TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Luiza Paiva

Luiza Paiva




ScriptLab - story editing Participant 2022


Luiza Paiva is a Brazilian-Portuguese Producer and Filmmaker based in between Brazil and London. She is specialised in creative production of films and has an MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex as a Stuart Hall Foundation Scholar. Luiza started her career working for the award-winning filmmaker Walter Salles at VideoFilms in productions such as Paulina, screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Nespresso Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2016 she has co-founded Mairarê, a production company focused on films, festivals and media that talks about pressing issues faced by society and has social impact in its core. Luiza is also currently working as a freelancer on film projects & impact campaigns and has been recently involved in film productions such as Firebrand, feature directed by Karim Aïnouz in the UK.

company profile

Mairarê was cofounded by four women with interdisciplinary backgrounds and produces content dedicated to art and social impact. We produce films for theatrical release, semi-theatrical, digital platforms and film festivals. The production company was previously based at the government Rio Criativo Hub (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and was awarded with the UK Social Starters enterprise program.