MONSTRA Festival



When is the next edition of the festival?

The next edition of MONSTRA, composed by 11 days of non-stop animation, will take place between 7th and 17st of March 2024.


Where does MONSTRA take place?

The festival happens all throughout the city of Lisbon. However, the majority of the events and film sessions related to the festival’s competitions will take place at Cinema São Jorge, Cinema City Alvalade, Cinema Fernando Lopes e Cinemateca Portuguesa. 


I’m a director. How can I submit my film?

As soon as the call for entries is open, all you need to do is to fill in the submission form for movies in the most adequate competition category.


Can I submit more than one film?

Yes. Although you should only submit one application, each film must have its own authorization form.


When is the presentation of the program for the 2024 edition taking place?

The program of the 23th edition of MONSTRA will be presented in February at Cinema São Jorge. Soon after, all the information will be available online.


Are the courses, exhibitions and other parallel activities free?

Only the talks are free. To attend other courses  – Workshops and Masterclasses – you must pay an entry fee and apply in advance by sending an email to


How much are the tickets for the scheduled film sessions?

The price of the tickets varies according to the venues where the sessions occur.


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be available in every venue hosting a film session: Cinema São Jorge (the central location of the festival), Cinema Fernando Lopes, Cinema City de Alvalade, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu Nacional de Etnologia, etc.


When will the tickets be available for sale?

Usually, the ticket offices at Cinema São Jorge start selling tickets for the festival’s film sessions in the beginning of March.


Where can I find all the information about the program and the festival?

Gradually, we will unveil all the information about the festival’s 23th edition through our official communication channels: website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram). Our media partners will also include highlights of the program on their online pages, after the press conference.