BAL’s “Work in Progress” section has selected two Argentine projects, one from Chile, one from Colombia and a Mexican-Ecuadorian co-production to be screened at the prestigious Marché du Film of the world’s most famous film festival.
For the third year in a row, the Buenos Aires Lab’s section known as Work in Progress has selected 5 Latin American projects that will be screened during the Marché du Film of the upcoming Festival de Cannes. The list includes Alba, by Ana Cristina Barragán, produced by Isabella Parra (Ecuador/Mexico); Errantes, by Hermes Paralluelo Fernández and Camila Rodríguez Triana, produced by Tania...
The 380 thousand people coming to the screenings and activities of the 2015 BAFICI and the great moments gathered over these two weeks have made this a memorable year for the Festival.
BAFICI ended with a total attendance of 380,000, confirming its success in delivering great moments, great cinema over two weeks across the entire City: a total of 412 films from 37 countries were shown in 1090 theater screenings, selling 85% of the tickets. Apart from the figures, there were many great moments worth mentioning. The visit of Isabelle Huppert to present many of the films in her BAFICI retrospective; the tribute concert to Jaco Pastorious led by Javier Malosetti at Usina del Arte (and the vis...
The Festival officially came to an end with the screening of “La calle de los pianistas” and the live concert by Karin Lercher and Natasha Binder in the main hall and the awards ceremony at the Salón Dorado.
With the classic beauty of Latin America’s major opera house as a stunning backdrop, the Festival celebrated its final night with the awards ceremony and a closing film screening last Friday night in Buenos Aires. BAFICI 2015, in its 17th year, came to an end (although there are still 24 more hours to go see films across the City) with the screening of documentary La calle de los pianistas (Pianists’ Street), young Argentine filmmaker Mariano Nante...
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25 April 2015
25 April 2015
BAFICI ended with a total attendance of 380,000, confirming its success in delivering great moments, great cinema over two weeks across the entire City: a total of 412 films from 37 countries were shown in 1090 theater screenings, selling 85% of the tickets. Apart from the figures, there were many great moments worth mentioning. The visit of Isabelle Huppert to present many of the films in her BAFICI retrospective; the tribute concert to Jaco Pastorious led by Javier Malosetti at Usina del Arte (and the visit of American bassist Robert Trujillo, an international rock star and the producer of the documentary Jaco); the special screenings of Amalia (with live music by the trio led by Adrian Iaies) and La calle de los pianistas at Teatro Colón; the highly-populated ‘Open-Air Cinema’ screenings at Anfiteatro Parque Centenario over the weekends—these are just some of the highlights of this year’s Festival. Because on top of that, it was all about the films: award-winners, sold-out movies, rarities, restored classics (including the historic premiere of a restored copy of La tregua, an effort by the Academia de Cine Argentino), Argentine films that debuted in the Argentine Competition (5 in total), the ongoing family romance with ‘Little BAFICI’, the strong presence of France in each one of the sections as a special guest of honor, and all the retrospectives and spotlights focusing on a cinema that always takes risks. This and the passion of thousands of people who have enthusiastically followed the ritual of film-going—the magically dark and silent atmosphere—is the true inspiration for BAFICI, which, as you all know, is alive and kicking. See you next year!
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Year after year, BAFICI consolidates its status as one of the world’s most prominent film festivals, placed as it is in a privileged and distinguished position on the international film agenda.
The Festival is widely regarded as an essential vehicle for promoting independent filmmaking, showcasing its most innovative, risk-taking and committed films. In the span of a comprehensive programming, it comprises several cultural expressions and gathers acclaimed directors and new talents in a dynamic atmosphere.
With a wide range of films including Argentine, Latin American and worldwide premieres as well as well-deserved retros, BAFICI is the greatest, most prestigious event for independent cinema in Latin America.
The 2014 final figures show a turnout increase and the consolidation of the Festival as a major date in the City’s rich cultural ca...View