Brapeq (Brazilians in Beijing) |

Brazilians in China (Brapeq) was founded in 2007, in Beijing. It is a non-profit organization, which aims to promote Brazilian culture, and offers support to the Brazilian expat community living in China.


Raquel Martins

The president of Brapeq, Raquel Martins has lived in Beijing for over 30 years. She graduated from Peking University and holds a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. In China she works as interpreter, translator and consultant. Raquel was the official interpreter of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a political mission to China in 2004.


Artistic Director


Anamaria Boschi |

Since 2006 Anamaria has produced and curated Brazilian and Latin-American Film Festivals in Cambridge and London, where she completed a Master in Cinematic History at the University of London. In 2010, she organized Brazilian film screenings at the Communication Institute in Hebei, China. She was the 2nd and 3rd Brapeq Brazilian Film Fest’s curator, and in 2012 she programmed the Brazilian movies selection at Shanghai International Film Festival.


Executive Producer


Creative Connect |

Braulio Flores is a cultural producer and curator based in Shanghai. He has been living in Asia for 11 years, working in film, new media, design, dance and visual arts. Before coming to China, Flores lived in Taiwan, where he collaborated with the Golden Horse Film Festival, the Women Make Waves Film Festival and the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. In his native Brazil, he also worked in the São Paulo International Film Festival, a time during which he learnt the most about foreign cinema.




Vanessa Mastrocessario Silva |

Vanessa is the current Executive Director and Cultural Relations Director at Brapeq. Before moving to China in 2008, she was part of the organizing committee for the 3rd Brazilian contemporary Film Festival in Milan, Italy. Since she came to Beijing, she has founded and produced the Brazil Film Festival in China, currently in its fourth year.


Executive Secretary


Paula Nabuco  |

The economist Paula Nabuco is fascinated by China since college. In MA, the dissertation was titled The Dream of Red Chamber, The Market Socialism. Her doctoral thesis is Under the Mandate of Heaven: China’s Modernization Process. Now living in Beijing, she adds the skills with numbers to the passion for cinema to make sure all accounting is right, making the festival possible again.


Public Relations and Content Direction


Radar China | |

PR, International Relations and Marketing company based in Beijing, Radar focuses in producing content and strategic information to Brazilian companies, associations and initiatives in China. The company offers the same services to Chinese entities interested in Brazil.


Mandarin Content Direction


André Sun |

Born in Beijing and fluent Brazilian Portuguese speaker and writer, André is responsible for the website content in Mandarin, as well all the information on Chinese social media.




Cauê Ferraz |

Ferraz was born in Campinas in 1981, but moved to São Paulo when he was a teenager. There he graduated in Social Communication, and fell in love with photography. With an analogic camera and a 50mm lens borrowed from a friend, he also found his passion for traveling. Together, both passions ended casting his sense and his techniques.


Web Developer


Rodolphe Besnier |

Rodolphe is a French graphic designer and front-end developer who’s been crafting websites for a wide range of projects and organizations. Besides that, he likes gardening and playing basketball.


Graphic Designer


Lucia Colón

Guatemalan/ Chinese graphic designer, moved to Beijing in 2006 to start a new journey of learning, experience and personal development. Graduate from Rafael Landivar University,  previously worked at DDB with global clients, such as McDonalds, The Westin, Kia and Avon. In 2006, began the freelance work creating high quality design alternatives to achieve fusion and the perfect combination  of East and West.




Brazilian Embassy in Beijing, General Consulate of Brazil in Shanghai, André Sun, Angela Lou, Bryna Tuft, Capoeira Manding, He Meng, Lígia Liu, Lottie Dowling, Sun Ningyi,