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The 16th Edition of LABRFF gets to its end awarding the most refined films and the greatest names in Brazilian Cinema

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, October 27, 2023 / — Sophie Charlotte receives an Honorable Mention for her performances in “Rio do Desejo” and “Meu nome é Gal”. Gabriel Braga Nunes is honored with a Special Career Award, in a category that debuts at LABRFF. The awards ceremony took place today, October 26, at The Culver Theater in Los Angeles. The LABRFF has screened over 1,300 titles, awarded over 500 film professionals, and contributed to the production of Brazilian feature films in partnership with the United States, as well as helping to license several Brazilian titles to major American distributors. See the full list of winners of this 16th edition of LABRFF:

Tayce Vale for “My Name is Gal”

Art Director
Ana Mara Abreu for “Tia Virginia”

Renato Lima for “Predestinado”

Plinio Profeta for “Nosso Sonho” (Our Dream)

Mikael Albuquerque and Lusa Silvestre for “The Hijacking of Flight 375”

Carina Sanginitto for “Red Monet”
Petrus Cariry for “Heavier than the Sky”

Short Film
“Welcome Back”
Nicole Gullane
Christiane Fogaça
André Ristum

Best International Film
Producer: Renato Fimene

Honorable Mentions
Othon Bastos for “Tonight We Will Be Happy”
Juan Paiva Lucas “Koka” Penteado for “Our Dream”
Quézia Lopes for “Invisible Bodies”
Sergio Machado for “Rio do Desejo”
Caco Monteiro and Lula Oliveira for “The Matriarch”
Sophie Charlotte, for “Rio do Desejo” and “My Name is Gal”

Special career award (debut category at the 16th LABRFF):
Gabriel Braga Nunes

Supporting Actor
Nando Cunha for “Nosso Sonho” (Our Dream)

Supporting Actress
Louise Cardoso for “Tia Virginia”

Daniel de Oliveira for “Rio do Desejo”

Vera Holtz for “Tia Virginia”

“Symphony of an Ordinary Man”
Producers: José Joffily & Isabel Joffily
Director: Sérgio de Carvalho for “Alien Nights”

Best Film
“Our Dream”
Production: Leonardo Edde

The sponsors and partners of the 16th Edition of LABRFF are: City of Culver City, AG Immigration, JAMM Cigar, Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Film School, Pali Hotel, Stella Artois, Canal Brasil, Mistika, Naymovie, O2Play, Copa Airlines, The Culver Theater, Audio Porto, Festival de Vassouras, Ubatuba Açai, Supermercado Brasil, Pátio Alcântara, Chateau Julie, Pimenta Catering, Darcio Hair Studio, T. PR, Flavia Fusco Comunicação, Soul Brasil Magazine and QCE Podcast.
For more information visit the festival website

Silver Sponsors
For the second year running, AG Immigration is a Silver Sponsor of LABRFF. AG Immigration is one of the leading immigration law firms in the USA, having helped citizens from 32 countries obtain a US green card. It was founded by two Brazilians: businessman Rodrigo Costa and lawyer Felipe Alexandre, who has been on the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s list of the top 10 immigration lawyers for six years and has twice been elected to Thomson Reuters’ “Rising Stars” ranking. In 2023, the firm was named “Immigration Law Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal. AG Immigration is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

JAMM CIGAR, a company based in the recôncavo of Bahia, was born out of the friendship between two friends, businessman José Antonio Martins Monteiro, founder of the brand, and Joaquim Alfredo Mesquita Moreira. During a family vacation, José met Joaquim, who gave him his first cigar. The name JAMM is represented by the initials of the names of these friends. Jamm Cigar is synonymous with luxury and fine art that embodies the pinnacle of quality and flavor in Brazil. The products go through a careful and rigorous process of preparation, production, quality control, packaging and storage.

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