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

In 2017 MOTELX visits for the first time the Portuguese Cinematheque – Film Museum, which will show three historical ibero-american horror films during the Festival’s Warm-Up period.
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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 Berardo Collection Museum is a space of reference in Lisbon, where the visitor can enjoy the best of modern and contemporary art. In 2017 it welcomes MOTELX for the first time to present a Big Bad Wolf session of shorts, followed by an activity that invites the younger ones to create 'monsters' inspired by the works of the 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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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. Partner of MOTELX's Warm-Up, it hosts a party after the open-air screening at Beco da Rua da Moeda and is the co-producer of the Acid Acid concert.
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Santos - Riverside

Date 31 Ago - 6ª Feira 
Schedule 21h30
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