Elias Ribeiro

Elias Ribeiro
© courtesy Urucu Media
Producer, Associate producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Elias Ribeiro is a Brazilian film producer who has lived and worked in over 10 different countries and is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and German. After relocating to Johannesburg in 2010, he pursued his MA in Film Producing and founded Urucu Media in 2011. His body of work spans a wide range of documentary and fiction projects that have premiered in competition at Berlinale, Tribeca, Montreal, Beijing, Stockholm, London and Durban, to name a few. Specializing in international co-production and distribution, his work has attracted funding from Hubert Bals, Torino Film Lab, Arte, ZDF, SABC, MNET and National and Regional Funders. He is the creative director of REALNESS, an African Screenwriters Residency where five screen-writers are invited to attend a six-week residency to develop a new draft of their original feature screenplays. The residency aims to provide the continent's best emerging writing talents with the necessary time, space and support to develop their unique cinematic vision. Elias is an EAVE Producer's Network, Talents, TFL, La Fabrique des Cinema du Monde, L'atelier Cinefondation and Produire Au Sud alumnus.



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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