The Academia Internacional de Cinema is a film school located in Brazil, with branches in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The school is recognized for its excellence demonstrated in more than 2000 films produced by students in the school’s ten years of activities. Unique and innovative programs combine solid theory with intense hands on training, teaching students the necessary skills to work as creative professionals in the various areas of filmmaking. The faculty is composed by experienced professors and well-known filmmakers, who work in the Latin American and international markets. In addition to a list of programs that include more than 30 non-credit courses and workshops that cover all the process of film production, from idea to distribution, the AIC developed an accredited two-year program in Film—Filmworks. Every year, the school hosts a number of screenings and lectures open to the public as well as special classes with well-known filmmakers from around the world, continuing a series of discussions about contemporary film and filmmaking.
Born and raised in São Paulo, Juliana’s journey in the art world began studying fashion design, where she produced her first conceptual art works. She also worked for Casas Bacanas, a real estate company focused on stylish property designed by renowned architects. In 2013 Juliana joined the Academia Internacional de Cinema. Among her works, she directed the film “Maura” and more recently “Gemeas” with the first assistant director Bianca Medina.
First Assistant Director
Bianca is currently studying Film Direction at the Academia Internacional de Cinema. She has been working since 2010 in the audiovisual production "Bambu Filmes", where she is Production Assistant of a TV show, film screenings and a documentary. Among her works, she directed the short film "Coda", and is currently finalizing the short film "Gemeas" together with the director Juliana Valente.
Director of Photography
Paolo studied Graphic Design in his hometown, Bauru, at São Paulo State University. During his university studies, he participated in several extracurricular projects in the area of cinema, arts and culture. In 2013, Paolo moved to São Paulo to study Film Direction at the Academia Internacional de Cinema, where he worked on several short films:"Horário Nobre", "Maura" and "Partner". Professionally, he participated in some projects (Institutional Unítalo, Journal Bombril 1001) as a freelance assistant photographer for ZOE Film productions.
Luiz Augusto Moura
Director of Photography & Lighting
Photography student, videomaker and resident freelance audiovisual producer in São Paulo, Luiz has been working with enterprise content production focusing on documentaries since 2011. Between 2013 and 2014 he studied Film Direction at the Academia Internacional de Cinema and worked on 20 productions as camera assistant and director of photography.
Marcelo Iwai Sakabe
Marcelo graduated from law school at the University of São Paulo in 2006. Before enrolling to the Academia Internacional de Cinema, he worked several years for law firms and financial institutions. He is currently studying Filmworks at the Academia, where he wrote the short film “Alienação” and co-wrote and produced the short film “Causa Mortis”. In his free time, Marcelo writes movie reviews for the website “Formiga Elétrica”.
Graduated in advertising at the University Mauricio de Nassau, Arthur devoted himself to audio and visual projects. Between 2013 and 2014 he studied Film Direction at the Academia Internacional de Cinema, where he produced the short film "Horário Nobre" and did the production design of "Sound on the road." Arthur currenlty works as a producer at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, where he is responsible for the production of the opera season, concerts and ballets.