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Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Festival do Rio - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
Rua Teresa Guimaraes, 70, Botafogo
CEP22280-050 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
phone +55 21 3035 7116
http://www.festivaldorio.com.br
email: films@festivaldorio.com.br

Executive Director/ Contact for German Entries
Ms. Ilda Santiago Ms. Walkiria Barbosa

Program Director
Ms. Ilda Santiago
films@festivaldorio.com.br

Year of Foundation 1999

Event Date from 01 November 2018 till 11 November 2018

in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sections World Panorama (Showcase for films by internationally recognized directors); Focus (tribute to a specific country); Expectation (Films by directors emerging onto the international scene); Midnight Movies (series of the best experimental films); Gay World; Future Generation; Premiere Brazil; Premiere Latin America

Terms of Entry Films may have been shown at other festivals but should be premieres in Brazil; 70 minutes and longer for feature films/docs; short films: 15 minutes or less; films completed after 1 October 2016

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DigiBeta PAL, DCP

Registration Deadline Submission on invitation only

Fees non

Attendance Figures 230,000

Participants of the Film Industry around 600 industry professionals (producers, buyers, festival programmers, distributors and industry executives)

Prizes/Awards Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress; Best Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Script, Best Editing, Jury Prize, Audience Awards.

German Films

2018


Premiere Brasil: Feature Film Competition – Documentaries
GILDA BRASILEIRO - AGAINST OBLIVION by Roberto Manhães Reis & Viola Scheuerer (CH/BR/DE)

Premiere Brasil: Hors Concours - Documentaries
CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF) by Karim Aïnouz (DE/FR/BR, Lupa Film)

Premiere Brasil: Hors Concours - Shorts
THE WORLD IS ROUND SO THAT NOBODY CAN HIDE IN THE CORNERS – PART I: REFUGE by Leanndro Goddinho (BR/DE)

World Panorama
NEVER LOOK AWAY (WERK OHNE AUTOR) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)

Expectations 2018
ADAM by Maria Solrun (DE/IS/MX/US, Big Key Films)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)

Latin Premiere
A FAMILY SUBMERGED (DIE UNTERGEGANGENE FAMILIE) by María Alché (AR/BR/DE/NO, Pandora Film Produktion)
ROJO by Benjamín Naishtat (AR/BR/FR/NL/DE, Sutor Kolonko)
THE BED by Mónica Lairana (AR/DE/NL/BR, Sutor Kolonko)

Midnight Docs
GAME GIRLS by Alina Skrzeszewska (FR/DE, Blinker Filmproduktion)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)

Number of Films Shown about 350 films from 60 countries

Media Coverage Primarily national coverage by Brazilian TV channels, press and publications. Selected international journalists. (Over 500 national Journalists from all kinds of media and over 40 international Journalists from magazines like: Screen International, Variety, Film Comment, etc. )

Evaluation The festival is one of the larger South American events for films from all over the world. The festival competition is exclusively for Brazilian films. Producers, filmmakers and distributors from the entire South American continent visit the festival to attend workshops, which are of great importance to the film industry.

Services Round trip shipping costs covered by the festival.

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