Frames Portuguese Film Festival – Inställt

Welcome to the 7th edition of Frames – Portuguese Film Festival

The latest instructions set by the Swedish authorities, which apply from the 24th of November for all public gatherings and events, have led the cinema venues to close their doors. Consequently, events that were to take place in the coming weeks have seen the need to revise their activities. In light of such new restrictions, the Frames organizing team has decided to postpone, once again, all its programmed events namely Frames – Portuguese Film Festival (Göteborg), Frames Kids – Göteborg, Frames – Portuguese Film Festival (Stockholm) and Frames Kids – Stockholm.

At the present day, the organizing team is still considering the different possibilities concerning Frames – Love Stories edition, and as soon as we have any news to share, we will communicate them in our channels. 

We will soon get in contact with those of you who have already purchased your tickets, so that we can proceed with the reimbursement procedures.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in this project. We hope you continue to do so and to bring you some of the best Portuguese films again, already in 2021.

In the meantime, stay safe and follow the safety recommendations of the authorities.

If you have any questions or would like to enter in contact with us, please send an email to info@framesfestival.se.

With love,

Frames – Portuguese Film Festival


After the hard decision to postpone the festival earlier in March, Frames – Portuguese Film Festival is now back in Gothenburg!

Save the dates – 27, 28 and 29 November – and secure your tickets now!

Frames Love Stories

Frames Love Stories is the theme of this edition. When it was chosen, we were all far from knowing what this year would bring upon us. Considering the evermore present effects of fear in our contemporary world, it seems imperative to counter it with its polar opposite.

Frames Love Stories aims at showing a selection of Portuguese films about love, questioning it, redefining it and rethinking it. Love letters from the colonial wars. A teen infatuation and the ability to dream. The unpredictable love narrative of a good-hearted soccer player. The unconditional love of a mother. The love for cinema as an act of faith.

All movies are subtitled in English, with the exception of Diamantino which has Swedish subtitles. The age limit for all movies is 16 years old.

Adding to our film selection, you will also be able to watch Frames Shorts, the final selection of 10 short movies which will be competing for the Best Short Film prize!

Frames Kids

Our segment dedicated to the younger public will take place at Hagabion on the morning of Saturday 28th November, 10h00 to 13h00. There will be three separate sessions, each one focusing on a particular age group:

●      From 4 years old, dedicated to Portuguese speaking children to stimulate the contact with the Portuguese language.

●      From 6 years old, most of the stories presented are without dialogs.

●      From 13 years old, most of the stories presented are Portuguese spoken with English subtitles.

For more information, including the special Covid-19 measures to secure our guests safety during the festival, please check our website www.framesfestival.se. Stay tuned and follow Frames on social media!


Friday 27 November

18h30-19h30  Opening event at Victoriasalen

19h45-21h45  Variações – Guardian Angel (João Maia) followed by a skype-interview with the director João Maia (21h45-22h30) Hagabion hall 2

Saturday 28 november

10h00-10h30   Frames Kids – Session 1 (from 4 year old) Hagabion hall 1

10h45-11h15   Frames Kids – Session 2 (from 6 year old) Hagabion hall 1

11h45-12h45   Frames Kids – Session 3 (from 13 years old) Hagabion hall 1

13h30-14h30   Frames Shorts – Session 1 Hagabion hall 2

  • Anjo
  • Mariana’s Late
  • The Birth Statement

14h45-15h45 Frames Shorts – Session 2 Hagabion hall 2

  • In case of Fire
  • Between the Shadows

16h00-17h00 Frames Shorts – Session 3 Hagabion hall 2

  • Bela Mandil
  • Estas Mãos São Minhas
  • Past Perfect
  • 3 years later

17h15-19h00 John From (João Nicolau) Hagabion hall 2

20h00-21h30 Until porn do us part (Jorge Pelicano) Hagabion hall 2

Sunday 29 november

13h00-14h30 Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) Hagabion hall 2

14h45-16h00 João Bénard da Costa: Others Will Love The Things I Have Loved (Manuel Mozos) Hagabion hall 2

16h15-18h00 Letters from War (Ivo Ferreira) Hagabion hall 2

For more information about the Frames Portuguese film Festival, please see our webpage: https://www.framesfestival.se/


Ticket type Regular ticket Students/65+
Festival Full Pass (all events and films) 300 SEK 230 SEK
Single screening 80 SEK 65 SEK
Frames Shorts (all 3 sessions) 80 SEK 65 SEK
Frames Kids 20 SEK 20 SEK

Tickets can be bought here:


About us

The Frames Portuguese Film Festival started in 2013 in Stockholm, as an initiative from UngFAPS – Association of Portuguese Youth in Sweden. In 2014, the festival spread to Gothenburg and has gained strength ever since, establishing itself as a recurring part of the cities’ cultural life.

The Frames Portuguese Film Festival aims at becoming a significant cultural gathering platform in the cities where the festival takes place. We seek to promote the most recent, original and creative content within the Portuguese cinematographic panorama and to introduce new and talented Portuguese filmmakers to the Swedish public.

We grasp the idea of cinema as a gesture of resistance against banality and inequality, and our bet is on author and independent cinema, capable of defying conventions and preconceived ideas.