What we do

Manivane’s overall goal is to establish cultural bridges between Latin-America, Africa and Europe, bringing people together.
This is why we offer :

  • to collaborate on film development, production and distribution
    • Raising funds and filling French CNC grant applications
    • Supporting film production and distribution
    • Developing communication strategies for film release
    • Setting up public events
  • written and oral translation services from Portuguese and Spanish to French, using English as a working language
    • Translating and subtitling for rushes, short and features film, interviews, DVD bonus or any audiovisual content
    • Translating script, grant applications or any marketing document
    • Transcription and translation for interviews, rushes, or any audiovisual content
    • Live translation (simultaneous and consecutive) for film festivals, film set, newspaper or radio interviews, public or private meetings…
Live translating at Cinelatino 2016
Live translating at Cinelatino 2016

Our experience

Translating & subtitling
Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos by Renée Nader and João Salaviza (Brazil/Portugal) : subtitling of the film for Entrefilmes / Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize – Cannes 2018
Gabriel e a montanha by Fellipe Barbosa (Brazil) : script translation (supported by the CNC and Arte) and subtitling of the film for TvZero / Damned Films / Prix Révélation France 4 and Gan Foundation Award for Broadcasting of the Semaine de la Critique – Cannes 2017
Joaquim, by Marcelo Gomes (Brazil): subtitling of the film / official selection at the Berlinale 2017

Entre eu e Deus, by Yara Costa (Mozambique) : subtitling of the film / official selection DocLisboa 2018
Rey by Niles Atallah (Chile), for Mômerade : working subtitles for an early cut and collaboration on the festival version subtitles / Jury Prize at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2017
Horse Boy by Ari Folman (UK) : script translation for FullHouse
Shine your eyes by Matias Mariani (Brazil) : script translation for MPM Films (supported by the french CNC)
Ceniza Negra by Sofía Quirós (Costa Rica) : script translation for Promenades Filmes / Sputnik (supported by the french CNC)
A casa das antiguidades by João Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) : script translation for the Cinéfondation’s Residence and Maneki Films (supported by the french CNC)
Cartas desde el país de los Tarahumaras by Federico Cecchetti (Mexico) : script translation for the Cinéfondation’s Residence and Ciné Sud Promotion
Candela, by Andrés Farías (Dominican Republic): script translation for Monte y Culebra (supported by the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional fund)
→ El retorno del Sr Roque Thielen a la isla Akare-Méru, by Jorge Thielen Armand (Venezuela) : script translation for Ardimages (supported by the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional fund)
→ Quando a minha vida era a minha vida
, by Carolina Markowicz (Brazil) : script translation for Superfilmes
→ Na trilha das borboletas azuis,
de Vini Wolf (Brasil) : script translation for Les films d’ici
→ Los débiles
, by Matias Ganz (Uruguay) : script translation for Les Valseurs
Tinnitus, by Gregorio Graziosi (Brazil) : script translation for the Cinéfondation’s Residence / Superfilmes
→ Luz nos Trópicos, by Paula Gaitán (Brazil) : script translation for Aruac Filmes / Haut les Mains
Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo by Karim Aïnouz & Marcelo Gomes (Brazil, 2009), for Damned Films : subtitles adaptation and DVD bonus
→ Transcription and translation (Portuguese / French) of rushes and interviews from a documentary on material recycling cooperatives in Brazil
 Translation of articles for Awotele, the review of film critics

Live translation : introduction and Q&As, interviews for newspapers, radio programme, presentation in front of a large audience, live translation on set
→ Live translation on set during the shooting of a French documentary on material recycling cooperatives in Belo Horizonte (Brazil, 2016)
Cinelatino Toulouse 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Festival Biarritz-Amérique Latine 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Live translating on set
Live translating on set
Biarritz IFF 2017






Events management & marketing
RecLab’18 : coordination of the organization of Recife’s International Coproduction Workshop (Brazil)
Fonds pour la Jeune Création francophone 2018: coordination of the call for projects / joint initiative between the CNC in France, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium, the Luxembourg Film Fund in Luxembourg, the Cultural Enterprises Development Company (SODEC)
in Quebec, Telefilm Canada, TV5MONDE, Orange, France Télévisions, SACD, SACD Belgium and SACD Canada. Considered as a system of selective aids to support the dynamism of creation for films, audiovisual series and web content, it aims to promote the emergence of promising talents in the countries of French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.

FIDADOC 2017 and 2018 : coordination of the organization of this documentary film festival in Agadir (Maroc)
Ouaga Film Lab 2016, 2017 and 2018, first laboratory of development and coproduction in West Africa : project coordination, fundraising, coordinating the call for projects, drafting of contents for the site and the catalog and accompanying the project holders during the Lab
Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo by Karim Aïnouz & Marcelo Gomes (Brazil, 2009) : Developing marketing strategy for the French release
Donwahi‘s cineclub 2015 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast): foundation and debate facilitation

Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris 2013, production assistant

Team FIDADOC 2017
Ouaga Film Lab 2017






Film programming
→ Beluga Pictures, International Distribution of content for TV : collaboration on programming for several TV channels
Festival international du film des droits de l’homme 2016: short-films selection
Les Lucioles du doc (community education organization, using documentaries films as a media to raise awareness): monthly image education workshops facilitation

Contact us

We will be happy to collaborate on any film-related project.
Get in touch with us and let’s discuss it !

Muriel Pérez
+33 (0)6 20 05 76 12

Société de Production Audiovisuelle et Numérique
9/11, rue de la Charbonnière – 75018 Paris
SIRET 494 238 785 00047
APE 5911A

About us

« Manivane » was created in 2015 by Muriel Pérez.
Named after Alain Resnais’ film « Muriel, ou le temps d’un retour » , she was meant to develop a passion for cinema.

Growing up living across South-East Asia (« Manivane » is her Laotian name), West Africa and Latin-America opened her mind to cultural exchange, gave her multilingual skills, and encouraged her to think outside the box.

After a Master in International Project Management from Sciences Po Lille (France),
she worked for three years in international NGOs in Brazil, France and Ivory Coast,
until her love for cinema caught up.

She is now member of a collective production company, CLARAbis, in which she develops cinema-related activities.

« O sonho inventa o caminho » (The dream invents the path) !

Mumu parle


Art will save the world
Art will save the world

« Manivane » is a start-up specialized in film production, events management and translation.
It was created to work in Latin American & African cinema production and distribution, with a focus on independent young filmmakers.