BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL CONFIRMS ITS 14TH YEAR IN SOUTH FLORIDA
New dates, new movies and a whole lot of surprises!
August 15, 2011
The Brazilian Film Festival of Miami is back for its 14th edition in South Florida. The original event responsible for the creation of the Inffinito Festival Circuit, which today organizes 10 Brazilian Film Festivals around the Globe, will be held from August 13th - 21st.
The event traditionally promoted in June moves to the second half of the year in 2010, a great chance for the public to watch the absolutely latest Brazilian productions of the current year. And when it comes to the world of Cinema, the country which is on its way to host the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016 – Brazil - has never been so hot!
BRAFF MIAMI IS THE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF BRAZILIAN MOVIES OUTSIDE OF BRAZIL.
More than 40 feature and short films from renowned Brazilian and international filmmakers will be showcased for movie lovers. The Brazilian Film Festival of Miami has always been the largest event to promote Brazilian films and host the largest Awards Ceremony for Brazilian films outside of Brazil. From LULA, SON OF BRAZIL, the story of the current President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a common man, his family and his extraordinary ability to rise above hardship, directed by Fabio Barreto, to the unusual love story between a young lesbian and a transvestite that takes place in Copacabana, in ELVIS & MADONA, directed by Marcelo Laffitte, the 14th Brazilian Film Festival promises an array of genres, including comedy, romance and documentaries set to take over the big screen at the Colony Theatre.
- Once again, the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale will also host the Brazilian Film Festival, offering a parallel screening from August 14 – 20, honoring famous Brazilian actress Andrea Beltrão and her body of work and a variety of documentaries
- The movies in competition – all Florida premiere - will be shown at the Colony Theatre only. One of the highlights is BEYOND IPANEMA – BRAZILIAN WAVES IN GLOBAL MUSIC, a documentary addressing the repeating cycle of the (re)discovery of Brazilian music in the world through interviews with David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Mutantes, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and many others.
- The Crystal Lens Awards Ceremony will take place on August 21, 2010, followed by Maria Gadu in concert at the Colony Theatre. Brazilian singer and songwriter Gadu has been appointed as the new voice of the MBP, the Brazilian Popular Music, and has performed with internationally well-known artists such as Caetano Veloso.
- For general public information, please contact 305-600-3347 or visit www.inffinito.com
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Complete event schedule to be released soon.
Founded in 1995 by the partners Viviane B. Spinelli, Cláudia Dutra e Adriana L. Dutra, Inffinito is today one of Brazil's most important cultural producers and the biggest window for Brazilian cinema abroad. The group, made by Inffinito Núcleo de Arte e Cultura, Inffinito Eventos e Produções (Brazil) and Inffinito Foundation (US), has as its objective the promotion and diffusion of Brazilian cultural production and remains the only organization to promote several film festivals around the world with Brazilian movies only, outside of Brazil. Amongst its projects, the Inffinito Circuit of Festivals deserves special mention, as it currently takes the best of Brazilian audiovisual to Canudos, New York, Vancouver, Miami, London, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rome, Madrid e Barcelona