Argentine Film Critics Association
The Argentine Film Critics Association is a film critics association that gives out the Argentine Film Critics Association Awards to honor achievement in Argentine cinema by Argentine-based journalists and correspondents. In Spanish the association is named: Asociación de Cronistas Cinematrográficos de la .The awards are Argentina's equivalent of the American Academy Awards.
The association was organized on July 10, 1942 and the annual awards have been given since 1943, with breaks in between. The Argentine Film Critics Association is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics, also known as FIPRESCI.
The Silver Condor (Cóndor de Plata) is given to Argentine films in various areas, the best Ibero-American film, and the best foreign film. A Special Condor is sometimes given, and the Career Condor is given on a regular basis. According to the Internet Movie Database the association has given awards the following years: 1943–1957, 1959–1974, 1981–1983, 1985-today.
As of January 2007 the Secretary General of the association is Pablo De Vita.
The awards given include:
- Best Film
- Best Ibero-American Film
- Best Foreign Film
- Best First Film
- Best Direction
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Acting (various)
- Best Production (sound, editing, etc.)
- Best Documentary
- Best Film of Video
- Best Short
- Career Award (includes journalists)
Silver Condor winners
- Argentine Film Critics Association Official Site (Spanish)