NOSTRO is a young production company based in Rio de Janeiro that produces audiovisual content. It was created in 2016 by the partner-producer Carlos Eduardo Valinoti who, after going through different production companies and producing different projects, felt the need to create his own production company to make sustainable and plural productions. Nostro presents projects by young authors who are growing in the country with potential to be explored in several segments. These are narratives with potential for artistic and financial return with social responsibility and representativeness, generating reflection for different audiences.
The production company's portfolio includes films shown in important national and international festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Vancouver Festival, Frameline, Warsaw Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, and Rio Festival, among others. Besides the projects in development, Nostro invests in the expansion of new partners with the participation in international markets such as Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires), European Film Market (Berlin) and Marché du Film (Cannes).
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Cadu Valinoti is a creative producer graduated in Cinema at PUC-Rio with free executive formation in the United Kingdom. Experienced in documentaries, shorts and feature films, he worked and collaborated with important production companies in Brazil, having produced for Canal Brasil, OFF, Multishow, Band and ESPN. In the advertising market he has produced for Google, TEDx, Nike, Corona, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Yahoo UK. He was production coordinator of "The Great Mystical Circus", by Carlos Diegues (Festival de Cannes 2018) and also executive producer of the award-winning films "Favela Gay" by Rodrigo Felha and "Fala Comigo" by Felipe Sholl, both Best Film Awards at the Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival. His last productions as executive producer were "Sick, Sick, Sick" by Alice Furtado (Directors' Fortnight at Festival de Cannes 2019); the TV series "Os últimos dias de Gilda" by Gustavo Pizzi (Berlinale Series 2021) and the still unreleased film "To Kill the Beast" by Agustina San Martin. Cadu owns his production company, Nostro, where he takes care of projects from young authors. He also attends international markets such as Ventana Sur, EFM, Marché du Film and was an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus 2017. Besides his film career, Cadu invests part of his time being a teacher at Academia Internacional do Cinema, exchanging and learning with young, fresh and dreamers students.
INTERNATIONAL FUND COORDINATOR
Graduated in Film and Audiovisual at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil. During her studies, she produced several short films and participated in many film festivals, as well as one year of internship at the State of Rio de Janeiro Department of Culture. In 2010, she did a one-year exchange in France at Université Lumière Lyon II. Since 2013, she lives in Berlin and has just completed a Master of Arts in film studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2017, she has been part of the Berlin transmedia collective Passage Zustand as Producer and Dramaturge. In the last two years, she has been in the international funds department of the Berlin Festival (Berlinale) - World Cinema Fund, and in the German companies Niko Film, One Two Films, The Match Factory. Currently, she works as International Fundraising Coordinator for Nostro and other production companies in Brazil.