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Activities and Screenings in DocLisboa International Film Festival
Course supervisor: Victor Candeias
Within the framework of this activities-based course unit, students attend sessions in DocLisboa International Film Festival, which has become one of the foremost documentary festivals in Europe.
Students attend the screening of recent films from all around the world and have personal contact with some of their makers. They get to know how a festival works, its characteristic ambiance, recent trends in film selection and its festival programming. They should see a wide variety of film works, as well as build contacts with festival participants and organisers.
Students also take part in professional conferences and other events of the festival’s programme, including the public side of the professional pitch forum where a selection of new projects are proposed every year to an international panel of commissioning editors, broadcasters, sales agents and co-producers.
Depending on the type of visits and screenings, students may attend a selected programme of films and events led by the course supervisor, or follow an independent programme according to their personal interests and time conveniences.