The Olga Rabinovich Institute is a charity supporting the Brazilian audiovisual sector and headed by Josephine Bourgois. In March 2019 the Institute launched the “Projeto Paradiso”, a program that intends to foster the development of Brazilian films, with an emphasis on stories that engage with diverse audiences. The Pop Up Film Residency & the Olga Rabinovich Institute jointly organise the “Pop Up Film Residency Paradiso” in that framework.
The “Pop Up Film Residency Paradiso” offers a 3-week residency for 1 experienced Brazilian filmmaker to work on the development of his/her feature film project in the summer of 2019. The Residency took place in Bratislava (Slovakia), under the guidance of the Pop Up Film Residency director Matthieu Darras, and with Lebanese scriptwriter Joelle Touma as mentor.