Round tables

Check out 2016′ BrLab round table programme:

    Legal and artistic aspects involved in the establishment of an international coproduction

    A filmmaking process involving more than one co-producer country usually requires a production design that complies with the laws and rules set forth in international (bilateral or multilateral) agreements, as well as Brazilian rules that regulate international audiovisual co-productions. Often used for film financing, production and/or post-production, co-production mechanisms must be assessed and incorporated as early as during the development phase of an audiovisual project, provided that there is a real need and artistic justifications for this practice. Taking these points into consideration, the discussion will address the legal and practical aspects that must assessed – including pros and cons – by producers working on a co-production.


    Oct/24 – Monday • 7-9pm
    CPF – SESC | R. Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 – Bela Vista


    • Agustina Chiarino

    • Sara Silveira

    • Gilberto Toscano

    • Agustina Chiarino is the coordinator of the Project Development Committee on Uruguay’s Channel 10 and a university professor. She also works internationally, teaching workshops, providing tutoring and advisory services, and as a jury member in funds and festivals. In 2007, she joined Control Z Films and produced the feature films Gigante (directed by Adrián Biniez), Tanta Água (directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge), Hiroshima and 3 (both directed by Pablo Stoll). In 2011, she founded Mutante Cine alonside Fernando Epstein. They produced Biniez’s El 5 de Talleres and co-produced Naishtat’s Historia del Miedo and Ana Katz’s Mi Amiga del Parque. She also organizes training workshops, such as Puentes, in partnership with EAVE.
      Sara Silveira founded Dezenove Som e Imagens in 1991 alongside filmmaker Carlos Reichenbach, and has since then run the production company in partnership with Maria Ionescu. Her productions include the award-winning feature films Alma Corsária, Bicho de Sete Cabeças, Durval Discos and Cinema Aspirinas e Urubus, which won the National Educational Prize at Cannes in 2005 and the Un Certain Regard award, and was also the Brazilian Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2007 Academy Awards. She recently participated as a member of the jury at the 67th Festival de Locarno’s Carte Blanche selection, and also as president of the jury at the 62nd Festival de San Sebastián’s Horizontes Latinos session.
      Gilberto Toscano has a law degree from Universidade de São Paulo and a graduate degree in Entertainment Law from Escola Superior de Direito da OAB/SP, Gilberto Toscano is a partner at law firm Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados, where he worked as head of the audiovisual department. Before that, he worked at the legal and business department at O2Filmes. Toscano provides advisory to programmers, broadcasters, producers, distributors, digital platforms and other entertainment market agents. He also collaborates as panelist and mediator at several events,teaches courses in his area and is the vice-president of OAB/RJ’s Intellectual Property Rights and Entertainment Commission.

    New avenues and solutions for digital distribution

    The distribution of on-demand audiovisual content has become the most solid distribution arm of the audiovisual industry in recent years. Users, platforms, youtubers: new formats and new ways to bring content close to its audience emerge daily. The industry creates business models and technology and marketing strategies that meet the demand for content, allowing the ample supply available to have guaranteed distribution and audience reach. How is the consolidation of this process taking shape in the market? What are the next steps?
    Oct/25 – Tuesday • 7-9pm
    CPF – SESC | R. Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 – Bela Vista

    • Paula Gastaud

    • Eloisa Gomez Lopez

    • Jean Thomas Bernardini

    • Paula Astorga

    • Paula Gastaud has been involved in the film industry since 2001, first working and developing film projects and TV content as an executive producer in Brazil. Since 2009 her focus has been the international market, developing business opportunities for Brazilian filmmakers in Europe and Latin America. In Sofa Digital since the company’s creation, she manages the licensing of independent content for distribution in VOD platforms in Latin America.
      Eloisa Lopez-Gómez has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in International Relations. Lopez-Gomez has worked at the Miami Film Festival since 2007 and is currently the associate director of Industry and Programming, responsible for calls, film invitations, programming and guest management, in addition to industry initiatives such as post-production award Miami Encuentros and panels. With over 10 years of experience, Lopez-Gomez has worked in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, UAE and Panama at several prestigious events.
      Jean Thomas Bernardini has worked as an independent distributor since 1989, when he founded Imovision. He released the first Iranian films in Brazil (The White Balloon and Gabbeh), the Dogme 95 films (Festen, The Idiots and Italian for Beginners), and other titles such as the Danish Dancing in the Dark (Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes in 2000), the Chinese In the Mood for Love, the French 8 Femmes and the Finnish The Man Without a Past. In 2005, he entered the film exhibition sector, launching movie theatre Reserva Cultural Paulista. In August 2016, he launched another 5-room movie theatre in Niterói (RJ) and is currently developing the first video on-demand platform dedicated to art films in Brazil.
      Paula Astorga graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, with a specialization in Direction and Production (1999). She has directed commercials and video clips for many years, and is now working as audiovisual promoter and producer. She founded and directed the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México - FICCO (2004 -2008). From 2010 to 2013, she worked as director of the Cineteca Nacional de México. She has been a member of several international juries including BAFICI, Miami International Film Festival, RMFF, FICUNAM, FIC Valdivia, Festival de Cannes’ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs for the Label Europa Cinemas award, and recently Festival de Mar del Plata.