autumn breeze the boat sailed away. Consisting of seven sailors, the crew carried in their luggage
over 600 Brazilian titles submitted in
2012. On the navigation chart a journey across the oceans of diversity offered by the 24 states
that submitted their films.
The journey was long. Each film was watched by at least three crewmembers and, after a long talk, 200 shorts were pre-selected. These films were then watched by the entire crew that then met for another debate that resulted in the selection that makes up the Brazilian programs of the Festival. The long journey was undertaken starting from the plural impressions of the viewing committee members, in order to get a route that encompassed all this diversity.
It was winter when the boat docked. Upon arrival at the port it brought the 147 films that make up the Brazilian Showcase, São Paulo Panorama, Cinema Learning and KinoOikos in addition to another 15 produced at the Kinoforum Workshops. The trip aerated the thought of each crewmember regarding the short film; a format that allows the most varied nuances and refuses a precise definition. That makes us happy deep down because it is in experimenting with new ways that the Brazilian short becomes stronger as a cultural expression.
As the boat must sail on, we now invite you to plunge into the intense waters of the Festival sessions. Lifejackets are not required because viewers are not at risk of seeing the boat lose its course. After all the Brazilian short holds its own rudder with strong hands