Published On: Mon, Jun 25th, 2018

LATC and FAU announce the winners of the Brazil-Florida Student Screenplay Treatment Competition 2018

The Latin American Training Center and the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies of Florida Atlantic University are pleased to announce the winners of the Brazil-Florida Student Screenplay Treatment Competition 2018. Focused on cross-border and immigration themes, the competition aimed to encourage co-productions of feature films (fiction or documentaries) between Florida and Brazil, to promote location shooting in both regions, as well as to help new writers find success in today’s highly competitive film and entertainment industries.

The treatments were judged by a Selection Committee composed by professionals designated by the supporting organizations, namely: Dr. Nuria Godón, Associate Professor of Spanish of the Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Suzanne Seixas Thorson, representative of The Brazil International Foundation, and Kate Lyra, LATC Director. The results of the selection process and winners from each country are shown below with their respective classifications.

Brazil:

  1. Mabel e Sara – Ananda Radhika Meron Postiglione
  2. I Dream of America – Breno Buswell
  3. Ventania – Isabella Yoshimura

Florida:

  1. Yanomami Daughter: A Film of Genealogical Discovery – Melissa Aldana
  2. The Trial – Samantha Szekely

The first-place winning screenplay treatment from Florida and the first-place winning screenplay treatment from Brazil will each receive a U$500 cash award from LATC, toward development of the screenplays. Second-place winners will receive a cash prize of U$300 and the third-place winner will receive U$200. In addition, the winning treatments from both Florida and Brazil will be made available to production companies in the US and Brazil for possible acquisition, development and/or production. They will also receive a copy of the LATC publication, Latin American Cinema Today: The Director’s Perspective.

The Brazil-Florida Student Screenplay Treatment Competition 2018 was open to registered university students in Florida and Brazil. It was organized by the Latin American Training Center, with support by the Florida Atlantic University, the Brazil International Foundation, the Brazilian Film Commission Network-REBRAFIC, and the Brazilian Forum for the Teaching of Film and Audiovisual-Forcine.

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