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Aug 9, 2008

VI Cine Fest Brasil



Inffinito Group Proudly Announces the 6th Edition of the Annual Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil to Be Held August 10 – 16 in New York City


Between August 10 and 16, Central Park, Tribeca Cinemas and the United Nations will host the 6th edition of the annual Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil, created and produced by Inffinito Group. During the course of one week, the festival will feature over 24 films, both short and feature length, documentary and fiction, including one World Premiere, three US Premieres and eight NY Premieres.

The festival will be launched this year with a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Bossa Nova, Brazil's world renowned musical invention, at Central Park SummerStage. This special opening night will feature a live concert with acclaimed singer Maria Rita, daughter of two icons of Brazilian music Elis Regina e Cesar Camargo Mariano, and the screening of the feature film Out of Tune (Os Desafinados) by Walter Lima Jr. which reveal the 50's,60's and 70's in Brazil through the story of a fictional Bossa Nova band.

The Bossa Nova celebration continues with a special screening at the United Nations Headquarters of Anna Jobim's The House of Tom, an endearing documentary on her late husband, the music legend Carlos Antonio Jobim. The director will be awarded with a special Crystal Lens Award at a cocktail reception hosted by Embratur, following the screening.

“The festival is going to surprise everyone with the depth and range of our screenings along with the exciting special events : the concert at SummerStage and the United Nations event. We believe in attracting businesses through culture, and our sponsor shares this view”, says Adriana Dutra, director of Inffinito Group. Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil has become an official event of the Brazilian Government as well of the New York cultural calendar. The event is also sponsored by Embratur, the country's Tourism Office.

Some of the highlights of the film program are the World Premiere of Youth a film by Domingos Oliveira and Philippe Barcinski's film Not by Chance by Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener). The selected films showcase the diversity of themes, narratives and landscapes that Brazil has to offer and they offer New York audiences a great opportunity to get a taste of the vibrant local film scene that has created such international hits as Central Station, City of God and the forthcoming sensation Elite Squad.

All of the film screenings of the official selection will take place August 11-16 at the Tribeca Cinemas. All features compete for the Crystal Lens Award for the Best Feature Film, a prize awarded by the audience. The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 16 at the Tribeca Cinemas.

Additionally nightly after the screenings, the audience along with special guests, directors and actors, will be treated to the Petrobras Lounge, hosted by DJ Luluta, who will be spinning different rhythms every night. The Petrobas Lounge is also located at the Tribeca Cinemas.

Two new additions to the annual roster of Brazilian premieres are the special shorts project Revealing the Brazils and the sidebar DOCTV. Before each screening at the Tribeca Cinemas, there will be the projection of a short film from the Revealing the Brasils project. The project, in partnership with the Audiovisual Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture and sponsored by Petrobras, was born from the idea to show an unknown Brazil to the world. Its stories are told from the point of view of the common Brazilian inhabitant of small cities, who would normally never have the chance of seeing their talent on the big screens.

DOCTV is a unique program developed by the Audiovisual Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture, TV Cultura and the ABEPEC (Brazilian Association of Public, Education and Cultural Broadcasters) that promotes the partnership between Brazilian public TV and independent producers. Created in 2003, the program aims at promoting the regionalization of the production of documentaries, articulating a national circuit of TV broadcast through the Public Television Network and proposing a business model that makes regional markets viable for Brazilian documentary films. This sidebar showcases some of the most outstanding works that have participated in this program.


Additional information:
- Opening night screening + concert: Sunday, August 10 at Central Park SummerStage (Rumsey Playfield, enter at 72nd and Fifth Avenue). Free Admission.
- Film screenings: daily August 11 - 16, at the Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street at Laight St.) Tickets: $10.
- Special Private Screening of The House of Tom + cocktail: Tuesday, August 12 at 6pm at the United Nations Building (UN) Library Auditorium (1st Avenue and 46th Street Entrance). By invitation only.
- Awards Ceremony: Saturday, August 16, 10pm at the Tribeca Cinemas.

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