In 2016 the Cinema do Brasil Programme completes 10 years.

This endeavour is the result of a partnership between SIAESP and Apex-Brasil, whose aim is to increase the presence of the Brazilian audiovisual industry in the international market.

Over the past decade our actions and activities have been reconfigured and expanded, accompanying the sector’s development and its growing internationalization.

Today, Cinema do Brasil has about 150 members and develops different lines of action, focused on information, promotion, training/education, participation in festivals/markets and business meetings, a combination of actions formed to stimulate the internationalization of Brazilian cinema and its professionals. We also have a network of partners in Brazil and abroad which increase the scope and the quality of our actions.

The results obtained from initiatives aimed at expanding the presence of Brazilian films abroad deserve special attention, such as the Sales Agent Support, launched in 2013, which contributed with the promotion of 15 films in the industry’s most important festivals, the Distribution Support Award, which has been given since 2009 and which has contributed to the release of Brazilian films on international screens. Up to this point, we have received 231 registrations, providing support for 110 releases of Brazilian films, and have invested 1,5 million dollars in the scheme. Additionally, we have created a number of new actions geared towards the preparation of producers and projects for the international market, in partnership with the most important international platforms, such as the Torino Film Lab and the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, with whom we carried out the first edition of the EAVE on Demand Brasil in the month of January of 2016.

Since the beginning of the Programme, we have been present with our team and associates at more than 25 international markets and festivals, assiduously attending events in Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian and Ventana Sur.

The inter-functional harmony between the process of internationalization and the internal market’s good results are proof of how national cinema is going through a good phase. Our wish is to increasingly contribute to the international recognition of Brazilian cinema and expand the relationship and business opportunities of our audiovisual industry in the international market.

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ANDRÉ STURM
Chairman

Filmmaker and producer, André Sturm was responsible for making two feature films and for creating Pandora Filmes, which distributes foreign and Brazilian author films. He is the Programme Manager for Cine Belas Artes, a traditional film theater in the city of São Paulo and served as member of the Conselho Superior de Cinema (Higher Film Board) for two terms, and also formed part of a number of bodies, commissions and committees within the national film sector. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the MIS (Museum of Sound and Image) and Acting Chairman of SIAESP (State of São Paulo’s Audiovisual Industry Guild).

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ANA LETÍCIA FIALHO
Executive Manager

Dr. Ana Leticia Fialho, Executive Manager of Cinema do Brasil, is a lawyer, cultural manager, consultant and researcher specialized in development, management, monitoring and evaluation of cultural projects, with special emphasis on the visual and audiovisual arts.
With over 15 years experience in the cultural sector, Mrs. Fialho holds a Doctorate in Science of Art and Language from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, a Master’s in Management and Development of Cultural Projects at the Université Lumière Lyon II, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

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KAREN HALLEY
Trade Promotion and Communication

Public Relations, she has coordinated cultural projects at the British Council for seven years, responsible for the contact with foreign artists and cultural institutions, establishment of partnerships, production of events and communications planning, including press relations, production of content and promotional materials. She has worked in cultural projects for films, theater, music and visual arts. She was Institutional Relations Manager for two years at Buriti Filmes, taking care of the sponsors for Cine Tela Brasil,Cinema no Ar and Oficina Tela Brasil – touring audiovisual projects.

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MARIKA KOZLOVSKA
International Consultant

Throughout her more than ten years of experience within the creative industries, Marika Kozlovska has been an active event organizer at international festivals and a worldwide producer’s representative. Marika has thus acquired a wide network of producers, which in the last two years enabled her to perform as a strategical consultant in film finance. She has been working at several film and co-production markets, such as IFF Rome, the Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Baltic Sea Documentary Forum, etc. In the last years she has been carrying out workshops about film financing in Europe as well as participating in international panels at film festivals.

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MARCIA SCAPATICIO
Communication and Production Assistant
Graduated in Journalism by the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP).
With experience in Cultural Journalism.