Selected International Film Festivals

Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Avenue Corrientes 1530 - 7° Piso
C1042AAO Buenos Aires
phone +54-11-43 72 95 85
fax +54-11-43 74 03 20

Artistic Director
Mr. Javier Porta Fouz

Ms. Paloma Dema

Year of Foundation 1999

Event Date from 15 April 2020 till 26 April 2020

Event Date !!! CANCELLED FOR 2020 !!!

in Buenos Aires, Argentina

International Competition

Sections International Official Competition (Fiction and Documentary), Human Rights Competition, Avant Garde & Genre Competition, Retrospectives, Thematic sections

Terms of Entry feature film competition: first, second and third film of a director, productions must have been completed after January 2018, no prior screening in Argentina (preferably international premiere)

Subtitles English subtitles necessary Spanish subtitles recommended

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP, Digital File

Registration Deadline 20 December 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 390,000

Participants of the Film Industry national and international directors, producers, distribution companies, press, critics, institutions

Prizes/Awards Best Fiction Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Special Jury Award

German Films


International Official Competition
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (CO/AR/NL/DE/UY/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)
Argentine Official Competition
THE EXCUSE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM by Florencia de Mugica, Laura Mara Tablón (AR/DE, weltfilm Berlin)
BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET by Santiago Loza (AR/DE/BR/ES, Autentika Films)
Human Rights Official Competition
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND by Aboozar Amini (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
AQUARELA by Victor Kossakowsky (DE/GB/DK, Filmproduktion)
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog, André Singer (GB/US/DE, MDR, ARTE)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)
SMUGGLING HENDRIX by Marios Piperides (CY/DE/GR, Pallas Film)
VOLCANO (VULKAN) by Roman Bondarchuk (UA/DE, elemag pictures)
Passions (Dokumentary)
FLY ROCKET FLY (MIT MACHETEN ZU DEN STERNEN) by Oliver Schwehm (DE/BE, Lunabeach TV und Media)


Number of Films Shown 500 in 1,100 screenings

Media Coverage all national media, Latin American media and foreign press

Evaluation The festival has its focus on young independent filmmakers, who are innovativ and show new directions. It is a meeting point for the new generation, workshops and seminars offer excellent contact opportunities. The recent festival editions not only attracted a huge number of spectators, also a large number of distributors attended the screening looking for new films.

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