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Academia de Filmes

Academia de Filmes

With 22 years of experience, Academia de Filmes creates and produces films and docs for movie theaters, TV series and ads, as well as branded, VR and Internet content. For the big screen, on 2018 we will release "Legalize It".

Main Activities: Production

Content Genres: History & Civilization, Reality Shows e Arts & Culture

Previous Partners: Telecine, Teleimage, DOT, Imagem Filmes, Paris Filmes, Fox.

Content Broadcasted In: Discovery Network (Latin America), NBC Universal, Globo, TV Cultura, TV Bandeirantes, Boomerang.


Paulo Roberto Schmidt
Paulo Roberto Schmidt Paulo Roberto Schmidt +55 (11) 9 8197-5081 contact@academiadefilmes.com.br

Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina, 1623, Vila Leopoldina
São Paulo / SP
+55 (11) 3376-0707

Fire in the Forest

Social Responsability / Docs & Factual / Ethnology & Sociology / Short Film / Non-Scripted Format / Full HD

Format: 6'55"

Target: All ages

Project status: Finished

Looking for: Broadcaster e Distribution

Synopsis: VR documentary film about Waurá folk, indigenous who live in Xingu, Brazil. The film reveal how indigenous people keep their own traditional culture and absorb “white people”´s customs and technology, besides warning about fire that threats the forest and local life.

To be completed in: 2017

Co-production: Instituto Socioambiental – ISA (BRAZIL)

Highlights: It’s All True – 22nd International Documentary Film Festival; Cannes Film Festival - Next VR – 2018

Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikwu5eK2e5A

The Dinosaurs Of Brazil


Format: 13 x 52’

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Co-production Partner e Distribution

Synopsis: A documentary series about 12 of the species of dinosaurs ever discovered in Brazil (select by scientific relevance), set in unknown and surprising landscapes. A rich Brazilian natural legacy finally revealed to the world by the renowned paleontologist Luiz Anelli.

To be completed in: 2017

River of Mud


Format: 9’34”, Color, stereo, Virtual Reality

Project status: Finished

Looking for: Broadcaster e Distribution

Synopsis: It is a documentary about Samarco’s dam failure in Mariana, Brazil. It shows what is left of the Bento Rodrigues village, contrasting the devastated landscape with the happy memories of its inhabitants.

To be completed in: 2016

Co-production: Beenoculos, Maria Farinha Filmes

Prison Flowers

Social Responsability / Docs & Factual / Ethnology & Sociology / Full HD

Format: 70'

Target: Adult

Project status: In Production

Looking for: Co-production Partner e Broadcaster

Synopsis: Prison Flowers derives from Flavia Ribeiro de Castro’s experience as a volunteer, while performing humanitarian aid at the Santos Women’s Penitentiary in 2005. The film promotes encounters between the characters back in the now-abandoned prison premises, reliving onsite their experiences, reflecting on the importance of Flavia’s role and the influence it might have had on their present lives.

To be completed in: 2018

Co-production: Monalisa Associate Producers (Brazil)

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/274553991/aae019d098

My Time Is Now

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Broadcaster

Synopsis: This is the story of two youngsters and the strength of a friendship that can change the destiny of one of them. Brazilian musician Marcelo D2 was a result of a dream that was not his own, but of a guy known as Skunk. Skunk sees in Marcelo the opportunity to make his dream come true.

To be completed in: 2015

Clandestine Childhood

Format: 112 minutos

Project status: Finished

Looking for: Distribution

Synopsis: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mom, his dad and his Uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, he is known as Ernesto. He meets Maria, who only has one name. Based on a true story, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is “one about love”.

To be completed in: 2011

Co-production: Antártida (Espanha),Historias Cinematográficas (Argentina),Habitación 1520 (Argentina)

Teaser: http://vimeo.com/90124376