- SHORTS AND MARKET
In order to discuss the commercial viability of audiovisual products in short formats, Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival brings once again to its programming the SHORTS & MARKET event – Professional Meeting on the Commercialization of Short-Length Audiovisual Content.
Activities include business roundtables with agents, filmmakers and players who exhibit and license short film format products, and discuss complementary topics that have been included in the market agenda, such as accessibility and access to a greater diversity of filmmakers.This year, the event has the funding of the Audiovisual Sector Fund (FSA), bringing the challenge of returning the investment proposed by this mechanism. The event required a previous registration and selection process by means of payment.
- KINOFORUM LABS
KINOFORUM LABS brings together three different initiatives aimed at the development, diffusion and commercialization of short films, with technical training activities, master classes and workshops, which will be developed during the Festival. Participation takes place through previous registrations and counts with the support of the Sectorial Audiovisual Sector (FSA).
Shorts Projects is a laboratory for the development of audiovisual short fiction projects. With activities in different areas like screenplay/direction, production and promotion/diffusion, this lab is focused on the analysis of projects for the development and creative exchange of ideas, opening a space for discussing narrative, production and distribution of short films.
- FROM SHORT TO FEATURE
In this traditional section of the Festival, we present filmmakers who started their careers in short films and then produced their first feature. Previous editions included Brazilian directors Cao Hamburger, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Caroline Leone, and Lucia Puenzo from Argentina. In this edition, the chosen director is also honored in our special programs: Cavi Borges.
After starting his career with a video store, Cavideo, he moved to production and distribution, and works today in all stages of the audiovisual production process.
- ACTIVITIES IN AUDIOVISUAL SCHOOLS
Sao Paulo ISFF always celebrates its partnership with the leading audiovisual schools in Brazil who sent their films to the Student’s Showcase and to student programs at Sao Paulo Panorama and Brazilian Showcase, and participate in various activities and actions proposed in our programming. Check out what is scheduled for this year:
COLLABORATION ON THE SELECTION PROCESS
Each year, Kinoforum seeks to incorporate new points of view into the film selection. In addition to composing its selection committee with a very diversified team of guests, it also invites students and recent graduates who participated in other activities in recent editions to watch films in the selection process and register their opinions. This year, students from 10 educational institutions participated and their names can be seen in the Credits section of the Festival.
Sessions of up to 80 minutes, followed by a debate, are curated by students of the schools from the films selected for Brazilian Showcase and screened at these educational institutions during the Festival.This year, students take their own views on the Festival’s programming to screening sessions held in several regions of Sao Paulo. The following schools participated in the activity: ECA-USP, Senac Santo Amaro, Senac Lapa, PUC-SP, FAAP, Cásper Líbero, Academia Internacional de Cinema (AIC).In other cities in Sao Paulo state, students from CEUNSP, Escola Livre de Cinema e Vídeo (ELCV), São Judas - Campus Unimonte, UFSCar and Unicamp show their programming in the cities of Salto, Santo André, Santos, São Carlos and Campinas. The dates of the exhibitions can be found on the festival website.
A team from Sao Paulo’s Academia Internacional de Cinema (AIC) will be following and recording all events of the 29th Festival in order to produce our making of. Always under the supervision of their school teachers, the students conduct interviews and register audience and staff in action. The result will be available on the Festival website after its closing.
AUGUST 27 [MON] – 8pm – CINEMATECA BRASILEIRA
AUGUST 30 [THU] – 8pm – CINEMATECA BRASILEIRA – RERUN
Each partner school in Sao Paulo State assigns a group of students to participate in this program. It all starts in a breakfast at 8:30am on Saturday 25th. Participants meet and receive a theme, which serves as inspiration for their productions. They then leave to carry out their projects which will be presented and screened on the night of August 27th, at Cinemateca Brasileira. The screening is free and open to the public and the films will be rerun on August 30th at 8pm, also at Cinemateca.
A team of 40 monitors will be working in our screening theaters or at the Festival production headquarters, supporting filmmakers, audiences and staff so that everything happens with the highest quality and ease possible. We welcome applicants from many universities and of all ages. It is an excellent opportunity for students to be introduced to the environment of a film festival, accompanying directors and producers from several countries, as well as public service. Participants receive a small allowance and easy access to the entire schedule.
- FESTIVAL TOUR
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival promotes the diffusion of Brazilian and foreign short films, the exchange between artists and producers, and audiovisual creation. Many different aesthetics and narrative styles form the selection chosen for the festival tours, highlighting the best of the festival.
- SPCINE CIRCUIT
SpCine Circuit is a project that takes the cinema experience to all regions of the city of Sao Paulo, through the modernization of existing screening theaters and the creation of a regular program in these venues.The venues chosen guarantee access to regions that are poorly served or not served at all by film theaters. Equipment from Sao Paulo’s City Hall is used, such as cultural centers, CEUs and public libraries.The partnership with the Festival takes the children's programming to 15 CEUs and two other theaters from August 30th to September 5th.
- MEETINGS AND DEBATES
BOOK RELEASE: "NEW TALES", FROM ROGÉRIO SGANZERLA - CO-EDITION: GRAFATÓRIO / MIRÍADE - MIS - AUGUST 23rd (Thu) - 6pm
At the age of 7, Rogério Sganzerla went by himself to a printing company in his hometown, in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina. He wanted to print a book. He delivered the typographer four short stories he wrote hidden from his parents and left with his first publication: New Tales (1954). The first one is a fable, with a classical structure. But the latter already launches the first anti-hero of Sganzerla: Bebé, The Duckling, that abandons his invalid brother to rob a princess ' castle, beating the hell out of a giant. Now Grafatório Edições, in partnership with Miríade Edições, launches a new, typographical and FAC-similar version of the curious New Tales. The book is graphically and editorially recontextualized, including a text-testimonial from Sganzerla, Rogério's mother, today with 99 years old.
DEBATE ABD-SP: "DISTRIBUTION AND THE SPACE OF THE SHORT FILM"MIS - AUGUST 24th [Fri] – 4pm
ABD-SP (Brazilian Association of Documentarists and Short Film Filmmakers of Sao Paulo) promotes an encounter of producers, programmers and experts to discuss the importance of short film in Brazilian audiovisual scenario and its possible programming slots (festivals, TV channels, VOD and other possibilities).
SERIGRAPHY AND LAMBE-LAMBE (WHEATPASTE POSTERS)MIS - AUGUST 24th [Fri] – 6pm
Amarelo Gráfico, the team responsible for the ambiance of the Festival, will be performing a live printing of serigraphs of the Festival's artwork during our happy hour. Bring your T-shirt and other objects and take the Festival art home!
DODGEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MIS - AUGUST 25th [Sat] - 2pm-6pm
On Saturday afternoon, MIS hosts the first edition of Sao Paulo ISFF’s Dodgeball, already born as a classic.Bring your team and come join! Submissions at the event.
DRAWING AND ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOPACTIVITY OF THE CHILDREN & TEENS’ PROGRAMCINEMATECA BRASILEIRA - AUGUST 25th [Sat] – 4pm
Illustrator Pedro Menezes proposes a drawing workshop inspired by his book "Alfredo the Bear and the Mystery in the Snow", edited by Pólen Livros, which dialogues with the movie "Ghostbear", in the Children's Program 1 selection. Soon after the exhibition, at Cinemateca Brasileira, children will draw and talk about the book and the movie.
CHILDREN'S MAKE-UP WORKSHOPACTIVITY OF THE CHILDREN & TEENS’ PROGRAMCINEMATECA BRASILEIRA - AUGUST 26th [Sun] - 1pm
Soon after the screening of the Children's Program 2 - "Children's Rights", the children are invited to participate in the Audiovisual Makeup Workshop "The Right to Play", where they will create, record and perform in short scenes ("Kino Curtinhas") wearing the makeup of their choice. After making up, the children will record small scenes in the lobby and surroundings of the Cinemateca. The workshop will count with makeup and recording assistants and the participation of makeup artist and actress Fabí Sampaio.
CINEMA DA VELA: HUMAN RIGHTSCINESESC - AUGUST 28th [Tue] – 7:30pm
Cinema da Vela, promoted monthly by CineSesc, takes place during Sao Paulo ISFF in August, and addresses the theme of the program "70 years of the Declaration of Human Rights". Mediated by Esther Hamburger, from ECA-USP, it includes the participation of filmmakers Beth Formaggini and Rachel Daniel, whose films are part of the program (see the programming on page 102).
PROCESS OF EXPERIMENTATION,WITH GUSZTÁV HAMOS AND KATJA PRATSCHKEMIS - AUGUST 28th [Tue] – 9pm
Directors Gusztáv Hamos and Katja Pratschke will be in Brazil to present the Special Programs’ session "Experiment" and talk about their process, in which they present their photofilm work, exploring the relation between still images and movement.
MEETING WITH THE FILMMAKER JULIA FURER:CHALLENGES OF MAKING YOUR FIRST FEATURE FILM IN EUROPEMIS - AUGUST 29th - [Wed] – 4pm
Swiss documentary filmmaker Julia Furer, who is part of Swiss Focus program, meets the audience of the Festival to talk about her experience in producing her first feature.
BOOK RELEASE: “BRAZILIAN ANIMATION: 100 ESSENTIAL FILMS” - MIS - AUGUST 29th [Wed] – 6pm
This work, organized by Gabriel Carneiro and Paulo Henrique Silva, is part of the celebrations of the 100 years of animation cinema in Brazil, celebrated in 2017. After being presented at Annecy’s Festival in France and Anima Mundi in Rio de Janeiro, it is with great pleasure that we welcome a night of autographs on this year's schedule.The book, in deluxe format, has about 400 pages and brings historical articles that cover the main movements and characters of animation, written by 103 critics, researchers and film teachers. It integrates a collection entitled "100 Best Brazilian Films" (2016) and "Brazilian Documentary: 100 Essential Films" (2017), also produced by Abraccine, Canal Brasil and Editora Letramento.
KINO QUIZMIS - AUGUST 30th [Thu] - 6pm
Come and join this cinematographic gameshow prepared by Sao Paulo ISFF with the help of filmmaker Cavi Borges, who will be the host of the night. Bring your team of up to four people and answer the questions on cinema proposed by the host. Bring also your fans! Inspired by the Cavideo Quiz, organized by Cavi himself in Rio in the early 2000s.
DEBATE: "OUTSKIRTS COMMUNITIES IN THE AUDIOVISUAL MARKET"CCSP - SEPTEMBER 2nd - 5pm
Professionals working in the audiovisual market who started their learning experiences in Audiovisual Workshops or worked in training projects for young talents in the area talk about the challenges in the search for the first opportunity, current scenarios and ways to go. Mediation of Gil Marçal, manager of projects and cultural programs and expert in public cultural policies, and participation of filmmakers J. C., creator of Canal Funk TV, Thaís Scabio and Peu Pereira.
The Festival presents this year a special program for people with disabilities. Sessions with accessibility capabilities (closed caption and audio-description) will be available on specific dates and locations.Among the programs available, the selection that opens the Festival with highlights of the main showcases, on the screen of CineSesc - Sao Paulo’s biggest screen -, in a special rerun.A debate also addresses the issue of what is being done to make audiovisual accessible in cinemas.