The numbers are impressive: 623 Brazilian films submitted – nearly 10,000 minutes of short stories – almost 2,500 miles separating the filmmaker located further north and the one located further south of the country. Considering the vast and exciting universe that each submitted film contributes, it is at the same time a challenging and invigorating mission to reach a set of films that represent the Brazilian production of current short film.
The Brazilian Showcase presents 49 films from 17 states, including all regions of the country. In São Paulo Panorama there are 29 titles from the city as well as the countryside of the state. 20 short films produced in 14 different audiovisual schools throughout Brazil take part in the Petrobras Student’s Showcase, which gathers an increasing number of students from different parts of the country. Rounding out the Brazilian Programs there are sessions dedicated to three consolidated and successful audiovisual education initiatives: workshops Querô, Nóis na Fita and Kinoforum.
Common to all programs is the desire to gather a plurality of views and styles worthy of the vastness and diversity of this country, as well as the firm conviction that the Brazilian audiovisual production is constantly crossing borders and freely expressing itself to raise awareness, provoke and make people think.