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Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil New York, Scheduled for 6/10-16, Cancelled

By: May. 25, 2012
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Today, the cancellation of the previously announced 10th edition of Inffinito's Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil New York at Tribeca Cinemas, scheduled for June 10 through June 16, 2012, was announced.

Please note that Inffinito's show at Central Park SummerStage, featuring a live performance by Brazilian artist boTECOeletro with Ricardo Imperatore and a full screening of the new Raul Seixas documentary RAUL will continue to take place as scheduled on June 9 at 7:00pm.

The cancellation of the 2012 NYC festival is due to the sudden revocation of sponsorship in May by Inffinito's once-lead sponsor, the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. "We have yet to receive any justification for their reasoning of pulling funding so very late into the process," says Inffinito co-founder Viviane Spinelli. "Having already selected all our films, finished production, activated a media campaign and fully expecting to launch with Petrobras' support, their abrupt and untimely abandonment of the project is troubling for everyone involved in the Festival."

We are proud to confirm that through the diligent work and valued support of the Government of New York City, City Parks Foundation, Itamaraty, The General Consulate of Brazil in New York and American Airlines, Inffinito will continue as planned with our June 9 show in Central Park featuring boTECOeletro and a full-length screening of the film RAUL: The Beginning, Middle and End, by Walter Carvalho (cinematographer of the Oscar Nominated film Central do Brasil).

As a result of the cancellation of the 10th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil New York competitive screenings, the Inffinito Festival Circuit curators (Clélia Bessa, Jorge Peregrino, Maria Arlete Gonçalves, Paula Barreto and Ruth Albuquerque) have transferred the films selected for New York to Inffinito's London Festival, scheduled for September 21 through September 25, 2012.