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Lisbon Screendance Festival

InShadow - Lisbon Screendance Festival is an initiative of Vo'Arte and a reference in contemporary transdisciplinary artistic creation, with emphasis on the convergence of language between body and image, based on technology.

InShadow explores interdisciplinary atmospheres through aesthetic solutions and technical representation of body on screen, on stage and in other platforms. Genres and language intersect in video, performance, installations and exhibitions that present the vitality of a dialogue between established artists and emerging creators.

The program includes an international competition of videodance, documentaries and animation, performances, and a section for the youngsters, LittleShadow, workshops, masterclasses, as well as exhibitions and installations, that expand the Festival throughout the city.


InShadow promotes contemporary creations and imprints new crossovers and views in the city of Lisbon in connection with the world. 

InShadow, the body imagined within the shadow.

Pedro Sena Nunes

PEDRO SENA NUNES (artistic director & film director)


Graduated in Cinema in 1992 from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Co-founder of Companhia Teatro Meridional, Apordoc - for the documentary and Besides being a teacher and project coordinator, he has taken on pedagogical and creative coordination, designing courses and pedagogical and artistic projects in an authorial dimension, at ETIC. He is a member of the Portuguese Association of Filmmakers, a teacher and co-artistic director of Vo'Arte, where he co-directs the InShadow Festival, the InArt Festival and CiM - Companhia de Dança. He has won several awards and distinctions in the areas of photography, video and cinema.

Ana Rita Barata

ANA RITA BARATA (artistic director & choreographer)


Studied at the Lisbon Dance Conservatory and the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, Holland. She is the founder, choreographer, teacher and co-artistic director of Vo'Arte since 1998. Co-founder and artistic director of CIM - Companhia de Dança since 2007. She co-directs the InShadow Festival, the InArt Festival and develops various transdisciplinary projects with different communities. She studies Accessible Communication at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.


Artistic Direction 

Ana Rita Barata, Pedro Sena Nunes

Curatorial Support

João Dias,


Inês Baptista, Miguel Loureiro


Inês Baptista, Miguel Loureiro

Communication Design 

Inês Chaubert

Production Support

Giovana Chiconelli, Beatriz Ribeiro, Mariana Nunes

Translation and proofreading

Patricia Martins, Carlos Garrido

Promotional Materials and Management of Copies

João Dias


Technical support 

Roque Barata

Special Thanks

Ana Caria, Marina Ramos, Fábio Cunha, Letícia Gonçalves, Guilhermina Jorge (FLUL)



Production  Vo'Arte  _ Structure Financed by  República Portuguesa | Cultura, DgArtes  _ High Patronage  Presidência da República  _ Official Sponsor  Conserveira de Lisboa  _ Award Support  Opart | Estúdios Victor Córdon, ETIC - Escola de Técnologias, Inovação e Criação, Conserveira de Lisboa, Associação Amigos da Cerca  _ Programme Partners  FNAC, CiM - Companhia de Dança, Movimiento en Foco, Mov'in Cannes, Shortcutz  _ Partners Communication  RTP 2, Antena 2, Antena 3, FNAC, Canal Q, Canal 180  _ Partner Venues  FBAUL - Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Teatro do Bairro, Museu da Marioneta, Espaço Santa Catarina, Espaço Cultural das Mercês, NOTE - Galeria de Arquitetura, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Biblioteca de Alcântara, SAFRA, Instituto Cervantes, ETIC, Cossul  _ School Partners  ETIC - Escola de Técnologias, Inovação e Criação, FMH - Faculdade Motricidade Humana, FBAUL - Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, ESD - Escola Superior de Dança, FLUL - Faculdade de Letras na Universidade de Lisboa, António Arroio, ESEL - Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa  _ Institutional Partners  Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EPAL, Studiotrade, REDIV, Junta Freguesia Mesericórdia, FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Adega de Palmela, Embaixada da Polónia, Dance Filmmaking

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