Since 2007, the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival has established itself as one of the biggest cultural events in Portugal. For its 8th edition, running in 2014 from November 7th to 16th, the festival is getting ready to gather, once more, the best of what is being done in the world of cinema.

Every year, LEFFEST innovates, while preserving its essence: by paying homage to major personalities through retrospectives or full presentations and, meanwhile, giving voice to rare filmmakers who kept their production unscathed by the pressures of the movie industry; by exposing creations of artists whose works are prominently associated to the industry and at the same time opening new paths and audiences to the production of new talents.

Experiences and reflection is what the LEFFEST provides both on the Silver Screen – with an eclectic program that covers the best cinematographic productions, both acclaimed and emerging – and Live, through numerous artistic expressions, concerts, performances, masterclasses,     debates and lectures.

In 2014, LEFFEST will be counting, as since its first edition, on the presence of international stars and key-players of Arts, Cinema and Literature who will share their experiences and visions with the audience.

With this ambitious aim and program of the highest order, handpicked by a team who lives and breathes cinema everyday, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014 will again put Lisbon, the Estoril Coast and the whole country on the world’s film festivals’ circuit.