GREAT EDITION 201306 Mon 2013
A total of 370 thousand people attended the 15th edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), one of the most prestigious cultural events in Latin America. And the figures confirm it. For 12 days, the City of Buenos Aires celebrated the world’s best independent film with a total of 473 films (165 shorts, 36 medium-length films and 272 feature films), showcased at 1004 commercial screenings and 77 press screenings, with 85% of tickets sold.
ALL THE AWARDS06 Mon 2013
The English film Berberian Sound Studio, by Peter Strickland, was voted Best Film of the International Official Selection, and Santiago Loza’s La paz won such category in the Argentine Official Selectionm, as was announced at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, together with the rest of the awards of the 15th edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI). Other winners in the International Competition include, María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo as Romina Paula, collectively awarded Best Actress for Viola, by Matías Piñeiro; Franceso Carril, Best Actor for Los ilusos; Matt Porterfield, Best Director for his film I Used to Be Darker; Playback, by Antoíne Cattin and Pavel Kostomarov, which earned a special mention; and Leones, by Jazmín López, which received the Special Jury Prize. Additionally, in the Argentine Competition, Raúl Perrone was chosen Best Director for P3ND3J05, and Alejo Moguillansky’s El loro y el cisne received a special mention. In the Short Films Official Selection, the first prize went to 9 Vacunas, by Iair Said, and the second prize went to Yo y Maru 2012, by Juan Renau.