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Brazilian, 44 years old, photographer, producer and filmmaker. In September 2004, Marcos Prado premiered his first documentary film, ESTAMIRA, at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, where it was awarded the prize for Best Documentary by the official jury. The same prize was received at Mostra São Paulo IFF in October 2004. In 2005, Estamira has participated in some other important festivals where it received the following prizes: Grand Prix at Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille; Fourth International Human Rights Award at Perspektive International Human Rights Film Festival in Nuremberg; Best Documentary at Karvoly Vary International Film Festival and Havana Film Festival; FIPRESCI Prize at Viennale Film Festival; Best Documentary by the official jury, audience and press at FICA 2005 (International Festival of Environmental Film); Best film at the International Environmental Film Festival at Serra da Estrela in Portugal; Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography at Miami International Film Festival; among others. ESTAMIRA received also an Honourable Mention at The Times bfi London Film Festival, in 2005, and the SIGNIS documentary Prize at 18° Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse, in 2006.
In 2002, Marcos produced the acclaimed BUS 174. Since its release, BUS 174 has received many awards, among them the Amnesty International award at Rotterdam and the International Premiere Award at One World Media in London. In 2005, it received an Emmy Award as well as a Peabody. BUS 174 has been distributed worldwide in over 45 countries by ARTE France, HBO, Metrodome and Think Film.
In 2001, Marcos produced and directed OS PANTANEIROS for Globosat and FACING THE JAGUAR and PANTANAL COWBOYS, both with his associate José Padilha and in co-production with National Georgraphic Television. In 2005, Marcos was nominated for an Emmy Award in Cinematography for his work in PANTANAL COWBOYS.
In 2000, Marcos co-produced THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE, a documentary based on his prized photographic essay published in 1998. The documentary received the prize for Best Latin-American Documentary at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, Best Documentary at FICA, and Best Brazilian Documentary at the CCBB Brazilian Documentary Awards.
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