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Hollywood Brazilian Fim Festival

Come and discover Brazilian cinema!

The 11th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival will take place from November 15th - November 18th of 2019 at the Amazing Skirlball Cultural Center located at 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, and the Vista - historic Vintage Cinemas at 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival (HBRFEST) will be announcing its 2019 film lineup soon. The program will showcases the best and most recent selection of Brazilian films, many of which have screened in world prestigious film festivals like Berlin, Rotterdam,Locarno and Cannes, a special retrospective screening, industry seminars, networking parties and an awards ceremony.  A diverse mix of 23 feature films and shorts will be screened at this year’s festival, among them 1 international premiere, 1 U.S. Premiere, 1 West Coast Premiere.  See for a list and schedule of films and events.

The elegant Opening and Closing Awards night galas will be attended by an intermingling of Hollywood celebrities, Brazilian icons and bold new artists, luminaries, musicians, film industry executives and dignitaries from various Latin American countries, all on hand to celebrate and indulge in Brazil’s known-for warm hospitality and vibrant festival conviviality.

Focus: Producer Rodrigo Teixeira will be honored as the invited producer and HBRFEST is thrilled to share Karim Ainouz’s Invisible Life on the opening night screening. The film “Invisible Life” is also nominated for 2020 Oscars.

HBRFEST is the only Hollywood-based film festival dedicated to addressing the cultural, creative and commercial exchange between Hollywood, the international film industry and the Brazilian Film Community. International film industry and movie fans will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the unique range of genre highlighting the multi-cultural diversity of an exciting and growing new independent Brazilian cinema.  The intimate gathering allows the public to meet with the invited filmmakers, actors and film co-production partners.

The festival invites everyone to attend with open doors by offering all its screenings for free.  (We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to start time).  Opening night and Closing Award gala nights are by private invitation.  However a limited amount of 50 tickets are available to the public for purchase.

Celebrities expected (*TBC) Anderson Silva , Gabriela Duarte, Morena Baccarin, Reynaldo Gianecchini and more.  Check website for further confirmations closer to the date.

Friday, November 15th, 2019 6:30pm- RED CARPET - $80.00General Admission for 1 Adult includes: Open Seating at screenings/Food & Beverage at gala plus live music. Cocktail attire is a must please


Two of Brazil’s best-known international film figures,Rodrigo Teixeira and director Karim Aïnouz, team up to make “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão.”"Invisible Life”.

LOGLINE: The touching tale of the life destinies of two sisters over three decades, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, “Eurídice Gusmão

One key of the story is “access to the labor market,” denied to both sisters; another, how “women’s voices are constantly being challenged” “not only in the public arena but also the private space of the home,” Aïnouz said.     

THE 11th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORSHIP OF:Copa Airlines, Los Angeles Brazilian Consulate, Stella Artois , and Vita Coco.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunity are still available.

Media interested in covering HBRFEST 2019 must request accreditations. For interviews with actors and film directors prior to the festival’s opening or for red carpet access, please contact:

For More information about sponsorship or volunteering please send an email to or visit the festival website at

Thank you for taking the time to read this memo.


3rd Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

Opening Ceremony and Gala It is HBRFEST’s pleasure and honor to invite you to be part of this wonderful event!
We from HBRFEST invite you to participate in all of our activities: Film screenings, Receptions and Galas.
Opening Ceremony  Gala and opening filmWednesday June 1st, 2011 6:00Pm At the Egyptian Theatre  6712 Hollywood Boulevard ,Hollywood, CA 90028Thanks to LG, our lead sponsor, the whole festival is free and open to the public , except the Opening Gala which is by invitation only and it is at the Egyptian Theater, however we are selling 50 tickets for the gala at $50.00 to the public. Free screenings are at the Mann Chinese 6 Theaters, open panels and filmmakers‟ lounge are at the Roosevelt Hotel.  Every film is a Los Angeles premiere.  We are proud to open with RISCADO and RECIFE FRIO. Both have won important awards, though they are virtually unknown in North America. Both directors are incredibly talented; they're here to stay. Their sure hands show total control of storytelling. Comedy, drama, film within a film, real or not? Take your pick.Brazilian celebrity attend the festival: Mariana Ximenes, Reynaldo Gianecchini, among 2 other surprise guests. Hollywood celebrities attending the festival cannot be mentioned, please come to see who are they.·        Tickets for the 3rd Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival Gala Night are now available·         tickets will NOT be mailed·        Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.·         All Passes are limited in quantity and do sell out, so buy early.·         Pass purchases are subject to an online convenience fee .       Please send your purchase request to galatickets@hbrfest.comGala Night TICKETS: Price: $50 film and GalaOnly 50 Tickets available. General Admission for 1 Adult| Open Seating | Food & Beverage* Dress : Cocktail Attire    *Open bar available for wine and cocktails.Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, an established 501c3 non-profit organization.Tax ID#26-2563364 All donations are tax deductible  FILM SCHEDULE June 2nd  – 4th at the Chinese 6 theatreFor more info visit www.hbrfest.comAll screenings are completely free admission  to the publicThursday 6/2 – 5 PMChat with filmmakers- Open to the public at the HBRFEST Roosevelthotel loungeThursday 6/2 – 7 PM*A FUGA DA MULHER GORILA (Escape of the Gorilla Woman) - part 1 trilogy*A DISTRAÇÃO DE IVAN (Ivan’s Distraction)Thursday 6/2 – 9 PMA ALEGRIA (The Joy) - part 2 trilogy*O DIVINO, DE REPENTE (Divino Freestyles)Friday 6/3 – 5 PMDESASSOSSEGO (Never Quiet - film of wonders) - part 3 trilogyCHANTAL AKERMAN DE CÁ (Chantal Akerman from Here)Friday 6/3 – 7:30 PM*ESTRADA PARA YTHACA (Road to Ythaca)*FANTASMAS (Ghosts)Friday 6/3 – 9 PM*POR EL CAMINO (Beyond the Road)*CONTAGEMSaturday 6/4 – 2:30 PMVIDA SOBRE RODAS (Life on Wheels)Saturday 6/4 – 5 PMREFLEXÕES DE UM LIQUIDIFICADOR (Reflections of a Blender)*AVÓS (Grandmothers)Saturday 6/4 – 7 PM*BOLLYWOOD DREAM*HANDEBOLSaturday 6/4 – 9 PM – CLOSING NIGHT*ROSA MORENA*BAILAÕ (The Ball)Parking instructions:Read Meter signs carefully. Parking regulations have changed and much of the parking is one hour only and meters are enforced until 8pm or later on side streets near the theatre. There is also free street parking on Selma (south of Hollywood Blvd.) and other area side streets.Cherokee & Selma (south of Hollywood Boulevard).South of Hollywood Blvd. there are attended Grant Parking lots on McCadden Place and on Las Palmas. Parking is $8-$20 flat rate maximum. They do NOT offer validation to Egyptian Theatre customers, but the stores in the complex validate so people can get validated that way or there is a $5 lot on Selma.

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