Queer Lisboa 27 will be attended by a significant number of guests, including directors, producers and other professionals from the film industry.
Patric Chiha is in charge of inaugurating the new edition of the Festival with his feature La Bête dans le jungle.
Andrei Zinca, producer of Who I Am Not, will be present at the festival to present the documentary by Tünde Skovrán, which is part of the Competition for Best Documentary.
In the Short Film Competition, we will receive Donatienne Berthereau and Solène Salvat, director and main actress of the film Nuits blanches, and Leonardo Amorim, who arrives from Brazil to present Queima Minha Pele. Colombian Miguel Ángel Farjado, director of the film Buscó a Satanás, Encontró la Familia, will also be present at Cinema São Jorge.
From the "In My Shorts" European School Film Competition, we welcome: Ana María Jessie Serna, to present Because I Know How Beautiful My Being Is, Louis Barthelemy Rousseau, director of Combien danseront sur ta langue, and Maria Beatriz Castelo, responsible for the Portuguese short film Vanette.
In the Queer Art Competition, highlight for the presence of Belgian director Benjamin Deboosere, responsible for the film The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Who Lived for Twenty and Eight Years All Alone on an Inhabited Island and Said It Was His; and also, arriving from Sweden, of Tove Pils and Sarah Lindquist, director and DOP of Labor.
And, arriving from Ireland, Greg Thorpe will also be present at the festival, for presenting the short program curated by the Festival's programming team that he directs, GAZE Shorts Programme.
There will also be an opportunity to meet other guests with films out of Competition in this edition of Queer Lisboa, specifically in the Panorama section, and in the talks and debates that will complement this section: Adrian Stölzle presents Cidade Lúcida along with his assistant director Sebastian Gernens, in a session which will be followed by a conversation between the film's protagonist, Benvindo Fonseca, and journalist Carolina Franco; Franck Finance-Madureira will host a talk with writer Philippe Besson, which will be followed by the screening of Olivier Peyon's film Arrête avec tes mensonges, based on his novel of the same name; Greg Fearon, from the Oliver Sacks Foundation, will represent the documentary about the figure of the British neurologist, which will be followed by a debate in which Portuguese neurologists Bruno Maia and Pedro Cabral will participate; Rui Guerreiro and Cristiana Vale Pires participate in the debate “Chemsex and drug use in the queer community”, which will be complemented by the screening of the film Drifter; Ana Correia aka Peperan will be part of the guests of the debate “Us on the screen. LGBTQI+ representation in the media”, moderated by Pedro Pina (YouTube Leader for Europe, Africa and the Middle East); and, from Brazil, we will welcome Gabz404 as a representative of the film Intransitivo: um Documentário sobre Narrativas Trans, who will also participate in a conversation about his film.
At Cinemateca Portuguesa, as part of the retrospective dedicated to Yvonne Rainer, Gisela Casimiro, João dos Santos Martins and Jorge Jácome participate in the debate “Yvonne Rainer: cinema and dance”, moderated by Cláudia Galhós and Joana Ascensão.
The full list of guests can be found here.