NOSTRO is a young production house based in Rio de Janeiro. Created in 2016 by the CEO and producer Carlos Eduardo Valinoti, who, after going through several production companies and producing different projects, wanted to start his own company to create sustainable and plural productions, representing projects of young growing film authors with exploitation potential in different media. Narratives with a potential for artistic and financial ROI that address social aspects, inclusion and create a reflection for different audiences.
The company's films have shown in important national and international festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Vancouver Festival, Frameline, Warsaw Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Rio Festival, among others. Besides the projects under 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).
Carlos Eduardo Valinoti
Cadu Valinoti is a producer graduated in Cinema at PUC-Rio and executive formation in the UK. With experience in documentaries, shorts and feature films, he has worked for important production companies in Brazil, having produced for Canal Brasil, OFF, Multishow and ESPN. In the advertising market he has produced for Google, Nike, Corona, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Yahoo UK. He was production coordinator of "The Great Mystical Circus", by Carlos Diegues (Festival de Cannes 2018). He was 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 were "Sem Seu Sangue" by Alice Furtado (Directors' Fortnight at Festival de Cannes 2019); and the still unreleased productions "Los Abismos" by Agustina San Martin and "Last Days of Gilda" by Gustavo Pizzi. Cadu also takes care of projects under the seal of his production company Nostro, where he develops arthouse projects and it's in post-production of its first feature, "Planta Baixa" by Miwa Yanagizawa and Igor Angelkorte. He also attends international markets such as Ventana Sur, European Film Market, Marché du Film and was an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus in 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.
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 also collaborates with other production companies in Brazil.
International Fund Coordinator