Joana Oliveira / 70′ / Country: Brasil / Filming Country: Uganda / HD

This is the first time than Joana, a Brazilian, visits her friend Kevin in Uganda. The two have known each other since 20 years old because they studied together in Germany. Friends are around forty years old, and the film gives birth to discussions about friendship, motherhood, cultural, racial, and belief differences between the two. Joana looks for Kevin for being sad and meets with the friend of youth the joy of life.

Joana Oliveira is a director and scriptwriter and lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She has been working in the audiovisual industry since 1999. She graduated in Film Direction from the International School of Cinema and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, EICTV, Cuba and in Social Communications from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Minas Gerais. Joana Oliveira also studied at the Film University HFF Konrad Wolf (Germany) as an exchange student in the chair for one semester. In 2006, she was selected for the Talent Campus of the Berlin Film Festival (BERLINALE).


He wrote screenplays and directed several productions such as short films and feature films, documentaries and television programs. She has worked as a TV program director at Rede Minas and TV Brasil. In Fox Brazil, Joana was part of the team of writers of the fiction series “9mm: São Paulo”.


His shortfilms have been exhibited at festivals such as the 51st FICCI – International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Kunst Film Biennale Köln 2005 (Germany), 33 Huesca Film Festival (Spain), 26 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema – Havana, (Cuba), the XX International Guadalajara Film Festival (Mexico) and many others in Brazil, Germany, Cuba, USA, France, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Italy and Portugal. It has received awards and distinctions. For the short film “Rio de Mujeres” she received awards as Best International Short Film of the 17th Valdivia International Film Festival (CH), Best Documentary of the 18th San Diego Latino Film Festival (USA). For the short film “Habanera” he received awards for Best Latin American Director of III Feisal (AR), Best Screenplay and Special Critics Award for the 12th Vitória Cine Video and Best Director of the Cine Ceará Festival (BR). In 2010, Joana launched her first documentary feature “Morada” as a director that was screened in several festivals and TV channels in Brazil and is now being distributed in Portugal. It was also exhibited in Argentina and Colombia.


Joana Oliveira is a member of the Brazilian production house Vaca Amarela Filmes. He currently holds a master’s degree in cinema at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), teaches in the post-graduate program in Film Script at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and develops the series Of television “Blue Celeste” (Prize Prodav 03/2013, Brazil). Joana is a screenwriter of the series “Mostra a Tua Cara” (Prodav Prize 11/2014, Brazil), both with production from the production house Aldeia Produções. Joana also develops her first documentary “Kevin” which was selected for the script labs. Guideline Laboratory 2013 – Counseling by Miguel Machalski, Frank Baiz Quevedo and Carlos Henao – Ibermedia / Cinefilia Program (Colombia) and Talents Buenos Aires 2014 – Laboratory of project development. Advisor Gabriel Medina. Organized by the BAFICI and BERLINALE festivals.

Vaca Amarela Filmes is a Brazilian production house that has been producing independent and authorial film projects since 2008. With its base in Minas Gerais, it also provides services in the production of films, documentaries, experimental videos and institutional videos, for production companies and TV channels.


The short films produced by Vaca Amarela Films were exhibited at many international festivals such as the International Film Festival of Cartagena (Colombia), Lakino (Germany), Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (USA), Terra di Tutti Film Festival (Italy) Luso-Brazilian Film Festival of Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) and in Brazil at festivals like Forumdoc, Tiradentes Film Festival, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, CineCeará, Gramado Brazilian Film Festival.


The short documentary “Rio de Mujeres”, by Cristina Maure and Joana Oliveira, received 12 awards at film festivals around the world. Among them, Best International Short Film of the 17th Valdivia International Film Festival (Chile) and Best Documentary of the 18th San Diego Latino Film Festival (USA) in 2011.


In 2010, the production house premiered “Morada” by Joana Oliveira, her first long documentary that was shown at many Brazilian festivals and is currently being distributed in Portugal. It was also exhibited in Argentina and Colombia. The documentary was acquired by two cable channels from Brazil: Canal Brasil and CineBrasilTV.


The fictional media “Diário do Não Ver”, by Cristina Maure and Joana Oliveira, was selected for important festivals such as the 17th International Film Festival (United States), the 40th Gramado Film Festival and the 16th Luso- Brazilian of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, among others. He won the Best Film Award for the popular jury Mostra Municipalities of 12ª Goiânia Mostra Curtas and the prize for Best Fiction in the 3rd Cine Cipó festival.


Currently, in addition to the development of the long film “Kevin”, Vaca Amarela Filmes invests in other projects of long films and series such as:


In pre-production: “Veredas do Brasil” – Project in pre-production. Documentary series with 13 episodes of 26`, directed by Cristina Maure, to be exhibited in the channel CineBrasil TV, contemplated by the edict FSA Prodav 06 – BRDE ANCINE. Funds raised, in investigation of locations for filming in 2017.


In captation: “To Station” – Long fiction footage. Direction and Screenplay by Cristina Maure.
In Capture: “Ushuaia” – Long fiction footage. Direction and Screenplay by Joana Oliveira

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