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The 3rd Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) has just announced its winners, awarding 12 categories. Besides the trophies, the festival had special awards given by Teleimage: the best feature film received $10,000 in services and the best short film received $5,000 in services. Estúdios Quanta also rewarded the best documentary with $5,000 in services.
The awards night was presented by the Brazilian actress Rita Guedes and among the public we had Fenando Meirelles (who gave the best director award), Ash Baron Cohen, Steve Solot, Daniel Dreyfuss, Donald K. Ranvaud, Henrique Goldman, Denise Dummond, Ivan Spacek, Igor Spacek, Babi Xavier, Caco Monteiro, Tatiana Issa, Raphael Alvarez, Igor Cotrim, Fernando Pinto and many others. After the awards ceremony, Maia Entertainment announced the worldwide release of the closing night film In Therapy (Divã), directed by José Alvarenga Jr., coming up in next July.
Organizers of the festival, which commemorated the 15th anniversary of the New Brazilian Cinema, said government encouragement, local growth and foreign interest are responsible for the revival. In 2009, Latin America’s largest country produced more than 90 films, up from about 10 films a year in the 1980s and ’90s. (more…)
“Cabeca a Premio” by first-time director Marco Ricca was named best film at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival, held at the Landmark theater in West Los Angeles from Tuesday-Sunday
Ricca, a longtime leading man in Brazilian film and TV, had company in the category, as more than half of the directors competing at the third annual fest were considered first-timers.
Winning best director honors was Henrique Goldman for “Jean Charles,” based on the 2005 death of Brazilian Jean Charles, who was shot and killed by London police after he was falsely accused of being a terrorist.
“The Man Who Bottled Clouds,” directed by Tatiana Issa and Rafael Alvarez, and “DZI Croquettes,” by Lirio Ferreira, shared the award for best documentary.
“City of God” director Fernando Meirelles, who presided over the festival’s jury, said he thinks the inclusion of so many new directors is indicative of a growing “new generation of Brazilian filmmakers.”
Organizers of the festival, which commemorated the 15th anniversary of the New Brazilian Cinema, said government encouragement, local growth and foreign interest are responsible for the revival. In 2009, Latin America’s largest country produced more than 90 films, up from about 10 films a year in the 1980s and ’90s.
Thanks to the www.hollywoodreporter.com
The third Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival bows Tuesday at a time when Brazilian cinema has much to celebrate. The market share of Brazilian pics at home grew a solid 50% in 2008 and is promising to hold steady this year, according to Leonardo de Barros, of Conspiracao Filmes, while more shingles are forging international alliances. (more…)
Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the New Brazilian Cinema
Los Angeles , California
In its 3rd year, the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival – LABRFF 2010 celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the New Brazilian Cinema, with a selection of films that marked the period that became known worldwide as the best moments of national cinema, comparable only to the Cinema Novo.
The LABRFF will take place from April 27 to May 2, at the world capital of cinema, Los Angeles, and will feature more than 60 films including full- length and short films, documentaries, animation and video projects.
Official Site: http://www.labrff.com
When? Wednesday, Apr 28 at The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
The 3rd annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film festival will showcase over 50 brazilian films
LABRFF 2010 is increasingly recognized in the movie industry as an important annual event. LABRFF 2010 will showcase the best in Brazilian cinema while providing the Brazilian movie enthusiast a chance to interact with the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from all around Brazil.
More info visit: http://www.labrff.com/