Production Design Week

‘Ciclo’ – Production Design and Potential Futures

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 25
19:00 – 22:00 BRT
Cine Arte UFF
R. Miguel de Frias, 9 - Icaraí, Niterói, 24220-900 Rio de Janeiro
Screening of the feature film “Ciclo” by Ian SBF. Brazil, 2022. With Felipe Abib, Flavio Bauraqui, Daniel Furlan, Stephanie Lourenço, Dani Ornellas. 87'.

The event will be a screening followed by a debate. It aims to develop a conversation focusing on the theme of Production Design and Potential Futures, reflecting on how the arts in general and cinema in particular have the capacity to imagine worlds that do not yet exist. In times of health, climate and humanitarian crises, this science fiction and thriller film presents a frighteningly possible future. Other topics covered will be the processes of creation, planning and execution of the production design, in line with art department's sustainability practices, through the testimony of the film's production designer Fernanda Teixeira, interviewed by a cinema teacher and researcher India Mara Martins.

The event will take place at Cine Arte UFF, the cinema of the Fluminense Federal University, and is addressed to students and lovers of cinema, production design and sustainability.

Debate after the screening with the presence of:

- India Mara Martins is Associate Professor III in the Department of Film and Video at Universidade Federal Fluminense in the area of Visual Design/Production Design. Master in Multimedia from Unicamp, with the dissertation "The urban landscape in the cinema of Wim Wenders", published in 2014. PhD in Design from Puc-Rio, with the thesis "Animated Documentary: experimentation, technology and design". Coordinator of the UFF Art and Props Archive, vice-coordinator of the Araci Incubator for Cinema and Audiovisual Projects. From 2021 to 2023 she was coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Cinema and Audiovisual - PPGCine.

- Fernanda Teixeira has a degree in Cinema and a postgraduate degree in Art Direction for Film and TV from UNESA and has been working in the audiovisual market for 15 years. As production designer she was responsible for the feature films: "Ana e Vitória" (2018) by Matheus Souza, "O Último Virgem" (2016) by Rilson Baco and Felipe Bretas, "Dores de Amores" (2013) by Raphael Vieira, "Paixão E Acaso" (2012) by Domingos Oliveira and "Riscado" (2010) by Gustavo Pizzi, as well as numerous short films, including "A Distração de Ivan", which took part in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Between 2012 and 2014, he was also responsible for the art direction of several videos for the Porta dos Fundos channel. On television, she was art director for the series "Santo Forte" produced by Moonshot for the AXN channel, "Cê Faz o Que?" directed by Julia Rezende and "Acerto de Contas" directed by José Joffily, both for the Multishow channel, as well as for the first and second seasons of the series "Vai Fernandinha" produced by Floresta. She was also responsible for the production design of a large number of advertising campaigns for brands such as Tim, Uber, Casa e Video, Amil, Taco, Suzuki, Leader, Fox Sports, among others; as well as video clips for various artists such as Iza, Thiaguinho and Ludmilla. Her most recent work includes the series "A Dona da Banca" produced by Raccord, directed by Marton Olympio and Hsu Chien; and the feature films "Sala Escura" by Paulo Fontenelle, "O Último Animal" by Leonel Vieira and "Ciclo" by Ian SBF.

About the Organizer:

Brada is a collective of Women Production Designers of Brazil founded in 2020 and since then has brought together over 150 women from different regions of the country. The desire and need for collaboration and community led to the formation of the group. The members have a common interest in researching, discussing and promoting the importance of production design in the Brazilian and international spheres, with the goal of seeking equity, solidarity and cooperation in the audiovisual industry. In 3 years, Brada has articulated a series of initiatives dedicated to advocating for the recognition, visibility and appreciation of production design in the construction of visual storytelling, such as roundtable discussions, festival awards, as well as educational and research activities.