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Full programme for the 4th BRICS Film Festival is available

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 coordin...

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The 4th BRICS Film Festival Animation Films section will amaze with the selection of recent films for the school-age audience

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 McHaddo’s 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 univ...

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4th BRICS Film Festival to feature a section dedicated to films made by film school students from universities in the five countries

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 sele...

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Registration is open for the Russian, Soviet, Indian, Chinese, and South African film history courses

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 esp...

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Niterói is one month away from hosting the 4th BRICS Film Festival

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 them very li...

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International jury of the BRICS Film Festival Competition section has been selected

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.

 

Jury Members 

Martin Botha...

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Meet the foreign lecturers invited to teach the courses on film history of the BRICS countries

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 Chin...

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4th BRICS Film Festival offers free courses with foreign lecturers on Chinese, Indian, South African, and Russian and Soviet film history

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 pmSaiba mais

Two Brazilian feature films selected for the Competition section of the 4th BRICS Film Festival

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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Final Selection for the Film Residency Program of the 4th BRICS Film Festival

  • Geoffrey Gaspard (Whistling Woods International Institute of Film, Communication and Creative Arts)
  • Ingá Maria Lima Patriota (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
  • Ingrid Fernandes Ruela (Universidade de Campinas)
  • Dilemardo Martins Cardoso (Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia)
  • Kristina Khabarova (St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television)
  • Lebo Raleting (South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance)
  • Matheus Leandro Amorim Souza (Instituto Federal de Goiás)
  • Ariana Gomes Lamarão (Universidade de Brasília)
  • Mia Azevedo Aragão (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
  • Osintseva Anastasia (St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television)
  • Tenyeko Anastatia Nkhuna (The University of Witwatersrand)
  • TianYi Si (Beijing Film Academy)
  • Victor De Beija (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
  • Yerra Tapasi Raju (Annapurna International School of Film + Media)
  • Yuri Duarte Vefago (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
  • Zhao Minglun (Communication University of China)
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