Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto

The largest Brazilian film festival outside of Brazil

By Leila Monteiro Lins


The festival encompasses four programs: *Competitive*, Non-Competitive,

Bra-zoo-kah (*films by Brazilians living abroad*), and *Brazil Through

Foreign Eyes* (films by non-Brazilian filmmakers about Brazil). In the

Competitive Program short, mid-length, and feature films are competing for

the Golden Maple Award.


Some of the films that will be screened during the 2013 BRAFFTV: Buddies,

Cine Holliúdy, The Invisible Collection, Marcelo Yuka, Eternal Amazon,

Taina – An Amazon Legend, Helio Oiticica, Trust Me, A Long Journey, Meeting

Sebastião Salgado, and many others.

The Festival also includes activities related to the film industry, and

encourages business opportunities between the two countries.


Culture and Education!

Education is paramount to the festival. This year the festival´s team

partnered with the University of Toronto and the Federal University of Rio

Grande do Norte to present “I BRAFFTV Film & Media International

Conference 2013”. The Conference was created in order to introduce an

educational space within the festival where researchers and practitioners

can discuss and present their research and work in film and media.

* All films have English subtitles



*The festival will be held from October 16th to 20th. For more information,


October 16 – TIFF Bell Lightbox
October 17 to 20th – Carlton Cinema
October 19 to 20th – International Conference, University of Toronto

Tickets for BRAFFTV 2013
Planning on attending the 2013 BRAFFTV? The best way to ensure access to your must-see films is to purchase a Festival Pass and get up to 35% discount.

A 5-day festival with the best recent Brazilian films, including drama, comedy, documentary, children, thriller, and ethnographic films.

With Festival Passes you don’t have to buy individual tickets to films. Simply show up to the theatre at least 45 minutes prior to the published screening start time.

Passes must be bought in advance, and are not available at theatres.


Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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