Embassy of Portugal in Italy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SCOPRIR - Ibero-American Film Festival in Rome

The Portuguese Embassy in Rome, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassies of Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Uruguay, and with the support of the Instituto Camões, promotes "Scoprir", the Ibero-American Film Festival in Rome. This seventh edition will take place from 12 to 14 October at the Casa del Cinema and will show ten films for the first time in Italy.

The Portuguese film A Mãe é que Sabe (Mum knows best), directed by Nuno Rocha (winner of 57 international awards) and produced by Ukbar Filmes, will be shown on October 12 at 8 p.m., and stars several well-known Portuguese TV actors, such as Maria João Abreu, Joana Pais de Brito, Filipe Vargas, Dalila Carmo, Manuel Cavaco, Noémia Costa and Margarida Carpinteiro.

A typical lunch goes wrong when Ana Luísa begins to remember peculiar episodes that occurred during her childhood and adolescence. Between carrot soups, walks by the sea, mother's advice, engagements and weddings, Ana Luísa thinks of everything that could have changed about her past. However, these memories will have unpredictable side effects. A family comedy that portrays Portugal from the 70s to the present day. And thinking about it, there are things that don't really have to change, because in the end we all know that... Mum knows best!

Film trailer:

Full program of "Scoprir":


LUSO - Travelling exhibition of the new portuguese cinema

"Luso! Mostra itinerante del nuovo cinema portoghese" is a travelling exhibition organized by Il Sorpasso Association e Arch Film in collaboration with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Embassy in Italy, Instituto Camões, ICA, TAP and Turismo de Portugal, which will show throughout Italy five films and four short films by the biggest authors of contemporary Portuguese cinema.

The event will begin on the 29th and 30th September at the Casa del Cinema in Rome, and will continue then in over thirty cities throughout the country. Many of the directors and authors of the films will be present and there will be meetings, cocktails and other parallel events.

"Luso!" will be in...
Rome - September 29-30 (Casa del Cinema)
Trieste - October 2-4 (Cinema Ariston)
Perugia - 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 October (Cinema Postmodernissimo)
Gorizia - October 4 (Kinemax)
Brescia - October 5, 12 and 19 (Eden Cinema)
Parma - 11, 18 and 24 October, and 8 and 15 November (Cinema Edison)
Cesena - October 14 (Cinema Eliseo)
Pisa - October 14-17 (Cinema Artesanale)
Turin - October 15-17 (Cinema Fratelli Marx) and November 2-3 (Cinema Massimo)
Vicenza - 23-24 and 20-31 October, 6-7, 20-21 and 27-28 November (Cinema Araceli)
Verona - October 25 (Circolo del Cinema)
Rovereto - November 20 (Nuovo Cineforum)
Spoleto - more information coming soon (Cinema Sala Pegasus)
Ancona - more information coming soon (Nuovo Cinema Azzurro)
Mantua - more information coming soon (Cinema del Carbon)
Seravezza - more information coming soon (Cinema Scuderie Granducale)

You can consult the full program at:

 Luso Mostra Itinerante del Nuovo Cinema Portoghese 1

Office for Diaspora Investors Support

The Office for Diaspora Investors Support ("Gabinete de Apoio ao Investidor da Diáspora", GAID) aims to identify, support and simplify micro and small investments within the Portuguese and Portuguese-based communities headed for Portugal, to follow projects underway or in the planning phase and to stimulate and guide internationalisation initiatives of regional companies of this size.

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Procedure for the Notification of Mobility

College students holding residence permits issued by a Member State of the European Union and covered by an European Union or multilateral programme with mobility measures, or by an agreement between two or more higher education institutions, are allowed to enter and stay in Portuguese territory for a period of study, and also to carry out a professional activity in accordance with Article 97 (“Lei n.º 102/2017”), for a maximum period of 360 days, provided that they notify SEF (“Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras”) thereof until 30 days before the start of the mobility period.

The notification should also include a scanned copy of these documents:

- Valid passport;
- Copy of the Residence Authorization issued by another Member State in which they reside, valid for the entire period stay;
- Health insurance or proof of coverage by the National Health Service;
- Proof of means of subsistence;
- Proof of admission to a higher education institution under an EU mobility programme or agreement with the higher education institute of origin;
- Proof of payment of tuition fees, if applicable.

The notification must be sent by e-mail to the SEF regional directorate of the study area and up to 30 days before the start of the mobility period.

Regional directorates:

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo – dir.lisboa@sef.pt and info.DRLVTA@sef.pt 
Centre – dir.centro@sef.pt 
Algarve – dir.algarve@sef.pt 
Madeira – dir.madeira@sef.pt 
Azores – dir.acores@sef.pt  
North – dir.norte@sef.pt



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