Cinema do Brasil

Promoting Brazilian cinema abroad

Distribution Support Award

Since 2009, through its partnership with APEX-Brasil, the Cinema do Brasil programme has been providing support for the distribution of Brazilian films produced by its member companies, to be screened in international cinemas.

Each distributor located outside the Brazilian territory may apply for up to US$15 thousand to release one or more Brazilian films within their own territories and these funds may only be used to cover expenses in commercialisation (prints and advertising – P&A). The film must not have been released prior to the time of application and the documents to be submitted must include the contracts that prove acquisition of the rights by the distributor for the associated member of Cinema do Brasil, whose membership situation must be up-to-date and in full compliance with the Programme. Proof of full payment for the Guaranteed Minimum will also be required.

We ask that you carefully read the notifice here, since a number of changes have been made in this edition.

We would also remind you that support from Cinema do Brasil is not automatic. Applications will be subject to analysis by a commission made up of members of the Programme and market professionals, taking into account a combination of the following criteria:

- release proposal
- distributor portfolio
- territory
- budget suitability
- previous support provided to the distributor, film, or production company associated with Cinema do Brasil.

It is important to emphasise that Cinema do Brasil may suggest budget adjustments for the proposals submitted, in order to include the largest possible number of releases within the year.


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