The event takes place from September 20-25, with free programming in 11 cultural spaces in Belo Horizonte.
Occurring simultaneously, the 13th Brasil CineMundi, a market meeting that welcomes 25 international guests.
Homage to Minas Gerais actress Rejane Faria celebrates her trajectory and performance in theater, cinema, TV and streaming platforms.
The opening night takes place on 09/20, Tuesday, at 8pm, at Cine Theatro Brasil Vallourec, with a premiere of the feature film “Bare Absence”, by Marcos Pimentel, which was the winning project of the 6th edition of Brasil CineMundi in 2015.
After two years of online editions, CineBH – Belo Horizonte International Film Festival reaches its 16th edition, from September 20-25, 2022, occupying 11 spaces in the Minas Gerais capital:Casa da Mostra, Cine Theatro Brasil Vallourec, Una Cine Belas Artes, Cine Humberto Mauro, Sala de Cinema Minas Tênis Clube, Cine Sesc Palladium, Cine Santa Tereza, Teatro Sesiminas, Filme de Rua, Cinema de Fachada – Espanca and Praça da Liberdade, with a selection of 120 national and international films in premieres, thematic screenings and popular open-air sessions. In addition, there are debates, conversations, business meetings, workshops, masterclasses and international workshops and the 13th Brasil CineMundi – International Coproduction Meeting, a market event of Brazilian cinema, with the aim of discussing and revealing the Brazilian cinema of the future.
There are six intense days with free activities for all ages and audiences, in an audiovisual season of learning, reflection, exhibition and dissemination of Brazilian cinema in exchange with other countries and in connection with other arts and the city. In addition to in-person programming, CineBH also offers online activities, film screenings and debates, via the www.cinebh.com.br platform.
The opening session will be on the night of September 20th, Tuesday, at 8 pm, at Cine Theatro Brasil Vallourec, with a premiere of “Bare Absence”, directed by Marcos Pimentel, whose development project was the winner of Brasil CineMundi in 2015. The film is narrated through the experiences of characters who inhabit the territories of Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde, departing from absences and the feeling that gives the film its title.
MAIN THEME- LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA: WHAT ARE THE IMAGES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION?
The 16th CineBH presents a new conceptual approach: to celebrate and reflect on Latin American production, bringing its brothers from the continent to Brazil and putting them in direct contact with different perspectives that will be able to see the effervescence of the production that marks the territory. The proposed theme is “Latin American cinema: what are the images of internationalization?”. The question was raised by the curation team, under the coordination of Cleber Eduardo, to bring to the debate the complicated relationship between what is done in Latin American films and what effectively draws attention on screens around the world – and the amount of “legitimation” by various instances (festivals, exhibition circuits, TV channels and streaming platforms) is necessary for certain titles to break the bubble.
Several questions will guide the debates and also permeate the choice of films for the Continente Program, which will screen 15 feature films from 11 countries in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Among them, there are award-winning titles, such as the Brazilian “Alien Nights” (Sérgio de Carvalho) and “Empty House” (Giovani Borba), and some revelations, such as the unusual Cuban science fiction “Blue Heart” (Miguel Coyula).
The questions to be discussed in conversations around the main theme are: are there any conditions for the cinema made from North to South of the continent, from Mexico to Uruguay, not to depend so much on blessings from outside Latin America? Is there a desire and feasibility for the internationalization of Latin American films to expand dialogues, businesses, thoughts and the recognition of affinities within the set of Latin American countries, assuming the many differences in historical formation and contemporary circumstances, but without losing sight of the potentials of being a continental bloc? To what extent is it possible to rely on the financial possibilities of Europe and Asia for films whose identity is Latino just to be showcased in the world? And what is the role of Brazil in this continental geopolitics in which it is invariably inserted (for geographical and historical reasons), but from which sometimes it seems so distant?
The thematic debate on “Latin American cinema: what are the images of internationalization?” will bring together producers and distributors of Latin productions. On September 21st, Eva Cáceres (Argentina/Punto de Fuga Cine), Ivette Liang (Cuba/EICTV – Nuevas Miradas), Micaela Solé (Uruguay/Cordon Films), Paulo de Carvalho (Germany/Autentika Films) and Cleber Eduardo (coordinator of the curation team at CineBH), moderated by Ester Fér (one of the curators of Continente Program).
HOMAGE – REJANE FARIA –ACTRESS
The homage of CineBH 2022 will be offered to the Minas Gerais actress Rejane Faria, who has stood out in theater, film and TV/streaming platforms in recent years. Graduated in performing arts from UNI-BH and in theater from UFMG, Rejane, 61, was one of the founders, in 2007, of the collective quatroloscinco teatro do comum, one of the main theater groups in the capital of Minas Gerais since then. Her debut on the big screen was in the short film “Fifteen” (2014), by Maurílio Martins, starting an expressive partnership with the Minas Gerais production company Filmes de Plástico. With FdP, she participated in the films “Rhapsody for the Black Man” (Gabriel Martins, 2015), “Nothing” (Gabriel Martins, 2017), “Long Way Home” (André Novais Oliveira, 2018), “In the Heart of the World” (Maurílio Martins and Gabriel Martins, 2019) and “Mars One” (Gabriel Martins, 2022). At Globoplay, she participated in the series “Second Call” (2021). Some of these titles will be part of the Homage Program, in addition to the presence of Rejane Faria for a Q&A.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES AND THEMATIC PROGRAMS
The 16th CineBH brings together a selection of 120 national and internationalfilms, in world and national premieres distributed in eight thematic programs – Continente Program, Homage Program, Brazil Program, Historical Dialogues Program, The City in Motion Program, Screening in the Square, Mostrinha (Children’s Program), Cine-School Screenings.
In addition to the Continente and the Homage programs, CineBH 2022 will have an exclusive focus on Brazilian cinema at the Brazil Program, showing 6 feature films and 25 contemporary short films. Among those selected are titles in national premieres, such as “The City of Abysses” (Priscyla Bettim and Renato Coelho), “Sol” (Lô Politi) and “Receba!” (Pedro Perazzo and Rodrigo Luna).
The City in Motion Program, curated by Paula Kimo, shows independent productions from Belo Horizonte and the metropolitan region in direct dialogue with the urban experiences. This year, the theme is “Looking at the city”, based on films that envision urban spaces as living and dynamic territories, in constant transformation in the movements of the social, political and urban fabric that compose them. In all, there are 27 films, followed by conversations with the participation of guests and film crews.
The Screening in the Square, which takes place in Praça da Liberdade, one of Belo Horizonte’s most notable touristic spots,shows eight Brazilian films for the whole family, ensuring fun for all ages. Among the films are the comedies “Maria do Caritó” (João Paulo Jabour) and “Não Vamos Pagar Nada” (João Fonseca), the romance“Eduardo e Mônica” (René Sampaio) and the musical documentary “Belchior – Apenas um Coração Selvagem”(Camilo Cavalcanti and Natália Dias). The program has two screenings dedicated to children, in which, in addition to film screenings, there will be also circus performances and magic shows.
The Historical Dialoguesprogram was curated by the Bolivian critic and researcher Sebastian Morales Escoffier, who selected three feature films from Bolivia, in dialogue with the theme of this edition. Escoffier will be at the event to discuss each of them with the audience. The titles are: “Como duele ser pueblo” (Hugo Roncal, 2022), “El olor de tu ausencia” (Eddy Vasquez, 2013) and “Lo más bonito y mis mejores años” (Martin Boulocq, 2005).
There’s a program for the whole family, with the Mostrinha (Children’s program) taking place on September 24 and 25, Saturday and Sunday, in Santa Tereza, at Minas Tênis Clube, in Praça da Liberdade. The screenings will be accompanied by characters from Turma do Pipoca and circus interventions.
Finally, the film programming of the 16th CineBH offers Cine-School Screenings for students and educators. The screenings will be held on September 21 and 22 (Wednesday and Thursday), at 8 am (morning shift) and 2 pm (afternoon shift), at the Grande Teatro do Sesc Palladium, Teatro Sesiminas and Cine Santa Tereza. Altogether, six Cine-School Screenings will be promoted, followed by Cine-Debates, for students from the age of five, with the screening of 16 Brazilian films that address universal and educational themes for the formation of children and young people, aiming to benefit more than 3,000 students.
BRASIL CINEMUNDI – THE MARKET EVENT OF BRAZILIAN CINEMA
In its 13th edition, Brasil CineMundi, a market event of Brazilian cinema, which has taken place in annual and consecutive editions since 2010 in the CineBH programming, continues to be the main platform for networking and business for the country’s production in relation to other professionals around the world. The program promotes exchanges between the market and Brazilian film projects to enhance connections between independent filmmakers, potential partners and the exchange of actions and information. Brasil CineMundi selects several projects to compose business rounds in meetings between filmmakers and producers for guidance from various professionals, that can help in the viability of the proposals.
In 2022, 41 guests from 13 countries – Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Uruguay and Switzerland, representatives of the world audiovisual industry – arrive in the capital of Minas Gerais to meet and do business with the 41 projects selected in five categories, four of which are for works in progress: “Horizonte” (representing the horizon of themes, diversity and creation of Brazilian audiovisual), “Doc Brasil Meeting” (documentaries), “Foco Minas” (projects from Minas Gerais) and “Paradiso Multiplica” (in the second year of partnership with Projeto Paradiso, a talent incubator). The fifth category, “Wip – Primeiro Corte”, is dedicated to projects in the post-production phase with a first cut (“work in progress”).
The projects receive consultations with specialized tutors, in addition to other training activities such as a development laboratory, masterclasses, market panels and workshops. In the business roundtables, projects have the opportunity to meet individually with national and international professionals interested in co-production and sales. Learn more about the selected ones here.
With the partnership of several production fund initiatives, CineMundi has a prize for the projects best rated by the evaluation juries. There are development grants, participation in international co-production events and creation incentives.
AUDIOVISUAL TRAINING PROGRAM
With the purpose of providing conceptual and practical tools for training professionals, exchanging experiences between different agents in the audiovisual sector, generating exchange, promoting meetings, dialogues, discussions and establishing contact networks and global connections with a focus on the audiovisual market, the Audiovisual Training Program integrates the programming of the 16th CineBH and the 13th Brasil CineMundi – International Coproduction Meeting.
In this edition, the program brings together more than 50 prominent Brazilian and foreign professionals in the audiovisual scene at the center of 43 training activities, as follows: four international masterclasses, a Development Lab for projects from Brasil CineMundi, three screenwriting laboratories, one workshop, two International Workshops, 11 International Debates, four Work in Progress Sessions – First Cut, five Conversation Rounds, 15 Commented Screenings.
ALL PROGRAMMING IS OFFERED FREE TO THE PUBLIC
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15th CINEBH – BELO HORIZONTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
13thBRASIL CINEMUNDI -INTERNATIONAL COPRODUCTION MEETING
September 20-25, 2022
FEDERAL CULTURE INCENTIVE LAW
THIS EVENT IS CARRIED OUT WITH RESOURCES OF THE MUNICIPAL CULTURE INCENTIVE LAW IN BELO HORIZONTE
Sponsorship: ITAÚ,MATER DEI, CEMIG
Cultural Partnership: SESC EM MINAS AND CASA DA MOSTRA
Partners and Cooperation for Brasil CineMundi: EMBAIXADA DA FRANÇA NO BRASIL, INSTITUTO GOETHE, ENCUENTROS BIOBIOCINE (Chile), CONECTA (Chile),DOCMONTEVIDEO(Uruguay),DOCSP (São Paulo),NUEVAS MIRADAS (Cuba),FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE DOCUMENTÁRIOS DE MONTREAL – RIDM (Canada), MAFF – FESTIVAL DE MÁLAGA(Spain), TORINOFILMLAB(Italia),VENTANA SUR(Argentina), WORLD CINEMA FUND (Germany), PROJETO PARADISO(Brazil)
Support: MINISTÉRIO DAS RELAÇÕES EXTERIORES, UNA, INHOTIM, DOTCINE, MISTIKA, PARATI FILMS, O2 PLAY, CTAV, NAYMOVIE, SESI/FIEMG, INSTITUTO UNIVERSO CULTURAL, CINE SANTA TEREZA, CINE HUMBERTO MAURO
Concept and realization: UNIVERSO PRODUÇÃOSECRETARIA ESPECIAL DE CULTURA | MINISTÉRIO DO TURISMO| GOVERNO FEDERAL (SPECIAL SECRETARY OF CULTURE | MINISTRY OF TOURISM| FEDERAL GOVERNMENT)