Doc Lab proposes a training path for eight Brazilian documentary projects, in development or work in progress stages. The goal is to enhance the creative possibilities and to offer opportunities for the position of the project in the national and international market.
DOC LAB PROGRAM
noveMBER 1 to 4: DEVELOPMENT LAB
Eight Brazilian documentary films projects will be selected for workshop, during 4 days, in which they will work with the tutors on the point of view, the narrative structure and the filmic resources in order to get the gist of each project and to draw up a simple and forceful presentation strategy, enabling directors and producers to succeed when it comes to talk to potential partners.
Andrés Di Tella
Andrés Di Tella (Argentina) directed Montoneros, una historia (1995), Macedonio Fernández (1995), Prohibido (1997), La televisión y yo (2002), Fotografías (2007), El país del Diablo (2008) Hachazos (2011), ¡Volveremos a las montañas! (2012), Máquina de sueños (2013), El ojo en el cielo (2013) and 327 cuadernos (2015). His work spans installations, performances, video art and TV programs in Argentina, USA and UK. He was the founding director of the BAFICI and the director of the Princeton Documentary Festival (2002-2013).
Marilia Rocha directed the films Aboio (2005), Best Film at It’s All True Festival, Acácio (2008), Like Water Through Stone (2009), Best Film at São Paulo Latin America Film Festival and Where I Grow Old (2016), Best Film, Best Direction at Brasilia Film Festival. Festival Visions du Réel presented a special program of her films in Nyon, Switzerland, as well as the Dokanema Festival in Mozambique and Semana dos Realizadores, in Rio de Janeiro.
noveMBER 6 |18:15 awards
During DOCSP closing cerimony, it will be annouced the awards for DOC LAB and/or ROUGH CUT LAB projects.
Unibes Cultural: Rua Oscar Freire, 2500, São Paulo
by Chico Bahia
Biographies, Current affairs, Human rights
Rhut Bianca is a writer and a woman. She was the first transsexual on Portuguese TV: she gave 14 interviews. “Glory times”, she recalls. Glory times filled with strip teases and a lot, a lot of sex. Today, with 57 years old, Rhut takes care of her parents, that are sick, and hates getting old. In this film, she will recreate her trajectory from scenes proposed by the director, while her autobiographical book is being released.
Director: Chico Bahia / Producer: Fernando Pereira dos Santos / Production company: Sendero Filmes / Country: Brazil, Hatiti / Genre: Biographies, Current affairs, Human rights / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: Digital HD / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
First Lab of the project.Web: https://www.senderofilmes.com/babylon
by Safira Moreira
CAIS arises from photographic records of black women panned in antiques fairs with the intention of supplying a photographic memory that the director Safira Moreira doesn’t have of her family. From a memory that exists, but not in photographs, the film proposes the production of images that deal with stories and ancestral memories that are not in the albums of Brazilian black families.
Director: Safira Moreira / Producer: Flávia Santana / Production company: Giro Planejamento Cultural / Country: Brazil / Genre: Social affairs / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: HD / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
Immersion Doc Brasil (2018), Mostra de Cinema Tiradentes SP
9º Brasil Cinemundi (2018)
Awarded in F.A.M.A: R$ 150,000.00 for production.
I (also) didn’t come
by Ana Carolina Marinho
Current affairs, Biographies, Creation Documentary
Letícia, 28 years old, finds out she is pregnant, but she doesn’t know who is the father. There are four possibilities of paternity. For Letícia there is only one: being judged and handle it all alone. None of these men get closer or follow the pregnancy. This lonely pregnancy trigger a turnaround in her life. When the baby is born, her anxiety takes shape: she seeks out of finding who is the father of her son.
Director: Ana Carolina Marinho / Producer: Amanda Bortolo / Production company: Bela Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Current affairs, Biographies, Creation Documentary / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: Digital HD / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
First lab of the project.
by Lívia Perez
Human rights, Current affairs, Science and technology
Melanie is pregnant with twins and due to surgery she is not sure if she will be able to breastfeed the babies. Among all the anxieties and expectations of pregnancy, his wife Marcela decides to prepare her own body to breastfeed as well.
Director: Lívia Perez / Producer: Giovanni Francischelli / Production company: Doctela / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human rights, Current affairs, Science and technology / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: 4k / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
First lab of the project.
by Sara Stopazzolli
Current affaris, Human Rights, Social affairs
Nova Iguaçu, a city in Rio de Janeiro state with high rates of domestic violence, 20 men charged with violence against women are sent by judicial order to the “Men’s School”, where they must reflect on topics such as gender, family relationships, alcoholism, drug addiction, sexuality, STDs and “Maria da Penha Law”. The film follows the meetings of the group, in addition to the daily life of three characters outside the classroom.
Director: Sara Stopazzolli / Producer: Leda Stopazzolli / Production company: Mera Semelhança Produções / Country: Brasil / Genre: Current affaris, Human Rights, Social affairs / Duration: 01:15:00 / Format: 4k / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
Finalist in DOC Futura 2018.
by Fernanda Abreu, Fernanda Dibo
Human rights, Politics, Social affairs
Through an intimate, poetic and pungent portrait of Juliane and Samara, leaders of the Promised Land, we’ll unveil the first feminist and nonpartisan landless occupation of Brazil. The matriarchal community, led by a trans woman and a cis, has now more than one thousand families headed by other women, and became a refuge for gays, trans and other minorities fighting for their rights to occupy the city, but also to reinvent their realities.
Director: Fernanda Abreu, Fernanda Dibo / Producer: Fernanda Dibo / Production company: Feever Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human rights, Politics, Social affairs / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: 4K / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
First lab of the project.
Samuel and the light
by Vinícius Girnys
Creation documentary, Culture, Social affairs
Samuel, 5 years old, lives in a fishermen’s village. It’s been 3 years that he and his family have been filmed, and we follow this boy building his identity. The arrival of electricity is going to affect Samuel’s daily life and his family’s, with a new universe of information and stimulation they didn’t know before. They are the latest colonized people, witness of one of the biggest transformation on the daily life in the history of modern man.
Director: Vinícius Girnys / Producer: André Celotti / Production companies: Trovador Filmes / Le Lokal Production / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation documentary, Culture, Social affairs / Duration: 00:60:00 / Format: Full HD / 4k / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
Selection in masters École Nationale Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (2016)
FSDIE Award from Jean Jaurès University (2017)
Investment through the Audiovisual Law art. 1ºA (2018)
Co-production Le Lokal Production (Toulouse, France)
by Thais Fernandes
Creation Documentary, Biographies, Social affairs
A boy smashes the left leg of a frog. Years later, the boy’s left hand stops obeying him. Rafael, a young cartoonist, begins to receive professional recognition when he is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. The disease progresses quickly, forcing Rafael to reinvent the world around him. He decides to tell his story through autobiographical comics – but will the frog let him finish?
Director: Thais Fernandes / Producer: Jessica Luz / Production company: Besouro Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Biographies, Social affairs / Duration: 01:35:00 / Language: PortugueseAwards and festivals:
First lab of the project.
DOCSP 2018 AWARDS
When East Meets West award – (ITA)
When East Meets West will offer to a project representant: accreditations for industry area and 4 nights of hotel in Trieste. The producer or directos will be invited to assist the full program of WEMW, meet the main european decision makers and make contacts with more than 450 professionals of the film industry a over more than 40 different countries.
FICG award- coproduction meeting – (MEX)
FICG Award, International Film Festival of Guadalajara will give for a DOCSP documentary project in development stage the direct access to the next Coproduction Meeting of FICG; the important industry area of the FICG 2019.
The 15th Coproduction Meeting has the objective to propitiate the contact between iberoamerican projects with professionals of audiovisual market, financing funds, international producers, buyers and sellers.
The selected project will have the opportunity to follow the others activities of the event, which will be held during 8-15 March 2019. Two representatives of the project will have 4 nights in a double room of a hotel. Transportation cost to Guadalajara is not include.
FICCI AWARD – (cartegena – colOmbia)
Selection of one project to participate at the Documentary Lab of Puerto FICCI – Industry area of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Índias. Tutor: Marta Andreu. The award includes acommodation costs.
MIRADAS DOC award – (tenerife – spain)
Selection of one project with the thematic that links Latin America with Africa for AfroLatam LAB of Miradas DOC which will happen during 25-29 January. The award includes accomodation and food costs.
hot docs award – (canada)
The Conference and Networking Pass which they currently have offers the following benefits
- All Industry Conference Sessions and Workshops
- One ticket to the Hot Docs Opening Night Gala
- One ticket to each Happy Hour afternoon cocktail
- One ticket to regular evening receptions and parties
- One ticket to the annual Hot Docs Award Presentation
- International Co-Production Day Producer-to-Producer meetings
- The Festival Doc Shop with over 1800 titles available for viewing
- Distribution Rendezvous pitch session applications
(it does not allow access to watch the Hot Docs Forum, as that requires an AA pass, but you have the chance to do the upgrade).
sheffield doc/fest award (UK)
Direct selection of a project to participate at the Round Tables of Meet Market, includes 2 accreditations free.