The organization of the 4th BRICS Film Festival informs that the participation certificates will be sent from 10/28
On the 28th of October
On the 28th of October
This weekend, the 4th BRICS Film Festival screens 20 films at Reserva Cultural and Cine Arte UFF, free of charge. To watch the films, please check the schedule at https://bricsfilmfestival.com.br/en/schedule/ and collect the tickets at the box office. At Reserva Cultural, tickets must be picked up one hour before the screening.
On Saturday, 5th October, audiences will be able to watch films such as the 1933 Brazilian classic Rough Diamond. Other films featured are The Girl Who Danced with the Devil, The Body, Fragment of an Empire and They’ Dont Wear Black Tie. Screenings start at 10:00 am and include the BRICS Classics, the School Short Films, and the Competition programmes. The final screening, at 9:00 pm, will be held at Reserva Cultural Room 2.
On Sunday, 6th October, the first screening, at 9:30 am, is the Brazilian animation GadgetGang in Outer Space, a’ childrens film that is sure to entertain young viewers. Films from the BRICS Classics, the School Short Films, and the Competi...
Last Friday, 4th October, the 4th BRICS Film Festival hosted a special meeting, coordinated by UFF Professors India Mara Martins and Elianne Ivo, to discuss preparing audiovisual students to enter the Brazilian labour market.
The event brought together experts in different fields of the audiovisual sector to lead this constructive debate. Named Araci – The UFF Film and Audiovisual Project Incubator, the forum hosted two meetings, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon at the UFF Institute of Art and Media. Participants had registered previously by filling out an online form available on the Festival website. Participation was free of charge.
On Friday 4th October at 7 pm, the first of three screenings of Humberto’ Mauros Rough Diamond (1933) took place with a live performance of the original film score by UFF’s Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional (National Symphony Orchestra). The feature film is part of the BRICS Classics section held at Cine Arte UFF.
Conducted by Thiago Santos, the concert was attended by the University’s Rector, Antonio Cláudio Lucas da Nóbrega, the Vice-Rector, Fábio Passos, the UFF Arts Center Superintendent, Leonardo Guelman, the Festival Coordinator, India Mara Martins, and by curators and guests.
At the end of the presentation, the audience gave the UFF orchestra a standing ovation.
Rough Diamond will be screened again on 5 and 6 October at 10:30 am, with free admission.
The opening ceremony of the 4th BRICS Film Festival took place on Wednesday, 2 October at 8:00 pm, at Cine Arte UFF, Niterói, after the opening of the historic film equipment exhibition Film Technology: from amateur to professional. The event brought together the main representatives of the BRICS film industries and University and government authorities. About an hour before the ceremony began, the façade of the UFF Arts Center building was lighted in green, blue, orange, red, and yellow, to represent Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, respectively.
The coordinators of the Festival, Professor India Mara Martins and Professor Rafael de Luna, opened the ceremony with a speech emphasizing the size of the event, the obstacles faced, and the learning experience provided by hosting an international festival in the current scenario. “We are extremely proud to host this festival with a team of professors, technical staff members, and students from a federal public university. Our...
On Thursday, 3 October, the workshop “Audiovisual relations among the BRICS nations: past, present and future” brought students, professors, and film lovers to Reserva Cultural, Niterói, starting at 9:30 am. In a unique immersion experience, Prof. Stephanie Dennison and Prof. Chris Homewood, from the University of Leeds (UK), offered thought-provoking lectures and debates.
The purpose of the workshop was to present an exploration of the audiovisual contact zones of BRICS film cultures, discussing future directions for cultural exchange among BRICS film industries.
On Wednesday, 2 October at 6:00 pm, before the opening ceremony of the 4th BRICS Film Festival, the Film Technology: from amateur to professional exhibition was inaugurated at the UFF Arts Center. Displaying historic film equipment, the exhibition gives the audience the chance to get to know cameras, projectors, sound recorders, and editing equipment.
“One of the key objectives of the exhibition is to reveal the continuous technological changes filmmaking gear underwent throughout film history and to address the transformations of the equipment used to produce so many historic films in recent decades,” explained Rafael de Luna, coordinator of the Audiovisual Preservation University Laboratory (LUPA), at the Department of Film and Video of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), and curator of the exhibition. LUPA supports teaching, research, and extension activities in Audiovisual Preservation and fosters the safeguarding of amateur cinema in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The BRICS Audiovisual Preservation Meeting kicked off on Monday (30 September) at Reserva Cultural, Niterói, and continues until 3rd October. Part of the programme of the 4th BRICS Film Festival, the event features panels with big names from Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, and South African film, always followed by a debate with the audience. Simultaneous translation is available.
The event open to the public, free of charge, and participants can register in the first three days from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Coordinated by Professor Rafael de Luna Freire, the aim of the meeting is to bring together audiovisual preservation professionals from the BRICS countries to discuss shared challenges and develop future partnerships.
On the first day, Panel 1 was made up of Oleg Bochkov (Gosfilmofond of Russia) and Joseph Dlamini (South African National Film, Video, and Sound Archives). The panel was chaired by Carlos Roberto de Souza, member of the Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservati...
The organization of the 4th BRICS Film Festival informs about the alleged censorship that would have occurred to one of the films that participate in one of the activities foreseen in the programming, informs that the fact is not true.
All itinerant films are kept and even have their own dissemination in a folder that talks about the mechanism of activity and detailed each production. The activity also gained prominence in the festival news, appearing on the’ events website and having been released to the press.
As for the inclusion in the printed catalog of the programming, the edition of this product was focused only on the films that participate in the exhibitions that will be presented in person at the Festival, during the days of the event.
The organization of the 4th BRICS Film Festival reiterates its commitment to freedom of expression and diversity, which have always been trademarks of’ UFFs Cinema course.
Niteroi, September 30, 2019
Activities began on Monday 23 September in Niterói
Last Monday 23 September, the 4th BRICS Film Festival, held for the first time in the city of Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, kicked off its activities. This first week three courses on South African, Chinese, and Indian Film History are being offered to enrolled students, free of charge. The Russian and Soviet Film History course begins on 30 September.
Foreign lecturers from the BRICS countries are teaching the classes, and simultaneous translation is available. The aim of the courses is to provide an in-depth view of the different eras and styles of each country’s cinema, offering students the opportunity to experience rare films. Professors Shi Chuan (China), Ashish Rajadhyaksha (India), Martin Petrus Botha (South Africa), and Peter Bagrov (Russia) arrived in Brazil last weekend and will stay with us during the entire Festival, for they will not only teach the film history courses but also take part in other activities of the 4t...
The full programme of the 4th BRICS Film Festival, held by the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói, is now available at https://bricsfilmfestival.com.br/en/schedule/. The free event, offering plenty of activities to the public, will take place from 23 September to 9 October in several venues in Niterói, with the institutional support of the Brazilian Film Agency (ANCINE) and the sponsorship of the Special Secretariat of Culture at the Ministry of Citizenship.
“The aim of the BRICS Film Festival is to highlight past, present, and future cinema from the member states with events that explore their film histories, focus on professional training and reveal new talents from each of the five nations,” explained event coordinator India Mara Martins, a professor at UFF’s Department of Film and Video.
The programme features a film residency, meetings, forums, exhibitions, courses on Russian and Soviet, Chinese, Indian, and South African film h...
Kids and adults who love animated films will have an exciting time during the 4th BRICS Film Festival. The event, organised by the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói, will feature a special section dedicated to animated films, with screenings from 7 to 9 October at Cine Arte UFF and Reserva Cultural. The section was curated by Daniel Pinna, a professor at the UFF Film School. “The selection has leaned towards recent films that showcase the potential of the developing animation film industry in the five countries. And we have chosen films aimed at the school-age audience, since the morning sessions were planned for students from Niterói schools, ”says Pinna.
The Brazilian film in the programme is Alê’ McHaddos GadgetGang in Outer Space, an adventure about a group of friends, members of the GadgetGang club, who find seven aliens and set out on a space mission to restore peace in the universe. Norm of the North, from India, tells the st...
The 4th BRICS Film Festival, held by the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói, will feature a section specially dedicated to films made by film school students from universities across the five countries that make up the group, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Forty short films and one feature film will be screened from 3 to 6 October at Reserva Cultural and in travelling screenings.
“The School Short Films exhibition offers a beautiful set of experimental films free from commercial models, as is usually the case in the film school context,” says Professor Douglas Resende, who is the exhibition curator, along with Mariana Siqueira and Rachel Aranha. The programme is, in part, connected to the Film Residency Programme, another festival event, which was organized by Professor Cezar Migliorin and the three curators of the School Short Films section. “Some students selected for the residency have also had their films selected...
Free of charge courses are part of the 4th BRICS Film Festival, which will be held in Niterói, from 23rd September to 9th October, organized by the Fluminense Federal University in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói
The programme of the 4th BRICS Film Festival, held by the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói, will offer free courses open to the interested public about Russian and Soviet, Indian, Chinese, and South African film history, as well as the opportunity to participate in the BRICS Audiovisual Preservation Meeting, also with free registration.
The courses will be taught by internationally renowned foreign professors and researchers especially invited to the festival. These intensive classes will be in English, and simultaneous translation into Portuguese will be available.
The Chinese film history course will be taught by Shi Chuan, author of several books and professor at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, one of the...
The BRICS Classics programme will feature ten remarkable films that will be screened
in restored copies at CineArte UFF to represent the five BRICS countries
Niterói is exactly one month away from hosting the 4th BRICS Film Festival, which is organised by the Department of Film and Video of the Fluminense Federal University in cooperation with the City Government of Niterói. Between 23 September and 9 October, the five BRICS countries will be represented in all the scheduled events. One of the highlights is the BRICS Classics section, which will offer audiences the opportunity to watch free of charge ten landmark films from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, curated by João Luiz Vieira and Rafael de Luna Freire and screened in restored copies. The features, of different eras and styles, will be screened at CineArte UFF, one of the best film theatres in the country in terms of projection quality and sound. The public will be able to discover outstanding films, some of the...
The Competition section of the 4th BRICS Film Festival will screen ten films, two from each country – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The international jury, responsible for choosing the best film, has already been selected.
Five film critics and experts were invited to be members of the jury: Martin Botha from South Africa, who will also be teaching the South African film history course during the festival, Qin Xiqing from China, Rita Dutta from India, Kirill Razlogov from Russia, and Susy Freitas from Brazil.
The jury was put together in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Film Critics (Abraccine), created in 2011 to represent hundreds of critics from several Brazilian states, and with the institutional support of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), a worldwide association of film critics with representation in 50 countries.
Martin Botha / South Africa
Martin Botha is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Film and Medi...
The 4th BRICS Film Festival programme will include four courses on South African, Chinese, Indian, and Russian film history, all taught by specially invited foreign lectures.
Learn more about these renowned professors.
Ashish Rajadhyaksha and his encyclopaedia of Indian cinema
Professor Ashish Rajadhyaksha is one of the researchers confirmed to attend the 4th BRICS Film Festival. Rajadhyaksha is one of the leading Indian film specialists and one of the authors of the Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema. Covering films in the major Indian languages, the volume has biographical information on directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. It also has a timeline with the major landmarks of Indian cinema, as well as an infographic on sound and silent films.
For the Chinese film history course, the presence of Professor Shi Chuan, who is also a film critic and producer in Shanghai, is confirmed.
Chosen to teach the Chinese film history course, Professor Shi Chuan is confirmed at the 4th B...
Among the various events planned for the 4th BRICS Film Festival, the first ones are the four intensive courses on Chinese, Indian, South African, and Russian and Soviet film history, which will be taught by specially invited film experts from these countries. Classes will be in English, and simultaneous translation into Portuguese will be available.
Chinese Film History
The Chinese film history course, with Prof. Shi Chuan (Shanghai Theatre Academy), will be held from 23rd to 27th September, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Indian Film History
The Indian film history course, with Prof. Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Centre for the Study of Culture& Society), will be held from 23rd to 27th September, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Please note: The Chinese and Indian film courses will be on the same days and times.
South African Film History
The South African film history course, with Prof. Martin Botha (University of Cape Town), will be held from 23rd to 27th September, M...
After delving deep into the latest Brazilian productions, the curatorial committee revealed the two feature films selected for the Competition section of the 4th BRICS Film Festival.
The two titles selected are Filhos de Macunaíma (Sons of Macunaíma), directed by Miguel Antunes Ramos, and Os Jovens Baumann (The Baumann Kids), directed by Bruna Carvalho Almeida.
The curatorial committee comprises the following professors and researchers at UFF’s Department of Film and Video: Reinaldo Cardenuto (Competition curator), Luiz Carlos de Oliveira Júnior, and Lucas Reis.
Following their screenings in the 4th BRICS Film Festival, the selected features will compete in two Best Film categories, the Jury Award, given by a jury composed of members from all BRICS countries, and the Audience Award.
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