Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa
International Festival Signs of the Night - Lisbon

17° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (5° Edição) - January 17-20, 2020

The International Jury


Maria Contreras


Anthropologist and feminist filmmaker from Colombia.

Winner of the Best Experimental Short Film Award in the category of students at the Porto Femme Film Festival 2019 (Portugal) with her short film "Catarse". Was part of the Young Critic's Workshop of the European Film Festival in Palic, Serbia.

Maria Contreras is also the producer of the short film "Mi Amigo Nayem" winner of the Festival de Cine Pobre Panalandia 2019 (Panama), and other other 3 national prices.

Her films has been screened in different cities of Portugal and countries such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Nicaragua and Algeria..


Alexander David


Alexander David has worked as an actor for filmmakers such as João Pedro Rodrigues, Gabriel Abrantes, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, João Botelho and visual artists João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira.

"Primeira Idade" (First Age),
his feature length debut as a filmmaker, is now in post-production.



Lysander Wiering


Lysander Wiering developed himself through a master in Visual Anthropology at Leiden University in the Netherlands to become an independent film maker.

His interests are based on the hidden stories that take place outside the eye of the public. With his camera he studies the gutters of society with a special interest for the people who live and survive here. In these twilight worlds he meets individuals who give color to this gray area.

Lysander uses his visual anthropological background, especially as a method to tell the stories and to make his films. He tries to immerse himself in a world over a longer period of time to get to know the people and tell their stories from within.