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Oscars® 2019 shortlist.

Nominated for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary - 40th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS.

"Marler Group" Award  audience award in the category Information and Culture - Grimme-Award.

Nominated for Best Documentary - Deutscher-Fernsehpreis (German TV awards).

Nominated for Most Valuable Documentary of the Year - Cinema for Peace 2019.

Opening film at Budapest International Documentary Festival 2019.

Official Selection - FIPADOC International Documentary Festival 2019.

Sundance Film Festival 2018 – official selection “World Cinema Documentary Competition” (USA).

Prix Europe Award for Best European Documentary 2018.

47th International Film Festival Rotterdam – special session “VOICES” (Netherlands).

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (Denmark).

Metropolis - Best Directors Award.

Most Urgent and Cautionary Film Award – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018.

Festival des Libertés - The Studio L'équipe Film Award 2018 (Brussels).

Festival des Libertés - Honorable Mention fédération Internationale de Droits de l'Homme (FIDH).

Prêmio de Melhor Documentário - Freedom Film Festival (Malásia).

Gilda Vieira de Mello Award - Festival du Film et Forum International sur Les Droits Humains FIFDH 2018 (Switzerland).

2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Canada). Premiere "Special Presentations Programme".

Raven Award de Melhor Longa-metragem no DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival.

German Business Film Award 2018.

39th Moscow International Film Festival - Prêmio "Silver George" de Melhor Filme da Competição de Documentários (Russia).

DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival (Spain).

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic).

61st San Francisco International Film Festival (USA).
13th Doc Edge Festival 2018 (New Zealand).

20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2018 (Greece).

German Documentary Music Award 2018.

German Documentary Award 2018.

"Lifelong Learning"- Japan Prize 日本賞, International Contest for Educational Media.

One World Filmclubs Award 2018.

Special Mention of the International Jury - É Tudo Verdade! Festival.

Audience Award - Biografilm Festival 2018 (Italy).

Special Mention - Signes de Nuit International Film Festival 2018 (Thailand).

New Zealand International Film Festival NZIIF.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival (USA)



Oscars® 2019 shortlist

Award for Best International Documentary​​​ - Docville Festival 2018 (Belgium).

Humans Rights Award - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Award for Best Documentary - Festival do Rio 2017.

Award for Best Documentary - APCA (São Paulo Association of Art Critics) (São Paulo, Brazil).

Jury Award for Best International Documentary - Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental (Argentina).

Official Selection - FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).

Documentary Competition - Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland).

Official Selection  - "Activist" Movies that Matter (Netherlands).

Official Selection - FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (France).

Competition "Human Rights" - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece).

Ambulante Festival (Mexico).

Festival CINELATINO (France)

Opening film - Forumdoc.BH (Brazil).

DocPoint Tallinn (Estonia).

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic).

International Competition - Humans Rights Human Wrongs (Norway).

Censurados Film Festival (Peru).

10th Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de Mexico (Mexico).

Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights (Israel).

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (Australia).

Edoc Festival (Equador). 


Creative Excellence Award - International Competition / Deauville Green Awards 2018​(France).

SILBERSALZ Festival 2018. Exibition and Q&A with director Maurício Dias (Germany).

GRAZ Mountainfilm International Film Festival 2018. Invited for "Nature and Environment" session (Austria).


Official Selection for International Competition - É Tudo Verdade! Festival.



3th Season: Best Entertainment Program Award at FyMTI  - Argentina - 2014

4th Season: finalist of Telas Award - Brazil 2015

Twice finalist for Prêmio ABC (Brazil).



Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award at DocMiami  International Film Festival 2012 – Miami, USA

Winner of the Audience Best Documentary Feature Award  -  27th Washington, DC International Film Festival 2013 -  USA

Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award  - International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture 2013 – Indonesia

Finalist - FIESP/SESI Cinema Award - São Paulo, Brazil

Honorable Mention - 2013 SAMO Indie Int. Film Festival - Santa Monica – California

La Femme Film Festival - Los Angeles - Official Selection  2012

Heartland Film Festival - Indianapolis – Official Selection 2012

Rota e Rituais, Lisbon, Portugal -  Official Selection

Transitions Film Festival – Australia - Official Selectionl

Blood Hero International Film Festival - Official Selection

Byron Bay International Film Festival – Australia - Official Selection

Wellington Film Society - New Zealand -  Official Programming 2013

Reel Brazil Film Festival - Auckland and Wellington - New Zealand 2013

2013 Newport Beach Film Festival - USA - Official Selection

16th annual Sonoma International FilmFestival – USA - Official Selection

25th Galway Film Fleadh - Ireland - Official Selection 

International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality

Avvantura Festival FilmForumzadar 2013 -  Zadar - Croacia - Official Selection (IFFPIE)

2013 NYC Independent Film Festival - USA - Official Selection 

2013 "Silent River Film Festival" - Irvine, California - Official Selection 

Annapolis Film Festival 2014  - Annapolis, Maryland - Official Selection

In 2014 Who Cares the film was released internationally and, since then, has been shown in the best universities of the world, including:

Harvard University – Business School and Kennedy School – film exhibition + film Director Speech
Columbia University – film exhibition + film Director Speech
Duke University – film exhibition + film Director Speech
Brown University – film exhibition + film Director Speech
USC University – film exhibition + film Director Speech
San Francisco State University – film exhibition + film Director Speech
RISD University – film exhibition
Hamilton College –  film exhibition
Ryerson – Canadá – film exhibition
Sunway University, Jaya, Selangor – film exhibition
University of New Hampshire – EUA –  film exhibition
Insead – Portugal and France – film exhibition
Nova School of Busineand Economics – Portugal – film exhibition
Hult International Business School – San Francisco – EUA

Furthermore, the film was shown in several corporations such as:​

WORLD BANK,  Washington DC – film exhibition + film Director Speech + Bill Drayton + Aleem Walkii
Google's Headquarters in San Francisco – film exhibition + film Director Speech
Indiegogo Headquarters in San Francisco – film exhibition + film Director Speech
Delloitte and Inspiring Capital – film exhibition
French Embassy in Washington DC – film exhibition +  Speech with Beverly Schwartz/ Ashoka

And also world Conferences such as:

RIO+20 -  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WWF International Conference -  Iguaçu Falls, Brazil
Social Enterprise World Forum -  Calgary, Canada
Intel Conference -  China
Festival for the Future – New Zealand
ETHOS Conference - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Green Fest Conference sponsored by EDP -  Cascais, Portugal.
Harvard’s SEED on Citizenship and Social Innovation Conference



Gold award at the Internacional Conference of History and Science Producers - China 2009

3rd Edition of the Internacional Film Festival of Science - Atenas, Greece 2008

Gold Award - Scientific Film Festival - France

Gold Award - Scientific Film Festival – Spain




Best Latin-American Documentary by the Sindicato de La Industria Cinematográficos de la Argentina during Mar Del Plata Festival – 2006

Special Jury Prize by Red Cine de Derechos Humanos during Mar Del Plata Festival – 2006

Best Sound, Best Edition, Best Photography and Best Documentary – Paraty Film Festival – PARATYCINE – Oct/2005

Best Documentary – Rio Film Festival – Sept/2005

Best Latin-American Documentary – Cinesul – Jun/2005

Margarida de Prata by CNBB – May/2005 – The award for long-film is offered by Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (CNBB) to the best national movies. This prize highlights Brazilian movies that present ethical values.

12th Cuiabá Film and Video Festival – Best Photography and Best Art Direction – May/2005

37° Brazilian Film Festival of Brasília – Best Photography, Best Edition, Best sound and Best Original Soundtrack – Nov/2004

Amazon Film Festival 2005 – Special Jury Prize – Nov/2005



Exhibition at MOMA in New York – July/2006

9th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Praga – 2007

Exhibition at  Brazil Film Festival – 2006 – Tokyo

Latin-American Competition from the International Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana – Dec/2005

Participation at IMARGENS – Cabo Verde – Dec/2005

Amazon Film Festival 2005 – Nov / 2005

Turim International Film Festival – Nov / 2005

International Participation in the International Film Festival in the Latin Universe of Documentaries in the Montreal Film Festival – Sep/2005

Film Festival of Diversity in Brazilian Northeast  –  2005

Participation at São Paulo International Film Festival. Oct-Nov/2005

2nd Festival of South America – May/2005

International Festival of Documentaries “It´s All True” – April/2005

Tiradentes Film Festival – Feb/2005

Campo Grande Film Festival – Jan/2005

Conference about indigenous people – Human Rights and Culture – Berlim – Alemanha – August/2001

2nd South America Festival – May/2005



Doctors of Joy received the support of UNESCO for being a movie which collaborates with a culture for peace.

Pre-nominee to the International Emmy Awards 2005 – Discovery Health

Winner as Best Movie Award at the Brazilian Film Festival of New York , TRIBECA, NY – Sept/2005

Winner of Best Movie, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Actor Awards at the II FIESP/SESI-SP Award – March 2006

Winner of the Special Jury Award and Popular Audience Award at the 33ª Edition of Gramado Festival  - Sept 2005

Winner as Best Movie Award for the Popular Vote at the Paraty's Cinema Festival – PARATYCINE -  Oct 2005

HOURS-CONCOURS at Rio Festival - Oct 2005

Honorable Mention at the II Monterrey International Film Festival - MEXICO 2006

Elected the Year's Best Documentary Feature by the Brazilian UOL website in the vote of the subscribers - 2005
Other Festivals - Exhibitions

II Edição of Brazilian Film Series in Chicago, 2011 (Chicago-USA)

Exhibition "Cinema at the Plaza"  -  2º ENA – National Encounter of Animation, 2007 (Sabará-MG, Brazil)

Week Against Cancer 2007 - Clinical Onco-Hematos and Friends Association of Oncology (SP, Brazil)

Tokyo Film Festival - 2006

Roshd international Film Festival (Iran) - 2006

Participation in the 2nd UK Brazilian Film Festival -  2006

1st Film Festival of Guararema Environment (Guararema, Brazil)

27 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana 2005

International Documentary Film Festival "It's all true" 2005 (SP, Brazil)

AFO International Competition 2004 (Olomouc, Czech Republic)



ParatyCine 2005. Oct 2005

Screened at the International Film Festival of São Paulo  - Oct  2005



Jury's Honorable Mention of the CINECIEN’06, “to collaborate with the dissemination of knowledge about the Brazilian fauna threatened of extinction”, Dec 2006


THE JAGUAR episode

 Winner of Jury's Best Movie Award at the 1st Iraquara Latin America Environment Film Festival -  Oct 2005

 “Hours-Concours” at the II Videofestival of São Carlos 2004 -  "due to its high production level"

Filme exclusivamente convidado a participar no International Festival of Amazon Adventure- 2004



Invited to the Amazon Film Festival 2005

Finalist at AFO (Academia Film Olomouc) at the International Competition - Czech Republic 2004



Finalist at AFO (Academia Film Olomouc) at the International Competition - Czech Republic 2005


8th ASTRA FILM FEST – Romania – 2006

Tokyo's Cinema Brazil Festival -  2006 

Special Exhibition Session in Harvard Business School (USA)




Specially invited as case study at “State of the Things” - International Festival of Documentary “It’s all true” 2005 (Brazil);

Brazilian Documentary Festival 2004 (Los Angeles, USA)



III Curitiba Festival of Cinema – 1999.

Ethnographic Festival of Rio - 1999

Paulista Audiovisual Show –1999

Cuiabá Festival



“The President of the Olomouc Region Award” at the International Film competition AFO – Czech Republic 2003

Prize TV Cultura of Best Documentary in the 7o International Festival of Documentaries  "It’s all True 2002", São Paulo. 

Best Films in the Festival of the Ethnographic Film of Rio de Janeiro in 2001

International Festival of Documentaries of Lisboa (Portugal, 2002).




Special Award by the jury in the II Ecocine – National Festival of Environmental Film and Video – September/2002

Ministry of Culture Prize of Acquisition – Festival “It’s All True” – 6th International Documentary Film Festival “- April/2001


Ep. Invisible Landscapes

Finalist at the Competitive “Image Focus” in the VideoFestival of São Carlos –2002

Special exhibition at the International Festival of Documentary Films of Academy Film Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2002


Ep. Landscape and Memory

Special Jury Prize at the Festival “It’s All True” – 5th International Documentary Film Festival – April/2000

Exhibition in the Etats Généraux Du Film Documentaire – lussas – France – 2000

III International Festival of Scientific Cinema – Portugal - 2000

Documentaries Festival of Academia Film Olomouc – 2002 Czech Republic

Exhibition at Festival of Ethnographic Film - Rio de Janeiro - 2000


Ep. Landscape and the Sacred

Best documentary Award - Curitiba Festival 2000

Conference on indigenous people – human rights and culture – Berlin - Germany – Aug/2001

Exhibition in the Etats Généraux Du Film Documentaire - Lussas - France – 2000

III International Festival of Scientific Cinema – Portugal – 2000

Exhibition at Festival of Ethnographic Film - Rio de Janeiro - 2000

Participation in the film show – “Os Brasis Indígenas” (Indigenous Brazils) – 2000


Ep. Invisible Landscape

Documentaries Festival of Academia Film Olomouc –2003 Czech Republic



III Festival Internacional de Cinema Científico (III International Festival of Scientific Cinema)- Portugal - 2000.



IDFA – Selected for “Reflecting Images” – Netherlands – 1999

“It’s all true” – 4th International Festival of Documentary – 1999

Input - International Public Television Conference - Canada – 2000

III International Festival of Scientific Cinema – Portugal – 2000

Paulista Audiovisual Show – 2000

Cinema Show in Tiradentes - Minas Gerais – 1999

Rio Film Festival - 1999

Freiburg Forum - Germany – 1999

Fipa - International Festival of Audiovisual Programs - France – 1999

Exhibition - Festival of the Documentary and Ethnographic Film - Belo Horizonte - 1999


Awarded and chosen by Discovery Channel International among several international producing companies in a pitching in the United States to celebrate Brazil’s 500th anniversary.

Film exclusively invited to the International Festival of Amazon Adventure –2004

Invited to be exhibited at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology in Los Angeles/ 2003

Special exhibition at AFO - International Festival of Documentary Films of Academy Film Olomouc – Czech Republic 2002

Exhibited at the Competition of Films in the II Ecocine – National Festival of Environmental Film and Video – September/2002

Miami Festival – 2001



Exhibited at the Festival “It's all True” – April/2003


Special exhibition at the International Festival of Documentary Films of Academy Film Olomouc – Czech Republic. October/2003

Exhibited at the VideoFestival of São Carlos – November/2002

Exhibited at the Competitive Film Festival at the II Ecocine – National Festival of Environmental Film and Video – September/2002

Audio and Video Paulista Film Festival – year 14 – 2001, MIS



Brazilian representative in the meeting “Television de Calidad”, in Buenos Aires – 1998.

II Ecocine – National Festival of Environmental Cine and Video – Sport and Nature show.

Rio Film Festival (BR) – 1999


One-day riddle - SHORT FILM

Best Film in the XXVI International Festival in Figueira da Foz – Portugal – 1997.

Glauber Rocha AWARD, best film, best ficcion film, best photography, best edition, best actor in the XXIV Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia – 1997.

Best Film in the 24th Festival of Latino and Brazilian Cinema in Gramado – 1996.

Best Photography in the Cinema Festival in Ceará – 1997.

Best film and best edition in the IV Mostra de Cinema (Cinema Show) in Cuiabá – 1996

International Festival of Art Cinema of George Pompidou Center in Paris – France 1998

54th Bienal in Veneza – 1997.

I Festival of National Cinema in Recife – Pernambuco (official selection) – 1997.

Cine Arsenal, Tübingen - Germany - 1997.

Cine Babilônia, Berlin - Germany- 1997.

I Cinema Festival in  Curitiba - 1997.

VI Mostra Curta Cinema, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro - 1996.

Cine lê latina, Paris, France - 1996.

Cinema Festival of Trencianske Teplice Art, Slovakia - 1996.

VII International Short-Lengths Festival, São Paulo – 1996.

III Vitória Cine Vídeo, Espírito Santo - 1996.

Incentive Prize  -  offered by the Secretary of Culture of São Paulo

Prize for Rescuing the Brazilian Cinema Memory - offered by the Ministry of Culture of São Paulo.

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