A Vida No Ritmo (Life in the Rhythm)

A soulful portrayal of the significance of music to the people of Rio de Janeiro. It was shot by Rio Film School students in the streets and recording studios; from the beaches, to downtown, to the favelas. The film covers a variety of subcultures and genres, from Favela Funk to AfroReggae. It's since been screened widely at festivals and events across the UK and Brazil, including the London World Film Festival, Movimientos Live and the BFI, and was accredited at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011.

'A Vida No Ritmo' (Life in the Rhythm) is a soulful portrayal of the significance of music to the people of Rio. It was shot by Rio Film School students in the streets and recording studios; from the beaches, to downtown, to the favelas. The film covers a variety of subcultures and genres, from Favela Funk to AfroReggae. It's since been screened widely at festivals and events across the UK and Brazil, including the London World Film Festival, Movimientos Live and the BFI, and was accredited at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011.


The Rio Film School works in direct partnership with Cinema Nosso, a Brazilian NGO based in Rio de Janeiro. Cinema Nosso was set up by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund after making the film 'City of God', in order to continue supporting the youths involved in the making of the film and to pull people away from drug trafficking and crime through film and media training. Cinema Nosso offers free education in film production to the underprivileged children and youth of Rio de Janeiro and currently hosts over 1000 students per year.


The Rio Film School offers intensive courses in documentary making in Rio de Janeiro for both film students and newcomers to film from all over the world. Its highly acclaimed one month courses taught in English are tailored to be as effective as possible in the art of documentary making. 20% of the school's turnover is donated to Cinema Nosso.

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30 June 2019

NYC Salsa With Grupo Magnético

We team up with Jazz Cafe to present a summer Sunday session dedicated to the colourful world of New York salsa in the company of Grupo Magnético, hailed as one of the most exciting new voices in Latin music.

6 July 2019

Love Carnival with DJ Jigüe, DJ Galletas Calientes & Diva

Love Carnival is back and this time we’re going north of the river to one of our favourite spaces in the capital, Five Miles. Bringing more tropical goodness with DJ Jigüe, the Cuban mastermind behind Gilles Peterson’s latest Havana Cultura project, Colombian label boss DJ Galletas Calientes and Diva, we can’t wait to set the vibes right with one the best sound systems around!

12 July 2019

Somos Guerreras: Rebeca Lane, Nakury, Audry Funk - London debut!

Founded as a series of workshops, talks and concerts for the empowerment of women in Central American and Mexican hip-hop culture, Somos Guerreras was soon consolidated as a collective of seasoned artists comprised of rappers Rebeca Lane (Guatemala), Nakury (Costa Rica) and Audry Funk (Mexico). From the beginning, the crew has focused on providing spaces of reflection, honing in on the challenges faced by women in hip-hop to find creative solutions and establish new alliances.

13 July 2019

The Bongo Hop + Imperio Bamba

Movimientos return to the Hootananny for a night of powerful Afro-Latin sounds. Fresh off the back of their latest album release we are incredibly excited to welcome The Bongo Hop as they take us on a transatlantic journey through the sounds of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora, alongside Imperio Bamba, the London based group whose Latin American roots are championed through their psychedelic cumbia sounds.