KINO-DOC documentary film core was established in December 2012, with the aim of running two documentary film courses (beginner, and advanced in the second year) with innovative programs that provide technical skills for both professionals and students from different areas of expertise. The courses teach the techniques of cinema from a theoretical point of view, mainly through the watching and discussing of those films which are most relevant within the history of documentary filmmaking. In practical terms the courses enable trainees to film with up-to-date high resolution and low-cost cameras, digitally edit their work, and learn other post-production procedures on their computers.

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KINO-DOC DOCUMENTARY FILM COURSE 2024-25 begins in October. It can be attended in person at our studio or live online.

Each participant with or without previous technical knowledge is invited to choose a subject and to make a documentary. The history of documentary film is taught along with several cinematic techniques until the final cut of each film.

The course is weekly and there are 8 slots to choose from:

Monday, 6h30-7h45 / 8h-9h15 PM

Tuesday, 2h-3h15 / 8h-9h15 PM

Wednesday, 2h45-4h / 6h30-7h45 PM

Thursday, 6h30-7h45 / 8h-9h15 PM

The course runs until the second week of July 2025 and has a monthly fee of € 75.

The training sessions are normally taught in Portuguese, however if there are several trainees who need a class to be in English then we can arrange it, but let us know in advance. Please bare in mind that the course is very visual and a great opportunity to improve your Portuguese.

Registrations are open. To pre-register you just have to send us your name, phone number, e-mail and the chosen slot.


Also starting in October is the KINO-DOC ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY FILM COURSE 2024-25. A course for those who have completed the previous course at some point in the past. It can be attended in person or live online.

Trainees consolidate their knowledge on the advanced course, each making their own feature length documentary. Classes are mainly practical with tutorial guidance for both individual and team projects.

It is a weekly course and participants can choose from one of the following 3 slots:

Tuesday, 6h30-7h45 PM

Wednesday, 8h-9h15 PM

Thursday, 2h-3h15 PM

The course runs until the second week of July 2025 and has a monthly fee of € 75.


Rua da Bempostinha 27A
1150-065 Lisboa, Portugal

telephone: (+351) 919 300 853


Metro: Intendente and Anjos stations

Buses: 767, 730, 723, 760, 708, 736, 734

Car park at Campo Mártires da Pátria


Please check KINO-DOC’s webpage in Portuguese for our “newsreels” (“actualidades”), more videos and other contents.