Grifa Filmes

For the last 20 years, Grifa Filmes has been creating high quality audiovisual content for television and movie theaters, having been nominated for two International Emmy Awards. Specializing in documentaries and international co-productions, the company is one of the most award-winning content producers in Brazil.

Main Activities: Production,

Content Genres: Arts & Culture, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Knowledge, Social Responsabilities / Green, Docs & Factual,

Content Broadcasted In: ARTE/ZDF, Discovery, Natgeo, BBC, CBC, NHK, Globo, Tv Brasil, Canal Brazil, Tv Cultura, Record.

Mauricio Dias

mauricio@grifafilmes.com

+55 (11) 9 9239 4354

Fernando Dias

fernando@grifafilmes.com

+55 11 99451-0066

Tatiana Battaglia

tatiana@grifafilmes.com

+55 (11) 9 8803 8444

Rogerio Barion

rogerio@barion.adv.br

Kênya Zanatta

kenya@grifafilmes.com

+33 665665509

New Species

Science & Knowledge /

Format: 2 x 43'/ 1 x 90'

Target: All ages /

Project status: Late Development

Looking for:Broadcaster /

Synopsis: Last January, 60 renowned scientists spent 25 days in Serra da Mocidade, a never yet explored region in the Amazon rainforest. The place, an extensive field of mountains isolated by lower lands in its surroundings, has a very unique biodiversity. The expedition was a success beyond all expectations: so far the researchers have confirmed 80 new species of animals, plants and insects.

To be completed in: 2016

Broadcasted: GloboNews (Brazil); ZDF/Arte (Germany)

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/169532361

Megafauna - In Search of the Giants of the Americas

Format: 1 x 90 / 2 x 52

Project status: Production

Looking for:Pre-sales / Broadcaster /

Synopsis: In this documentary we will follow the research of the Canadian expert in megafauna of the Americas, Gerry Iullis, on an exciting journey to rediscover the history of these amazing prehistoric creatures, proving that South America had the most diverse and exuberant Megafauna of the planet.

To be completed in: 2017

Teaser: https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home/Fotos%20cat%C3%A1logo%20ABPITV

Invaders

Format: 6 x 52'

Project status: Production

Looking for:Co-production Partner /

Synopsis: As a consequence of human activity on Earth, animals are domesticated, transported or forced to invade new environments. This documentary series will show how these exotic species cause the impoverishment of ecosystems and the extinction of native species, threatening the planet’s biodiversity.

To be completed in: 2017

ZAATARI - The Desert That Became Home

Current Affairs /

Format: 1 x 90'/ 1 x 52'/ 1 x 30'

Target: Adult /

Project status: Late Development

Looking for:Broadcaster / Pre-sales / Distribution /

Synopsis: Built in the middle of the desert, Zaatari was to be a temporary home for the Syrians who fled the horrors of war. But as the conflict deepened and the refugees lost all hope of returning home, they turned the camp into a permanent settlement and a bustling economic centre. This film is an attempt to let them be heard far beyond the barbed wire fences that encircle the camp.

To be completed in: 2017

Broadcasted: ZDF/Arte (Germany/France); GloboNews and Canal Brasil (Brazil)

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/214889996

OPERATION PEDRO PAN

History & Civilization / Docs & Factual /

Format: 1x70’/ 1 x 52’

Target: Adult /

Project status: Completed

Looking for:Pre-sales / Financing /

Synopsis: A documentary that for the first time tells the unique story as seen from both sides of one of the Cold War’s lesser known and more tragic events: the dispatch of over 14 thousand children from Cuba to the United States. The only thing that is certain is that children were used in a geopolitical struggle that opposed two different ideals of society - and it changed their lives forever.

To be completed in: 2018

Broadcasted: To be broadcast: Canal CURTA! (Brazil)

Teaser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1f6-ku_C61uOUdDd2ladlNEalU/view

Flying Rivers

Current Affairs / Science & Knowledge / Docs & Factual /

Format: 1 X 80' / 1 X 52'

Target: All ages /

Project status: Production

Looking for:Broadcaster / Development Funding / Pre-sales /

Synopsis: This scientific-factual documentary will show how the incredible “Flying Rivers” come about and of their vital importance to the planet. Forming in the Amazon and often have a greater volume of water than the Amazon River itself, they are right above our heads! Due to deforestation, they are diminishing with dramatic consequences for economic and environmental conditions throughout the world.

To be completed in: 2019

Broadcasted: In negociation

Teaser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1f6-ku_C61uUzRsTXZnWno5elU/view