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The connection between Portugal and the cinema has been going on for more than a century.The first film screening in Portugal took place in June 1896, at the Real Coliseu (Royal Coliseum), in Lisbon.Six months after the first public screening of the Cinematographer, invention of the Lumière brothers, the first film screening in Portugal took place in June 1896, at the Real Coliseu, in Lisbon, where eight films by the English producer Robert W. were shown. In the same year, in November, the first
Portuguese short films by Aurélio da Paz dos Reis were shown in Porto and Braga, thus taking their first steps in Portuguese cinema.
The Portuguese continue to follow the evolution of cinema, not only as spectators, but also as creators and producers. Portugal has very competent technical teams, excellent equipment and facilities for film and audiovisual production, adding to this a wonderful landscape, which makes Portugal a privileged destination for filming and hosting international productions.