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10th International Film Festival in Rio - 09-25 'till 10-09
Posted September 5th, 2008 - 6:06 pm by from Niteroi, Brazil (Permalink)
Festival do Rio - 10th Rio International Film Festival will take place from 25 September 'till 9 October 2008

Festival do Rio, which first took place in 1999 as a result of the merger of Brazil’s two largest film events, Rio Cine Festival (founded in 1984) and Mostra Banco Nacional do Cinema (founded in 1988), is Brazil and South America's largest film festival and industry event. It receives massive media attention throughout Brazil and much of South America.

Over 300,000 tickets were sold at the 2007 festival to the Brazilian public and overseas visitors. 380 films were screened from 60 countries at 30 venues around Rio de Janeiro, including on Copacabana Beach where the festival headquarters is located.

The 2007 festival witnessed nearly 100 Latin American premieres and 18 World Premieres, including that of the Brazilian film Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad), which won the "Golden Bear" at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival, and Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera, which closed the festival. China was the honoured "Country in Focus" in 2007. In 2008 that honour will go to the United Kingdom.

If you traveller will be around, its totally worth to go on' visit! Good fun, for sure!

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