BrLab is a project developed by Klaxon Cultura Au- diovisual, being the only lab that develops audiovisual projects in Brazil, encouraging and receiving Brazilians and foreigners through fellowships, in order to allow professionals from different countries of Latin Amer- ica, Iberian Peninsula and Brazil to participate in dif- ferent activities oriented by well-known international consultants. Because of that, BrLab has successful cases of movies released in Brazil and in other countries and is well stablished through nine years, since its begin- ning being fast consolidated as a place of international reference among platforms, labs and similar initiatives of formation and market out of Brazil.
Created in 2011 with incentives of the Secretaria do Audiovisual (Au- diovisual Secretary) of Ministério da Cultura (Culture Ministry), together with Spcine and a partnership with Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo (São Paulo Municipal Secretary of Culture) and in 2019, also sponsored by Ancine, BRDE and Sectorial Fund through the EDITAL SAV/ MINC/FSA No 11, in which the project was chosen, and Projeto Paradiso, among many other en- terprises and supporting institutions.
The laboratory is reaffirmed each year as the only platform in Brazil that incentives the enhancement and the professional training as well as stimulates the de- velopment and creation of audiovisual projects to the international market, mainly to the ones with potential for achievement through legal mechanisms of interna- tional co-production, with special attention to the coun- tries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. It also promotes, at each edition, a series of round tables and lectures open to interested audiences and professionals in the audio-visual sector.
In 2019, BrLab takes place from October 3 to 9 and in addition to the traditional development laboratory for fiction films, BrLab will feature the 2nd edition of the Audience Design together with Torino Fil Lab, 2nd edition of 3 Puertos Cine Montagem – BrLab and the 3rd edition of BrPlot – Screenwriters meeting. It is a unique place in Brazil, where creative young talents work on their projects in the different stages of development of their films, in an intensive way in an immersive environment, being in contact with con- sultants and speakers, from a format that favors eco- nomic and cultural exchange and the encouragement of co-production.