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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Portuguese Cinematheque – Film Museum

The collaboration between MOTELX and the Portuguese Cinematheque - Museum of Cinema is pivotal to the origin of the Festival, having hosted in 2005 the "Zombies - The Living Dead" cycle, still when CTLX organised several activities as a film club. Throughout MOTELX's latest editions there have been special screenings in the many locations the Cinematheque holds, before, during and after the Festival.
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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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Berardo Museum

The Museu Coleção Berardo is a museological reference in Lisbon, where the visitor can enjoy the best of modern and contemporary art. For the past two editions of MOTELX, the partnership established with the Museum has presented to its audience short film screenings aimed for the younger crowd, as part of the Big Bad Wolf section, followed by activities inspired by the works of the entity's current collection.
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Projeto Bússola

Espaço Projeto Bússola is a polyvalent space based in Travessa do Rosário in Lisbon that bets on academic, leisure, civility and creativity components and has the main goal of guiding young people into better citizenship.
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Convent São Pedro de Alcântara

30 Aug 2018 | 21h30
Live Cinema at Konvento with Edgar Pêra and Randolph Carter (Paulo Furtado's alter ego)
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The Lounge is an mandatory stop for Lisbon's nightlife, especially for those who in search of music and entertainment around the Cais do Sodré neighbourhood. MOTELX has partnered with the bar for several editions, co-organising parties and concerts inserted in the Warm-Up and Festival's programme.
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Santos - Riverside

31 Aug 2018 | 21h30
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Largo Trindade Coelho

1 Sep 2018 | 21h30
Open-air screening at Largo Trindade Coelho - Largo do Cauteleiro / Bairro Alto.
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