MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival aims to screen the best horror films produced in the last couple of years all around the globe, to stimulate the production of genre cinema in Portugal, and to host retrospectives and debates that will contribute to the contextualization and understanding of horror film by the new generations. 

MOTELX is organised by CTLX, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Best Portuguese Short Film

The MOTELX - Best Portuguese Horror Short award is given to the best Portuguese short film in competition at the Festival. The winner gets a prize money worth 5,000 €, an inspirational weekend at a Belver Hotels and becomes nominated for the international competition Méliès d'Or, promoted by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.


The Festival's programme is divided in several sections that include contemporary cinema, short films, retrospectives, children programming and documentaries.


Besides films, MOTELX promotes a series of events and activities before and during the Festival. Parties, workshops, concerts, quizzes, exhibits and much more.


Cinema São Jorge

Regarded as the most emblematic film theatre in Lisbon, recipient of the Municipal Architecture Prize in 1951, Cinema São Jorge remains the Festival’s main venue, where most of the films will be screened, as well as other actitivies like masterclasses and workshops.
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Cinemateca Júnior

With its activities at Palácio Foz, Cinemateca Júnior, a project of
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema, was created in 2007 with special programmes for children and youngsters.
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Largo de São Carlos

For several years now, on the last Saturday before the festival, Largo de São Carlos has been host to a screening soirée of a horror classic dedicated to the whole family. An open air theatre with 600 seats, in central Lisbon, is the perfect backdrop for a warm summer night.
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Lounge is a mandatory stop in Lisbon’s nightlife. Specially for those who start having fun in Bica and want more music and partying. Its programme is eclectic, varied, and never disappoints. The sixth, and last day of MOTELX, ends at the city’s liveliest corner.
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Beco da Rua da Moeda (Cais do Sodré)

A mandatory stop in the Lisbon nightlife, Lounge bar has transformed the Rua da Moeda alley into one of the most famous and frequented spots in the city. For several years now, it has also been a part of MOTELX and, once again, an outdoor screening will anticipate a night of memorable live music.
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General Inquiries
E-mail: info@motelx.org

Production Team
E-mail: prod@motelx.org

Submissions / Print Traffic
E-mail: films@motelx.org

E-mail: press@motelx.org


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