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THE FESTIVAL

The Festival in September 2017 will continue its 21-year tradition of screening the most recent productions from Brazil in Miami welcoming residents and visitors to access the Brazilian culture through films. From 1998 “Cinema on the Beach” to the screenings at the New World Symphony SoundScape’s park, supported by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beach and the Cultural Affairs Council the event has consolidated a solid and successful format throughout the years.

In 2017 the Festival will present four special programs – From September 17th to 19th, Miami Beach Cinematheque will have for the first time a program dedicated to Latin American productions and will also host the screening of Cinema Novo (2016), by Erik Rocha, best documentary award at Cannes.  At Savor Cinema, the former Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, the Festival brings among other films the highest Brazilian grossing comedy film of all times My Mom Is A Character II (Minha mãe é uma peça II) (2016), by Cesar Rodrigues, winner of the 17th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, Indigo Child (Menina Indigo –  2017), by Wagner Assis,  Beatriz, by Alberto Graça and Behind the Sky (Por trás do céu – 2016), by Caio Sóh.

From September 20th to 23rd, the Competitive screenings will be held this year at Regal South Beach 18 & IMAX. Among the films in competition representing a diverse panorama of the latest Brazilian productions are: Real (Real, o plano por trás da história – 2017), by Rodrigo Bittencourt, David Schurmann’s Little Secret (Pequeno Segredo – 2016), Toni Venturi’s The Divine Comedy (A Comédia Divina – 2017), Flavio Tambellini’s Glory and Grace (A Glória e a Graça – 2016), The Other End (Fala Comigo – 2016), by Felipe Sholl, best film and best actress awards winner of Rio Film Festival, Seeing You (De onde te vejo – 2016), by Luiz Villaça, one of the last works of late actor Domingos Montagner and BR 716 (2016), by Domingos de Oliveira, best film, director, soundtrack and supporting actress awards winner of Gramado Film Festival and the comedy Divorce (Divórcio) starring Camila Morgado and Murilo Benicio as couple fighting for their rights.

At the festival’s Closing Night the Crystal Lens Award will be given to the best feature film voted by audience followed by the screening of Elis (2016), by Hugo Prata. The life of Elis Regina, undoubtedly the greatest Brazilian voice of all time, is told in this biopic film with energetic and pulsating rhythm.

Inffinito Festival Circuit – No Limits For Brazilian Cinema.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Founded in 1995 by partners Adriana L. Dutra, Cláudia Dutra and Viviane B. Spinelli, Inffinito is a reference in the realization of cultural events and audiovisual production and is the largest window for Brazilian cinema worldwide. The companies Inffinito Nucleus of Art and Culture, Inffinito Events and Productions (Brazil) and the Inffinito Foundation (USA), maintains its goal to promote and diffuse Brazilian cultural production. Its 16 years of experience which has made Inffinito recognized by being innovative, strong, dynamic and creative, capable of consolidating the image of Brazil in new markets.

INFFINITO FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

The Inffinito Festival Circuit is an established brand that has been working for the last 15 years in partnership with the Brazilian Government for the promotion of Brazil’s potential abroad. It is through the production of Brazilian film festivals in the international market that we create a permanent showcase that increases Brazil’s visibility.
We use culture as a tool for the promotion of products, services, tourism and for the development of new business. The Inffinito Festival Circuit is part of the official calendar of the cities of Canudos, New York, Vancouver, Miami, London, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Madrid, and Barcelona. In all, 49 editions of the festival have already reached an audience of more than 1 million people.

AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

Inffinito produces films in various formats: shorts, medium, and features, as well as productions for television. On the list are: the documentary Smoking, I Wait (2009) by Adriana L. Dutra; Smoking, I Wait- the Series (a television series that stemmed from the documentary of the same name that just went on air on Canal Brasil for five episodes); Pioneers a documentary by Viviane B. Spinelli and Dulce Bressane (2008) and Caravan MT: Concerts for Peace in Transit (2008) by Viviane B. Spinelli.

CULTURAL ACTIONS

Inffinito is responsible for the realization of several cultural events such as Verão do Rio, Cine Itinerante Palco Cultural Redecard, Conexão Samba, Redecard Conexão Brasil – Gincana Cultural, ABC of National Cinema, and many more.

MISSION

To expand audiences universe through Brazilian Culture, producing events and audiovisual products that promotes individual and collective transformation.

VISION

Prospect new business for the country through the diffusion of Brazilian culture, by producing events and audiovisual products, which will result in individual and collective transformation.

VALUES

Search for excellence: work towards a high-quality standard and the best cost-benefits opportunities in all of our productions.
Passion: be enthusiastic about your work and for Inffinito’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
Commitment: honor your word and persist until all of your goals and objectives are completed.
Loyalty: to be dedicated to Inffinito’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Audacity: surpass your limits, believe in expansion and reach what is considered impossible.
Socio-Environmental Responsibility: create opportunities for cultural, educational and business development. Be conscious with the use of resources and to contribute towards sustainability.

Press Relations and Community Outreach Manager: 305-­‐600-­‐3347 press@brazilianfilmfestival.com

 

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