The Arroios Film Festival is returning to the parish from the 9th to the 16th of September. This 2nd edition is held once again at the Camões Auditorium and brings, in addition to short films under the theme of inclusion, other side activities. The 37 films in competition this year (in the categories of fiction, documentary and animation) have already been announced and are available at www.arroiosfilmfestival.com

The actress Custódia Gallego will be the president of the jury for this 2nd edition, which also features the journalist, critic and film programmer José Vieira Mendes; the critic, writer and film teacher João Antunes; the actress Patrícia Bull; and the vice president of Iberia Universal, Paulo Zhan.

The opening session of the festival, on September 9 at 10:30 pm, features the performance of the singer and guitarist Mazgani, in the auditorium of the Escola Secundária de Camões, located at Rua Almirante Barroso.

The Arroios Film Festival will be the first festival in the country to provide audiodescription. This service allows the visually impaired to access what is happening on the screen in a full and autonomous way. The seating limit for audiodescription in this single session – which takes place on September 16 at 7:00 p.m., in the same auditorium – is of 10 people. Reservation is required for these seats through the phone number 967 092 558.

The Arroios Film Festival is organized by the Arroios Parish Council, with the support of the Social Rights Board of the Lisbon City Council, Arroios TV and other public and private partners.