Filmambiente 2021 | October 28 - November 03 | Online

Brazil | October 28th to November 3rd, 2021

Filmambiente 2021 takes place from October 28th to November 3rd, online in Brazil and free of charge.

Under the impact of these still adverse circumstances, we turn our eyes to the best of recent production, in search of the wisdom that will help us to go through this already so long moment, and encourage us to embrace the new world that is emerging. The program we have prepared for 2021 reflects this: a great diversity of themes, more than 20 women among directors, and an indigenous cinema exhibition.

By ourselves

With films directed or produced by groups or individuals belonging to natives groups from varied regions, from their own points of view. A tribute to their trajectories and struggles and also to their cinematographic production, which has been growing and standing out around the world.


In 2020, according to the UN, the number of displaced people and refugees hit a record, escalating one of the most sensitive global issues of recent decades. In this showcase, the dramas, traumas, the daily lives of individuals who, mainly against their deepest will, and for various reasons - political, environmental, conflicts - need to leave their countries and find a new place to live.

Defenders of Tomorrow

With films that prove the strength of militancy, in all ages and in different parts of the world. Whether indigenous people fighting for the maintenance of their territories in Brazil, or small rural producers in Congo, organizing to keep their traditional forms of production viable in the contemporary world, or young activists from the global north looking to science and knowledge of traditional peoples searching answers to build a viable future for life on the planet; this showcase gives us a breath of hope!

Ten Years to Restore

Films that speak, each in its own way, of the urgent need for ecosystem restoration, also an urgent topic in the current global sustainability agenda, to which the UN dedicates the decade from 2021 to 2030.

Only Ocean only

Films that show, in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania, different aspects of the problems marine life is facing, and the urgency of dealing with them with global responsibility. The exhibition is a contribution to calling attention to the theme, to which the UN also dedicates the decade from 2021 to 2030.

In addition to the thematic exhibitions, we have the feature-length documentaries competition, with films that also reflect the most current themes, such as environmental racism, migration and exile, the marginalization of indigenous communities, the consequences of the anthropocene, colonialism and climate change. ,

And, for the first time, we will have an animation short films competition. Films produced in countries as diverse as Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Argentina, Portugal, France, Spain and Iran, with different techniques, approaches and profiles, speak of extinction, deforestation, scarcity, depletion of resources, but also of restoration, conservation and even false environmental celebrities.

On September 20th, check out the full schedule here:
films, exhibitions, thematic panels and lectures.

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