Paulo Branco started his career as a producer in 1979. Nowadays he is one of the most important figures of independent production in the world. A key player in auteur cinema, he is recognized for having given opportunities to numerous aspiring film-makers who later became significant cinematographers, offering them the opportunity to make their screen debut.
To date he has produced over 270 films, working with the most renowned film directors in the world, such as David Cronenberg, Wim Wenders, Chantal Akerman, Werner Schroeter, André Téchiné, Andrzej Zulawski, Christophe Honoré, Olivier Assayas, Cédric Kahn, Lucas Belvaux, Paul Auster and Mathieu Amalric, among many others. His career has been particularly notable for long- running collaborations with Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained, Three Lives and Only One Death) and with Manoel de Oliveira (Francisca, Abraham’s Valley). Paulo Branco is also well known as the producer who has had the greatest number of films selected at the Cannes Film Festival and the greatest number of films competing for the Palme d’Or. He is president of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, an event he founded in 2007.
This event is aimed at both aspiring and established film producers. To apply for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV. You may include any other information you deem relevant. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 12th February. We will respond to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by Friday 14th February. If your application is successful, your email will detail how to proceed with your ticket booking.