Carlos Augusto Calil is a professor, curator, filmmaker and cultural administrator who served as: Cultural and Film Production Director, CEO of EMBRAFILME, the Brazilian State Film Company; as Executive Director of Cinemateca Brasileira (Brazilian Film Archive); as Director of São Paulo Cultural Center, and as São Paulo Secretary of Culture. He has been Professor of Film Industry, Film Production and History of Brazilian Cinema since 1987 at the University of São Paulo. He has eight documentaries and served as editor, photographer, and producer of several short films. He is the editor, reviewer, publishing coordinator of more than thirty books, catalogues, and author of more than 130 articles related to cinema, drama, photography and literature, devoted to writers and directors as Blaise Cendrars, Paulo Emílio Sales Gomes, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Federico Fellini, Paulo Prado, Alexandre Eulalio, Vinicius de Moraes, and Mário de Andrade. He has also been honored by the French Government with the “Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (1987), “Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (2009), and “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (2011).
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