At the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Brazil will showcase the strength of its animation industry with various initiatives coordinated by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and its partners. A "Brazilian Invasion" of Annecy will take place through an increased presence of Brazilian producers and animators, special screenings, an advertising campaign created exclusively for the Festival, as well as lectures, panels, exhibits and Brazilian music concerts. Brazil will also be very well represented at the Festival's competitions: 8 Brazilian projects have been nominated, including shorts, TV series, advertising pieces, and a feature film.

Four industry projects that promote audiovisual and music exports, through partnerships with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), will join forces to participate in the Annecy Festival and Mifa (the International Animation Film Market). These are: Brazilian Content (content production for TV and digital media), Brazilian Cinema (movies), FilmBrazil (advertising videos) and the Brasil Music Exchange (music).

Brazilian Content

Brazilian Content is an audiovisual content export program created by BRAVI (Brazil Independent Audiovisual) in partnership with Apex-Brasil and the Ministry of Culture in 2004. It has been promoting independent audiovisual productions abroad, enabling partnerships between Brazilian and foreign companies, with a focus on TV and digital platforms. Our goals are to promote new co-production opportunities and develop international partnerships for TV and digital media producers.

Brazilian Cinema

This is an audiovisual export program that promotes Brazilian films and projects abroad, at festivals and foreign markets, and through training programs. It is run by the São Paulo Audiovisual Industry Guild (SIAESP) with financial support from the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, and Ancine. In the first quarter of 2018, more than 50 Brazilian films were selected by international festivals, and Brazilian films received eight awards at Berlinale.


Established in 2003 by APRO (the Brazilian Association of Production Companies) and supported by Apex-Brasil (the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), FilmBrazil sets the bar for foreign advertising productions in Brazil, representing over 50 Brazilian companies that produce 80% of Brazil's advertising. It is the largest advertising network in Latin America, with members from fields like production, interactive, and post-production (VFX/animation, music and sound design). For non-Brazilians, FilmBrazil is a resource for educating advertising professionals, connecting them with Brazilian counterparts, and guiding them through the Brazilian production process.

Brasil Music Exchange

Are you a label? A publisher? An artist? A manager? A distributor? A music supervisor? Brasil Music Exchange was created in 2002 by BM&A (Brazil, Music & Arts) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to facilitate interactions between Brazilian and international companies, establish partnerships and generate business opportunities. Whatever your needs or services, we can give you expert advice and information to help you do business in the Brazilian music industry.