Mar del Plata International Film Festival

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Mar del Plata Film Festival
LocationMar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founded1954; 70 years ago (1954)
AwardsÁstor Award

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata) is an international film festival that takes place every November in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. It is the only competitive feature festival recognized by the FIAPF in Latin America, and the oldest in this category in the Americas. The festival is organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA).


Astor Piazzolla hall, the Festival main venue

Created in 1954 by Jesus Miller, it was not considered to be a competitive festival, it was just an exhibition of selected international movies; during this stage the event was named Festival Cinematográfico Internacional (International Cinematographic Festival).

In the early years famous international guests such as Mary Pickford, Gina Lollobrigida, Edward G. Robinson and Errol Flynn attended the event. The festival continued in this way until 1959, when the Argentine Film Critics Association took charge of running it; during this time the festival was approved and recognized by FIAPF.

In 1964 the festival moved temporarily to Buenos Aires, and the name was changed to Festival Cinematográfico Internacional de la República Argentina (International Cinematographic Festival of the Argentine Republic). In 1966 there was a military coup d'état in Argentina; in 1968 and 1970 the Instituto de Cine took charge of the festival.

From 1967 to 1969 the festival was cancelled because there were other festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the 1960s several well-known guests appeared, including: Paul Newman, Alberto Sordi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio Gassman, Toshirō Mifune, François Truffaut, Karel Reisz, Catherine Deneuve, Juan Antonio Bardem, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Maria Callas, Cantinflas, Andrzej Wajda, Jacques Tati, Lee Strasberg, George Hamilton.

After the 1970 edition, the festival was canceled when Argentina entered an unstable sociopolitical period that culminated in the highly repressive military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. There were some attempts to reactivate it, but none succeeded until 1996, when the festival returned with new renovations. Since then there have been several changes. In the first years the event was not held in March; from 2001 to 2007 it returned to that month, and since 2008 it has been held in November. During this stage the festival was granted a 'Category A', the highest class assigned by FIAPF, making it the most important film festival of Latin America. Nowadays, after a history marked by unstable political situations in Argentina, the festival is in constant growth and slowly regaining its historical reputation.


The main prize of the International Competition had different names throughout the history of the festival, but in 2004 it was definitely changed to Ástor in honor of the Argentine musician Ástor Piazzolla. The twenty-second Mar del Plata Film Festival, held in March 2007, introduced a new competition specifically for Latin American film-makers. Now days, the festival helds four main competitions organised in various sections of the official selection: International Competition, Latin American Competition, Argentine Competition and, the more experimental one, Altered States Competition.

Currently, the awards given by the jury at the International Competition are: Golden Ástor for Best Film, Silver Ástor for Best Director, Silver Ástor for Best Actress, Silver Ástor for Best Actor, Silver Ástor for Best Script, and a Special Jury Award.

Golden Ástor Winners[edit]

Year Film Original Title Director Country
1954 No awards given
Awarded as "Great Jury Prize"
1959 Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman  Sweden*
1960 The Bridge Die Brücke Bernhard Wicki  West Germany*
1961 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Karel Reisz  United Kingdom*
1962 His Days Are Numbered I giorni contati Elio Petri  Italy*
1963 Land of Angels Angyalok földje György Révész  Hungary*
1964 The Organizer I compagni Mario Monicelli  Italy
1965 Time of Indifference Gli Indifferenti Francesco Maselli  Italy
1966 Long Live the Republic! Ať žije Republika! Karel Kachyňa  Czechoslovakia*
1967 Festival Not Held
Awarded as "Great Condor Prize"
1968 Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn  United States*
1969 Festival Not Held
1970 Macunaíma Joaquim Pedro de Andrade  Brazil*
1971–1995 Festival Cancelled
Awarded as "Golden Ombú"
1996 The Dog in the Manger El Perro del Hortelano Pilar Miró  Spain*
1997 The Tango Lesson Sally Potter  United Kingdom
1998 The Cloud and the Rising Sun Abr-O Aftaab Mahmoud Kalari  Iran*
1999 God's Wedding As Bodas de Deus João César Monteiro  Portugal*
2000 Festival Not Held
2001 It's Me, the Thief To ja, złodziej Jacek Bromski  Poland*
2002 Bolivar Is Me Bolívar Soy Yo Jorge Alí Triana  Colombia*
2003 Breaking Up Separações Domingos de Oliveira  Brazil
Awarded as "Golden Ástor"
2004 Good Life Delivery Buena Vida Delivery Leonardo Di Cesare  Argentina*
2005 Le Grand Voyage Ismaël Ferroukhi  France* /  Morocco*
2006 News from Afar Noticias Lejanas Ricardo Benet  Mexico*
2007 Fiction Ficció Cesc Gay  Spain
2008 Still Walking 歩いても 歩いても / Aruitemo aruitemo Hirokazu Koreeda  Japan*
2009 Nora's Will Cinco días sin Nora Mariana Chenillo  Mexico
2010 Essential Killing Jerzy Skolimowski  Poland
2011 Back to Stay Abrir puertas y ventanas Milagros Mumenthaler  Argentina
2012 Beyond the Hills Dupa dealuri Cristian Mungiu  Romania*
2013 The Golden Dream La jaula de oro Diego Quemada-Díez  Mexico
2014 Come to My Voice Were Dengê Min Hüseyin Karabey  Turkey*
2015 Embrace of the Serpent El abrazo de la serpiente Ciro Guerra  Colombia
2016 People That Are Not Me Anashim shehem lo ani Hadas Ben Aroya  Israel*
2017 Wajib واجب Annemarie Jacir  Palestine*
2018 Between Two Waters Entre dos aguas Isaki Lacuesta  Spain
2019 Fire Will Come O que arde Óliver Laxe  Spain
2020 The Year of the Discovery El año del descubrimiento Luis López Carrasco  Spain
2021 Hit the Road Jadde Khaki Panah Panahi  Iran
2022 Bittersweet Rain Saudade fez morada aqui dentro Haroldo Borges  Brazil
2023 Motherland Kinra Marco Panatonic  Peru*
  • Denotes the country's first win

Complete list of winners[edit]

Year Winners
1954 No awards given out
1959[1] Best Film: Smultronstället, by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
Best Director: Rolf Thiele, for Das Madchen Rosemarie (Germany)
Best Actor: Victor Sjöström, for Smultronstället (Sweden)
Best Actress: Susan Hayward, for I Want to Live! (United States)
Best Spanish Film: El jefe, by Fernando Ayala (Argentina)
1960 Best Film: Die Brücke, by Bernhard Wicki (West Germany)
Best Director: Pietro Germi, for Un maledetto imbroglio (Italy)
Best Actor: Paul Muni, for The Last Angry Man (United States)
Best Actress: Eleonora Rossi Drago, for Estate Violenta (Italy)
1961 Best Film: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, by Karel Reisz (United Kingdom)
Best Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot, for La Vérité (France)
Best Actor: Albert Finney, for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (United Kingdom)
Best Actress: Susan Strasberg, for Kapò (Italy)
Best Spanish Film: Shunko, by Lautaro Murúa (Argentina)
1962 Best Film: I Giorni Contati, by Elio Petri (Italy)
Best Director: François Truffaut, for Jules et Jim (France)
Best Actor: Paul Newman, for The Hustler (United States)
Best Actress: Nadezhda Rumyantseva, for The Girls (Soviet Union)
Best Spanish Film: Cerca de las estrellas, by César Fernández Ardavín (Spain)
1963 Best Film: Az Angyalok Földje, by Gyorgy Révész (Hungary)
Best Director: Dino Risi, for Il Sorpasso (Italy)
Best Actor: Tom Courtenay, for The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (United Kingdom)
Best Actress: Wanda Łuczycka, for Głos z tamtego świata (Poland)
1964 Best Film: I compagni, by Mario Monicelli (Italy)
Best Director: Karel Kachyňa, for Nadeje (Czechoslovakia)
Best Actor: Vittorio Gassman / Ugo Tognazzi, for I Mostri (Italy)
Best Actress: Natalie Wood, for Love with the Proper Stranger (United States)
Best Spanish Film: El Demonio en la Sangre, by René Múgica (Argentina)
1965[2] Best Film: Gli Indifferenti, by Francesco Maselli (Italy)
Best Director: Claude Lelouch, for Une fille et des fusils (France)
Best Actor: Martin Held, for Die Festung (Germany)
Best Actress: Nuria Torray, for Diálogos de la Paz (Spain)
1966 Best Film: Long Live the Republic!, by Karel Kachyňa (Czechoslovakia)
Best Director: Antonio Pietrangeli, for Io la conoscevo bene (Italy)
Best Actor: Yevgeni Lebedev, for Last Month of Autumn (Soviet Union)
Best Actress: Mireille Darc, for Galia [fr] (France)
Best Spanish Film: El bote, el rio y la gente, by Enrique Cahen Salaberry (Argentina)
1968 Best Film: Bonnie and Clyde, by Arthur Penn (United States)
Best Director: Gyorgy Révész, for Egy Szerelem Három Éjszakája (Hungary)
Best Actor: Tony Musante, for The Incident (United States)
Best Actress: Annie Girardot, for Vivre pour vivre (France)
1970 Best Film: Macunaíma, by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade (Brazil)
Best Director: Frank Perry, for Last Summer (United States)
Best Actor: Ugo Tognazzi, for Il Commissario Pepe (Italy)
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli, for The Sterile Cuckoo (United States)
Best Spanish Film: Juan Lamaglia y Sra., by Raúl de la Torre (Argentina)
1996 Best Film: El Perro del Hortelano, by Pilar Miró (Spain)
Best Director: Zhang Yuan, for East Palace, West Palace (China)
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, for The Whole Wide World (United States)
Best Actor: Silvio Orlando, for La Mia Generazione (Italy)
Best Script: Zhang Yuan and Wang Xiaobo, for East Palace, West Palace (China)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Buenos Aires Vice Versa, by Alejandro Agresti (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Kriegelbilder, by Heiner Stadler (Germany)
Special Mention: Zhang Jian, for the photography of East Palace, West Palace (China)
Special Mention: Pierre Louis Thevenet for art direction of Tranvía a la Malvarrosa
1997 Best Film: The Tango Lesson, by Sally Potter (United Kingdom)
Best Director: Ricardo Franco, for La Buena Estrella (Spain)
Best Actress: Geno Lechner, for Gesches Gift (Germany)
Best Actor: Antonio Resines / Jordi Molla, for La Buena Estrella (Spain)
Best Script: Thom Fitzgerald, for The Hanging Garden (Canada)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Plaza de Almas, by Fernando Díaz (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Mrs. Brown, by John Madden (United Kingdom)
Special Mention: Star Maps, by Miguel Arteta (United States)
1998 Best Film: Abr-O Aftaab, by Mahmoud Kalari (Iran)
Best Director: Paolo y Vittorio Taviani, for Tu Ridi (Italy)
Best Actress: Yelda Reynaud, for Yara ("The Wound", Germany/Turkey)
Best Actor: Regis Royer, for Lautrec (France) / Paschalis Tsarouchas, for Vassiliki (Greece)
Best Script: Pablo Torre, for La Cara del Ángel (Argentina)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Amor & Cia, by Helvécio Ratton (Brazil)
Special Jury Award: Inquietude, by Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal)
Special Mention: Mala Época, by Mariano De Rosa, Rodrigo Moreno, Salvador Roselli and Nicolás Saad (Argentina)
Special Mention: La Primera Noche de mi Vida, by Miguel Albaladejo (Spain)
1999 Best Film: As Bodas de Deus, by João César Monteiro (Portugal)
Best Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci, for Il dolce rumore della vita (Italy)
Best Actress: Reddy Gibbs, for Crossing Fields (United States)
Best Actor: Matthew Lillard, for SLC Punk (United States)
Best Script: Pablo Nisenson and José Pablo Feinmann, for Angel, la diva y yo (Argentina)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Ángel, la diva y yo, by Pablo Nisenson (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Sokkotansi, by Matti Ijas (Finland)
Special Mention: El mar de Lucas, by Víctor Laplace (Argentina)
2001 Best Film: To ja, złodziej, by Jacek Bromski (Poland)
Best Director: Jean-Pierre Denis, for Les Blessures assassines (France)
Best Actress: Julie-Marie Parmentier, for Les Blessures assassines (France)
Best Actor: Ulises Dumont and Federico Luppi, for Rosarigasinos (Argentina)
Best Script: To ja, złodziej, by Jacek Bromski (Poland)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Anita no pierde el tren, by Ventura Pons (Spain)
Special Jury Award: Shahr-E Zanan, by Ataollah Hayati
Special Mention: for the work of Rosa María Sardá, for Anita no pierde el tren (Spain)
2002 Best Film: Bolívar Soy Yo, by Jorge Alí Triana (Colombia)
Best Director: István Szabó, for Taking Sides (Germany/Hungary)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, for The Cat's Meow (United States)
Best Actor: Stellan Skarsgård, for Taking Sides and Libero de Rienzo, for Santa Maradona (Italy)
Best Script: Caryl Phillips, for The Mystic Masseur (United Kingdom/India)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Bolívar soy yo, by Jorge Alí Triana (Colombia)
Special Jury Award: Caja Negra, by Luis Ortega (Argentina)
Special Mention: Annas Sommer, by Jeanine Meerapfel (Germany)
Special Mention: Revolution nº 9, by Tim McCann (United States)
2003 Best Film: Separações, by Domingos de Oliveira (Brazil)
Best Director: Antonio Chavarrías, for Volverás (Spain)
Best Actress: Zooey Deschanel, for All the Real Girls (United States)
Best Actor: Domingos de Oliveira, for Separações (Brazil)
Best Script: David Ofek/Yossi Madmon/Lior Shefer, for Hamangalistim (Israel)
Best Iberoamerican Film: El Fondo del Mar, by Damián Szifron (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Valentín, by Alejandro Agresti (Argentina)
Special Mention: At kende sandheden, by Nils Malmros (Denmark)
Special Mention: Tristán Ulloa, for his work in Volverás (Spain)
2004 Best Film: Buena Vida Delivery, by Leonardo Di Cesare (Argentina)
Best Director: Benedek Fliegauf, for Dealer (Hungary)
Best Actress: Nicoletta Braschi, for Mi piace lavorare (Italy)
Best Actor: Luis Tosar, for El lápiz del carpintero (Spain) and Alejandro Urdapilleta, for Adiós querida luna (Argentina)
Best Script: Leonardo Di Cesare and Hans Garrino, for Buena Vida Delivery (Argentina)
Best Iberoamerican Film: O Outro Lado da Rua, by Marcos Bernstein (Brazil)
Special Jury Award: Mi piace lavorare, by Francesca Comencini (Italy)
Special Mention: Dealer, by Benedek Fliegauf (Hungary)
Special Mention: Touching the Void, by Kevin Macdonald (Great Britain)
2005 Best Film: Le grand voyage, by Ismaël Ferroukhi (France/Morocco)
Best Director: Yasmine Kassari, for The Sleeping Child (Morocco/Belgium)
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Devos, for La Femme de Gilles (Belgium) and Laura Linney, for P.S. (United States)
Best Actor: Mohamed Majd, for Le grand voyage (France/Morocco)
Best Script: Bernd Eichinger, for Der Untergang, by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Germany/Italy)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Quase Dois Irmaos, by Lucía Murat (Brazil)
Special Jury Award: Jab-e Talj, by Mohsen Amiryoussefi (Iran)
2006 Best Film: Noticias lejanas, by Ricardo Benet (Mexico)
Best Director: Marco Martins, for Alice (Portugal)
Best Actress: Justine Clarke, for Look Both Ways (Australia)
Best Actor: William Macy, for Edmond (United States)
Best Script: Sarah Watt, for Look Both Ways (Australia)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus, by Marcelo Gómez (Brazil) and Derecho de familia, by Daniel Burman (Argentina)
Special Mention: Be with Me, by Eric Khoo (Singapore)
Special Mention: Café Transit, by Kambozia Partovi (France/Iran)
2007 Best Film: Ficció, by Cesc Gay (Spain)
Special Jury Award: Gardens in Autumn, by Otar Iosseliani (France-Italy-Russia)
Best Director: Marina Spada, for As the Shadow (Italy) and Hong Sang-soo, for Woman on the Beach (South Korea)
Best Actress: Sandra Hüller, for Madonna (Germany-Switzerland-Belgium)
Best Actor: Carlos Resta, for A Wrecked Filmmaker (Argentina)
Best Script: Zaza Rusadze and Dito Tsintsadze, for The Man from the Embassy (Germany)
Special Mention: The Greatest Love in the World, by Carlos Diegues (Brazil)
2008 Best Film: Still Walking, by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
Special Jury Award: Involuntary, by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, for Tokyo Sonata (Japan)
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, for Home, by Ursula Meier (Switzerland/France /Belgium)
Best Actor: Ulrich Thomsen, for Fear Me Not, by Kristian Levring (Denmark)
Best Script: Kristian Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen, for Fear Me Not
Special Mention: Regreso a Fortín Olmos, by Patricio Coll and Jorge Goldenberg (Argentina)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Los bastardos, by Amat Escalante (Mexico/France/USA)
2009 Best Film: Cinco días sin Nora, by Mariana Chenillo (Mexico)
Special Jury Award: El Cuerno de la Abundancia, by Juan Carlos Tabío (Cuba)
Best Director: Elia Suleiman, for The Time That Remains (Palestine)
Best Actress: Allison Janney, for Life During Wartime, by Todd Solondz (United States)
Best Actor: Gary Piquer, for Mal día para pescar, by Alvaro Brechner (Spain/Uruguay)
Best Script: Cesc Gay, for V.O.S. (Spain)
Special Mention: El Cuerno de la Abundancia, by Juan Carlos Tabío (Cuba)
Best Iberoamerican Film: La hora de la siesta, by Sofia Mora (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Ana y Mateo, by Natural Arpajou (Argentina)
2º Best Short: "Marcela", by Gastón Siriczman (Argentina)
2010 Best Film: Essential Killing, by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
Special Jury Award: White, White World, by Oleg Norkovic (Serbia)
Best Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko, for Silent Souls (Russia)
Best Actress: Mirela Oprisor and Maria Popistașu, for Tuesday, After Christmas (Romania)
Best Actor: Vincent Gallo, for Essential Killing
Best Script: Denis Osokin, for Silent Souls
Special Mention: Chantrapas, by Otar Iosseliani (Georgia)
2011 Best Film: Abrir puertas y ventanas, by Milagros Mumenthaler (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Tyrannosaur, by Paddy Considine (United Kingdom)
Best Director: Milagros Mumenthaler, for Abrir puertas y ventanas (Argentina)
Best Actress: Joslyn Jensen, for Without (United States)
Best Actor: Olivier Gourmet, for L'Exercise de L'État (Belgium/France)
Best Script: Paddy Considine, for Tyrannosaur (United Kingdom)
Special Mention: Girimunho, by Helvécio Marins Jr. and Clarissa Campolina (Brazil)
Special Mention: El lugar más pequeño, by Tatiana Huezo Sánchez (Mexico/El Salvador)
Best Iberoamerican Film: Las malas intenciones, by Rosario Garcia-Montero (Peru/Argentina/Germany)
2012[3] Best Film: Dupa dealuri, by Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
Best Director: Reis Çelik, for Night of Silence (Turkey)
Best Actress: Soko, for Augustine (France)
Best Actor: Ilyas Salman, for Night of Silence (Turkey) / Pablo Pinto, for De martes a martes (Argentina)
Best Script: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump, for Sightseers (United Kingdom)
Special Mention: Memories Look at Me, by Song Fang (China)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: Hermanos de sangre, by Daniel de la Vega (Argentina)
Best Director: José Celestino Campusano, for Fango (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Ojos, by Pablo Gonzalo Pérez (Argentina)
Best Short Film Director: Geraldine Baron, for Hotel Y (Argentina)
2013[4] Best Film: La jaula de oro, by Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico-Spain)
Best Director: Mariana Rondón, for Pelo malo (Venezuela)
Best Actress: Marian Álvarez, for La herida (Spain)
Best Actor: Vincent Macaigne, for Age of Panic (France)
Best Script: Mariana Rondón, for Pelo malo (Venezuela)
Special Mention: The Bright Day, by Hossein Shahabi (Iran)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: La utilidad de un revistero, by Adriano Salgado (Argentina)
Best Director: Ada Frontini, for Escuela de sordos (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Espacio personal, by Natural Arpajou (Argentina)
Best Short Film Director: Mariano Luque, for Sociales (Argentina)
2014[5] Best Film: Come to My Voice, by Hüseyin Karabey (Turkey/France/Germany)
Best Director: Mathieu Amalric, for La Chambre bleue (France)
Best Actress: Negar Javaherian, for Melbourne (Iran)
Best Actor: Park Jung-bum, for Alive (South Korea)
Best Script: Alice Rohrwacher, for Le meraviglie (Italy)
Special Mention for Cinematography: Cavalo Dinheiro, by Pedro Costa (Brasil)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: Su realidad, by Mariano Galperin (Argentina)
Best Director: Adrián Biniez, for El 5 de Talleres (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Zombies, by Sebastián Dietsch (Argentina)
Best Short Film Director: Gastón Siriczman, for Nueve segundos (Argentina)
2015[6] Best Film: Embrace of the Serpent, by Ciro Guerra (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina)
Best Director: Ivan Ostrochovský, for Koza (Slovakia/Czech Republic)
Best Actress: Érica Rivas, for Incident Light (Argentina)
Best Actor: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell for The Club (Chile)
Best Script: Pablo Larraín, Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos for The Club (Chile)
Audience Award: Remember, by Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: The Movement (El movimiento), by Benjamín Naishtat (Argentina/South Korea)
Best Director: Fernando Salem, for How Most Things Work (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Fantástico, by Tomás Sposato (Argentina)
Best Short Film Director: Pablo Camaiti, for Gomorra (Argentina)
2016[7] Best Film: People That Are Not Me, by Hadas Ben Aroya (Israel)
Best Director: Radu Jude, for Scarred Hearts (Romania)
Best Actress: Sonia Braga, for Aquarius (Brazil)
Best Actor: Mahershala Ali, for Moonlight (United States)
Best Script: Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva for Paradise (Russia/Germany)
Special Mention for Cinematography: Nocturma, by Leo Hinstin (France)
Audience Award: Aquarius, by Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: El Aprendiz, by Tomás De Leone (Argentina)
Best Director: Lukas Valenta Rinner, for Los Decentes (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Murciélagos, by Felipe Ramírez Vilches (Argentina)
Best Short Film Director: Mariano Cócolo, for Al Silencio (Argentina)
2017[8] Best Film: Wajib, by Annemarie Jacir (Palestine)
Best Director: Valeska Grisebach, for Western (Germany)
Best Actress: Eili Harboe, for Thelma (Norway)
Best Actor: Mohammad Bakri, for Wajib (Palestine)
Best Script: Kim Dae-hwan for The First Lap (South Korea)
Audience Award: Primas, by Laura Bari (Canada)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: El Azote, by José Celestino Campusano (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Y ahora elogiemos las películas, by Nicolás Zukerfeld (Argentina)
2018 Best Film: Between Two Waters, by Isaki Lacuesta (Spain)
Special Jury Award: Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos, by Renée Nader Messora & João Salaviza (Portugal) and Vendrán lluvias suaves, by Iván Fund (Argentina)
Best Director: Roberto Minervini, for What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (Italy)
Best Actress: Judy Hill, for What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (Italy)
Best Actor: Israel Gómez Romero, for Between Two Waters (Spain)
Best Script: Federico Veiroj for Belmonte (Uruguay)
Audience Award: If Beale Street Could Talk, by Barry Jenkins (United States)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: El árbol negro, by Máximo Ciambella & Damián Coluccio (Argentina)
Special Mention: Julia y el zorro, by Inés Barrionuevo (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Aquel verano sin hogar, by Santiago Reale (Argentina) and Mientras las olas, by D. Gavaldá & C. Rivoira (Argentina)
2019[9] Best Film: O que arde, by Óliver Laxe (Spain)
Best Director: Pedro Costa, for Vitalina Varela (Portugal) and Angela Schanelec, for I Was at Home, But (Germany)
Best Actress: Liliana Juárez, for Planta Permanente (Argentina)
Best Actor: Ventura, for Vitalina Varela (Portugal)
Best Script: Óliver Laxe for O que arde (Spain)
Audience Award: The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, by Karim Aïnouz (Brazil)
Argentine Official Competition:
Best Film: Angélica, by Delfina Castagnino (Argentina)
Best Director: Laura Citarella and Mercedes Halfon, for Las poetas visitan a Juana Bignozzi
Special Mention: Hogar, by Maura Delpero (Argentina)
Best Short Film: Playback. Ensayo de una despedida, by Agustina Comedi (Argentina)
Latin American Official Competition:
Best Film:A febre, by Maya Da-Rin (Brazil) and Nunca subí el Provincia, by Ignacio Agüero (Chile)
Special Mention: Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos, by José Luis Torres Leiva (Chile)
Best Short Film: Plano controle, by Juliana Antunes (Brazil)


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  2. ^ "8 Edition (1965)". Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Retrieved 2023-11-07.
  3. ^ "27º Mar del Plata International Film Festival".
  4. ^ "28º Mar del Plata International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  5. ^ "29º Mar del Plata International Film Festival".
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  7. ^ "Award Ceremony 2016". Archived from the original on 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  8. ^ "Award Ceremony 2017". Archived from the original on 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  9. ^ "34 Edition (2019)". Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Retrieved 2023-11-07.

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