The Cine’Eco – Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental da Serra da Estrela is the only film festival in Portugal, totally dedicated to environmental issues, in its widest sense. Takes place in Seia, annually in October, and continuously since 1995, by the initiative of Municipality of Seia.
This Festival takes place in the Municipal House of Culture in Seia and CISE – Interpretation Centre of the Serra da Estrela. It has won international prestige, competing normally over 600 documentaries from more than 30 countries.
The format of the Festival is based on a set of activities carried out over 8 days, and they include several parallel activities such as conferences, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, in addition to the competitive section and several film cycles.
The Cine’Eco has RTP as media partner, offers the public a quality cinema, cinematography poorly known and alternatives in relation to the traditional market.
The Festival seeks to engage new audiences, sensitizing them to the cinema, its history and its aesthetics. In addition to the general public, have been attracted to the movie theaters thousands of children and youth of the county and surrounding region as well as tourists who are visiting Serra da Estrela.