Many many thanks for this amazing experience. It was wonderful to discover your great and successful event and a joy to walk around Rio. It was definitely too short, either for the walks or for your festival, but it was truly amazing, human, powerful or energizing!
Myriam Gast-Loup, director of FIFE (2015)
Adoramos o evento, e agradecemos pela organização e o privilegio de poder ter feito parte do FilmAmbiente. Realmente foi muito fácil e muito agradável trabalhar com você, e esperamos ter varias colaborações no futuro.
Irene Meier, swissnex Brasil (2015)
Mi viaje fue muy bonito e importante!!!
Filmambiente muy buen festival porque no sólo son films de medio ambiente, son films de cambio social. Me sentí muy cómoda, Para mí una gran experiencia, great experience!!! thank you!
gracias por la estadía maravillosa y acogedora
Coti Donoso, diretora de Cuando Respiro (2015)
What a beautiful festival! Thank you for everything.
Rachel Boynton, diretora de BigMen, the movie (2015)
Dizem que o que é bom é caro. Mentira. O festival Filmambiemte é de graça e é ótimo, parabéns!
Edgar Duvivier, musico, escultor, pintor (2015)
Dear Suzana, thank you again for the impulse you are giving to the documentary. Thank you too for the wonderful organization.
Laurence Guenoun, diretora de Garden of Hope (2015)
it was a great experience and a real pleasure to meet you all in Brasil. Everything was well planned and inspiring and I met so many interesting people! Many thanks and viva Filmambiente!
Matteo Bastianelli, director of Seasickness (2015)
As escolas teceram muito elogios em relação ao acolhimento e filmes do festival. Conte conosco nas próximas edições. Até lá!
Luciana Bessa Equipe da Gerência de Mídia-Educação (2015)
It was such an inspiring experience in every way and I am feeling all energised now about my new projects, knowing that there are such wonderful opportunities waiting for debate, screenings, networking, new friends...
Cosima Dannoritzer, diretora de E-waste Tragedy (A Tragédia do Lixo Eletrônico) (2015)
"Dear Suzana! I really like to work with you! Your are a great partner. Thanks a lot."
Renate Zylla, Producer Horizon Beautiful (2014)
"Dear Suzana - Great experience being with you, the great team you have, and all the guests of Filmambiente! It was an unforgettable festival in a great city! I already miss all of you…
Best wishes and I hope to see your work grow!"
Gustavo Ballesté – festival CINEMA PLANETA, México (2014)
"Hopefully we will have an appropriate film in the future so we can, once again, visit this beautiful city and this wonderful festival. MUITO BOM! My only regret is that Beth and Tim could not be with me!"
George Gage, diretor de Bidder 70 (2014)
"Queria agradecer por tudo - hospitalidade, generosidade e forma acolhedora e simpática no trato e na dinâmica do festival. A Suzana foi incansável e de forma quase discreta, foi mantendo um excelente nível de organização. Parabéns e um grande obrigado, extensivo a toda a sua equipa que foi igualmente de uma grande generosidade, disponibilidade e simpatia. É bom trabalhar com colaboradores assim. (...) Da minha parte pessoal, foi um prazer e uma honra ter participado nas iniciativas de homenagem ao CineEco. Ficará no meu curriculo, mas sobretudo no meu coração a alegria e subida emoção da oportunidade que me proporcionou. O filmambiente é mesmo um festival de referência, numa cidade maravilhosa, que é o Rio de Janeiro."
Mario Branquinho – diretor festival
"I want to say that my experience in Rio, which included going to a friendly hostel at a favela, dancing the traditional samba, and spending so much time with festival representatives, like Suzana Amado - so dedicated to running a top festival – made Filmambiente one of Bidder 70´s highlight´s festival tour."
George Gage, director of Bidder 70 (2014)
"I was so impressed with the quality of the judges from all over the world - Switzerland, Mexico, Portugal and Brazil. The fact that there was an international team, and that they were so knowledgeable and qualified, brought a special significance to the honor. The festival presented 62 films in total, and 8 feature films were in competition. The selection had many so good films; Virunga, Venice Syndrome, Uranium Drive-in, not to mention others, and the level of the films added specialness on winning the top award!"
George Gage, director of Bidder 70 (2014)
"I was thrilled to be able to come to Rio and screen Recycling Lily at Filmambiente. Thank you so much for the invitation. Your team was wonderful and it was a pleasure to get to know all these great filmmakers who took part in the Festival. Congratulations for this fantastic event. I really hope I can come back sometime soon! In the meantime, I wish you all the best with your forthcoming projects and a very beautiful week in sunny Rio. A truly wonderful festival, for the soul and the heart."
Pierre Monnard - Director of Recycling Lily. (2014)
"Participar do Filmambiente foi muito bacana: debates interessantes, filmes muito bons com a presença de diretores de diferentes países, permitindo troca de experiências e discussões do mais alto nível. Tudo isso com o charme do Rio de Janeiro e suas belezas naturais. Sem dúvida, o Filmambiente é um festival único, rico em conteúdo e que merece toda atenção."
Luiz Adelmo Manzano - Diretor de Naquela Época e Hoje. (2014)
"Nuestra participación en el Filmambiente 2014 estuvo llena de buenas experiencias: por el staff del festival, por las películas proyectadas, por los eventos en que participamos y por la belleza de Río de Janeiro. Creemos que el festival es una importante luz para iluminar la conciencia de todos, de que sin cambio personal no habrá cambio global."
Germán Cantore – Editor de Desierto Verde (2014)
"Hello Suzana, I'm back in Canada...sadly.... Thanks again for everything! It has been a wonderful experience to attend your festival and present our films to your audience. You have made a "terrific" job. You know how to welcome people! Now I'm in love with Brazil. (…) Please forward this email to your wonderful team. Special thanks to you!, Aline, Rafael, Alex, Tiago, Renata, Bernardo, Gabriela!"
Eric Seguin – National Film Board of Canada (2013)
"I'm back in Montreal, with a heavy heart. Your festival was amazing. It's too bad that we didn't get a chance to hang out more. I only wish the best success for your festival and may it grow bigger and bigger every year, but not too big because the intimacy was wonderful and personable. Thank you for everything. I can't wait to come back soon and learn more about Rio and beautiful Brazil!
PS. Please send my best wishes to your amazing team… Aline, Raphael, Tiago, Gabriela, etc. They're so smart and kind."
Yung Chang – director of Fruit Hunters (2013)
"Merci pour ce super festival. Si tu as besoin d'un jury l'année prochaine :) a bientôt."
Marc-Henri Wajnberg – director of Kinshasa Kids (2013)
"It has been a great pleasure for me to attend your festival. I'd like to thank you and your whole crew to make the stay in Rio so enjoyable and cheerful. I promise that I'll work hard to get another chance to be invited to your event with another film."
Res Gehringer – writer of Bottled Life: Nestlé’s business with water (2013)
"It was the best festival ever, and I can only hope to make another film that can be shown there in the near future, so that I can come back. I am sure that you will continue, and that the festival will be stronger every year. A whole lotta love from Athens. Multo obrigado."
Nikos Dayandas – director of Little Land (2013)
"It was great meeting you all. I was spoiled by the staff, and none of other guys punched me! All in all a successful adventure. (…) You all have a friend in LA, and if you ever need to get bailed put of jail... I have worldwide experience."
Peter Brown – director of Confessions of an Eco terrorist. (2012)
"Hi Suzana - Thanks to you and your super-cool Zen team who made our trip to Rio so welcoming & memorable. I was astonished how you few ran the festival with such calm and grace, especially in light of the big loss you experienced on the eve of the festival. Made the whole experience so memorable."
Harold Crooks – director of Surviving Progress (2012)