The Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival is part of the South Florida cultural events calendar and has become a tradition in Miami since the city has hosted the annual Festival for almost three decades. It is also a Festival that reaches New York holding events at Central Park, Brooklyn Park, and Rainey Park in Astoria, Queens.
In 2023, the Festival celebrates 27 years of milestones and achievements thanks to the efforts of Inffinito Arts Foundation creators and directors – Adriana L. Dutra, Claudia Dutra, and Viviane B. Spinelli.
As a pioneer, Inffinito’s annual event is the largest and most important Festival of Brazilian culture worldwide and a reference for promoting and disseminating Brazil, Brazilian products and services in the US and the international market. Inffinito has hosted 94 festivals in 13 countries, 68 concerts by renowned Brazilian musicians, and presented more than 2000 Brazilian films.
To celebrate Brazil internationally and the 27 years of the Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival, we prepared a vast program that translates contemporary Brazil. There will be concerts, films, outdoor cinema, parties, tributes, and lots of Brazilian culture – in person and virtually – throughout American territory.
The selection of 60 films, including documentaries and features, premiering in the US, seek to reflect the plurality of Brazilian audiovisual production, that influenced by the country’s current situation is making a profound sociopolitical reflection, stimulating the rescue of memories and empowering ideas and thoughts.
The virtual screenings will be held from August 5 to September 30 and will be available throughout the US at www.inff.online. In addition to the documentaries in competition, the public can follow recent releases and two thematic exhibitions specially prepared for this edition: the LGBTQIAPN+ Screenings and the Indigenous Screenings.
There is also a tribute to filmmaker Tetê Moraes for her 80 years of life dedicated to cinema, journalism, and literature, always focusing on women in Brazilian society.
Two great open-air concerts with the singer, rapper, and composer Emicida, considered one of the biggest names in contemporary hip hop, wrap up this grand celebration of Brazilian culture. The concerts occur on September 3 at SummerStage, in Central Park, in New York, with free admission, and on September 9, at the Miami Beach Bandshell.
The 2023 program for the 27th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival takes place from August 5 to September 30, 2023.
Please see below the Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival’s full schedule:
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING – August 5 to September 30
Virtual programming on www.inff.online showcasing 43 films in five virtual rooms:
AUGUST 5 to SEP 02
Panorama Screenings of Feature Films
Filmmaker Tetê Moraes Tribute Screenings
03/SEP to 15/SEP
Documentary in Competition
16/SEP to 30/SEP
SCHEDULE OF ON-SITE EVENTS
MIAMI – September 9 to 16
Miami opening with EMICIDA in concert.
Outdoor Screening: AmarElo – It’s All for Yesterday by Fred Ouro Preto
Location: Miami Beach Bandshell
TICKETS ON SALE AT www.inff.online
The award ceremony and screening of Elis & Tom – Just Had to Be with You, by Roberto de Oliveira.
Seven nominees for the Crystal Lens Award, the Festival’s official award, will compete in the following categories: Best Film – Chosen by the Public and Jury, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Actor.
Location: New World Center Soundscape Park, Miami Beach
Miami residents can also purchase the VIP Member Package for US$150.00, which entitles one (1) ticket for each movie showing at Silverspot Cinema Miami, two (2) tickets to the Emicida show at the Miami Beach Bandshell, and two (2) access codes for all 43 screenings at www.inff.online.
The 27th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival is supported by:
Sponsors: The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) State Partnership Award, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program and Cultural Arts Council (CAC), Garcia Family Foundation and Titanio Films
Inffinito Ambassadors: Laura Fernandes, Liliana Kawase and Renata Garcia
Official Hotel: Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and Hotel Trouvail Miami Beach
Support: Brazilian General Consulate New York, Brazilian General Consulate Miami, Instituto Guimarães Rosa, Capital One – City Parks Foundation, NYC Parks, Cinema Tropical, Little Brazil Restaurant, Paula Alves Hair, ATC Cargo and Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce FL
Media support: AcheiUSA Newspaper, Lugar Magazine, and Radio Florida Brazil
Promotion: Miami Be Happy, Brazil Tonite and Rádio Nove Minutos
Friends of the Festival: Centro Cultural Brazil USA, New World Center, Miami Beach Bandshell, Talita Pinheiro PA, Rio’s Pet Spa & Boarding, and the 55 Project.