Homosexuality in the Media – What’s Changed?

An event that uses debates, cinema and television with the objective of bringing out and discussing the transformations undergone by the figure of the homosexual in the collective imagination and its representation in the media in the course of the 20th century and at the turn of the new one. The event took place at the Caixa Economica Federal Cultural Center in the cities of Rio and São Paulo, from July 8 – 20 and 15 – 20, respectively.

It was conceived and produced by Franco Productions, with curatorship by producer Ailton Franco, Jr. and Paulo Roberto Jr., MA in Political Philosophy and programmer of the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival.


Cinema Rio de Janeiro

Research and catalogue of the entire cinematographic production (feature-length, medium and short films) produced in the state of Rio de Janeiro between 1990 and 1992.


Shorts at the Centre

A bimonthly program of Brazilian short films throughout the year of 1994, at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro. Programs were organized by themes and genres, with screenings at lunch time and the early evening. 

The objective of the event was to present a varied and thematic selection of Brazilian short films, produced at different times, thereby creating a wider audience for this film format.


Theatre Show “The Art of Africa”

As part of the general program of the event “Arte da África”, held at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, the theatre show took place between October 15 and November 2, 2003. The Show made a decisive contribution to the event’s success in bringing to the audience of Rio de Janeiro something of the multiple dimensions and vast range African culture has played in the formation and constant renewal of Brazilian culture.



New Directions, New Filmmakers

The show “New Directions, New Filmmakers” was held between April 22 and May 4, 2003 at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. The main goal was to offer the public of Rio a panorama of the new crop of North- American independent films. The films screened were developed by the IFP (Independent Feature Project), a not-for-profit American organization, which has ensured the emergence of new films and directors in the United States.