Celebrating 15 years of Miami Brazilian Film Festival announces winners and tool launched Digital MediaFundMarket.com


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 More than six thousand people visited the Colony Theater, venue  at the closing ceremony that honored the film director Arnaldo Jabor and awarded the  films  Vips  and The True Story of Red Ballerina (A Verdadeira História da Bailarina de Vermelho)

The 15th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami said goodbye to the city at the Colony Theater, with the awards night and homage to the director Arnaldo Jabor. In nine days, more than six thousand people came to the  the show about  Brazilian cinema. Were 40 productions, including featured movies  and short films. The ceremony was hosted by actress Alessandra Colasanti with special participation of actor Ney Latorraca , who handed the trophy to the winners from the Crystal Lens category elected by the public and technical jury. Vips, from Toniko Melo, took the awards for Best Film (feature film) and Best Actor (Wagner Moura), is the true story of the dancer in red, from Alessandra Colasanti and Samir Abujamra, the best short film and best screenplay, according to the judges of the Competition. Olivia Torres was chosen best actress for the film Desenrola  de  Rosane Svartman. For Best Director and Best Screenplay, the jury opted for the film 180. Success at the festival, the director and writer Eduardo Vaisman Claudia Mattos will release the film next September in Brazil. The evening also included the award of production elected by the public, De pernas pro ar, Roberto Santucci, won best featured film and best short . O Bolo, de  Roberto Guimaraes,received  standing ovations during the show, and also won the item Best Art Direction.

On stage, under the gaze of the crowd and Ananda Rubinstein, producer and film director, writer and journalist Arnaldo Jabor was thrilled with the tribute prepared by Inffinito. The closure had hors concours display of his latest work The Supreme Happiness. Given the infrastructure of the event and the recognition of the public who filled the movie theaters throughout the week, Jabor said the importance of the initiative. For him, the show is an alternative to state funding. “I no longer believed in Brazilian cinema, but changed my mind  observing the organization and the muscle behind the festival.”

Director of Inffinito, the company responsible for Braff, Adriana Dutra said she has reached the objective of making the Brazilian cinema in the world. Shared with all participants completing their pride 15 years in Miami, and reaffirmed their commitment to the cinema. The proof is launching the first networking site dedicated exclusively to the audiovisual market, the MediaFundMarket presented during the event in the city. “We always believed and invested in Brazilian cinema in the possibility of promotion of our talents. Our culture is very diverse and identify various nationalities, “said organizer.

The director of VIPs, Toniko Melo, stressed the importance of national culture for Braff. “This festival shows the national cinema that is on the market. Brazil is showingits  face. And Miami serves as a test market because it is formed by the Hispanic audience, American and Brazilian. ” Moreover, according to Toniko, it is an opportunity to extend the network of relationships. About MediaFundMarket the Cinestar believes that “the launch of the digital platform is a historical kernel to the national cinema.”

This year’s program included exhibitions of 14 long and 14 short films competing for the Crystal Lens Award, plus 12 views out of competition, as the show of his works of the honored Arnaldo Jabor. Were shown documentaries and fiction films of the 2010/2011 harvest unprecedented in Miami, as Beyond the Road, Charly Braun, and A Night in 67, de Ricardo Calil e Renato Terra.Names like Cleo Pires (Any alley cat), Maria Paula (upside down), Fernanda de Freitas (Malu Bike), Wilhelmina Guinle (Beyond the Road) and Bruno Mazzeo (Cilada.com) represented in their respective productions a Competitive Exhibition. Behind the selection of movies was the group of trustees Circuit Inffinito Festival, which this year brings the filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God), producer Paula Barreto (Lula, the son of Brazil, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands), Marco Aurelio Marcondes the distributor, the director of the film site B, Paulo Sérgio Almeida, the director general of Migdal (Our Home), iAFA Britz, producer and distributor and Bianca de Felippe (Carlota Joaquina).

Circuit Inffinito Festival continues with the celebrations for the 15 years of success Inffinito in promoting Brazilian culture worldwide. Also in 2011, the circuit will London (September), Montevideo (October), Buenos Aires (November), Petrópolis (November) and Rome (November), ending in Barcelona (December).

Inffinito Promoted by the 15th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami is sponsored by Petrobras and Redecard. Has the government support by Ancine, the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The event has the support of: Gemini, Fastway Moving, steakhouse Fogo de Chão and Piola. The official airline is American Airlines,  the Official Hotel is the Shore Club. Promotion of MPB FM,Contigo, Beta Magazine  and  Achei USA Magazine.

Feature film category: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay, Photography, soundtrack;
Sound Editing; Assembly; Art Direction.
Best Movie – VIPs from Tonik Melo
Best Director – for 180 ° Eduardo Vaisman
Best Actor – Wagner Moura VIPs, the tonik Melo
Best Actress – Olivia Torres in peeled, Rosane Svartman
Best Screenplay – by Claudia Mattos 180 ° Eduardo Vaisman
Best Cinematography – by Adrian Teiji Boca Trash, Flavio Frederico
Best Music – by Eduardo Bid Boca Trash, Flavio Frederico
Best Sound Editing – Miriam Biderman & Ricardo Reis by Broder, From Jefferson
Best Editing – Quito Ribeiro by Broder, From Jefferson
Best Art Direction – Lia Renhe by Our Home, Wagner de Assis

Short film Category: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Photography, Art Direction.
Best Film – The True Story of Red Ballerina, Alessandra Colasanti and Samir
Best Director – Jose Sergio de Andrade by Waterfall
Best Screenplay – The True Story of Red Ballerina, Alessandra Colasanti and Samir
Best Cinematography – Cesar Yure by Waterfall, José Sergio de Andrade
Best Art Direction – Robert Guimaraes for Cake, Robert Guimaraes

Crystal lenses offered by the jury: Best short film and best feature film.
Best Short Film – The Cake, Robert Guimaraes
Best feature film – head over heels, Roberto Santucci

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