The tenth edition of Expocine, one of Latin America’s biggest cinema trade shows, wrapped up in São Paulo, Brazil on Friday, 6 October with an awards presentation paying homage to every aspect of the motion picture production, distribution and exhibition value chain. During the four day event eleven distributors, including major Hollywood studios, presented their upcoming release slate, along with screenings and 17 different panel discussions covering a wide range of industry topics.
During its closing ceremony at Cine Marquise, Expocine 2023 honored five companies for their work in the Brazilian film industry. In the distribution segment, O2 Play, H2O Films and Diamond Films Brasil were awarded for ten years of operation. In the production area, Casa de Cinema in Porto Alegre will be recognized for its 37 years of uninterrupted work in audiovisual production in Rio Grande do Sul. Representing the exhibition sector was Cine Casarão, rewarded for being an important cultural and social institution in the city of Manaus.
The event took place against the third edition of the third iteration of the Semana do Cinema (Cinema Week) throughout Brazil. The promotional initiative was put together by Federação Nacional das Empresas Exibidoras Cinematográficas (FENEC – National Federation of Cinema Exhibition Companies) and Associação Brasileira das Empresas Exibidoras Cinematográficas Operadoras de Multiplex (ABRAPLEX – Brazilian Association of Cinema Exhibition Companies Operators of Multiplexes). From 28 September through 4 October, tickets for 2D movies were BRL R$12 (USD $2.35). The second Semana do Cinema was held in February of 2023 with 3.7 million moviegoers participating, a 180% increase in attendance.