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London-Rio+ film business boost

Date posted: 07.07.2015


  • Intensive one-day film business event to link London’s film industry with producers from Rio de Janeiro and other key Brazilian cities
  • Applications sought from London sales companies, distributors and producers with suitable projects
  • London-Rio+ Production Forum presented by Film London and the Barbican


The Brazilian film industry will come to London on 24 September for the London-Rio+ Production Forum presented by Film London and the Barbican.

Selected London-based producers, distributors, sales companies and post-production executives will meet, network and forge business connections with 10 film producers from Rio de Janeiro and other key production centres in Brazil. Executives from the capital keen to capitalise on this unique business opportunity are encouraged to submit an expression of interest by 24 July

Presented in association with BFI, Colibri Cultural, Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas, the Rio Film Commission and RioFilme the event will not only provide a valuable opportunity for London businesses to forge global partnerships, but also offer Brazil's visiting producers information about the UK's generous Creative Sector Tax Reliefs, along with practical advice on making the most of London's world-class crews, facilities, locations and technical expertise.

The Production Forum will also feature a case study exploring an Anglo-Brazilian co-production, presentations on the BFI's Film Fund and international strategy and information on the RioFilme and Rio Film Commission International Feature Film Partnership Platform, which aims to foster new international business relationships. The event also marks the beginning of a four-day Brazilian film showcase, Rio+ Film Festival 2015 at the Barbican, which opens on the evening of 24 September with a gala screening, attended by all delegates and the public.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: "Given London's booming, world-class film industry and Brazil's status as a fast developing economic powerhouse it's only natural that we're looking to forge ever stronger business relationships between our two film industries. When you couple the clear business benefits with the creativity and vibrancy of our respective countries you're looking at an incredibly attractive prospect, and this is sure to be a must-attend event for London sales companies, distributors, producers and post-production executives keen to make inroads into Rio's film industry and, by extension, Latin America's biggest economy."    

Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican Centre, said: "Having presented the annual 'Cinema of Brazil' film season and Tropicalia multi-arts festival in previous years, the Barbican has had a long and creative relationship with Brazilian artists, musicians and filmmakers. It is thus a huge pleasure to be working with Rio Filme, Film London and the BFI in the presentation of the 'London-Rio+ Film Production Forum' and 'Rio+ Film Festival 2015', which will bring together film producers from both cities and give London cinema-goers a thrilling opportunity to experience a rich selection of classic and new films from Rio de Janeiro and beyond."  

London sales companies, distributors and producers with suitable projects in mind should register their interest by sending up to 200 words on how you would benefit from the opportunity to by Friday 24 July 2015. 

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For further press information, please contact:

Alex Deller

T: 020 7613 7682

M: 07787 254 250



Notes to Editors

About Film London

Film London is the capital's screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city's new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England, Creative Skillset and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Film London's activities include:

  • Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London's position as world-class city to attract investment through film, television, animation and games
  • Investing in local talent through a range of specialised production and training schemes
  • Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital's screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events
  • Maximising access to the capital's film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
  • Promoting London through screen tourism

Film London also manages the British Film Commission ( through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI, and UK Trade and Investment.


About the BFI

The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
  • Championing emerging and world class film makers in the UK - investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences

The BFI is a Government arm's-length body and distributor of Lottery funds for film. The BFI serves a public role which covers the cultural, creative and economic aspects of film in the UK. It delivers this role:

  • As the UK-wide organisation for film, a charity core funded by Government
  • By providing Lottery and Government funds for film across the UK
  • By working with partners to advance the position of film in the UK.

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Greg Dyke.

About the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Our creative learning programme further underpins everything we do. Over 1.8 million people pass through our doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. Our architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinema One plus Cinemas 2 & 3 on Beech Street, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants.

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About Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas

The law offices of Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas have unsurpassed expertise in legal consultations for the planning and structuring of viable businesses in the fields of entertainment, sports and the third sector in general. Our offices specialize in the areas of Tax Incentives, Intellectual Property, Third Sector and Corporate Law with a focus on Corporate and Tax Law as an advisor for litigation and administrative procedures.

Our offices are located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, where our lawyers combine technical knowledge with a deep understanding of the realities of the national and international market, to offer complete solutions and find innovative answers to legal issues in Brazil and abroad by helping our clients manage their business ethically and efficiently.

About Animus

Animus was created by the partners of the law firm Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas to meet the demands of clients in the areas of entertainment and third sector. We offer services in the development of projects and business, focused on entertainment (including audiovisual) legal support in the articulation and facilitation of strategic partnerships. Our team promotes efficient and responsive dialogue which allows, for example, a closer relationship between the parties involved in the settlement of rights or project accountability. Business Units: Clearance - Settlement of Rights; Organizational; Management Consulting; Entertainment Business; Elaboration of Projects; Accountability.

About the Rio Film Commission

The Rio Film Commission offers film-friendly support with logistics, locations, permit issuing, and general orientation for foreign and national producers of all audiovisual formats filming in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro.

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