Posts tagged ‘Latin American film industry’
The Berlin Film Festival often celebrates Latin American artistic excellence, but this year, financial clout was also on the program
Colombia’s Dynamo Capital unveiled a planned $150 million-$200 million private equity fund for investment in Latin American film, TV and animation outfits.
RioFilme, a Rio de Janeiro public film fund, announced aims to double funding at Funcine Rio 1, its tax-driven investment vehicle, to $20 million.
Latin America has a new management class: DC senior fund manager Cristian Conti is a former Salomon Brothers investment banker; RioFilme’s director-president Sergio Sa Leitao advised the (more…)
The Brazilian Film Festival brings the excitement of Brazilian cinema to Miami Beach every spring. Nicknamed BRAFF Miami, the Brazilian Film Festival screens more than three dozen Brazilian films over nine days. Competitive entries in the Miami Beach Brazilian Film Festival include feature-length films and short films vying for Crystal Lens Awards in a variety of categories. Movie screenings at the Brazilian Film Festival also include (more…)
With its vibrant and varied national identities, a turbulent and sometimes tortured past along with its proud cultural heritage, Latin America has all the necessary ingredients for a rich tradition of cinema and film.
In the early years, the Latin American film industry was dominated by Mexico, which exported its enormously successful movies throughout the world. But over the second half of the 20th century, a number of other big film centers developed, in particular Cuba, Argentina and Brazil.
Throughout this period, filmmakers drew upon wide political and social influences, reflecting the often chaotic environments they were trying to reflect. Latin America’s prominent role within the non-aligned movement during the Cold War and widespread popular opposition to the giant northern neighbor helped influence the development of Tercer Cine, Third Cinema, as a backlash against Hollywood, US cultural dominance and capitalism.
Led by the Argentinean Grupo Cine Liberacion, but also driven by radicals in Cuba, (more…)