We live in a time where images have an increasing influence in both public and private opinions. Films and videos are instruments that communicate immediately and effectively. Films encourage people to reflect, discuss and can possibly inspire them to change behaviors. No other medium as audiovisual is as effective to demonstrate how we live our lives. And no other can disseminate models of living that are sustainable and viable, enabling a better future for humanity. Based on this Filmambiente yearly presents films portraying different views and experiences on environmental issues and sustainability, from all around the globe, creating a panorama of world thoughts, examples and solutions, in order to inspire and motivate people to change lifestyles and influence their community and country to follow.
SUZANA AMADOHas been a producer for television and cinema for more than 30 years. She started her career at TV Educativa (Public Television – broadcast); co-directed the Distribution Dept. of Embrafilme and was marketing manager for Columbia Pictures, Art Films and Campus/Elsevier Publishing House. Her recent productions include: the television serials A Turma do Pererê, (TVBrasil 2009), I`ll Raffle of My Heart (Canal Brasil – 2013)and Joana e Marcelo (Multishow Cable TV – 2002); the documentaries I´ll Raffle off My Heart (2012) Transcending Lynch, (2009); Hercules 56 (2006), Seven Generations into the Future (2005 – local producer) and We are Brazil (2003); the features Forbidden To Forbid (2005) and Korda (2004) and the television film Half Sex, Half Mozzarella, (Multishow – 2002). She created, directs, and is the curator of Filmambiente Festival.
Marine biologist graduated at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Photographer, cameraman, producer and director of cinema and television. For six years acted as assistant editor of photography at O Globo newspaper. Since 1996 he has been working as a freelance reporter to publications such as the NY Times, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Der Spiegel (Germany) and Lonely Planet Guide (Australia). As a producer and cinematographer, he has worked as local produced for several international television productions filmed in Brazil, in documentary films and news reports for Chanel 4, BBC, RDI Canada, Lonely Planet and TV2 Denmark. Associated producer of the feature documentary Rio Breaks (2009), in 2011 he acted as DP on the short film “Color Pencil”, selected for more than 70 film festivals in Brazil and abroad. In 2014 he released the documentary “Mar Urbano”(Urban Sea), a project he spent 15 years filming the underwater life of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. In 2017 he released his second documentary “Baia Urbana”(Urban Bay) about the underwater sea life of the Guanabara bay. He is the president of the Mar Urbano Institute.
RAQUEL COUTOGraduated on Social Communications, Raquel is a director and editor of films and television series, either on personal projects or others through her company – Uirapuru Films. She is part of Filmambiente crew since the first edition, responsible for receiving the selected films and preparing the programs for all the venues.
Marcelo Paes de Carvalho
Works with audiovisual production, cultural management, and information technology projects. Currently develops several actions in the third sector, in audiovisual and new media education. Partner at Incartaz Filmes e Eventos (since 1995), also is in the board of directors of several institutions, such as Instituto InCartaz, ECOAR – Educando com Arte and Instituto Harmonya do Brasil. Coordinates the FilmInBrasil Program, which circulates with workshops, workshops and training courses in audiovisual production throughout Brazil. He has lectured and taught courses and workshops at several institutions, such as SESC, SENAI, SEBRAE, Banco do Nordeste, UNESA, UCAM, UFF , Anhanguera, among others. Are among his clients and partners companies and institutions such as UNICEF, UN, American Airlines, University of Michigan, NIKE, among others. Invited constantly as a curator and to be part of the jury of film festivals in several states of the country. In the first half of 2017 alone has been in 24 countries with a project called BackPack4Life.