UNRELEASED FILMS AND INTERNATIONAL GUESTS MAKE CINEBH A WINDOW OF THE INDEPENDENT BRAZILIAN CINEMA TO THE WORLD
Minas Gerais state capital event exhibits national and international unreleased films in Brazil and invites international professionals to get to know and discuss the Independent Brazilian Cinema and International Coproduction
As a closure for the 2010 season of the Cinema Sem Fronteiras program (which also includes the Tiradentes and Outro Preto Exhibits), CineBH Exhibit reassures, in its fourth edition, its goal to become one of the main windows of the independent Brazilian cinema to the international market, proposing dialogues with this foreign coproduction through the exhibition of some of the main films released in the great international festivals and with the presence of renowned professionals from the USA, Europe and Latin America who will have a chance to meet the new harvest of the Brazilian audiovisual production in Belo Horizonte and also debate and exchange experiences with its producers and filmmakers.
The whole program holds 78 national and international films, being 31 features, a media-film and 46 short-films, divided into 59 sessions during the six days of program offered for free to the public. This year there’s also the Brasil CineMundi – 1st International Coproduction Meeting, and intense programming of debates and workshops with Brazilian and international professional which will manage to explain the financing and international coproduction mechanisms and point out ways for inserting the Brazilian audiovisual production into the outside market.
“CineBH Exhibit represents a new dialogue between the Brazilian cinema and the international market. It has the purpose to be a privileged forum for exchange, opportunities and business for the independent Brazilian production, besides the discussion of important market matters that aim to support the reopening of exhibition places not only for the formation of new audiences but also as a practicable alternative for today’s problem of distribution and propagation of the Brazilian cinema”, analyzes Raquel Hallak, event coordinator and Universo Produção director.
The Contemporary Exhibit is signed by the cinema critic Pedro Butcher and presents national and international titles that will take the screens of the Cinema Village set up at Santa Tereza neighborhood and at Cine Humberto Mauro. Part of the program are the Brazilian films Memória Cubana, by Alice de Andrade and Ivan Nápoles and Chantal Akerman, de cá, by Gustavo Beck and Leonardo Luiz Ferreira. The international exhibit is composed by highlighted world titles, films such as the French Turnê, by Mathieu Almaric; the German A Guerra Interior, by Astrid Schul; the Iranian Cópia Fiel, by Abbas Kiarostami; the Mexican Juntos, by Nicolas Pereda; the Korean Poesia, by Lee Chang-dong; the Italian ones Vencer, by Marco Bellocchio and Napoli, Napoli, Napoli, by Abel Ferrara, and the American Minhas Mães e Meu Pai, by Lisa Cholodenko.
Still as part of the international programming, there are going to be exhibitions of important recently Latin films that will be able to illustrate the Brazil CineMundi debates on coproduction as El Custodio, by Rodrigo Moreno; and Do Outro Lado da Lei and Leonera, by Pablo Trapero, the last one being part of this year’s CineBH tribute to VideoFilmes, a production company from Rio de Janeiro recognized by the technical and artistic quality of its work and by the diversity of fields of action, managing to mix young and consecrated filmmakers in its portfolio.
Another new thing in the 2010 CineBH Exhibit international programming is the partnership and the exchange with the Italian Terra di Tutti Film Festival. During the exhibit in Minas Gerais state, the Brazilians will be able to check Italian films that privilege the socio-environment theme, specially selected for this new outlook. As a counterpart, the Italians will watch a Brazilian contemporary cinema exhibit selected by Universo Produção. The Brazilian section was named “Land of all” and anticipates the celebration of the Year of Italy in Brazil, scheduled for 2011. Among the films selected for this special exhibit there are three Antonio Martino’s films – Nìguri e Panchevo, medias finished in 2009, and the short-film Be Water My Friend –, also Girls On The Air, by Valentina Monti, Europa 0 KM, by Luca Bellino and Silvia Luzi, and O´Scia, La frontiera, by Lorenzo Galeazzi and Danilo Monte, films that address to sensitive issues like immigration, racism, violence and the lack of dialogue in an Italy and Europe very different from the ones in the tourist guides and post cards.
The Brazilian programming, however, is not left in second place and show up with strength and power for the local audience and the international guests with the pre-released program and the special exhibit “New Filmmakers”, with critic Cléber Eduardo as curator. Part of this programming are the films A Falta Que Me Faz, by Marília Rocha; Belair, by Noa Bressane and Bruno Safadi; A Fuga da Mulher Gorila, by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande; Separações, by Andrea Seligman Silva and Mieke Bal; Pacific, by Marcelo Pedroso; Estrada para Ythaca, by Guto Parente, Luiz Pretti, Pedro Diógenes and Ricardo Pretti.
Still as part of the tribute to VideoFilmes, there’s a special exhibit of the diversity of productions involving the brothers Walter and João Moreira Salles, with the exhibition of Terra Deu, Terra Come, by Rodrigo Siqueira; Uma Noite em 67, by Renato Terra and Ricardo Calil; Terra Estrangeira, by Walter Salles; and Santiago, by João Moreira Salles.
A selection of today’s harvest of the national and international short-film production complement the 4th CineBH programming – a total of 46 short-films will be exhibited in seven series that gather productions from Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Romania, France, Italy and Serbia
BRASIL CINEMUNDI COMES UP TO BE THE INSTRUMENT OF EXCHANGE AND BUSINESS BETWEEN THE BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AND THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
The main innovation of this CineBH Exhibit edition, the Brasil CineMundi meetings will bring the most diverse themes, from the coproduction mechanisms between Latin America and Europe to the audiovisual market in the context of the new media, passing through the development of new projects, international film distribution and the legal aspects involved in an international coproduction, with guests from Latin America, Europe and the USA.
“The objective of these Meetings is to stimulate a theme discussion about the Brazilian cinema and wide up the networking among Brazilian professional and representatives of the international industry, contributing to a bigger access of Brazilian cinematography to the foreign market. To turn this objective more concrete we invited some international representatives connected to the areas of production, funding, television network, international and national sales agent and festivals to a meeting with the Brazilian audiovisual representatives”, explain Paulo de Carvalho and Gudula Meinzolt, Brasil CineMundi international cooperatives.
Among the international professionals who will be present at the 4th CineBH, are the representatives of the Locarno Festival (Switzerland), Sundance Institute (USA), the coproduction financial funds Produire au Sud e Fonds Sud (France), the ZDF state channel (Germany), also producers and sales agents from Germany, Argentina and USA, allowing the exchange of experience with Brazilian producers and filmmakers, besides new projects and films prospection for the foreign market.
A selection of films complements the Brasil CineMundi programming at the 4th CineBH. This section’s representative titles were indicated by some of the international guests as a reference to the results of some work made by the institutions or companies they represent. Some upcoming Latin American filmmakers like the Mexican Nicolás Pereda (FiGa Films, USA) or the Argentine Rodrigo Moreno (Rizoma films, Argentina) who have already been recognized in important international fests as well as Pablo Trapero (Funds Sud, France), one of the most significant Argentine filmmakers in contemporary cinema. And films like Ajami, by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani (ZDF, Germany), a coproduction among Palestine, Israel and Germany, present at the 2009 Cannes Quinzaine des Realisateurs (special-Camera d’Or mention) and nominated to Best Foreign Movie for the 2010 Oscar.
This way Brasil CineMundi manages to make a connection with other coproduction markets, producers, distributors and international funds promoting exchange and bringing together cultures in a market even more competitive and globalized.
CINEMA IS AN EDUCATIONAL CLASS
During the 4th CineBH, educators and students have a special programming within the project The School goes to the Cinema, with a series of activities offered for free – workshops, cine-debates, and cine-school sessions that will benefit more than 3000 students at the public school system.
Four Brazilian features will be exhibited on the 22nd, 23rd and24th of October in 18 sessions at Cine Humberto Mauro, Cine-Tent and Santa Tereza Cine for 0 to 18 year-old kids. The awarded animation Garoto Cósmico, by Alê Abreu, the documentary Morrinho – Deus sabe de Tudo, mas não é X-9, directed by Fábio Gavião and the fiction movies about the juvenile universe As melhores coisas do mundo, by Laís Bodansky and Antes que o mundo acabe, by Ana Luiza Azevedo.
“To understand the audiovisual as a window about the world social relations, as a multidisciplinary tool in classroom and as a complementary action of the educational project makes us think about the importance of the awareness and the involvement of the educational universe so it can participate in this programming that unites culture and education, a vital issue for formation and citizenship”, points out the general event coordinator Raquel Hallak, about the propositions of the program.
And, also, in a month when we celebrate Children’s Day, information and fun couldn’t be left out. The 2010 CineBH Exhibit planned a special programming that will please the kids, young ones and the whole family – it’s the Cinema Little Exhibit com 11 films, being three features and eight short-films distributed into five sessions on the 23rd and 24th of October in the traditional Santa Tereza neighborhood, the stage of the seventh art. Duque de Caxias Square will be the scene for magic and fun with Turma do Pipoca, circus and artistic interventions.
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