BRASIL: A SLOW FILM FESTIVAL: Second screening.  

6 months / 6 screenings 

UM CERTO BRASIL (Short Films Night)

Brazil is a country of contrasts and contradictions. UM CERTO BRASIL is a programme of short films that invites us to reconsider this commonplace statement, exploring hopeful engagements with the country’s many faces. Stories of rural and urban Brazil challenge colonial dominance through solidarity; inequality through rebellion and collective action; discrimination by way of playful irreverence; and the destruction of nature through the perspectives of those who care for and protect the environment.

When: Saturday 9 March 2024 – Doors open at 19:30pm Screen starts at 20:00

Where: St Peter’s Church (Lutton Pl, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9PE)


Short Films Selection:



Vision of Paradise 

Leonardo Pirondi

16mm>35mm / Brasil, UK, USA / 2022 / 16’


The great voyages to the “New World” were seen as expanding the frontiers of the visible and displacing those of the invisible.This short film follows a voyage of the Brazilian Military in search of an imaginary island with the same name as their country. In the myth from 1483 Brazil, or Hy-Brazil, is known to exist to the west of Ireland and above the Fortunate Islands.

Awards & Festivals: Best Experimental Film Award at Brooklyn Film Festival 2023; Honorable Mention Award at Onion City Experimental Film Festival 2023; Bogotá Experimental Film Festival 2023; BFI London Film Festival 2022; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023.


Carlos Segundo
Brasil / 2022 / 14’

Uberlândia, Brazil. Chico earns his living fixing ovens, in which he easily fits into thanks to his small size. Disregarded and marginalized by a society that hates him, Chico begins to resist.

Awards & Festivals: Best Auteur Short Film – Locarno Film Festival 2022; Curtacinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival 2022; Vancouver International Film Festival 2023; Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2022; Melbourne International Film Festival 2023; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2023.


Ainda restarão robôs nas ruas do interior profundo
Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro
Brasil / 2022 / 15’

On the outskirts of the deep Brazilian inlands, Luquinha tries to rescue his horse while living within the marginality and deafening noise of a conservative town.

Awards & Festivals: Audience Favorites – Best Short Film, San Paulo International Short Film Festival 2022; Best Latin American Short Miradas Medellín 2022; Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival 2022; Roma Film Corto; Spicy Indie International Film Festival.


Arne Hector, Vinícius Lopes, Luciana Mazeto, Minze Tummescheit
16mm / Brasil, Germany / 30’ / 2022

A European artist writes about his experience in portraying life in Brazil during the colonial period. Aporteiro – concierge and security guard in one – watches the surveillance cameras in a residential building, while reflecting on his profession and the relationship with his employers.

Awards & Festivals: Winner Best Winner Short Film Award – Cinéma du Réel 2022;  Documentary Award & Amnesty International Jury – IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival – 2022; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022; Viennale 2022.


Yuri u xëatima thë – A pesca com Timbó
Aida Harika Yanomami, Edmar Tokorino Yanomami, Roseane Yariana Yanomami
Brasil / 2022 / 10’

Two young Yanomami filmmakers describe the process of indigenous fishing with timbó, a vine traditionally used to stun fishes. The meeting of voices and perspectives suggests the re-enchantment of images as a way of storytelling.

Frame: Yuri u xëatima thë / Fishing with Timbó








Festivals: Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo 2023; Skábmagovat Film Festival 2022; 17° Festival Taguá de Cinema.

BRASIL: Short-Films Night
St Peter's Lutton Place, 14 Lutton Place,Edinburgh,City of Edinburgh-EH8 9PE
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