About Us | Buriti
Buriti Filmes is a film production company (live action, documentaries and animation) creating content for cinema and TV, led by filmmakers Laís Bodanzky and Luiz Bolognesi, and founded in 1997 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Buriti recently released the doc Ex-Shaman - by Luiz Bolognesi - a film that received an honorable mention for best documentary at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival (Panorama) and the film critics association prize at the 2018 It’s All True documentary festival.
Just like our parents - by Laís Bodanzky - was selected by the 67th Berlin Festival (Special Panorama) and nominated for the Teddy Award. It received excellent reviews in the international specialized press and was the Brazilian film that received the most prizes in 2017.
The animation A story of love and fury - by Luiz Bolognesi - received the Crystal award for best feature at Annecy 2013. And at the moment Buriti is producing Voyagers of the enchanted forest, the next feature-length animation by Alê Abreu (Boy and the World - Oscar nominee).
Buriti gained recognition as a filmmaker following its first feature film Brainstorm (2001), a joint production between Brazil (Buriti Filmes, Dezenove and Gullane) and Italy (Fábrica Cinema - Marco Müller) that won various awards and introduced actor Rodrigo Santoro to the world. It premiered at Locarno Festival (Official Competition).
Buriti has made other highly acclaimed films, such as The Ballroom (2007) - by Laís Bodanzky - a joint production with France Canal Arte, and The Best Things in the World (2010) - by Laís Bodanzky - which debuted at the Rome Film Festival; as well as film and TV documentaries, including Cine Mambembe - Cinema Discovers Brazil, and Olympic Women, for the ESPN channel.
Buriti Filmes has sold its films in more than 30 countries, including Plus Channel in Spain and France, TV Arté in France and Germany, RAI in Italy, HBO in Latin America and TV Globo, ESPN, Globo News, Netflix and TVs Brasil, Arte 1, Canal Futura, and Curta! in Brazil.