Rio de Janeiro is the traditional host of the two most important audiovisual events in Brazil, the Rio International Film Festival (Festival do Rio) in October and the Rio Content Market.

  • Total box office in 2015 (foreign and national films) was R$2.35 billion, an increase of 20.1% over 2014, based on total admissions of 172.9 million, an 11.1% increase.
  • The exhibition infrastructure increased 5% and ended the year with 2,960 screens in the country, 92% of which operate in digital format.
  • In 2015, 128 Brazilian feature films were released, 12.3% more than in 2014, which provided for a 16.4% increase in box office and 10.1% in admissions. The national film market share in Brazil remained at 12.7%.
  • The legal actions filed by SindiTelebrasil (Telecom companies’ union) against the payment of the Condecine (contribution for the financing of Ancine’s activities), is a recent serious development.  which generate a degree of instability for the industry,
  • The Brazilian audiovisual industry offers multiple opportunities in theatrical, broadcast, Pay-TV, VOD and internet sectors for investors, entrepreneurs, distributors and producers in all platforms.
  • The American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (AmCham Rio) and the U.S. Consulate General in Rio work together to support greater integration of American companies in the Brazilian audiovisual industry and to stimulate its development.

To read the article, please visit: The Brazilian Audiovisual Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

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