Franco is the name common to Franco Productions, Franco Films and The Franco Cultural Association, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and dedicated to the production and promotion of educational and cultural projects, especially in the area of audiovisuals.


Since its foundation, Franco Productions has produced an ample portfolio.  We are currently developing the production of a "film installation" URBAN BEACHES, by the French artist based in Rio Marion Naccache. New projects are being developed and it'll be annouced soon.



Founded in 2001 under the name Quid Cultura, dedicated to essentially educational and cultural projects, it had as its founding president Aílton Franco Jr.

In 2010, under its current name - Franco Cultural Association – inducted new members and elected Ailton president.  Currently it is the company responsible for the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema, and new projects for education and professional training.



We have produced or co-produced more then ten short films, two features and two TV documentaries. In 2016 we proudly theatrical released the feature film The Volcano Exiled, by Paula Gaitán, that won Best Film and Sound Design at the 46th Brasília Film Festival, in 2013. Now we're producing the documentary Othelo, o grande, by Lucas H. Rossi, a coproduction with Globo Filmes and GloboNews, and we're developing the projects: Cauixi, by Ricardo Targino, and Bolero, by Sabrina Fidalgo. We're also developing the French coproduction Kali, by Julien Seri. Franco Films has become the brand used for the release of all audiovisual projects of the company. We welcome projects from new filmmakers in a system of domestic and international coproduction.