Four years ago, the Brazilian Talize Sayegh started a great and beautiful project in order to recognize, reward and honor the Brazilian cinema.
The Brazilian who’s been living in Los Angeles for 22 years and worked at the “Festival Latino Internacional de Los Angeles” realized the need to show the talent in the Brazilian cinema to the international market and enable the big productions and investments on Brazil, because of that, along with Agência Puzzle, under the command of Guilherme Trementócio, Talize developed the “Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival”.
Talize is actually the director of Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival that takes place every year in the famous ‘Egyptian Theater’ in Hollywood, CA.
The event which is already on your 8th edition, displays more than 20 movies, short films and documentaries, giving the opportunity to new artists and honoring some amazing filmmakers of the Brazilian cinema.
Among the special guests, there’s the elite of the film industry, big names like Rodrigo Santoro, Alice Braga, Matthew McConaughew, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Cauã Reymond, Malvino Salvador, Mariana Gimenes, Cleo Pires, Thayla Ayala, the director Claudio Assis and the singer Bebel Gilberto, have attended the event in the past editions.
In 2015, the “Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival” has as highlight the movie The Second Movie, Brazil’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film and for the first time ever, the event honor one of the biggest names of the Brazilian music industry, the singer Renato Russo, for his work and his current influence on the national cinema.
The festival’s closing event will count with Urbana Legion’s presentation, one of the biggest tributes ever done to the legend Legião Urbana, in the Hotel Mr. C’s startlight room in Beverly Hills, for the VIP guests – including celebrities and special guests.