Italian Film Festival'21

[ November ] 8 ½ Italian Film Festival is the leading festival in Portugal for those who are passionate about the italian films and culture.

Five works will be competing for the best film award and for aesthetic originality and experimentation, another three.
This year, the contest is held for women, honouring great interpreters of Italian cinema.

It also presents 15 feature films to discover or rediscover performances by actresses such as Sophia Loren, Monica Vitti, Silvana Mangano, Claudia Cardinale, Alida Valli, ou Anna Magnani.

This edition will have a parallel program, which will include two photographic exhibitions, a cinema-dinner, a theme party and an Italian karaoke party, as well as a masterclass, all of these activities with free entry.

The Italian Film Festival has become a major event in Lisboa for fans of culture and Italian cinema. This is already one of the most anticipated festivals with the largest number of followers in the film festival scene.

An event that is highly regarded for the quality of its cultural ramifications as well as the enthusiasm and passion of its organisers. Created in 2008, the Italian Film Festival was born and raised in Portugal.

Based on the work of a team of Portuguese and Italian professionals, it is deeply rooted in Portuguese culture and society.

Its aim is to display works that meet high quality standards, whether they be established creators or from a new generation of filmmakers, whilst keeping to the tradition of bringing to Portugal the very best of Italian cinema.



2 — 10 november 2021
Cinema São Jorge; Culturgest; Cinemateca; Teatro A Barraca; Fábrica do Pão - HUB Criativo do Beato; Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes; DaLuca Pizzeria Restaurante

04 — 07 november 2021
Cinema Charlot - Auditório Municipal

06 — 07 november 2021
Teatros-Estúdio Ildefonso Valério

23 — 26 november 2021
Auditório Fernando Lopes Graça