Top brass at the festival, set to run from September 24-October 8, have announced 41 features and 28 shorts from the strand.
This year sees the introduction of new prizes for best direction of a documentary and a special jury prize for New Trends.
Last year the Premiere Brasil award for best fiction was shared for the first time between two films – Caru Alves de Souza’s De Menor (Underage) and Fernando Coimbra’s O Lobo Atrás Da Porta (Wolf At The Door, pictured).
Première Brasil 2014 fiction competition entries are: Ausência; Casa Grande; Love Film Festival; O Fim De Uma Era; O Fim E Os Meios; O Outro Lado Do Paraíso; Último Cine Drive-in; Obra; Prometo Um Dia Deixar Essa Cidade; and Sangue Azul.
Première Brasil documentary competition entries are: À Queima Roupa; A Vida Privada Dos Hipopótamos; Campo De Jogo; Esse Viver Ninguém Me Tira; Favela Gay; Meia Hora E As Manchetes Que Viram Manchete; My Name Is Now; O Estopim; Porque Temos Esperança; and Samba & Jazz.
To see the entire Première Brasil roster including shorts, Hors Concours fiction, docs and shorts, as well as New Trends and Portraits, click here.