September marks the start of Lisbon’s film festival season, with a number of cinema-related events happening until the end of the year. The first one is the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival known as MOTELx, taking place in SÃ£o Jorge Cinema between the 2nd and the 6th of September this year. There will be 14 short Portuguese features competing for the Best Portuguese Short prize, while all the other screenings will be films from several countries and are not competing. There will be big-budget features and small independent films, all meant to provide big thrills, scare, and excite viewers. The grand total is 36 films, and audiences will be able to interact with directors through master classes and/or workshops.
This is the third MOTELx, which is placing Lisbon on the map of international horror film festivals and stimulating the national production of the genre. The winner of the Best Short Feature prize will be announced on the 6th of September, during the last screening at 9:45PM. Tickets are 3.50 and can be bought at the SÃ£o Jorge Cinema counter until the last minute before each film. For complete festival information check out the official website which includes information in English: www.motelx.org