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1st Brazil-Canada Audiovisual Seminar
Brazil's origins in film-making date back near 120 years, beginning in the early 20th century with the uniquely Brazilian genre called "chanchadas," and comedians like Oscarito, Grande Otello and Carmen Miranda. In the 1960's, the Italian Neorealism and French New Wave influenced Brazilian filmmakers to create the Cinema Novo movement, which main figure was Glauber Rocha, director of two of the most influential Brazilian films: Black God, White Devil (1964) and Entranced Earth (1967).
In the past 25 years, the Brazilian Audiovisual Sector has continued to thrive, producing important works such as "City of God" and "Elite Squad" and became the 10th largest market in the world, generating around $5 billion in revenues and 110 thousand jobs in 2015 with 128 national titles released. Brazil is now home to 3,013 total cinema screens, being 92% of those screens digital.
Co-productions allows countries and film producers to expand their horizons, not only financially but also creatively. The results are better films, better distribution and access to international markets.
In 1995, the governments of Brazil and Canada signed an audiovisual co-production agreement aiming to establish a framework for the development of their audiovisual relations, particularly for film, television and video co-productions. Since then, over 10 successful co-productions have been released, including featured films Blindness (2008), On the Road (2012), Zoom (2013); documentary series Nazi Hunters (2009) and Brazil Untamed: The Pantanal (2015); TV series Rio Heat (2015); and children's television shows Doggy Doggy School (2009-2011), My Big Big Friend I & II (2009-2013) and The New Missions of Fishtronaut (2012).
During the event, we will present 20 film projects from Rio de Janeiro that are available for International Partnerships.
McCartny Tetrault Office
66 Wellington Street West, suite 5300
M5K 1E6 - Toronto, ON
8:30am - 11:00am
Monday, September 12th
Registration and Breakfast
Ambassador Ana Lelia Beninca Beltrame, Consul-General of Brazil in Toronto
Marcelo Sarkis, Director at Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Media Development Corporation
The Brazilian Audiovisual Industry Regulatory Framework and Opportunities for Co-Production
Fabio de Sa Ceznik, Brazilian Entertainment Attorney
Roxane Girard, Director of Co-Production and Business Affairs, TeleFilm Canada
20 Film Projects from Rio de Janeiro available for International Partnerships
Steve Solot, President at Rio Film Commission
MOU Signing Ceremony: Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce & Brazilian Film Commission Network (REBRAFIC)
Frederico Marques, Chair of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Steve Solot, Executive Director at Brazilian Film Commission Network
Canada -Brazil Theatrical and Television Partnership Case Studies
Moderator: Steve Solot, President, Rio Film Commission
Stephane Cardin, Vice President, Canada Media Fund
Niv Fichman, Producer, Rhombus Media (Brazil-Canada co-production, “Zoom”)
Kelly Payne, Program Consultant, Ontario Media Development Corporation
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