Production Design Week

The construction of a film through Production Design

São Paulo, Brazil
October 24
19:00 – 21:00 BRT
Cinemateca Brasileira
Largo Sen. Raul Cardoso, 207 - Vila Clementino, 04021-070 São Paulo
In this third panel developed by the partnership between Brada* and the São Paulo International Film Festival, we propose an exchange between the Production Designers of the selected films from the National Exhibition category to talk about their processes and the making-of of these films.

Production Design determines, in collaboration with the other departments of a film, everything that goes on the screen. From researching a world, character and concept design, to the manufacture of props and construction of sets, to name a few. Production Design provides input into everything that will happen during filming and afterwards, contributing to the mis-en-scene, composing with cinematography and providing raw material for sound design, in this collaborative art that is cinema.

This panel provides an open space for production designers to display their fundamental inputs for the creative process of each of those movies. Whether in the internal work of the art department or in collaboration with other departments, we intend to exchange how, and in different projects, the production design contributes to a film. This diverse panorama will bring similarities and differences between processes and production designers, illustrated by images, drawings, process records and, above all, in the point of view of these artists who are essential for the making of any audiovisual project.

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.

Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival (Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo – in Portuguese) was established in 1977. During the festival’s days, that is held usually in October, hundreds of movies created by filmmakers from different countries, are screened. The films are screened in various halls around the city in cultural centers, cinemas, and museums.