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The 23rd Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
September 14 - September 21
The 23rd Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
When: September 14 Through 21, Various Times
Where: Various Locations
About: Produced by Inffinito, the 23rd Brazilian Film Festival of Miami has just announced its selection of films for the 23rd edition that will take place from September 14-21 in Florida. During eight days, actors, directors, Brazilian and international producers, as well as American and Latin American audiovisual professionals, will be in Miami. They will gather to watch the 2018-2019 Brazilian productions and to discuss ways for co-production with Latin American countries, and international distribution.
Six feature films will compete for the Crystal Lens award: the not released yet in Brazil Venice (Veneza), by Miguel Falabella, and Golden Mouth (Boca de Ouro), by Daniel Filho; Leonardo Domingues’ Simonal, biography (to be released in Brazil on August 8); Joana Mariani’s romance All Songs of Love (Todas As Canções de Amor); Flavia Castro’s drama Unremember (Deslembro); and Julia Rezende’s romantic comedy Head Over Heels 3 (De Pernas pro Ar 3). The se screenings will take place at Regal Cinemas on Lincoln Road in South Beach. The great honoree of this edition is actress Dira Paes, who stars Venice (Veneza) and also Divine Love (Divino Amor), by Gabriel Mascaro, Hors Concours screenings.
“The festival is a resistance action. We were the first Festival, with exclusively Brazilian content, produced abroad. Over the last 23 years our mission has been to encourage foreign audiences to get acquainted and start consuming Brazilian cinematography”, says Adriana L. Dutra, one of the founders of the Festival.
PRESS CONFERENCE – Silverspot Cinema will host a press conference on September 17th at 5 PM which will be attended by Miguel Falabella (director – Venice), Dira Paes (actress – Venice / Divine Love), Orlando Morais (singer, actor – Orlamundo), Antonia Morais (singer, actress – Orlamundo), Camila Morgado (special guest) and Fabricio Boliveira (actor – Simonal).
OPENING AND PANORAMA SCREENINGS
The opening night of the festival, on September 14, will show Maria do Caritó, by João Paulo Jabur, and O Beijo no Asfalto, directed by Murilo Benício. Panorama Screenings premiere, out of competition, Orlamundo, an Orlando Morais film directed by Alexandre Bouchet, Best Documentary Feature award in June at (LAIFFA) Los Angeles Independent Film Festival; Chacrinha (Chacrinha – O Velho Guerreiro), by Andrucha Waddington; Cine Holliúdy 2 (Cine Holliúdy 2- A Chibata Sideral), by Halder Gomes; My Life in Mars (Minha Vida em Marte), by Susana Garcia; The Fantastic Ugly Duckling (O Fantástico Patinho Feio), by Denilson Félix; and What’s So Funny? (Tá Rindo de Quê?), by Claudio Manoel, Álvaro Campos and Alê Braga.
INFFINITO CONNECT – MARKET
This year, in addition to the film screenings, Inffinito is launching a new format for its Market: Inffinito Connect – where Brazilian, Americans and Latin American players’ debate will live stream via social networks for the first time, upon registration. The focus is on the co-production between Brazil and Latin American countries and international distribution in the most diverse display windows, highlighting the panel “What are the current opportunities for the insertion of Brazil content in the international market?”.
“Along these 23 years, a total of 148 marketing panels were held, attended by approximately 400 international players, who created a strong network with Brazilian filmmakers and found some kind of commercialization for TV, VOD, remakes, co-productions, invitations to participation in international festivals, film distribution, universities and cultural centers in the Latin American market,” says Claudia Dutra.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Created by the producers Adriana L. Dutra, Claudia Dutra and Viviane Spinelli, BRAFF (Brazilian Film Festival of Miami) is a pioneer in the exclusive exhibition of Brazilian cinema abroad and has been the leader for the promotion of the Brazilian audiovisual abroad over the last two decades. The event is part of the official calendar of the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach, and is recognized as a market festival, considered an important business and communication platform between professionals and audiovisual companies in the Americas.
“Throughout its editions, BRAFF Miami has shown about 850 films in a variety of genres and formats, and in particular, has provided the opportunity to generate new business for about 40% of these films.”Today, the Festival’s audience is 70% international, with all their sessions sold out,” says Viviane Spinelli.
From September 14th to the 21st, Miami will be taken over by the festival’s new and recently released films. They will be screening in great venues such as Regal South Beach 18 cinema (Competitive Screenings), Colony Theater (Art Deco historical theater hosting the closing ceremony), Florida International University (FIU), which features two films within the official lineup: America Armada, by Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg, and Socrates, by Alex Moratto. In addition, the Festival will host its Panorama Screenings at the Silverspot Cinema.