Promotional body will host networking opportunities throughout the market.

Cinema do Brasil returns to Cannes with a screening of co-production El Ardor [pictured] and five sessions dedicated to promoting Brazilian productions to the market.

The promotional body represents 32 associate companies and will host networking opportunities for filmmakers throughout the Cannes market.

Cinema do Brasil is supporting El Ardor, a co-production involving associate Bananeira Filmes, via its Sales Agent Support scheme.

The five productions from associate companies receiving market support are: The Boy and the World by Alê Abreu (Elo Company); Desert World of Black Souls by Ruy Veridiano (Heavybunker); Gonzaga by Breno Silveira (Jangada Filmes); RioCorrente by Paulo Sacramento (One Eyed Films sales agent); and Memories of the Desert by Jorge Durán (Bogeydon Licensing sales agent).

Other Brazilian films on offer at the market include The Way He Looks via Films Boutique, Praia do Futuro through The Match Factory and Rio, I Love You via WestEnd.

“This is the ninth edition of the festival we take part in, always focused on the excellent business opportunities offered to our associates,” said Cinema do Brasil chairman Andre Sturm.

“In the largest market in the film industry, they can sign agreements for co-productions and also sell their movies to foreign distributors.”

Sturm noted that Cinema do Brasil recently secured the support of Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) – the main partner of the Audiovisual Industry Union of the State of São Paulo.