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About Us

MOSTRA screens Brazilian Films with Social Conscience. This year the event will be held from November 3-12, 2017 in Chicago.

About the Films .

MOSTRA screens films that develop a greater understanding of Brazilian Arts & Culture, Environment, Social Issues and History through themes with social conscience.

Who We Are?

MOSTRA (meaning “exhibit” in Portuguese) is the largest Brazilian film festival in the midwest. Presented by the non-profit organization Illinois Sao Paulo Chapter of Partners of the Americas.


What We Do?

The event’s motto is “Brazilian Films with Social Conscience.” MOSTRA has as its venues educational and cultural institutions to foster conversations about social issues among the academic community, filmmakers, students and socially conscious individuals.


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MOSTRA's Opening Night is on Friday November 3, 2017 at Columbia College Chicago. Purchase your tickets, and help us to continue on bringing Brazilian Films to Chicago.

Welcome .

This year, we are entering in our 8th edition and preparing a very special event for you. For this reason we invite you to come on board and experience MOSTRA VIII with open mind and heart. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing this edition's films.

Film is culture, culture is understanding, and understanding opens minds. We hope you will join us in this wonderful journey.

Ariani A. G. Friedl, Founder and Director

Partners of the Americas .

MOSTRA is presented by the Illinois São Paulo chapter of Partners of the Americas, which has as its purpose to serve as a catalyst for partnerships between the US and Brazil.

Partners promotes cultural, socio-economic, and technological advancement. As well as it not only dream of a better world, the organization rolls up its sleeves to make a difference. Partners of the Americas does this through arts and culture, agro-environmental, architecture and urbanism projects, focusing on education that leads to sustainable, healthy, urban and rural environments.