Festival do Rio and RioMarket are headquartered in Gloria, at Rua do Russel 76, for the festival's 25th anniversary in 2023. Close to the city centre and the Cine Odeon where many of the films in Première Brasil will screen along with the festival's main galas.

The Glória neighbourhood, topped off by the historic church of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro built in 1739 and which became the favourite of the royal family upon their arrival in 1808, is registered as an historical and cultural heritage site of Rio de Janeiro. The area which was once home to upper-class families, now housing museums, restaurants, offices and the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), one of the best business schools in Brazil. It is also enjoying a renaissance as a residential area. 

The Festival HQ and RioMarket are located in Rua do Russell 76, which sits right in front on one the exits to the Gloria Metro station which is just one stop from Cinelândia and the Cine Odeon, and quickly links in the other direction to Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and beyond.

Many festival guests will be hosted at the Windsor Leme (Av. Atlântica, 656. Tel: +55 (21) 2195-5400). Leme spreads for just over half a mile (1 km) and the beachfront hosts a number of good bars and restaurants. To all intent and purpose Leme and Copacabana are the same beach, but for all of this the Leme “end of the beach” retains its own distinct charm and characteristics.

Copacabana itself is arguably the world’s most famous strip of sand that stretches for two miles (3.4km) from the towering Hilton Hotel in the east, to the Fairmont Hotel and the Copacabana Fort in the west (to the right as you look out over the ocean from a hotel).

Copacabana Beach hosted a number of Olympic activities in 2016, including beach volleyball and even the cycle road race. It was also a major fan zone during the 2014 World Cup and home to many of the international broadcasters. The beach itself hosts outdoor screenings as part of Festival do Rio.

Landmarks along the beach include the Copacabana Palace, a hotel that opened in 1923 and is celebrating its centenary and which was the backdrop to Thornton Freelands’ “Flying Down to Rio” in 1933 with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Dolores del Rio.

For shopaholics attending the festival, the Rio Sul Shopping Centre, one of the largest in South America with over 400 stores, is a few minutes taxi ride away from the Windsor Leme. The centre is also home to a number of restaurants and fast food outlets.. Another option for festival shopaholics is the fashionable and stylish Shopping Leblon, which is a ten-minute taxi ride away, beyond Ipanema.

A number of other festival guests will be based at the Windsor Florida (Rua Ferreira Viana, 81. Tel: +55 (21) 2195-6800) in Flamengo, close to the festival HQ in Gloria, and neighbouring the historic Catete Palace and Museum of the Republic, which as recently as 1954 was home to the Brazilian presidents. The Palace has a lovely garden. 

For a full introduction to Rio, and what to do while in town, visit Rio: The Guides


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Events and debates on the audiovisual industry.From 4 to 13 October.

Rua do Russel, 76 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ.

Free registration and full programme available on the website www.riomarket.com.br



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Edição 2023