International Short Film Festival Rio de Janeiro

Monday, October 19, 2009

The International Short Film Festival 2009 is a very competitive festival for movies made in 35mm, 16mm and digital media. The event has reached the 19th edition in 2009 and it promises to be a very good show for film fanatics. Over the past ten years, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival has stamped itself as being the largest film festival in Brazil and in the entire Latin American continent. Each year, approximately 400 films are screened in over 30 theaters around Rio, attracting more than 250,000 spectators.

The festival serves as the world’s major showcase for contemporary Brazilian cinema, with its prestigious competitive Premiere Brasil section featuring drama, documentaries and short films, all vying for the TrofĂ©u Redentor award.

An international section presenting about 300 films offers the best in current film-making from around the world, all movies being divided into 12 non-competitive thematic programs. Programs include the Panorama of World Cinema, the Premiere Latina section, and the Focus section, which selects a country each year that will pay tribute to its national cinema; but also to strengthen the commercial ties with Brazil.