Juliana Curi
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Juliana Curi is an award-winning Brazilian-Latina film director.

Director, writer, and executive producer of the award-winning documentary feature film “UYRA - THE RISING FOREST (2022)”. Internationally and critically-acclaimed, featured in outlets such as Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and the Golden Globes Hollywood Press Association, the film had its world premiere at the 46th Frameline International Film Festival, receiving the Audience Award for Best Documentary.
The film went through 35 festivals, won 15 awards, including the Grand Jury Award at Outfest and the Jury Prize at the London Film Week, in addition to having made a consistent distribution impact for indigenous and riverside communities, democratizing access to cinema in the Amazon.

With this film, she participated in the BRIC Lab Film+TV 2020’s artistic residency in Brooklyn - NY, and received support from the Doc Society Climate Story Fund 2021, a British foundation which supports films with a strong capacity to foster a greater discussion on climate justice, in addition to participating in the Climate Story Lab Amazonia 2021.

Influenced by the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement and with a background in journalism, she has a body of work focused on powerful impact narratives and a new representation of women in contemporary media. She began her career in the creative department of MTV Brazil directing the TV Show “Base MTV” with socio-cultural impact content on Grassroots Movements for the Brazilian youth.


  • Julina Curi | Directors Reel | 2023