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The festival is held under the patronage of Amazonas State Governor Omar Aziz and State secretary of Culture, General Director Roberio Braga.
President of honor is brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana.
Screenings take place in the amazing Amazonas Theatre built in 1896 in the centre of amazon where the Rio Negro and Amazon meet.
Amazonas Scriptwriting Contest: Strip Solidão
Amazonas Shorts - Docs
Audience Award - ‘Retratos de Manaus’ by Sergio Cobelo Cobelo & Yure César
Best Cinematography - Yure César for ‘Chão Molhado’
Best Script - Sergio Cobelo & Amaru Cobelo for ‘Retratos de Manaus’
Best Director - Everton Macedo, for ‘Chão Molhado’
Best Film - ‘Chão Molhado’, by Everton Macedo
Closing with a wonderful day. great weather 34°c calm and limpid waters on the amzonas speedboat with 200Hhp took up up ther river two hours, for a visit in aanother state sanctuary where 500 families live in preserved conditions, with state help (schools...)
The end of the day closes with the awards ceremony at The Manaus Theatre and a party.
I will share later about that. ...
Another fantastic day has gone by at The 9th Amazonas Film Festival.
We have been transported by bus deepr in the amazonas, about 2 hours drive for a traditional amazonian breakfast (tapioca, fruit juices...) and a visit to a sanctuary, preserved area of a few square kilometers around a set of 3 waterfalls, where we bathed at length, fighting against an incredibly strong current.
Check the video, coming soon, from a place where Internet will be stronger.
The festival organizes a large array of festivities for festival guests, filmmakers, journalists and local industry professional. An aramda of state stafeers, employed by the state make this smooth, enjoyable, air contionned with drinks everywhere we land...
So far we were treated with a night visit of the old city in an open air bus (drinks & canape...)
Dark (black on black) crossing of the Rio Negro by night on the longest bridge in the word over a river.
Visit of a biologocal institute...
November 6th a very relaxed and charismatic State Secretary of Culture talked to the press over coffee and champagne by the pool of the Caesar Business Hotel, the best in town of Manaus.
PHD Harvard MBA lawyer graduate described himself as apolitical, but passionate and fierce as a lion about Culture and the accomplishments he made towards handing cultue to the people.
He described how his actions had been judges and which effect they had on the political level and for th epeople of Amazonas...
Teddy Bear (short listed as Best discovery Award at the European Film Awards), was showing today at the prestigious Amazonas Theatre in Amazonas Film Festival (2/9 novembre).
I was offered by the festival programmer Patricia Martin the immense honour to walk the stage and introduce the film since its director was not available. As a EFA board member i had the occasion to stress the european recognition of the film and wished a great screening of the film featuring this big guy soft inside...
Great short film with two stories interlacing two boys for one girl, and a lost in the rain forrest ending opened the shorts competing this week in Manaus at the 9th edition of Amazonas Film Fest.
video by Leopoldo Soto...
The festival organized a press visit of the (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia or INPA).
The INPA institute is a public educational and research institution in Manaus, Brazil. It was founded in 1952, with the purpose of providing a more extensive knowledge about the Brazilian Amazon Region. Most part of the research focus on the main topics of ecology, molecula...
A film by ZELITO VIANA, President of Honor, showing on opening day.
The story, affairs and, especially, the career of one of the most important Brazilian and Latin American composers of all times is the theme of "Villa Lobos, Uma Paixão de Vida", movie by the filmmaker Zelito Viana, President of Honor of the 9th Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), which will be shown at 10:30 a.m...
Six films start this Monday (5) the dispute for the awards of the Amazonas Short Film Competitive Exhibition - Documentary, in the 9th Amazonas Film Festival (AFF).
The presentations - four works produced in Manaus and two in Parintins - take place from 04:30 pm on, in the Amazonas Opera House, and it is free of charge. And they are the evidence of the positive balance of the cultural policy developed by the Government of Amazonas state by means of the training actions of the Lyceum and ...
The Opening ceremony of 9th Amazanos Festival at the somptuous Amazonas Theatre.
Video By Leopoldo Soto...
We chatted With the state secretary of culture, Robeiro Bragas about the successful screening of theopening film (Buddies, 3 kids with down syndrome, who escape their institution for a wild ride (with guns love and laughters)
Sharing a drink at the lavish diner cocktail opening ceremony, held outside the Theatre.
Robeiro remembered founding this festival 9 years ago with Lionel Chouchan (PublicSystem) the man who managed 150 festivals (so far, counting each edition of Deauville, Avori...
The Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national andforeign awards, will be the great honored on the opening night of the 9th edition of Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), Saturday (3), at 07:30 pm, at Amazonas Opera House. He will be the president of honor of the festival.
Zelito is 74 years of age and worked as producer, director,screenwriter and actor. His curriculum includes 21 television programs, 2...
Starred by three actors with Down syndrome, the Brazilian film "Colegas" (2012), winner of the Kikito award as best film of Gramado Film Festival, will be shown during the opening ceremony of the ninth edition of Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), Saturday (3).
The feature film is directed by Marcelo Galvão and tells the story of the characters Stallone (Ariel Goldenberg), Ani...
Celebrities of Brazilian cinema such as Otávio Augusto, Gracindo Junior, Marcos Paulo, Toni Garrido, Leticia Sabetella, Gisele Fraga, Bruno Garcia, Zelito Viana, Antonio Pitanga and the actress Ana Lucia Torres as guest of honor, among others, will be on the red carpet, opposite the Amazonas Opera House this Saturday the 3rd at 6:45 pm, interacting with the audience.
Everything for the opening c...
The Amazonas Theatre was built during the Belle Époque at a time when fortunes were made in the rubber boom. Construction of the Amazon Theatre was first proposed in 1881 by a member of the local House of Representatives, Antonio Jose Fernandes Júnior, who envisioned a "jewel" in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
In 1882, the State legislature approved so...
COMPETITION SHORT FILMS AMAZONAS
1. A ÚLTIMA NO TAMBOR, by Ricardo Araújo R. D’Albuquerque (Manaus)
2. ASFALTO, by Moacyr Massulo (Manaus)
3. CHÃO MOLHADO, by Everton Macedo e Silva (Parintins)
4. CINEMA EM TRÂNSITO, by João Aureo (Parintins)
5. ET SET ERA, by Emerson Medina & Rod Castro (Manaus)
6. FIO DA PONTA, by Erismar Fernandes Rodrigues (Manaus)
7. NO RÁDIO DO SEU CORAÇÃO, by Elisa Bessa e Ladilce Pontes (Manaus)
8. O TEMPO QUE VOLTA, by ...
Official selection Internacional competition 9º Amazonas Film Festival*
10 timer til Paradis
international title: Teddy Bear
Madds Mathiessen, Fiction. 92 min. 2012 (Denmark)
(World Cinema Directing Award Sundance Film Festival 2012, Official Selection New Directors, New Films 2012)
We will be reporting from Manaus, visiting Amazonas Film festival Those of you who are curious about it should read this.
http://www.amazonasfilmfestival.com.br/ Manaus, Brasil.
City or jungle?
Please keep in mind that although planted in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus is actually the second largest metropolitan area in Northern Brazil with more than 2 million inhabitants.
Is Manaus on the Amazon River?
Manaus is situated on the Rio Negro (means "Black River")...