The Festival do Rio is an international film festival in Rio de Janeiro. The festival was the result of a 1999 merger of two previous film festivals, the Rio Cine Festival and the Mostra Banco Nacional de Cinema. Founded in 1984 and 1988 respectively the two festivals were held within a period of two months between each other. To avoid overloading the city with two film festivals within a short period of time the two events were eventually merged.
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- "MostraRio e Rio Cine são fundidos num único festival". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. March 4, 1999. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
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