MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival promotes the best of horror produced worldwide while also encouraging the national production of genre films. The Festival has conquered a very relevant positioning in the international circuit of genre film festivals, becoming one of the most expected and highlighted cultural events of the year in Lisbon.

MOTELX is organised by CTLX, a non-profit cultural organisation, recognised as a public utility entity, 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 Méliès International 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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Convent São Pedro de Alcântara

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Largo Trindade Coelho

Open-air screenings during the MOTELX Warm-Up.
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Brotéria is a cultural venue run by Portuguese Jesuits, a project in strategic partnership with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
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General Inquiries
E-mail: geral@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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