VITRINE FILMES DEVELOPMENT AWARD
In the 8th edition of BrLab – audiovisual projects development, Vitrine Filmes, a partner of the laboratory since 2012, will award a Brazilian project for the second time. The Vitrine Filmes Development Award will be offered to one of the 6 participating Brazilian projects and will consist of an investment in the amount of R$ 70,000.00, linked to the contemplation of the distribution company by PRODAV 06/2017 Public Call, so that, in order to compete for the award, those responsible for the selected project must be compliant with the requirements of the abovementioned Public Call and follow all the contracting process guidelines. The execution shall follow PRODAV’s general regulation and the investment will be directed to the development of the awarded project. The announcement of the selected project will be made during the awards ceremony of the 2018 edition of BrLab, and the contracting process will be carried out directly with the grantor of the Award, in accordance with the norms of the public incentive. In 2017, the Vitrine Filmes Development Award was granted to “Criadas”, by Carol Rodrigues.
VITRINE FILMES ACQUISITION AWARD
Founded in 2010 by Silvia Cruz, Vitrine Filmes is a company primarily dedicated to the distribution of Brazilian films, showcasing national films and independent world cinema through its international catalogue. In seven years, Vitrine Filmes has already distributed more than 90 films. The following are among its greatest successes: “Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho”, seen by over 200 thousand spectators; Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “O som ao redor”, named one of the best films of 2012 by the “New York Times”; the American production “Frances Ha”, nominated for the Golden Globe in 2014; “Mãe só há uma”, by Anna Muylaert, director of the award-winning “Que horas ela volta?”; and “Aquarius”, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s second feature film, screened at Festival de Cannes and seen by more than 350,000 spectators in Brazilian theaters. Vitrine Filmes reaffirms its commitment to Latin American and Iberian cinema by supporting BrLab for the seventh consecutive year, offering an acquisition award to a foreign project participating in the lab’s activities. In 2017, the winning project of the Vitrine Filmes Acquisition Award was “Légua”, by João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis.
FIGA FILMS AWARD
FiGa Films is an international producer, distributor and sales agency. Its ever-growing portfolio features awardwinning films, recognized by critics and premiering at the world’s top festivals – such as “Pelo malo”, winner of the Concha de Oro at the Festival de San Sebastián. Founded in 2006, FiGa soon established itself as a truly independent voice for the best audiovisual production in the world, with a special focus on Latin America. Lasting relationships with a personal focus are key in the work of its co-founders, Alex Garcia and Sandro Fiorin. FiGa’s mission is to select and acquire the rights to socially-relevant documentary and/or fiction film projects, and up-andcoming directors, seeking to license them internationally. As a co-producer, its first feature film, “Verano de Goliat”, by Nicolas Pereda (Mexico, 2010), won the Golden Lion in Venice. “Cinema Novo” (Brazil, 2016), Best Documentary in Cannes, and “El Amparo” (Venezuela, 2016), Best Film and Screenplay at the Mostra de São Paulo, are some of the most recent titles represented by the company. The FiGa/Br Acquisition Award will be granted to the Brazilian project participating in BrLab 2018 with the greatest potential for the international market. In 2017, the award was granted to “Criadas”, by Carol Rodrigues.
CINÉMA EN DÉVELOPPEMENT AWARD
Cinéma en Développement is a space designed for European and Latin American professionals to meet, without characterizing a market. The goal of this platform is to promote an interchange between professionals who seek talents and projects and directors and producers who are developing their films and want to strengthen their network. Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse and BrLab, since 2013, have joined forces to carry on in Toulouse the support granted to Brazilian producers and directors with a project that will be jointly selected. Since then the projects “Paterno” (2013), “A morte habita à noite” (2014), “O filho plantado” (2015), “Sábado morto” (2016) were selected to participated the program. This alliance aims to give continuity in Europe to the dynamic of guidance and support initiated in Latin America, offering this way an opportunity for one of the participant projects to benefit from a personalized program that includes presenting the project on the “1-to-1” meetings of Cinéma en Développement, meetings with renowned industry professionals, case studies, and watching Cinéma en Construction screenings. Cinéma en Développement will take place at the professional platform of the Cinelatino 31thRencontres de Toulouse (March 22 to 31, 2019). The Brazilian professionals engaged on the chosen project will enjoy the support of the Brazilian National Film Agency – ANCINE for their participation. In 2017, the Cinéma en Développement prize was granted to Carol Rodrigues’s “Criadas”.
TFL UP & COMING AWARD
The TFL Meeting Event takes place every year in parallel with the Torino Film Festival, and it will happen on 23- 24 November 2018. This event is the annual showcase of the projects, talents and films developed at TorinoFilmLab, featuring a global co-production forum for independent feature films (with a focus on emerging directors), a presentation of the professionals trained within the scheme, and a work-in-progress initiative. Last but not least, it is the moment to reward the best projects with awards & production grants. In 2017 the TFL Meeting Event has been enriched by the launch of a new initiative: TFL Up & Coming. The aim of this action is to support emerging, non-European producers attending the TFL Meeting Event by offering them a special “welcome package” and enhanced visibility. This selection of enterprising international producers will receive a dedicated guidance to the co-production forum and will be facilitated to navigate the fast-paced working context of the event. Furthermore they will benefit from a special, tailor-made plan of activities on November 22nd, aimed at connecting them with potential partners, widening their industry network and, at the same time, empowering their knowledge and experience of European coproductions, markets and funding. TorinoFilmLab will create for them a specific programme of master classes and case studies, on the following subjects: – How to co-produce with Europe – European co-production markets and forums – European funding and tax incentives – World sales All the above mentioned topics will be presented and examined in depth by highly qualified European professionals that regularly collaborate in TFL’s training programmes. After these first dedicated training sessions, the TFL Up& Coming producers will join the other guests in the TFL Meeting Event programme, which includes: public pitches of TFL-developed projects, “1-to-1” meetings and networking moments. To ensure the TFL Up & Coming producers maximum visibility, their profiles will be incorporated in the TFL Catalogue 2018, each with a dedicated page. This will grant great added value in terms of exposure, which will help them to strengthen their connections with the industry. In 2017, the TorinoFilmLab prize was granted to Nayra Ilic, producer of the project “El otro lago”, by Francisca Silva’s.
CONSULTORIA CESNIK, QUINTINO & SALINAS ADVOGADOS AWARD
CQS Advogados specializes in legal advice focused on planning, structuring and enabling business models for the entertainment, technology and non-profit industries, having contributed, since 1996, to the professionalization and growth of these industries in Brazil, becoming a reference. In the eighth edition of BrLab – Audiovisual Projects Development, for the second time, Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados will offer a legal advisory award, comprising up to six hours of legal advisory, to one of the participating projects. The award will be offered to the same project awarded by TorinoFilmLab and may be used for legal advisory involving Brazilian law or business model structuring.
TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE AWARD
Tribeca Film Institute will select one (1) feature fiction project participating at BrLab 2018 to attend the TFI Network co-production market at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The Award will include a US$1.500,00 travel stipend to help cover expenses to be in New York for 3 days in April. In 2017, the Tribeca Film Institute prize was granted to Vera Egito’s “Sahar”.
C/as4atro is a collective of executive producers with different and complementary expertise in audiovisual production, consulting and mentoring for feature films and TV series. Founded in November 2016, the collective began its trajectory by providing production consulting services for several projects, among them the TV series “Filhos do mar” by Flo Filmes, based in Goiânia; “Felipa e o foguete”, a telefilm by Pira Filmes, in Goiânia; “O reflexo do lago”, by Claritê Produções, in Pará, which was recently contemplated in Prodecine 5; the series “Matches”, by Midigal Filmes, Rio de Janeiro; “Expedicionários do Brasil”, by Schurmann Filmes, São Paulo; Canal Futura, among many others. We were responsible for the executive production of the TV series “Insustentáveis”, produced by Cérberos Filmes (MT) and coproduced by Vermelho Filmes (SP), shot in Chapada dos Guimarães. In the area of education, we are involved in Ancine’s FSA/ PRODAV 4 development laboratories with Klaxon Cultural Audiovisual, we teach courses and classes at the Centro Cultural BARCO and Instituto de Cinema in São Paulo, as well as workshops at festivals and courses in partnerships with institutions throughout Brazil, such as Icumam Lab in Goiânia and Sebrae. Because we believe that we can, and must, be the change we want to see in the world, we provide consulting aimed at reducing the environmental impact of audiovisual productions, through Cinema Verde. We are Ariene Ferreira, Daniela Aun, Mariana Brasil and Mylena Mandolesi. We are 4 women who, together, strive to create new forms of work that bring autonomy, prosperity and respect, through a healthy environment. Our intention is to democratize our talents and thus empower others, throughout the country. We are transmitters of knowledge; we weave our day-to-day with ideas, creating possibilities and partnerships. And this year, in partnership with BrLab, we will award 1 project with 06 hours of consulting in executive production. From production planning to one-off issues involving financing schemes or specific question about the audiovisual sector, negotiations and partnerships, our goal is to streamline processes, unlock steps and, together, create a healthy and viable production. In 2017, the award was granded to “Nxiamu”, by Maurílio Martins and Thiago Sobreiro.