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The orphan sloth was given a new name by Brazilian actors

Visit to INPA, where Elisabeth-the-Sloth got a new name, IAGO given by its godfathers from the film industry: Bruno Garcia and actress Christiane Torloni. The festival organized a press visit of the (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia or INPA).                              

Amazonas Opening at The Manaus Theatre (built in 1896

                             

Exotic group activities for the guests of the Amazonas Festival

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...

Robério Braga describes his job as State Secretary of Culture for 26 years and head of Amazonas Film Festival since the launch

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...

Amazonas Film Festival "A floresta de Jonathas" a short film by Sergio Andrade

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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...

Visit to INPA, where Elisabeth the Sloth got a new name, IAGO given by its godfathers from the film industry

  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...

Short documentary Amazonian films compete on the 5th in Amazonas Film Festival

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 ...

Teatro Amazonas all set for the opening of the Amazonas Film Festival 9th edition

                            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...

Amazonas Film Festival in Manaus a few FAQ ahead of our dailies

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")...

Amazonas Film Festival today announced its 2011 line-up

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AMAZONAS FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2011 JURORS AND LINE-UP Award-winning films from around the globe will be screened at this unique festival in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest The eighth annual Amazonas Film Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which features award-winning films from around the globe, and its jury of international stars and filmmakers. The festival will run November 3-9 in Manaus, Brazil. Screenings will be held at the Teatro Amazonas, the Belle-Epoque opera house upon...

Amazonas Film Festival line up

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The seventh annual Amazonas Film Festival today announced its 2010 line-up, which features award-winning films from around the globe, and its jury of international stars and filmmakers. The festival will run November 5-11 in Manaus, Brazil. Screenings will be held at the Teatro Amazonas, the Belle-Epoque opera house upon which Werner Herzog based his epic film, Fitzcarraldo. 35 films will competed in three sections, all vying for the Voo na Floresta (Flight Over the Jungle) trophy. These inclu...

Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film  La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix  A...

Berlinale awards Golden Bear to The Milk Of Sorrow

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Golden Bear for the Best Film La teta asustada (The Milk Of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa Silver Bear - The Jury Grand Prix Alle...

The 2009 Berlinale Awards revealed

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The jury declares that this year’s competition presents a broad range of films whose central aim consists in exploring ways to further the interpretation and understanding of important topics of our time. Therefore the jury has decided to award prizes to those efforts which achieve a balance between the political statement and the poetic form. Silver Bear - Best Actor  Sotigui Kouyate in London River by Rachid Bouchareb Silver Bear - Outstanding Arti...

Berlinale 2009: International Jury lead by Tilda Swinton

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The International Jury, presided over by Tilda Swinton,(Burn After Reading, Julia... ), will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2009. The other members of the Jury are Spanish director Isabel Coixet, director Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Swedish best-selling author Henning Mankell, director Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), director Wayne Wang (USA) and food activist and author Alice ...

Amazonas Manaus Film Festival launch in Cannes

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AMAZONAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOrganised by the Amazonas State Government with the co-operation of the Department of Culture and the Amazonas Film Commission, and by Le Public Système, with the cultural backing of Guaraná Antártica and the Varig group (Air Transport and Hotels), the Amazonas International Film Festival, that will take place from november 13th to 21st, is based on a twin concept:> Adventure (in the broadest sense), directly and irrevocably linked to every aspect of this l...
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