Players 2021

A+E Networks Brasil

The group’s DNA is in each of our brands. A + E Networks is a global communications company. Our real talent is to imagine, find, cultivate and bring to life the most amazing aspects of human experience. We are proud of the genres we create and the way we reinvent entertainment.

History, A&E, Lifetime and H2. Entertainment made for everyone. Our commitment is to bring new formats, new content, multiplatform projects and efficiency.



Agence France-Presse (AFP) is one of the largest image producers and suppliers in the world, with 200 production units in permanent operation in more than 150 countries. More than 4,000 customers, including television broadcasters, newspapers, magazines and audiovisual producers, use AFP’s videos and photographs to add quality to their products and services. We have a fabulous collection with thousands of hours of HD video on the most diverse themes and places on the planet, and more than 30 million photos to illustrate all kinds of audiovisual production.

API – Association of Brazilian Independent Audiovisual Producing Companies

API – Association of Brazilian Independent Audiovisual Producing Companies is a national employer association created in 2018 Brazil, at the 52nd Brasilia Film Festival, comprised of nearly 200 audiovisual producing companies, situated in 22 federative states, that represent an underestimated yet most valuable segment of our industry, that of small and medium companies classified by ANCINE as companies level 1 to 3 – such segment correspond to more than 90% of the total of registered audiovisual producing companies in the country.


The Arte1 channel offers 24 hour of content totally dedicated to art. The programming grid has slots for documentaries, series, movies and performances.


Created in 1951, having celebrated its 70th edition in 2020, Berlinale is one of the most traditional film festivals in the world. It screens yearly around 400 films of all genres, lengths and formats in its various sections, across the spectrum from feature films to documentary forms and artistic experiments. The festival also organizes a market event (EFM), a training program (Talents) as well as other initiatives such as the World Cinema Fund.


Canal Brasil is currently responsible for most of the co-productions between TV and cinema in
Brazil. The channel has co-produced 365 feature films in the last 10 years. Founded two
decades ago, it produces and broadcasts a sort of movies and documentaries, directed by the
most influential Brazilian filmmakers, as well as talk shows and fiction series. Diversity and
freedom are the pilars of Canal Brasil.

Canal Capital

Capital is the public communication system of the Bogotá region that places citizens at the
center of its operation and, through collective intelligence, contributes to the construction of a
participatory and inclusive society, through the production and circulation of informative content,
cultural and educational programs on multiple platforms and the development of relevant
communication strategies for stakeholders.


Curta! is a TV channel that focuses on arts, culture and humanities. It is currently distributed on the main brazilian pay-TV operators and reaches an audience made of near 1.5 million frequent viewers. Curta! explores subjects such as music, film, dance, theater, visual arts, architecture, literature, philosophy, history and politics. The channel is committed to broadcast the best of independent brazilian content and is also looking to license documentaries produced worldwide, singles or series. 


We enchant, educate, inspire and mobilize people through multimedia content, produced,
organized and disseminated in a collaborative way. Futura is a pioneering communication
experience for social transformation that, since 1997, has operated based on an
educational, participatory and inclusive audiovisual production model.
It is an achievement of the Roberto Marinho Foundation and the result of a partnership
between private initiative organizations united by their commitment to social investment. We
want to be available wherever and whenever necessary, being protagonists in the
knowledge collective construction.


ChileDoc is a non profit organization that was born in 2010 of the need to articulate a global network of contacts and help to generate business opportunities for documentary productions. The objective of Chiledoc is to support the promotion and distribution of Chilean documentary in Chile and the world.


Channel with 100% Brazilian content. The window of cultural diversity in Brazil.


Conecta is an international industry meeting that brings together Latin American producers with distributors, exhibitors, sales agents, programmers, broadcasters, festivals, markets and funds, domestic and foreign. Conecta looks to strengthen ties between the documentary communities in Latin America and promote Chile as a window of opportunity for audiovisual production in the continent.

Descoloniza Filmes

Descoloniza Filmes was born in 2017 with an explicit purpose in its own name. We believe that the human experience is not limited to concepts formulated in a single region of the planet, and even less,
by a single genre. We consider the decolonization of thought, proposing new reflections, new languages, new voices, prioritizing films directed by women and focusing on the deregionalization of production.
We are committed to making Descoloniza much more than a distribution company, but a meeting point for discussions, with themes that contribute to the reconstruction of a new society, a new way of thinking.


DocMontevideo is an event that develops activities in the areas of training, market, networking and exhibition focused on the Latin American documentary, where professionals and representatives of international broadcasters participate. It takes place in the month of July. The call opens in February and closes in April..


DocsMX, is since 2006, a non-profit organization, which considers documentary film as a powerful tool for social transformation, a tool to facilitate and visualize everyday reality, a tool with endless possibilities to shift our consciousness, broaden horizons and build community. DocsMX is a documentary film platform comprised of four components: exhibition, creation, training and festivals




Elo Company is a film producer and film distributor that operates in Brazil and in the international market in festivals, cinema, television and streaming. Annually produces the ELAS Label, market consultancies for Brazilian feature films directed by women, which in 2021 completes four years with 37 projects and directors attended, all films with distribution by Elo Company.

Embaúba Filmes

Embaúba Filmes is a film distribution company specialized in Brazilian cinema, created in 2018 and headquartered in Belo Horizonte. Embaúba has award-winning films in its catalogue, such as “Arábia” (Affonso Uchôa and João Dumans), “Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos” (João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messara), “Inferninho” (Guto Parente and Pedro Diógenes), and “No coração do mundo” (Gabriel Martins and Maurílio Martins). Embaúba seeks to differentiate itself by the quality of the films released, betting on works of great cultural and political relevance.


Encripta is a company specialized in licensing and distribution of audiovisual content for different market segments, mainly digital platforms. We also offer all solutions and services for the distribution of protected digital content from the development of OTT platforms, applications, content processing, including back office management.


One of the most important festival in LatinAmerica. It’s space for creative exchange between professionals, critics and students from IberoAmerica and the world.


Firelight Media

Firelight Media is the premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color. Firelight Media produces documentary films, supports filmmakers of color, and cultivates audiences for their work.


Flow Impact is a spin-off of Maria Farinha Films (MFF), specialized in impact communication and distribution, created with the objective of expanding and engaging audiences. Each project is designed as a film-based movement committed to accelerate the UN’s SDG. Flow Impact develops and co-creates strategies with platforms, activists, artists, organizations and businesses engaged in social change. Their network has more than 100 partners, including the UN, WWF, UNICEF, Greenpeace, MIT, and Natura &Co. In addition to their work with MFF, Flow Impact’s portfolio includes RBG and Far from the Tree, in partnership with Participant in Latin America.


Globo Filmes is the movie industry branch of Grupo Globo, the largest media group in Latin America, and works as a producer and coproducer of Brazilian movies with focus on artistic quality and diverse content that values the national culture maximizing audience numbers in movie theaters, as well as in other alternative viewing options.
Globo Filmes not only works financing films with Tax Incentive Money (Art 3A) but also with artistic, media and cross media support.


GLOBONEWS is a 24 hours news channel belonging to GRUPO GLOBO, the major Brazilian Network. It was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to hard news, programmes and one hour documentary slot per week. These documentaries are either produced internally, coproduced with Brazilian independent TV producers or even acquired from abroad..GloboNews is considered leader in audience among Brazilian news channels. It received the most prestigious prize Caboré as the best Brazilian media provider in 2017. The documentaries we produce domestically have won five medals at the New York Festival and has been nominated three times for the Emmy Award.


Globoplay is Brazil’s largest video streaming platform, offering free and exclusive content to subscribers. The service brings together Globo original content and Brazilian independent production companies, renowned international films and series, including exclusive productions available only for online streaming. An all-in-one platform, with the most complete and varied offer of content for the public to access on any device, at any time, wherever they are.

Hot Docs

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Hot Docs is a national, charitable organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary. Our mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.


The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a high-quality program which promotes diversity on the form and content of the films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers.
Since 2007, the festival’s New Media program IDFA DocLab explores how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art. In addition to the festival, IDFA has developed several professional activities, contributing to the development of filmmakers and their films, such as IDFA Forum, Docs for Sale, the IDFA Bertha Fund and the IDFAcademy.

Lira Filmes

Lira Filmes is a distributor focused on niche works and with a work methodology that seeks to partner with producers and creators in the formulation of communication strategies to promote the works.

Maria Farinha Filmes

For more than 10 years, Maria Farinha Films (MFF) has been an industry leader in impact entertainment in Latin America, focused on powerful stories that spark positive social and environmental change. MFF has produced more than 50 films and series that have impacted millions of people worldwide, accelerated the public and private agenda, inspired behavioral change, and become a tool in multiple civic movements.MFF is a certified B Corporation. It is part of the UN’s Global Compact, received the “Creative Impact Award” at SIMA Awards in 2020, and is on the ‘State of Social Impact Entertainment’ map, created by the Skoll Center for SIE at UCLA.

MiradasDoc Market

Because of their geographical location, the Canary Islands may be considered a natural bridge connecting the continents of Europe, Africa and America, which makes the islands the perfect place to hold MiradasDoc Market, a media content market where documentary producers may sell their films to television companies and distributors.

– Production companies/filmmakers with films produced or shot in Africa or Latin America

– Producers from all over the world who are dealing with the relationship between Africa or Latin America


Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and language.

O2 Play

O2 Play is the distribution company of O2 Filmes, owned by Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award nominated director of City of God, The Constant Gardener and The Two Popes. Founded by Igor Kupstas in 2013, O2 Play has released over 40 theatrical movies, including The Irishman and The Two Popes, for Netflix. O2 Play is an official aggregator of platforms like iTunes, Netflix, Google Play, and local VOD such as Now, Vivo and Looke.

Olhar de Cinema

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba IFF began its activities as an independent film festival. Since 2012, the festival has attracted more than 150,000 people to movie theaters, 30,000 people watching movies online and exhibited more than 900 films from all over the world.
In 2020, it completed its ninth edition with the screening of more than 78 films, enabling online access for more than 30,000 people to these works.

Olhar Distribuição

Olhar Distribuição was born from the desire to seek the plurality of experiences, worldviews, to show the diversity that exists in our world. Each film has its own universe, full of unique colors, textures, smiles, dilemmas and cultures. Our goal is to respect the universe of each film and cross the borders that limit such fictional and real worlds and take them to other ways of looking at something or someone, surrounded by different realities, in order to raise awareness and reflection.


Preciosa Media

Distribution, Alliances and Fundraising for co-productions and Media Consulting. We create connections and alliances between independent producers, channels and platforms in Latin America and Europe, especially; in the genres of Documentary and Animation.

Preciosa Media believes in audiovisual projects with social perspective, educational values and highly entertaining; original, with a creative and enriching point of view. We connect people, projects and content!


PROMOVERE is a distribution company based in Brazil. We license Brazilian contents as documentaries, fiction, animation in all formats- long , shorts and series- for all rights ( mainly TV) and we represent international contents from all over the world.


Founded by Rosalía Ortiz de Zárate and Candela Figueira Pizarro, PUNCTUM SALES is an international sales agency specialized in documentaries with offices in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. Our goal is to bring the finest in documentary production to the international market. Our passion is to discover films with a unique vision and promising new filmmakers with a powerful point of view. We work closely with directors and producers to design a festival and distribution strategy tailored specifically for their film, making sure that each movie reaches its audience worldwide. Punctum is that emotional impact that completes the artwork.


SescTV is the cultural television channel of Sesc Sao Paulo, a private non-profit organization of national scope in Brazil, aiming at the promotion of cultural and social development. Available 24 hours a day on the Internet and on pay-TV, SescTV produces and exhibits programs, concerts, documentaries and debates in the fields of theater, music, dance, literature, cinema, visual arts, architecture and regional culture, providing to the viewer the appreciation of spectacles of the various artistic genres, access to the critical discussion of these manifestations and the acquisition of knowledge and information about Brazilian culture.

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.


Sideways Film

Sideways Film is a documentary and factual sales agency established in 2010 that specialises in worldwide Broadcast, VOD, All Rights, Educational and in-flight licensing. Our films do not get lost in our catalogue as we take on a very limited number of new titles – a maximum of 15 per year. We attend at least eighteen markets and festivals across every continent each year.
We are open minded regarding genre but gravitate towards world affairs and social issues, the sciences, the arts and contemporary history – if it is being covered for the first time. We are now taking on a very limited number of projects as production partners.

South by Southwest Film Festival

Featuring provocative dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more, the SXSW Film Festival has become known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented, and for its smart, enthusiastic audiences.

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic, or XR project.

Sundance Institute

O Programa Sundance Institute Documentary Film apoia cineastas de filmes de não-ficção de, todo o mundo, na produção de documentários sobre temas contemporâneos. Estabelecido em 2002 com o apoio da Open Society Foundations na sua fundação, o programa é um recurso global vibrante para contar histórias de não-ficção independente.

Recent projects include Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp; Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent; Jacqueline Olive’s Always in Season; Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar’s American Factory; Petra Costa’s The Edge of Democracy; Talal Derki’s Of Fathers and Sons; RaMelll Ross’s Hale County This Morning, This Evening; and Bing Lui’s Minding the Gap.


We have as a concept the proposal an afro brazilian cinema collection presenting in our platform permanent and itinerant productions. A space for conservation, memory and reassurance of the identitary narratives written as film.
Besides that, the diversity of cinema goes throught matters of genre (drama, comedy, terror, documentary…) bringing discussions with the public about politics, history and education as a way to discover identity.

Total Media Cast

Total Media Cast (TMC) is a production company of documentaries and journalistic reports, responsible for connecting Brazil with TV channels in the Middle East and North Africa. The company has offices in 5 countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya and Brazil. Our mission is to become the main representatives of the Arab channels in Brazil, with whom we already have a direct connection and a good relationship for over 10 years. Some of our clients are: Al Jazeera, AJ+, BBC Arabic, Al-Arabiya, Al-Hadath, 24 Saudi,
Abu Dhabi Sports, beIN Sports, Russia Today, France 24 and Deutsche Welle.

Utopia Docs

UTOPIA DOCS is a Europe-based international sales agent specialized in feature and tv length documentaries. We are dedicated to maximize audience and revenues through tailor-made distribution strategy to festivals and all media worldwide.
We are looking for creative, compelling and topical documentaries that appeal to the international market. Documentaries that improve our understanding of the world, develop empathy and ultimately make it a
better place to live. We work closely with our filmmakers in a transparent, agile and cooperative way. You can find us at the most relevant festivals and markets throughout the year.


Since 2010, Vitrine Filmes has been dedicated to the distribution of films – mostly Brazilian – and has invested in the growth and appreciation of national cinema. So far, we have distributed over 160 films. In 2021 we celebrate 11 years of activity, achievements, partnerships, and continue working so that Brazilian cinema and its professionals continue to achieve greater international projection and a larger national audience.

WarnerMedia Latin America

WarnerMedia Latin America, a division of WarnerMedia International, creates and distributes premium and popular through its consumer brands: Premium (HBO, HBO 2, HBO Family, HBO Pop, HBO Xtreme, HBO +, HBO Signature y HBO Mundi); General Entertainment (TNT, TNT Series, Space, Cinemax, TCM, I.Sat, Warner Channel, TBS, HTV, MuchMusic, Glitz y truTV); Kids & Family (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and
Tooncast); Sports (TNT Sports); and News (CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Chile and HLN).
In June 2021, WarnerMedia introduced the direct-to-consumer streaming platform HBO Max in 39 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

When East Meets West

The 2022 edition of WEMW will bring together over 600 producers and decision makers and film
professionals from more than 50 countries, and, in particular, from the East & West spotlight territories: Russia & Ireland, UK, Canada and USA. The programme will include the WEMW Co-production Forum for 20 projects in development, the WEMW Slate Market & EAVE Consultancies for 5 European companies, This is IT – work-in-progress for fiction films and hybrid works, First Cut Lab – workshop for features in editing phase, Last Stop Trieste – work in progress for creative documentaries, and a series of Inspirational Labs to explore new formats & markets.