Cinema Brazil Program promotes Brazilian films at Cannes
15/05/2012 17:28 - Portal Brasil
The Cinema Brazil program, which seeks to promote the dissemination and distribution of Brazilian films abroad, will have a presence at the Cannes Festival, to be held between May 16 and 27. Among the actions planned is the participation of ten national productions in national market screening sessions. There will also be a series of measures to encourage co-productions between Brazil and other countries and promotion of meetings between Brazilian cinema professionals and foreign producers and distributors.
"Cinema Brazil will be in Cannes for the seventh consecutive year", recalled Andrew Sturm, program director. "Besides the main event and parallel screenings, the festival is a unique opportunity to close deals for co-productions and encourage Brazilian film screenings outside the country".
Among the productions that will participate in market screenings - closed to the distributors and accredited entrants - ten are associated with the Cinema Brazil program. These are: “Estamos Juntos” by Toni Venturi (Olhar Imaginário - 2012), “Menos que Nada” by Carlos Gerbase (Prana Filmes-2012), “Tropicália” by Marcelo Machado (Bossa Nova Filmes-2011), “O Palhaço” by Selton Mello (Bananeira Filmes - 2011), “Sudoeste” by Eduardo Nunes (Superfilmes -2011), “Família Vende Tudo” by Alain Fresnot (A.F. Cinema-2011), “A Novela das 8” by Odilon Rocha (Querosene Filmes-2011), “As Aventuras do Avião Vermelho” by Frederico Pinto and José Maia (Okna Productions - 2012), “Disparos” by Juliana Reis (Diversid’arte-2012), and “Hora Menos” by Frank Spano (Panda Filmes - 2012). Cinema Brazil will also have a 100 m² stand throughout the 12-day event in the Marché du Film.
About the program: Cinema Brazil is a program aimed at promotion and export of Brazilian cinema abroad. Conceived by the Audiovisual Industry Union of São Paulo (SIAESP), the principal partner is Apex-Brazil (Brazilian Agency for Export Promotion and Investment), which participates in the preparation of strategies and their implementation and provides financial support for projects. Cinema Brazil also has the support of Ancine (National Cinema Agency) and the MRE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Source: Apex Brasil