With six documentaries and as many fiction films, the international competition reveals "a multiplicity of voices, transversal and conscientious", with "very varied cinematic speeches", according to a statement from the organization. This is the case with "Nous", a film by the award-winning French director Alice Diop, a fragmented portrait of someone who lives in the suburbs of Paris and which was shown this year at the Berlin Film Festival.


During the Olympics, the inclusion in IndieLisboa of "Les Sorcières de l'orient", a French production by Julien Faraut recalls the athletes of the Japanese volleyball team, who won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1964, in Tokyo, and who became known as "The Witches of the East". Also in the competition are first works such as Rosine Mbakam's "Les Prières de Delphine" about a young Cameroonian migrant, and Ephraim Asili's "The Inheritance", which focuses on a community of black artists and activists in West Philadelphia. in the United States.

The 18th edition of IndieLisboa is scheduled from 21 August to 6 September at Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Ideal. A retrospective dedicated to French director Sarah Maldoror, a program focused on Colombian filmmaker Camilo Restrepo, the short film competition and the selection of films from the program "IndieMusic" had already been announced from IndieLisboa's programming.