About Us

Suzana Amado


Has been a producer for television and cinema for more than 30 years. She started her career at TV Educativa (Public Television – broadcast); co-directed the Distribution Dept. of Embrafilme and was marketing manager for Columbia Pictures, Art Films and Campus/Elsevier Publishing House. Her recent productions include: the television serials A Turma do Pererê, (TVBrasil 2009), I`ll Raffle of My Heart (Canal Brasil – 2013)and  Joana e Marcelo (Multishow Cable TV - 2002); the documentaries I´ll Raffle off My Heart (2012) Transcending Lynch, (2009); Hercules 56 (2006), Seven Generations into the Future (2005  - local producer) and We are Brazil  (2003); the features Forbidden To Forbid (2005) and Korda (2004) and the television film Half Sex, Half Mozzarella, (Multishow - 2002). She created, directs, and is the curator of Filmambiente Festival.
Michael Greif

Studied Political Science and Sociology focussing on the areas of Sustainable Development, International Politics, Environment Communication. Director of the NGO ECOMOVE International as well as the company ON Media Produções. Worked for various organisations including the UN–Division for Sustainable Development, EURES Institute for Regional Studies in Europe, as well as curator and consultant for festivals and institutions. Experiences include curation, project development in the cultural and environmental area, research and education. Michael is part of Filmambiente crew since the first edition, as a curator.
Pedro Amado

He is a lawyer, with a vast experience in getting sponsorship for Brazilian films - for directors like Flavio Tambellini, Betse de Paula, Lucia Murat, Zelito Viana and many others. Has been with Filmambiente since the first edition, and, since 2013, as a producer.
Marco Lopes

Graduated in Journalism, has been working in film industry since 1983, producing feature, shorts, and documentaries for theatrical and television release, and advertising and training films. Part of Filmambiente since 2014, Marco is responsible for Institutional relations.
Bernardo Thedim

Production assistant on the first Filmambiente and program coordinator since 2012, Bernardo is responsible for the venues and for supervising the transportation of guests. He worked as PA on some political and advertising campaigns, and on national and international film productions located in Rio, as the Twilight film, also coordinating transport on some of these productions.
Raquel Couto

Graduated on Social Communications, Raquel is a director and editor of films and television series, either on personal projects or others through her company – Uirapuru Films. She is part of Filmambiente crew since the first edition, responsible for receiving the selected films and preparing the programs for all the venues.


What do we do?

Filmambiente, the International Environmental Film Festival, annually shows the best recent films and videos on environmental issues, to create awareness, provoke debate and to widen knowledge and conscience on the need of urgent changes in the behavior of people, governments and companies, in order to preserve the planet. All the screenings are free of charge.

The filmambiente works all year around in association with other Environmental film festivals, through the Green Film Network, and attends different festivals and events in the world, to select the best available films and videos to present to the Brazilian audience.

Our Mission

We want to present the best international audiovisual productions on environment and sustainability, allowing a better understanding of these issues.

Our primary aims are to:

- Bring a wider variety of environmental films to a wider range of audience
- Help the community reach its own conclusion, enabling changes.

Our key activities are:

- Film programming
- Developing audiences for Environmental films
- Organizing events e exhibitions on demand, for companies, governments, syndicates,     colleges, schools and others, all over the country.