FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE 5th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL (LABRFF) WILL SHOWCASE OVER 40 BRAZILIAN FILMS
LABRFF WILL ALSO CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL OF THE BRAZILIAN WRITER JORGE AMADO
Los Angeles, July 8, 2012 – Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) will take place at Linwood Dunn Theater and The Landmark, from July 15th to July 19th. An Opening Night Gala will kick-off the festival on July 15th 6:00 p.m. with a red carpet event and the premiere film of “Open Road”, a film directed by Marcio Garcia starring Camilla Belle, Andy Garcia, Colin Egglesfield and John Savage.
LABRFF will showcase over 40 independent films and major studio releases from Brazil, combining the best of features, shorts, documentaries, animation shorts as well as tribute screenings, a celebrity-filled red carpet and more.
LABRFF’s mission is to support and facilitate the Brazilian audiovisual exhibition and distribution in the United States. Moreover stimulate new business opportunities in the film industry. The festival has established a favorable environment to exchange information between Brazil and United States by offering panels, workshops, lectures, and networking meetings to its attendees.
The festival creates visibility and promotes the Brazilian culture throughout the most powerful medium in the world: cinema
More information about the festival is available at www.labrff.com.
The Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) is dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of Brazilian filmmakers in the most recognized home to the motion-picture industry in the world: Hollywood.
The company was established in 2007 and it was created to be the first genuinely Brazilian film festival in the California market.
FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM
The 2012 Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) will screen more than 40 films including features, shorts, documentaries, animation and environmental films.
• Narrative Competition- feature-length films
• Documentary Competition - documentaries
• Shorts Competition: Shorts are shown as part of short film programs. With their diverse and complex content, these films shine brilliantly.
Films based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to “document” reality
Premiere “Hors Concurs”:
Honoring centennial of Brazilian Writer Jorge Amado
Offering workshops and panels for both the novice and seasoned producers
The festival will have a popular lounge open to the public for “meet and greet“ with filmmakers, directors, producers, and people from the industry. A great opportunity to get connected with the Brazilian Cinema
The Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival would not be possible without the support and dedication of its sponsors. Each of the sponsors shares with LABRFF a love for Brazilian cinema, and recognizes the importance of sharing the work and contributions of Brazilian artists and filmmakers with the widest possible audience.
Opportunities are still available to sponsor LABRFF at various levels and with commensurate benefits. For more information, please visit www.labrff.com or call (310) 483-1164
OFFICIAL CULTURAL SPONSORS
Ministério do Turismo - EMBRATUR
Governo da Bahia - Secretariat of Culture - State of Bahia
IRDEB - Instituto de Rádiodifusão Educativa da Bahia
Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles - Ministry of External Relations
Tours to Brazil
Black Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles County
Carolina Rodrigues at email@example.com
MEDIA CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
To apply for media credential please contact Sabrina Furtado at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about purchasing tickets will be available February 2012 at www.labrff.com
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Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival