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Amazonas Film Festival


The festival is held under the patronage of Amazonas State Governor Omar Aziz and State secretary of Culture, General Director Roberio Braga.

Screenings take place in the amazing Amazonas Theatre built in 1896 in the centre of amazon where the Rio Negro and Amazon meet.



Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national and foreign awards, will be honored at Amazonas opening


      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, 22 feature films and eight short films.
      Among his recent main works are "Villa Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão" (2000), with Antonio Fagundes, Marcos Palmeira and Leticia Spiller in the cast and which will be shown at the festival, in addition to "JK - Bela Noite para Voar" (2009), this one still unseen, with José Abreu, Mariana Ximenes and Julia Lemmertz.
      Among the awards the filmmaker won stands out the feature film "Avaeté - Semente da Vingança" (1985) which won the Silver Medal of the International Film Festival of Moscow and the best film of the Tróia Festival, Portugal. The ceremony in which Zelito is honored will be hosted by the actor and entertainer Carlos Casagrande.


      The 9th edition of Amazonas Film Festival will have more than 5 thousand hours of films exhibition. There are 37 productions in the competitive exhibition, 144 movies in the side exhibitions, atotal of 211 film productions.
      For the governor of Amazonas, Omar Aziz, the Amazonas Film Festival is one of the great incentives for the culture of the State. "The investment in training young filmmakers from Amazonas state in producing their own movies began with the creation of the festival. We are on the right path," he says.



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