classic films to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence. The local, national and international audience that gathered for the event was also received by Cinépolis in two of its multiplexes for the first time: Galerías Monterrey and Las Américas.

Communication University of Shanxi

The Communication University of Shanxi (CUSX) is established in 1983.

Is the third leading university of China. CUSX has full-time undergraduates of 8500. There are ten academic units including Film Director Department, Media Management Department, Animation Department and so on. CUSX has all kinds of films contest, "light and shade" film festival has been held for ten years, which encourage a large number students with creative ability.


MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival aims to stimulate the production of genre films in Portugal, screen the best of horror produced all over the world in the last couple of years, and to contribute to educating younger audiences and to help contextualize recent production trends by programming selected retrospectives.

MOTELx - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival is an event for fraternizing and discovery, set-up for all those that are permanently looking for new auteurs, new films, new looks into the genre, and new experiences. MOTELx 2016 was the 10th Edition of the Festival and had 18000 Spectators, 106 films and 38 Events. Besides films, MOTELX promotes a series of events and activities before and during the Festival. Parties, workshops, concerts, quizzes, exhibits and much more.

Faculdade Paraíso

An University of Lusófona group in Brazil.

The school prepares its candidates for careers such as: Director - Cinematographer - Sound engineer - Editor - Graphic Designer - Multimedia Designer.

National Film and Television Insitute

The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) was established in 1978 by the Government of Ghana as a public Institution of Higher Education in Film and Television Production.

NAFTI has a campus spread over three studios all within walking distance in a quiet residential vicinity of Accra. Since its inception in 1978, NAFTI has fostered professional and academic excellence in film and television education. The Institute has maintained this high level of performance over the years and consequently has drawn students from many parts of sub-Saharan Africa including Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Thus, NAFTI’s graduates have been influential in shaping the film and television industry in Ghana and in Africa.

Fado Filmes

Fado Filmes was created in 1997.

Over it's 20 year existence, the company has produced 26 feature films, 13 as majority producer and 13 as minority producer, in addition to 6 documentaries, 7 short films and various other works. It is thus one of the oldest and most active film production companies in Portugal, with a significant presence and numerous prizes in well-known national and international festivals.

NGO Black Nights Film Festival (International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers)

Black Nights Film Festival was launched in 1997 and screened 25 full length films at the first festival to 4500 cinema visitors.

The festival started to grow rapidly doubling the visitor numbers every year reaching out beyond the Nordic-Baltic region to discover the cinema of faraway countries. Within 10 years Black Nights Film Festival had increased the number of films nearly tenfold and the number of cinema visits even more. From the first focus on Nordic cinema the festival has grown to present all continents and many genres. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, short films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience and filmmakers from all around the world.

Fortis Imaginatio

FORTIS IMAGINATIO is a creative lab, focused on ideas and concepts for new TV and multimedia projects for Germany, Europe and beyond.

SP Televisão

SP Televisão was set up in 2007 supported by a team and a shareholder structure with 15 years of accumulated experience in the Portuguese Audiovisual market. Grounded on solid bases of talent, professionalism, transparency and integrety, over tive SP developed solid relationships with the best audiovisual professionals.

Glasgow Short Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival, the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for new and established Scottish and international filmmakers, industry delegates and the local audience. Our programme celebrates diverse forms of cinematic expression, and foregrounds disruptive, ground-breaking work that transgresses the boundaries of conventional narrative film.

Take it Easy

Take It Easy is a production company founded in 2001.

We are an independent company producing commercials, photography and all sorts of image content for all types of media. We are based in Lisbon, Portugal.


In 2009, Hopscotch Features was launched, representing an exciting collaboration between Troy Lum of Hopscotch, John Collee (writer of Master and Commander, Happy Feet and Creation) and Andrew Mason (producer of The Matrix, Dark City, Tomorrow: When The War Began).

Combining creative talent, entrepreneurial know-how, distribution prowess, and an exceptional set of development, production and marketing skills, Hopscotch Features was one of the first few recipients of Screen Australia's prestigious Enterprise Scheme. Hopscotch Features' first production, Anne Fontaine's Adoration, debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright.

Ukbar Filmes

Ukbar Films is a Portuguese Production Company founded by Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola.

Ukbar produce Feature Films, Tv Series and Documentaries.


The ifs internationale filmschule koln is a recognized and well-known full study and further education institution serving aspiring media professionals.

Established in 2000, the ifs is consistantly ranked as one of the best film schools in Germany, based on its outstanding student support, excellent teaching, project work, and active festival participation, including a Student Academy Award in 2012. In cooperation with the TH Koln, the ifs offers Bachelor's programs in Screenwriting, Directing, Creative Producing, Director of Photography, Editing Picture & Sound, VFS & Animation, and Production Design, as well as international M.A. degrees in "Serial Storytelling" and "Digital Narratives", and is currently developing new Master's programs. In addition, several further education programs provide training in a wide variety of disciplines. Individual and intensive supervision is the core focus of the study and further education programs at the ifs. The education and training is focused on combining a foundation of scientific-theoretical and technical skills with artistic hands on project work. The combination of professional specialization and interdisciplinary cooperation is characteristic for the education at the ifs.

Universidad de Monterrey

Universidade de Monterrey are a higher-education institution of catholic inspiration, open to students and faculty of all creeds and backgrounds.

The Universidad de Monterrey is notable for offering a unique Whole-Person Education Plan to each student; in accordance with their personal characteristics and professional interests so that they can fulfill their maximum potential in an environment of high academic rigor and an international vision. At present, they have 14 thousand students and offer 46 undergraduate degree programs, 15 master degree programs, 15 graduate specialties, and 35 medical specialties.

Indie Lisboa

IndieLisboa is an international independent film festival, is a platform created with the intention of exhibiting works that fill the void of film circulation shaped by the mainstream production (regular national commercial releases that dominate the market). For the last thirteen years, IndieLisboa has been a stable initiative capable of attracting public and film professionals from all over the globe.

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival offers the public an unique opportunity: to be able to see Portuguese and foreign films of all genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental films, including feature and shorts), which could not be seen otherwise, since the festival’s programme is mostly comprised by works that do not reach the so-called commercial distribution channels. In addition to stimulating the national offer of film programming, IndieLisboa also puts a great effort in creating a bond between guests (filmmakers, programmers, distributors, critics and other professionals) and spectators, providing various professional enriching environments through its parallel activities : debates, seminars, talks, meetings, parties and concerts. IndieLisboa’s main objectives are to encourage authorial creation, boost the circulation of the films and authors – nationally and internationally – and to promote Portuguese cinema in the world. IndieLisboa aims to bring contemporary cinema closer to the greatest number of people.

Universidade Lusófona de Cabo Verde

An University of Lusófona group in Cape Verde, Africa.


Born in 1993, Ingreme has been in permanent development in the area of post-production according to its aim: hardwork, straight forwardness, good results, many moments of overcoming and success.

In a constant line of work and positive evolution Ingreme is, nowadays, an enterprise, which offers a complete service of post-production to the utmost Excellency. With our team of professionals and specialized departments we devote our time, effort and creativity to Planning & Development, 2d/3d animations, digital effects, audio production, colour grading and composition for the industry of advertisement, movies and music video. Our mission as a company is to keep up the standards of professionalism towards our clients, trying to correspond to the needs of innovation in the post-production area and producing high quality films, for the national and international markets.

Widescreen Productions

A company that has its own studio, equipment and can provide with a full production service.

Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual

The Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual, IP - ICA, IP, is a public institute integrated in the indirect administration of the State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own patrimony, protected by the Secretary of State for Culture, whose mission is to support the development cinematographic and audiovisual activities.

It was created in 1971 with the purpose of encouraging and discipline cinematographic activities in its industrial and commercial modalities for the production, distribution and exhibition of films, to represent Portuguese cinema in international organizations, to promote the international relations of Portuguese cinema in the cultural, economic and financial fields and to foster the cinematographic culture.

It is the responsibility of ICA to award financial support annually through a public tender, publicized through an advertisement published in two general information newspapers, nationally and widely circulated, and also published on the official website of the ICA.

In each contest, the selection of the projects is done by a jury, annually approved by SECA - Specialized Section of Cinema and Audiovisual of the National Council of Culture, chosen from personalities of recognized curriculum, capacity and suitability and recognized cultural merit.

The decision on the allocation of the financial amounts is the responsibility of the ICA, according to the ordered list of classification of the projects, approved by the respective jury.

ICA is the entity responsible for registering companies and for cinematographic and audiovisual works. It is the responsibility of the ICA to contribute to a better knowledge of the cinema and audiovisual sectors.


Founded in April 2010 by the producer Fernando Centeio, Zulfilmes is a production film company in the development of ideas in its Production, Post-production Distribution and Sales.

Kasem Bundit University

The department of film studies provides academic combination of theoretical and practical parts. The "4+1+3+2" project has adapted the "buddy system" by matching students from different years.

The department also initiated 2 film festivals in the local town.