The theme of this 5th edition is: “Sustainable communities safeguarding natural and urban heritage”. This year Heritales will explore sustainable communities as way to promote the natural and urban heritage, bringing together documentaries and other artistic works. Over the course of three months, more than 20 films will be available for viewing and voting on-line, and it will promote live sessions in various international spaces. The culmination of the festival is celebrated with an award ceremony in the last week of September. As part of the event, we are trying to organize a three-day residency for the directors of the selected works. During this period, workshops and debates will take place as well as films projections for the general public.

In this fifth edition, Heritales has partnered with the UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and once again we are supported by the General-Directorate for Cultural Heritage Portugal (DGPC)

The award trophies will be produced by the student of the joint program of the Faculty of Science and Tecnology of the University Nova of Lisbon and The Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

We invite you to participate in a great number, to submit your work please go to and share this experience with us and with filmmakers from all over the world, so please stay tuned on this website, on our Facebook and Twitter.

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All calls now extended to the 15th of May 2024!


Free entry for students with institution email, please contact us with your institution emails and ask for a free passcode

Please go to the Calls Section and submit your work