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

18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite - Lisboa (6° Edição) - December 27-31, 2020

Michèle Levieux


Michèle Levieux, film critic/ journalist. Born in 1946 in Paris, she began in the 60s as a journalist for Le Figaro and Télérama. She then was a TV critic for press agencies, TV magazines and a film critic for theory reviews (Ecran, la Revue du Cinéma...).

she is a film critic from the daily, l'Humanité. She is a specialist in long face-to-face interviews with cinema people. Photographer, programmer for various festivals and events of expérimental movies, silent cinema, filmmakers rétrospectives (in Russia, Brazil, Egypt...).

She participates in numerous juries around the world. She published on Douglas Sirk, Sacha Vierny, translated Mohsen Makhmalbaf's book "En Afghanistan, les Bouddhas n'ont pas été détruits, ils se sont écroulés de honte" (Fayard/ Paris, Brazil, Greece) illustrated photographies with Samira Makhmalbaf. She gratuated from Journalism School (Paris, 1968).

She received a Pegasus-Aleksandr-Khanjonkov Prize (Moskow, 1998) and Vera-Kholodnaya Award (Moskow, 2000). She is a FIPRESCI member, a UJC member, member of ACM's Commission (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde/ CNC-Institut français, Paris) and EFA member (European Film Academy, Berlin)

Kees Brienen
Netherlands - Mexico

After traveling the globe for many years, Kees Brienen started studying filmmaking at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

At the same time he started organising film-events focussing on new developments in the language of moving images. After his graduation he continued organising film-festivals and film-events for many different organisations but mainly for IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, since 1999) and poptempel Paradiso in Amsterdam, where he has also been responsible for programs related to the visual arts, electronic music and new media for 6 years.

Currently he is selecting films for the feature length competition for IDFA and he's working as 'director de programacion' for CinemaPlaneta.org, Latin America's largest and most important environmental film festival in Cuernavaca, Mexico. His passion for filmmaking has never faded, planning to shoot his next feature film in the summers of 2021…


Steven Yates
Great Britain - Germany

Steven Yates is a British film critic and journalist based in Berlin.

He writes for a variety of websites and hard copy publications globally and has been a member of FIPRESCI since 2001, attending numerous film festivals as a jury member in Europe and globally. He has worked for film festivals in the past, including London and Edinburgh, as well as being an assistant programmer for National Schools Film Week in the UK.

Presently he is part of the selection team for the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, also in the UK.