Flavio Alexim, ABC

Flavio Alexim, ABC

Diretor(a) de Fotografia
Sócio(a) Emérito(a)
Anos de atividade:
Rio de Janeiro


 Flávio Alexim, ABC


    Rua Marques de São Vicente 512 / 202, Gávea

     Rio de Janeiro RJ - 22451-044 - Brazil   

     cell:  55 (21) 99177-7430

      [email protected]




I have a wide range of filmmaking skills with extensive experience in documentary production.

I was formally trained as a cinematographer and have over 500 credits as such. 

I have also directed a number of documentary shorts



Areas of Expertise:


• Director (film and TV documentaries)

• Director of Photography (film and TV)


Affiliations :


• International Federation of Journalists

• Brazilian Cinematography Association – ABC  

• Brazilian Press Association - ABI

• National Federation of Professional Journalists




Dual Citizenship (Brazilian/Italian). 


Native Brazilian Portuguese speaker.



French (fluent), English,

Spanish (operational).





Cinematographic Reporter at GloboNews for the last 10 years


Best Cinematography Award for Television - ABC (Brazilian Cinematography Association) (2004)


The New York Festivals - Finalist Award - Surf Adventures (Madeira Island - 1998)


Director of photography for documentaries broadcast on SPORTV cable network. Shot in the Fiji Islands, Hood River–Oregon (Super 16), Hawaii, Fernando de Noronha Island, Baja California–México, Ceará–Brazil, Ilhas Siargao–Phillipines, Biarritz–France, Jeffrey’s Bay–South Africa, Santa Catalina–Panamá, Lombok, Mentawaii archipelago, Nias Islands, Bali, Java–Indonesia,  Maldives Islands,  Ilha da Madeira–Portugal, Mundaka–Spain, and Tahiti. (1995/2002)


Director: “AIDS-The Edge of the Life,” presented at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal – Canada (1989)


Director:  Images of Rio de Janeiro for Walt Disney Attractions, Inc (2001)


Director of Photography for the “Youth Festival” in Moscow (1985)


Director and Director of Photography in the Amazon – for SEBRAE (1996) 


Director of Photography for the “Brazilian Fans in the World Cup,” a documentary for BBC (2002)


Director of Photography: “Kumba Mela” documentary, India (1986)


Covered the United States Conference “Environment – Eco 92”, for Worldwide Television News – WTN (1992)


Director of Photography of a musical in Rio de Janeiro for the “Viva” program, ZDF – Germany (1995) 


Covered the 12th World Volleyball Championships, Italy (1992)


Director of Photography for advertising - Coca-Cola/Tavares, in 35mm, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1978)


Director of Photography for the racing documentary, “Fórmula Indy”, in Indianapolis, EUA (1992)


Documentary, “The USA Army against narcotrafic in Bolivia” for ABC News (1986)


Director of Photography of the making of a TV commercial for Banco Bradesco done by  Salles/DMB&B advertising agency. Shot in the California Desert and São Paulo (1998)


Director of Photography for documentaries for the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS): (1985)


• “Boat People”, shot in Asia

• “The Incidence of Drugs in First World Countries”

• “Abandoned Minors in Latin America”


Director of Photography of the “Expo 92” documentary - Sevilla, Spain (1992)


Journalistic Correspondent for UPI in the city of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil (1982)


Director of Photography of the 1993 Fashion Week for SEBRAE-RJ (1993)


Director of Photography for the Brazilian race of the Formula One Championships. RAI - Italy and TF1 – France (1987)


Director of Photography for Alitalia Airlines advertising (1990)


Documentary for the French Production Company Baobab – “L’Eté 92” (1990)


Director of Photography of “Brazilian Soccer” documentary, co-produced by BBC (1998)


Documentary about the restauration of the Christ the Redeemer Statue – Rio de Janeiro, Central Globo de Documentação (1997)


Participated in a documentary with Pelé made on Italy, England and Spain (1990)


Director of Photography of the documentary of “The Rhythm of the Saints” album of singer and composer Paul Simon (1990)


Correspondent of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival – RAI – Italy (1991)


Documentary “Narcotrafic in Brazil” - ZDF Germany and Interpol (1982)


Coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Gubernatorial Elections - ABC News (1985)


Participated in the “10th International Festival of the New Latin American Films” in Havana-Cuba (1988)


Director of Photography of a documentary about Rio de Janeiro - TV Suisse Romande (1985)


Coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival for TVE – Spain (1989)


Director of Photography for the “Fable of a Glass Night” movie directed by Carlos Vereza, II FestRio (1983)


Documentary on farms and agrobusiness in Brazil for BandTV– Brazil (1982)


Participated in the documentary on the life of Brazilian Soccer Legend “Garrincha” - Antenne 2, France (1980)


Correspondent of United Press International (UPI) as a cinematography reporter (1980)


1980 - Worked in Antenne 2, France


Director of Photography for the documentary “Discovering Brazil” in Portugal – GloboTV


Director of Photography of the documentary “Os Pomeranos”, Winner of the 1st Summer Festival–GloboTV (1978)


Made twelve institutional documentaries (16mm) on the Petrobrás Oil Refinary – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil (1978)


Director of Photography for “Great Names of American Music” interview series with Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, America, amongst others– GloboTV (1977)


Cinematography Reporter – Journalism Department– GloboTV (1973/1977) (2012/2022)