Brazilian Content, the audiovisual content export project promoted by BRAVI in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), is taking a delegation of six production companies to MIFA, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival's market, in France.
The event takes place between the 13th and 16th of June. The Brazilian delegation is composed of the companies 2DLab,Carmela Conteúdos,CoalaFilmes, Intro Pictures, Primo FilmesandVetorFilmes.
Of the six companies,four are going tothe market for the first time. 2DLab, a senior company in animation and in international markets, is one of them.
"Our goal now isprecisely to expand the distribution of our products," said André Breitman. For the event, 2DLab focuses on the animation series My Big Big Friend and the original ContaComigo, as well as the feature film A Ira de Deus, based on Glauber Rocha's film Black God, White Devil, currently still in first stages of production.
Another company that is going to the event for the first time is Intro Pictures, which is seeking European co-production partners, especially French, for animation series and feature-film projects. The company is taking the feature film Nina, a co-production with Carmela Conteúdos.
As usual, there are Brazilian films in the festival's competition. Endangered Love and Emotions Factory, from Lobo andVetor Zero,companies that belong to the same group inside VetorFilmes, compete in the Commissioned Films section. Two Brazilian productions are also competing in the Short Film section: Venus, directed by SávioLeite, and The Poet of Horrible Things, byGuy Chaineaux.
Brazilian Content attends the market since 2012, as animation is an important language for the Brazilian audiovisual industry and has seen great development in the country. In recent years,Brazilian films have won awards at the festival, such as the short Guida and the features Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury and Boy and the World. Furthermore, Brazilian films were highlights in the pitches (Tito and the Birds) and in the Competition program (Way of Giants, World of Autism, A Man Called Man and The Young & the Paperless) last year.