Bonito South American Film Festival

Bonito , Brazil

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30 Apr 2024

Published: 16 Mar 2024
 Does NOT have submission fees
Short films
Feature films

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Bonito South American Film Festival - 2024 -
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Competitive screenings of South American new feature and short films made between 2023 and 2024;

Parallel exhibition of South American children's animation film;

Competitive environmental-themed film exhibition;

Competitive exhibition of Mato Grosso do Sul film, with films made between 2021 and 2024;

Awards, debates, rounds of discussions aimed at international agreements;

Exchange with the most important festival directors in South America;

Scriptwriting, executive production, directing assistance and film project development workshops;

cinema music.

CMU - Centro de Múltiplo Uso, City Council and Centro de Convenções of Bonito.


In Brazil’s heart, the city of Bonito is part of the Serra da Bodoquena National Park and one of the most important ecotourism spots in the country.

Mato Grosso do Sul borders Bolivia and Paraguay, from where the state received strong cultural influences and the composition of the ethnic identity of its people.

Bonito has around twenty thousand inhabitants and in this charming city there are rivers with crystal clear water, waterfalls, caves and the most beautiful landscapes of Brazil’s midwest. The cultural hub of Mato Grosso do Sul, Bonito hosts literary and Jazz festivals, besides one winter festival.

Bonito CineSur 2024 - South American Film Festival. Space for the gathering and integration of South American cinema and audiovisual productions, presenting its most recent films and bringing together professionals from all countries of the continent.

In 2023, Bonito CineSur enriched the cultural calendar of the city, of the country and of the continent with the screening of 45 South American films from 12 South American countries.

Actress Dira Paes is the official hostess of the festival and also promotes the exhibitions and the festival's potential to the press and on social media.

With the participation of 26 public and private institutions involved in the project, Bonito CineSur also encouraged the local creative economy by hiring production professionals, technical equipment besides a number of hotels, restaurants and land and air transportation services.

Bonito CineSur 2024 - South American Film Festival

Producer of the movies “O outro lado do paraíso" (2015) and “O pastor e o guerrilheiro” (2022). Nilson was the director of Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro (1995, 1997, 1998 and 2011), and also of the “Festival Internacional de Cinema de Brasília” - Brazilian International Film Festival (from 2012 to 2017).

ANDREA FREIRE - Coordinator
Coordinator of the Bonito Winter Festival (from 2000 to 2006, 2015 and 2016); coordinator of Festival América do Sul (2004, 2005, 2015 and 2016); coordinator of the Screening Exhibit “Vídeo Índio Brasil” (2009), of the audiovisual production course “Mídias Contemporâneas Narrativas Populares” (2010); director, researcher and writer of the audiovisual series “EVOÉ – Drama Stories in Campo Grande” (2021). Coordinator of Bonito CineSur (2023).

Born in Jaú, in São Paulo state, in 1957. He is a journalist, translator and film critic. José Geraldo has worked for more than twenty years at the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper. He is currently working at the Moreira Salles Institute. José has translated literary works by Henry James, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Martin Scorsese and Nelson Mandela, among others.

LUCIANA DRUZINA – Curator of the Anima Sur children's and youth exhibition
Director of the company Druzina Content, where for over fifteen years she has been producing series, animated films, fiction and games, which are shown in more than fifty countries on the most diverse platforms and channels.

ELIS REGINA – Curator of the environmental cinema exhibition

Journalist, Elis has already worked as a curator in many events, such as: “Comitiva dos Chefs Festival Movie Exhibit” (2019); Making Of exhibit – “O Cinema Está Aqui – Festcine América do Sul” (2014); “A Imagem do índio exhibit – Vídeo Índio Brasil” (2014 and 2015); “Comida em Movimento Festival – Cinema e Gastronomia” (2023).

BONITO CINESUR – South American Film Festival
Production - Associação Amigos do Cinema e da Cultura – AACIC

Associação Amigos do Cinema e da Cultura – AACIC
Private non-profit entity, founded in 2007, which has been developing cultural, educational and training projects for over fifteen years. Among the activities carried out, the “Cinesurdo" projects, The School in Cinema, Contemporary Dialogues, Popular Cinema Circuit and Cinema in Schools stand out. The association’s experience and technical capacity for developing and carrying out activities in the field of cinema, as well as in training, education and culture in general, has already been attested by the Education, Health and Culture Commission of the City Council of Brasília and by the Brasília University of Brasília.

July 20th to 27th, 2024

AACIC Executive Secretary
Dulcinéia Miranda
+55 (61) 98119-5417

International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other

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