Brazilian Shorts 2023

This year, the Clermont Short Film Festival selected four Brazilian short films in its competition. With the precious support of the Brazilian embassy and Spcine, Kinoforum is organizing the Brazilian presence at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

This action is divided into several parts: a stand at the market to promote Brazilian shorts, a market screening with films from the city of Sao Paulo, the coming of Brazilian filmmakers, an online delegation with festivals from all over Brazil and a Brazilian party.

Four films in competition 

THROUGH THE DEEP WEST | Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, Brazil, 2022, Fic, 14‘
TAKANAKUY | Vokos, Brazil/Peru, 2022, Fic, 18’
SCARCE | Gabriela Gaia Meirelles and Clara Anastácia, Brazil,  2022, Doc-Fic, 16’
BIG BANG | Carlos Segundo, France/Brazil, 2022, Fic, 14’

At the stand

São Paulo International Short Film Festival | Kinoforum
SPCINE | São Paulo Film Commission
PROMOVERE | Film distribution
Olhar Imaginário | Production House

Market screening

Spcine is promoting a screening at the Short Film Market with five short films from the city of São Paulo, which is one of the cities with the most film productions in South America. This selection reflects the diversity and dynamism of São Paulo cinema.
ARARAT | Guto Gomes, Brazil, 2022, Fic, 17'
ON THIS SIDE | Kinoforum Workshops Alumni, Brazil, 2022, Doc, 5'
TAPUIA | Kay Sara and Begê Muniz, Brazil, 2022, Fic, 20'
THROUGH THE DEEP WEST | Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, Brazil, 2022, Fic, 14‘

Our delegation

Zita Carvalhosa
Denise Jancar
Guto Gomes
Kay Sara
Val Gomes

Anti-Racist Collection

The Brazilian racial and social issue from the perspective of anti-racist thought in 8 documentary episodes that provoke a critical reflection on the impact of colonialism until today. The episodes feature little-known historical black figures who acted in a wide range of fields of knowledge. The work's. language comprises afro-futuristic graphic animations, photographs, and films by renowned Brazilian directors, as well as testimonials from eminent black intellectuals. Directed by Val Gomes and produced by Olhar Imaginário, this collection was made possible thanks to a partnership with Instituto Unibanco.
#1 – The Myth of Racial Democracy, 2022, Doc, 11'
#2 – From the Slave Ship to  Abolition, 2022, Doc, 14'
#3 – Quota Is Not Alms, 2022, Doc, 13'
#4 – Race, Work and Rights, 2022, Doc, 13´
#5 – Urbanization Like Apartheid, 2022, Doc, 13´
#6 – Black Women, 2022, Doc, 14´
#7 – Structural Racism, 2022, Doc, 14´
#8 – Whiteness vs Anti-racism, 2022, Doc, 13´

Brazilian Party


Organized by
Associação Cultural Kinoforum
Zita Carvalhosa
Anne Fryszman
Graphic Design
Vitória Di Bonesso
ATTi Comunicação e Ideias
Market Screening Programmer
Francisco César Filho
Screening copies
Vinícius Leite
Translation and Subtitles (Anti-racist collection)
Casarini Produções
Travel Booking
Sidney Gigliotti (Big Ben Turismo)
Market consultant
Denise Jancar
Special Thanks
Catherine Brunet (Le Baraka Club), Luanda Baldijão,
DJ XKN, Beth Formaggini, Beth Sá Freire.