August 24
Queer Lisboa 25 discloses its full Competition

After revealing three Festival competitive strands, Queer Lisboa discloses further 16 titles that are part of its 25th anniversary special edition. Eight narratives competing for the Best Feature Film Award, and eight documentaries part of the Documentary Competition.


From late coming-of-ages to family reunions, through love stories of different natures (between old acquaintances; or between sex work colleagues) or odes to survival. A selection of eight feature films that cover a wide range of narrative models and sensibilities.

  • Até o Fim / To the End, Glenda Nicácio, Ary Rosa (Brazil, 2020, 94’)
  • Bliss / Glück, Henrika Kull (Germany, 2021, 89’)
  • Fin de Siglo / End of the Century, Lucio Castro (Argentina, 2019, 84’)
  • Garçon chiffon / My Best Part, Nicolas Maury (France, 2020, 110’)
  • Madalena, Madiano Marcheti (Brazil, 2021, 85’)
  • Minyan, Eric Steel (USA, 2020, 118’)
  • La Nave del Olvido / Forgotten Roads, Nicol Ruiz (Chile, 2020, 72’)
  • The Scary of Sixty-First, Dasha Nekrasova (USA, 2021, 81’)


The Documentary Competition maps the multitude of experiences and issues of queer individuals and communities. Memory as fictional narrative, homophobia as the engine of migratory movements, or the complex theme of consent, are some of the highlighted themes in eight titles that remind us how the personal can never seize to be political.

  • La Fabrique du Consentement: Regards Lesbo-Queer / Consent Factory: Lesbo-Queer Perspectives, Mathilde Capone (Canada, 2020, 74’)
  • Las Flores de la Noche / The Night Flowers, Eduardo Esquivel, Omar Robles (Mexico, 2020, 85’)
  • Limiar / Threshold, Coraci Ruiz (Brazil, 2020, 73’)
  • Miguel’s War, Eliane Raheb (Lebanon, Germany, Spain, 2021, 128’)
  • Océano de Amor / Ocean of Love, Alexa Karolinski, Ingo Niermann (Switzerland, Cuba, 2020, 93’)
  • Sedimentos / Sediments, Adrián Silvestre (Spain, 2021, 89’)
  • Silent Voice, Reka Valerik (France, Belgium, 2020, 51’)
  • Uferfrauen - Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR / Uferfrauen - Lesbisches L(i)eben in der DDR, Barbara Wallbraun (Germany, 2019, 115’)
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