Selected International Film Festivals

It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival, São Paulo

It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival
Rua Mourato Coelho, 325
Cj. 06

05417010 Sao Paolo
phone +55 11 3064-7617
fax +55 11 3064-7485

Mr. Amir Labaki

Year of Foundation 1996

Event Date from 12 April 2018 till 22 April 2018

in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro et al., Brazil

Sections International Competition for feature and medium length films and Brazilian Competition for feature and medium length films (running time more than 40 minutes); International Competition for short films and Brazilian Competition for short films (up to 30 minutes); Informative Exhibitions “The State of Things”, “Latin American Showcase” and “Retrospectives”, Parallel Awards (Canal Brasil Short Film Award, Abraccine Award, ABD-SP Award, Místika Award)

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry It’s All True accepts submissions of all lengths; documentaries must have been completed after January 2015. Brazilian premiere required.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 13 December 2015

Fees None

Participants of the Film Industry The leading representatives of the Brazilian audiovisual industry attend the festival, especially distributors, producers, festivals scouts and TV comissioners. A few international festivals scouts also attended the last edition.

Prizes/Awards Best Documentary of the International Competition (R$ 15,000), Best Documentary of International Competition of short films (R$ 8,000)

German Films


International Competition – Feature Films
ZAATARI – MEMORIES OF THE LABYRINTH by Paschoal Samora (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)

International Competition – Short Films

Special Program
THE TRIAL by Maria Ramos (BR/DE/NL, Autentika Films)

Number of Films Shown 77 Films from 26 countries (in 2014)

Media Coverage Mostly national media coverage

Evaluation The festival, founded and directed by Amir Labakai, is one of the main events in Latin America, dedicated exclusively to the non-fictional production.

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