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LANGUAGE: Portuguese | SUBTITLES: English


Original title: Vagalumes
International title: Fireflies
French title: Lucioles
Spanish title: Luciérnagas


Country of production: Brazil
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 18min50seg
Genre: Experimental
Color: Color
Sound: stereo and 5.1
Deliveries: DCP, ProRess and H264


SYNOPSIS


The night side of a modernist icon. The fauna and flora of Roberto Burle Marx's gardens inhabited by visitors to Flamengo's Park while the city of Rio de Janeiro falls asleep. "Fireflies" is a fabulated ethnography of the night at Flamengo's Park.


PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION


Production Company: Fauna Filmes and Esquina Filmes
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


CAST


Daniel dos Santos de Andrade, Elisa Lucinda, Gabriel Fernando de Castro, Gleiton Matheus Bonfante, Lino Besser, Lourival Júnior, Niana Machado, Nico Arawá, Paulo Guidelly, Rafael Medina and Wallace Lino.


MAIN CREDITS


Director: Léo Bittencourt
Screenwriter: Léo Bittencourt and Ricardo Pretti
Producer: Léo Bittencourt and Júlia Murat
Director of Photography: Léo Bittencourt and Juliano Gomes
Sound design: Felippe Schultz Mussel
Editing: Ricardo Pretti and Waldir Xavier


TECHNICAL DETAILS


Genre: Experimental
Sub-genre: LGBTQ - GAY
Language: Portuguese
Country of origin: Brazil
Year of production: 2021
Total running time: 18min50seg
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2K DCI 239 (scope)
Sound format: 5.1 and 2.0


AWARDS



  1. CORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland) - Grand Prix International Short 2021 of International Competition. Qualifying Award for OSCAR 2023.

  2. FIRENZE FILM FESTIVAL (Italy) – Best experimental short by the official jury of the Experimental Shorts Competition.

  3. NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (USA) Special Jury Mention of Experimental Shorts Competition.

  4. KURZFILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG 2021 (Germany) - Special Jury Mention of

  5. International Competition.

  6. GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (Mexico) - Special Jury Mention of Experimental Shorts Competition.

  7. SHORTS MEXICO 2021 (Mexico) - Special Jury Mention of Ibero-American Documentary Competition.

  8. MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (USA) - Special Jury Mention of International Competition.

  9. ROLLING IDEAS 2021 (Russia) - Special Jury Mention of International Competition

  10. DIGO International Film Festival of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Goiás (Brazil) - Best Director of Photography of National Competition.

  11. ABC Award Finalist for Best Short Film Cinematography 2021.


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