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
october 25TH- 29th | 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.
Tutors to be confirmed.
DATE AND TIME TO BE DEFINED | awards
During DOCSP closing cerimony, it will be announced the awards for DOC LAB and/or ROUGH CUT LAB, and projects from the market.
** IMPORTANT: Only Brazilian projects are accepted for this activity.
All Memories are Life
by Angela Donini and Laura Rebeca Murray
Social affairs, Biographies, Current affairs
The history of the Brazilian sex worker movement told through archival footage collected by activists over a period of thirty years. Speaking through a poetic language that weaves in contemporary activism, the film asks: What population groups and histories have a right to memory?
Director: Angela Donini and Laura Rebeca Murray / Producer: Luis Carlos Fontes de Alencar Filho / Production company: Couro de Rato / Country: Brazil / Genre: Social affairs, Biographies, Current affairs / Duration: 01:20:00 / Format: digital / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
The project is waiting the result of Chicken & Egg Pictures Accelerator Lab. In 2019 it obtained an initial support of 10% of the budget from a funding agency from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) prostitution observatory project.
by Anna Azevedo
Brazil and Norway
Creation Documentary, Environment, Current affairs
We are in the Arctic. With the promise of resisting even a nuclear attack, memories of 100 Brazilians were digitized and stored in 35 mm film reels under an iced mountain, as a relic of humanity for future generations that survive the expected mass destruction of the Planet. The target is that these memories can help them to recover the thread of the human epic on Earth. And so, start over.
Director: Anna Azevedo / Producer: Anna Azevedo / Production companies: Burtterfly Filmes / Pixbee / Country: Brazil and Norway / Genre: Creation Documentary, Environment, Current affairs / Duration: 01:10 / Format: FULL HD 4K / Language: Portuguese and English / Year: 2023Awards and festivals:
The Brazil CineMundi — International Coproduction Meeting. 13 Cine BH International Film Festival.
Project Selected for the 2019 edition.
by Tiago Bortolini de Castro and Ariel Kuaray Ortega
Creation Documentary, History and Human Rights
Guarani Treasure follows Mbya-Guarani filmmaker Ariel Kuaray Ortega, main character and director, on a journey along with his mother, Elsa, in a hunt for a treasure hidden by the Jesuit priests after being expelled from the Guarani Jesuits Missions, in Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil.
Director: Tiago Bortolini de Castro and Ariel Kuaray Ortega / Producer: Diego Tezzoni Rodrigues / Production company: Pitanga Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, History and Human Rights / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: Digital Video / Language: Portuguese, Guarani and Spanish / Year: 2022Awards and festivals:
Project authorized in the SEDAC RS n13 / 2019 announcement.
by Coraci Ruiz and Julio Matos
Youth, Current affairs and Human Rights
Jack is a young transgender who is part of a brave generation determined to forge their own identities. The film follows five years of his life and transition, as well as the relationships he establishes with Rafa, his non-binary girlfriend, Alice, Rafa’s trans mother and communist militant, Noah, a non-binary artist friend, and Helena, his spiritual mentor in what they call “holy trans”. In the background, a Brazil in a state of radical retreat.
Director: Coraci Ruiz and Julio Matos / Producer: Coraci Ruiz and Julio Matos / Production company: Laboratório Cisco / Country: Brazil / Genre: Youth, Current affairs and Human Rights / Duration: 01:25:00 / Format: 4k / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
The project was contemplated at the local notice ProAc n. 28/2019- Feature Films Production with a grant of R$ 345.150,00 (~USD 61105) for its production.
by Lara Carmo
Creation Documentary, Social affairs and Environment
Heloisa lives at the Marai, a place off the map in the Amazon. The 5-years-old girl has the habit of bathing in the Igarapé at midnight, which is said to be haunted by the Igarapé Mother. For her spiritual gift, people believe she is the successor of D. Maria, her grandmother and the community leader. During a classic soccer game at the village, and through Heloísa, the film reveals a place at the intersection of the real and the supernatural.
Director: Lara Carmo / Producer: Fernanda Abreu / Production company: Feever Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Social affairs and Environment / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2024
The Policeman and the Pastor
by Alice Riff
Creation Documentary, Current affairs and Human Rights
What is it like to be progressive and work in institutions based on extreme right wing ideologies? The policeman and the Pastor is a creative documentary that builds a sensitive immersion into two complex characters, an antifascist police officer and a feminist pastor. From an intimate portrait that pursue for the potential that raises from the uncertain, the film seeks to understand the complexity of a country living in a deep crisis.
Director: Alice Riff / Producer: Priscila Portella / Production company: Studio Riff / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Current affairs and Human Rights / Duration: 01:10:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2022Awards and festivals:
The project won R$100.000,00 a grant for Low budget production from Spcine. It is in funding raising stage and research.
The project was selected to participate at the Cinelatino- Rencontres dú Cinéma Artistic Residence (March 2020).
The secret lives of my three men
by Letícia Simões
Creation Documentary, Biographies and History
The Secret Lives of My Three Men is a feature documentary that uses family photographs and creative writing to question the identity of a South American country against a history of violence. However, the documentary wants to break with this violence and, through poetry, create a possibility of another reality.
Director: Letícia Simões / Producer: João Vieira Jr. / Production company: Carnaval Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Biographies and History / Duration: 01:15:00 / Format: HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2021Awards and festivals:
CineBrasil Mundi 2019 – DOC Brasil; DocMontevideo 2020.
Walking over waters
by Larissa Figueiredo
Creation Documentary, Social affairs and Culture
In the Northeast coast of Brazil, the sea comes in and goes out along the shores each six hours, one of the fastest tides in the world. Each hour is mystery for whom work on fishing. Each hour, a man becomes an animal that becomes the water that becomes the sky that becomes a man again. This film is about these men, who walk over the waters and over the time.
Director: Larissa Figueiredo / Producer: Larissa Figueiredo / Production company: Cazumbá Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creation Documentary, Social affairs and Culture / Duration: 02:10:00 / Format: HD 4K / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2022
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.