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 – ONLINE PROGRAM
october 31ST- NOVEMBER 4th | Narrative LAB
Eight Brazilian documentary films projects will be selected for workshop online, during 5 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.
During DOCSP closing ceremony, it will be announced the awards for DOC LAB, ROUGH CUT LAB and/or ONE ON ONE MEETINGS projects.
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN
Rules of the call here.
Guideline for the application form here.
Deadline: September 16th, 23h59 (UTC-3)
** IMPORTANT: Only Brazilian projects are accepted for this activity.
by Camila Dutervil
Creation Documentary, Environment, Human Rights
Arteries is a film about the native Latin Americans’ struggle through the lens of the political leadership of indigenous women in the Brazilian Amazon.
Director: Camila Dutervil / Producer: Alisson Machado / Production company: Machado Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Environment, Human Rights / Duration: 1:20:00 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese, Spanish and Munduruku / Year: 2024Awards and festivals:
Torino Film Lab Extended – Documentary 2019
Rodadas de negócios 52° Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro
Edital Fac Multicultural II do Fundo de Apoio à Cultura do DF 2021.
by Fernando Pereira dos Santos
Creation Documentary, Culture
Awakening from an uneasy dream, the Mayan Kaqchikel artist Edgar Calel consults a spiritual guide and receives the call to leave Guatemala and spread his ancestral knowledge. After the revelation in a fire ritual dedicated to his late grandmother, Calel will set out to meet friends and art spaces in Brazil,Germany, and Senegal. Caleldoscópio is a documentary project that investigates Edgar Calel’s mythical,dreamlike, and poetic universe.
Director: Fernando Pereira dos Santos / Production company: Sendero Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Culture / Duration: 2:00:00 / Format: 2k / Language: Kaqchikel, Portuguese, Spanish and French / Year: 2024
Caught in a snare
by Lilian Solá Santiago
Creation Documentary, Human Rights and Social affairs
Lilian is the mother of Dandara, a family of Amerindians, African and European origin. Together they
embark on a journey in search of a common ancestor: the indigenous great-great-grandmother who was robbed and raped. The journey reveals a female plot that blends in with the history of Brazil’s
neocolonial mestizaje: miscegenated families blended by violence, by Christian fundamentalism,
supported womb to womb by caboclas “caught in a snare”.
Director: Lilian Solá Santiago / Producer: Guilherme César / Production company: Terra Firme Digital / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Human Rights and Social affairs / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: 5k / Language: Portuguese ,Javaé and English / Year: 2023Awards and festivals:
Edital Proac Lab número 48/2021 – Prêmio por histórico de realização em audiovisual –Diretores. Edital PROAC 2022 de apoio a Documentários de Longa Metragem.
Roteiro analisado pelo Núcleo Formigueiro – núcleo de criação
apoiado pelo Edital da SPCINE 2021 de Núcleos criativos.
Good morning, Mr. President
Human Rights, Polítics, Social Affairs
When former Brazilian president Lula was taken as a prisoner to Curitiba, the Federal Police repressed with bombs the supporters that waited him. Yet, policemen had no idea that those supporters would remain there for the following 580 days, saying daily: Good morning, president Lula. We went to a MST camp to meet the people that helped to sustain this movement, in the year that Lula returns to run in the presidential elections.
by Pedro Nishi
Green Kids is a rap group based in Japan, composed by children of Brazilian dekasseguis. They grew up there under strong social stigma and xenophobia. Against all prejudices, they create hip-hop in the tension between being Japanese and Brazilian. Moved by the feeling of being a foreigner, they wish to stop working in factories and live from their music. They dream to coming to Brazil, the country they are citizens of, to perform their raps here.
Director: Pedro Nishi / Producer: João Pedro Bim / Production company: Terra Estranha / Country: Brazil / Genre: Current affairs,Music / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish / Year: 2024
Iolanda was murdered
by Talita Carvalho
Biographies, Creation Documentary and Social affairs
Iolanda was murdered by her boyfriend; stabbed in the chest with a skewer. They found her body, but they hadn’t found Joel, the killer. Iolanda was my grandmother and nearly 30 years later I began a relentless search for the man who killed her. I wanted justice to be done, but what is justice anyway?
This story is not about my grandmother, nor is it about me; it is about us, women, and the violences that hovers over our lives and our deaths.
Director: Talita Carvalho / Producer: Gustavo Amora / Production company: COMOVA / Country: Brazil / Genre: Biographies, Creation Documentary and Social affairs / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: 4k / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2025Awards and festivals:
Edital do Fundo de Apoio à Cultura do Governo do Distrito Federal (FAC-DF)
5o Sapi – Mercado Audiovisual do Centro-Oeste, 2021.
by Emilia Mello
Brazil, Belgium and U.S.A
Creation Documentary, Human Rights and Youth
A university student, code name Chemist (Quimi), hides in a safe house in Managua, Nicaragua with
fellow leaders of a cell of a student movement. Quími recalls the months that lead up to their life in
hiding, occupying her university, surviving a paramilitary siege, and leading what is now known as the April Rebellion. In this quiet pause between violence and displacement, Quími wages her internal battles as fiercely as those on the outside.
Director: Emilia Mello / Production company: Enciclopédia de Lugares Imaginários / Country: Brazil, Belgium and U.S.A / Genre: Creation Documentary, Human Rights and Youth / Duration: 01:30:00 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2025Awards and festivals:
Laboratório de Desenvolvimento de documentários do Festival Visions du Réel(Suíça) 2022 . Logan Nonfiction Program do Carey Institute for Global Good(EUA).
by Duda Almeida e Nego Bala
Music, Social Affairs and Youth
The trajectory of MC Nego Bala, from Cracolândia, in changing the life of his family and bringing dignity to his community through music. To redeem his father’s dream, a musician who became a street vendor, Nego Bala also seeks to rescue his sister from the addiction that took their mother’s life. Withal he sees his debut album “Da Boca do Lixo” gain national recognition taking him to bigger and bigger stages.
Director: Duda Almeida e Nego Bala / Producer: Helena Dias / Production company: Sapucaia / Country: Brazil / Genre: Music, Social Affairs and Youth / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: HD 1080 and 4k / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2023
DOCSP 2020 AWARDS
When East Meets West award – (ITALY)
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.
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.
DOCMONTEVIDEO 2021 award – (URUGUAY)
Selection of one project to participate at the one-to-one meetings at DOCMONTEVIDEO 2021 market, that will be held on the last week of July, in Montevideo, Uruguay.