From Aug 19 through 27, 2011.
Inffinito Foundation of Miami, the premier independent promoter of Brazilian cinema and cultural arts around the world, announced the official lineup of features, documentaries and short films scheduled to commemorate the 15th Annual Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, the largest annual showcase of independent Portuguese-language films from Brazil presented in the United States.
Premieres and screenings of 25 award-winning features and documentaries and 15 shorts will be held August 19-27. Entries will be eligible to compete for the Festival’s Crystal Lens Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, among other juried categories. The Festival is the only exhibition in the U.S. that receives perennial support from Brazil’s top public and private film production and promotion entities, including oil giant Petrobras, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture’s Audiovisual Secretariat and ANCINE (Agência Nacional do Cinema).
The 2011 Festival will feature performances and films by actor Wagner Moura, producer Fernando Meirelles and director Toniko Melo (VIPs); singer/musician Caetano Veloso (A Night in ’67) and samba queen Elza Soares (Elza); actor/screenwriter Bruno Mazzeo (Trap.com, Take It Easy); actor Marco Nanini and actress Maria Luisa Mendonça (The Supreme Happiness); actor Bruno Garcia (Head Over Heels); actor André Ramiro (Speechless); and actor Marcelo Serrado (Malu on Bicycle), among others.
Festival screenings will be held at two venues: the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, and the region’s newest boutique art-house theater, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster, the Colony Theatre box office and the Miami Beach Cinematheque box office.
The complete schedule of screenings, special events (after-parties at Delano and Mondrian South Beach), ticket prices, scheduled VIP appearances, as well as regular news updates before and during the Festival, will be available online at the Festival’s website: www.brazilianfilmfestival.com.
Brazilian Film Festival