MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival

September 10 - 15, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal / Festival type: Affiliated Members
MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival


MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival promotes the best of horror from around the globe and encourages the production of Portuguese horror films. One of the cultural highlights of the year in Lisbon, the festival has also carved out a prominent position in the international circuit of genre film festivals since its inception in 2007. 

In 2016, MOTELX reached an audience of about 20.000 people across the 6 days of the festival and the 2 Warm-Up days that kick off every edition with open air screenings, concerts and parties. 

Past guests include names such as George A. Romero, Stuart Gordon, John Landis, Coffin Joe, Eli Roth, Brian Yuzna, Dario Argento, Hideo Nakata and Tobe Hooper, among others. In 2017 the guests of honour are Roger Corman and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

MOTELX is the only Portuguese festival to have received an accreditation by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), and is also a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) and Europe For Festivals, Festivals For Europe (EFFE). 

For further information, please visit


MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival
R. Filipe Folque 30, 6B, 1050-113 Lisbon, Portugal
Festival Director: Carlos Pontes, João Monteiro, João Viana, Pedro Souto
Federation Contact: Pedro Souto
Tel: Phone:+351 213 545 158
E-mail: info (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
A estranha casa na bruma Guillherme Daniel Portugal Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse Lukas Feigelfeld Germany, Austria Feature 2018 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Thursday Night Gonçalo Almeida Portugal Short 2017 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Cold Hell Stefan Ruzowitzky Germany, Austria Feature 2017 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Post-mortem Belmiro Ribeiro Portugal Short 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Noonday Witch Jiří Sádek Czech Republic Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Miami Simão Cayatte Portugal Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Pela Boca Morre o Peixe João P. Nunes Portugal 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Gravedigger André Gil Mata Portugal Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Bewitched Manuel Pureza Portugal Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent

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