Valencia College to Hold Weeklong Brazilian Film Festival in February

Orlando, FL – Valencia College will hold its 7th Brazilian Film Festival from Feb. 13 through Feb. 21, with free showings of five Brazilian films. The weeklong film festival is one of only two Brazilian film festivals in Florida.

Admission to the film series is free and open to the public. All films will be shown in Portuguese with English subtitles. Each showing will be held at 7 p.m., and will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

The films will be shown on Valencia’s West Campus, located at 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, and at Valencia’s Osceola Campus, located at 1800 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee.

Launched in 2008 by Valencia professor Richard Sansone, who teaches Portuguese and English as a second language, the film festival is presented in partnership with the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce and the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies.

The films in the series were selected by Sansone and renowned Brazilian filmmaker Elisa Tolomelli, who will moderate each film and hold a question-and-answer session with audience members following each film.

For more details, such as film trailers, please visit

To read about last year’s festival — and learn more about the history of the festival — please go to the Spring 2013 edition of Vitae, the Valencia College magazine. The article starts on page 16.


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