The Collective of Brazilian Filmmakers, co-founded by a former Moara Passoni ’21, officially launched at the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market on February 16. The collective was established last year as a hub for Brazilian filmmakers working abroad to share resources, opportunities and promote creative enrichment. Alumnus, Head of the Management Concentration and Professor of Professional Practice Ramin Bahrani ’96 (CC) is a member of the collective’s creative advisory board. Passoni is one of the band’s nine inaugural members.
According to Deadline“The group’s directorial work has premiered at film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Venice, Sundance, SXSW, New York and more. The members are at similar stages in their careers: they have each premiered their first or second feature at top festivals or are working on their first feature projects with the support of competitive grants such as the Torino Screenwriting Lab, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Sundance Labs, Tribeca Institute grants , SFFILM residencies, Hola Mexico, and more.
“I hope we can continue to grow the collective to include more Brazilian filmmakers living and working abroad who share our passion and commitment to collaboration rather than competition,” comments Passoni. “And that we can build a rewarding bridge between Brazil and the international film industry. Currently, our members are based in North America, but we have discussed expanding to Europe and beyond. of the.