We are back! It is with great joy that we bring to your screens the 22nd edition of BRAFF Miami with the best of Brazilian cinema.
BRAFF Miami is an official event of the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach and the State of Florida. It has been held for 22 consecutive years as an exclusive Brazilian content film festival outside Brazil. A display for formation, reflection, promotion, cultural exchange, diversity, political and sectoral articulations, artistic recognition, social actions, jobs and income creation, and an increasing business environment with extraordinary economic potential for the Brazilian audiovisual sector.
This edition’s tribute honors Carlos Diegues, a.k.a. Cacá Diegues. One of the most prolific and important filmmakers in the world, Cacá was one of the founders of Cinema Novo and directed films that were essential to Brazilian cinematography. We will be showcasing some of his films as Special Screenings at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, and one of his most successful films, the classic Bye Bye Brasil will be the festival’s closing film at the outdoor cinema of the New World Symphony Soundscape Park.
Targeting the formation of new audiences for our cinema, we will screen titles debating contemporary issues relative to our society in the program “University Series” in partnership with Florida International University.
The 2017 - 2018 season was excellent for the Brazilian audiovisual, releasing different genres of films with a unique technical and artistic quality. The curatorship of BRAFF Miami, composed this year by Anna Marie de la Fuente (Editor-in-chief Variety Latin America), Carlos Gutierrez (director of the film distributors Cinema Tropical) and Flavia Guerra (journalist and film critic), selected eight gems to be presented at the Regal South Beach in the Festival’s Competitive Screenings.
We hope you will have lots of fun and please keep this in mind: a country without culture is a country without memory.
Long live the Brazilian cinema!
ADRIANA L. DUTRA, CLÁUDIA DUTRA and VIVIANE SPINELLI
The winner of the edition for the public's choice was the film The Patient, by Sérgio Resende. Receiving the Crystal Lens during Closing Award Night.
ANNA MARIE DE LA FUENTE
Anna Marie de la Fuente is Variety's Chief Latin America Writer. Based in Los Angeles, she began her career in journalism while living in Madrid where she was the Spanish Bureau Chief for the Hollywood Reporter. She moved to Los Angeles in the mid-90s where she became a freelance media writer contributing to the Los Angeles Times, Variety Deal Memo, Billboard and Broadcast among others. In 1998, she was appointed Latin America Bureau Chief for London-based trade Screen International where she covered the Latin American entertainment industry until she joined Variety. She has served as a juror in multiple international film festivals, including the festivals of Cartagena (Colombia), Lima (Peru), Cuenca (Ecuador) and Palm Springs.
CARLOS A. GUTIÉRREZ
Carlos A. Gutiérrez is co-founder and executive director of Cinema Tropical, the New York-based media arts non-profit organization that is the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S. As a guest curator, he has presented several film/video series at different cultural institutions, including MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, BAMcinématek, Anthology Film Archives, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He co-curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and is co-director of the Tucson Cine Mexico festival in Arizona. He is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine, and has served as a member of the jury and panelist for various film festivals and funds including Morelia, Seattle, Margaret Mead, SANFIC, DocsMX, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin American Media Arts Fund, the Student Academy Awards, and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, among many others.
Flavia Guerra is a Brazilian journalist and documentary filmmaker. She is the editor of Tela Tela and covers cinema and festivals worlwide. Flavia has worked as a film and fashion reporter at O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper for over 10 years, as columnist for Canal Arte 1 and cinema analyst for TV Bandeirantes. She holds a masters degree in documentary films from Goldsmiths, University of London. She teaches a course on documentary for Cinema and TV in the Cultural Center B_arco. Flavia is a curator of the Feed Dog - documentary Fashion Film Festival and director of Karl Max Way, winner of The É Tudo Verdade – Festival Internacional de Documentários.
Sept 16 | 6pm
Kick off Party @ Piola South Beach
Member Pass give away & Press Accreditation + Vinho Tinto Show
701 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Sept 18 | 6pm
Kick off Cocktail Party for the movie THE FUZZ @ Tag Heuer Boutique - Aventura Mall
Inffinito & Smart Trading in celebrating the 22nd BRAFF Miami 2018
19501 Biscayne BLVD, Space #037, Aventura FL
Sept 19 | 10:30pm
Official After Party of the Competitive Screenings @ Rooftop of Townhouse Hotel
Presented by AcheiUsa / Sounds by LUPA
150 20th Street, Miami Beach
Sept 20 | 10:30pm
After Party with DJ Hugo @ Baoli
1906 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Sept 21 | 2pm
Pool Party with DJ Lupa @ Nautilus Cabana Club
1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Sept 22 | 4pm
Marketplace @ FilmGate - Downtown Media Center
168 SE 1st St, Miami
Sept 22 | 10:30pm
After Party with DJ Danny Stern @ SLS Hotel
1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Sept 23 | 7pm
Closing Award Night @ New World Center SoundScape Park
500 17th St, Miami Beach
Sept 22, at 4pm at FilmGate Downtown Media Center
168 SE 1st St, Miami
Workshop and panel discussion “How To Access The Dynamic Brazilian Film And Television Market”.
A presentation aimed at film and television producers, executives, attorneys, investors and others interested in a current panorama of the multiple opportunities in the Brazilian audiovisual industry, and how to access government funds and partner with local players.
STEVE SOLOT – Consultant
Founder and President of the Latin American Training Center LATC a regional media training and consulting center in Rio de Janeiro, which provides a full range of consulting services for audiovisual projects, film commissions and also international representation for audiovisual content producers.
ELISA TOLOMELLI – Producer
Producer responsible for major international box offices such as “Central Station” and “City of God”.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT FUNDS AND COPRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES WITH BRAZIL!
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