Welcome to our festival!

Caminhos Film Festival returns in November 27nd until December 3rd as a reference event of the Portuguese film panorama. Since 1988, it is the only festival dedicated to Portuguese cinema. It has been organized in the city of Coimbra promoting all sorts of genres and footage of aspiring or established authors.

Coimbra is entitled the city of students due to its prestige and oldest Portuguese University, now considered Unesco Heritage, with 727 years of history. This city is known for its academic traditions and important locals, such as the Botanic Garden, “Biblioteca Joanina”, “Pátio das Escolas”, “Penedo da Saudade”, “Jardim do Sereia”, “Arco de Almedina, “Quebra Costas”, so on; and it is also famous for Coimbra’s Fado which is interpreted exclusively by men. Fado is a musical genre rich of emotion and sentiment, expressed by beautifully written lyrics and heartfelt melodies, elevating this genre to a form of art that does not need to be understood, only felt.

Caminho’s Festival will take place in “Gil Vicente” Theater (TAGV) “Salgado Zenha” Mini auditorium, located in “Praça da República”, the centre of Coimbra.

Take a look at the festival’s Agenda:

Daily session Caminhos Juniors at 10 am.

Daily Sessions at 3pm, 5:30pm and 9:45pm. Also, two night sessions may occur at 12am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Three Master Sessions/Class/Talks programed to happen after 9:45pm sessions. On stage there will be present 3 to 7 elements on stage.

The Awards Ceremony and winning films exhibition will take place on December 3rd at 10pm. The ceremony will have the entertainment of RAGS from Coimbra’s Tuna Académica.

Prices to attend the festival:

Daily Ticket

Students, CEC & AACC Caminhos associates, Unemployeds - 4€

General Public - 5€

5 sessions Pack

Students, CEC & AACC Caminhos associates, Unemployeds - 15€

General Public - 20€

This festival offers the only Portuguese cinematic competition that sums up different age groups and stylistic registers that national cinematography runs from the feature film, to the short film, documentary or animation, among others, and aims to encourage and reward the combination of technique and artistic vision that transforms cinema into the seventh art.

In addition to its Competitive Sections, the festival advocates a deepening of the national film culture, promoting activities for Juniors, Seniors, the cinema course – Cinemalogia -, the International Symposium “Fusions in Cinema”, an International Competition and a whole other set of activities that allow different audiences to participate in this festival of Portuguese cinema, in a spirit of sharing and exchange of ideas.

The “Cinemalogia” Course has a complete duration of 80 hours and a limit of 20 participants, starting in November 18th and ending in December 17th 2017.

To enroll the entire course:

Applications until November 11th

Students - 150€

General Public - 200€

Applications until November 17th

Students - 250€

General Public - 300€

To attend isolated subjects (up until the beginning):

Subjects of 8h

Students - 60€

General Public - 80€

Subjects of 16h

Students - 70€

General Public - 90€

UAb students and collaborators, CEC/AAC and Caminhos Film Festival associates may benefit from a 10% discount. For more information contact UAb (+351) 300 001 718 (9am - 4pm), CFF (+351) 239 851 069 (9am - 4pm) or email Carmen Santos at carmen.santos@uab.pt.

The IV Symposium “Fusions in Cinema” occurs during the days of November 17th, 18th and 20th in São João da Madeira with the support of it’s Town Hall. The 4rd edition is organized due to a partnership between Caminhos Film Festival and UMCLA of “Universidade Aberta”, considering that every proposal goes through a process of blind-revision to assure an impartial evaluation. Submitted and accepted proposals for communication will be published in a special issue for this year’s “Lin­gua­gem do Cinema e do Audi­o­vi­sual do Latec - UFRJ” magazine. The established deadline to be sending proposals is October 27nd, Payments can be made by bank transfer to Caminhos Film Festival - IBAN PT50 0018 0003 3919483 2020 88, indicating the name of the communication proponent, or in person at the Secretariat Festival, located: Rua Padre António Vieira, Edifício AAC, 1º Piso, 3000-315 Coimbra.

Prices & Discounts:

UMCLA/ELO - Researchers: 55€/early bird > 80€/regular

Caminhos Cinema Português - AACC Members: 55€/early bird > 80€/regular

MD/PhD Students: 55€/early bird > 80€/regular

Normal: 75€/early bird > 100€/regular
Early Bird – payments until 10/11/2015

Regular - payments until 27/11/2015


Conference Sessions

Coffee Break’s

Lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Welcome Reception

Inaugural Symposium Session

Caminhos Film Festival Full Ticket

Copy of the Minutes Book

If you are interested and in need of a place to stay, Coimbra offers plenty of choices and price ranges in different historic localizations such as downtown, uptown near the University and “Praça da República”. For instance, search for Tivoli Hotel, “Botânico” Hotel and “Bragança” Hotel.

We were navigators, discoverers, champions. But why leave it in the past?
Portuguese Cinema is alive and will not resign itself to the dusty shelves. We want light in the theaters of our country, we want to (re)love the Portuguese people for what is theirs!

Come walk with us, on the 23rd Caminhos Film Festival!