November 8, 2017

Portuguese Website Launch

Today we launch the Portuguese version of the Ocean Coast Film Festival website. It is the continuation of the effort we’ve been putting towards connecting with […]
October 20, 2017

OCFF Logo Revealed

Today we announce the new logo of the Ocean Coast Film Festival. It was designed by San and features some elements of the area where the […]
July 31, 2017

Introducing the Ocean Coast Film Festival

Hello and welcome to the first post of the Ocean Coast Film Festival blog. Here we will introduce our festival and the team that’ll make it […]

About the festival

How it started

As a staff member for the River Bend Film Festival for several years in the United States, Fábio has always had the idea in the back of his mind to create his own film festival. With the knowledge he has gained from collaborating with River Bend, he wishes to bring the same incredible film experience to his hometown of Lavra - with the Atlantic Ocean just a walk away!

Our goal

It is our mission to showcase unique and inspiring films and bring the "Hollywood Experience" to the beachtown of Lavra. Using the formula that has brought much success to the River Bend Film Festival for 16 years, we plan to adapt their winning format to the location of Lavra. Our event will provide a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and meet other like-minded people. This networking opportunity will hopefully inspire more film projects and productions to be made in Portugal.