GOSTOSO FILM FESTIVAL
The Gostoso Film Festival happens annually in São Miguel do Gostoso, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, always in November. The festival screens around 60 films in a five-day period, divided into three programs: Competition, Panorama and Children's Films. Roundtables with filmmakers and professional seminars are also held during the festival. The main stage of the Gostoso Film Festival is an outdoors screening room built in Maceió Beach, where the Competition program takes place. Over 2000 people attend the event every night.
The audience has the opportunity to watch the most recent productions of Brazilian cinema. These films compete for the Critic's Prize and the Luís da Câmara Cascudo Trophy, awarded by popular acclaim. All activities are free of charge.
Creator: Eugenio Puppo
Direction and curatorship: Matheus Sundfeld, Eugenio Puppo
Execution: Heco Produções and Coletivo de Direitos Humanos, Ecologia, Cultura e Cidadania (CDHEC)
NÓS DO AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIVE
Months before the opening of the festival, we offer technical and artistic courses for the youth in São Miguel do Gostoso. Since 2013, 37 workshops have been conducted and 15 short films have been shot. All films produced in the workshops were screened in the Gostoso Film Festival as well as in other festivals around the country. The workshops convey theoretical and practical contents, such as audiovisual language, screenwriting, photography and art direction. The "Nós do Audiovisual" collective is a result of these courses. It was created by the students themselves in order to facilitate an autonomous production workflow. This initiative aims at the professionalization of the film workforce in Rio Grande do Norte.
See below a description of all films produced by the Nós do Audiovisual collective: