Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

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Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
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Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founded 1999
Language International
Website http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2017/bafici/

The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI, Spanish: Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) is an international festival of independent films organized each year in the month of April, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The festival is managed by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires City. It is not officially affiliated with FIAPF, but it has become well known internationally.

History[edit]

The festival had its first edition in April 1999 and it was organized by the Secretaryship of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires City. The festival is held in the most important movie theatres of Buenos Aires, but also feature free open-air screeanings in parks and squares all over the city.

In the first year the festival had 146 guests, among them Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes, Paul Morrissey and others. that year the festival screened more than 150 national and international films and had approximately 120,000 spectators. Since then the festival has been growing reaching an audience of 1.100.000 spectators in the 2013 edition.

Nowadays the BAFICI feature more than 400 films, several activities were added over the years and many conferences and workshops are held every year. With a great amount of spectators and guests, the festival is permanently added into the Buenos Aires list of cultural events.

Awards[edit]

The festival has several competitive sections of which the "International Competition" and the "Argentinian Competition" are the most important ones. Inside each competitive section a jury evaluates the films and select the winners of several awards, including: Best Film, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Special Mentions. In the BAFICI the audiences vote, the feature-length film with the highest ratings given by the audience receives the Audience Award.

Since the third festival there have been awards given to Short films, which include Best Short Subject Film and Best Director.

International Competition Best Film Winners[edit]

Year Film Original Title Director Country
1999 After Life Wandafuru Raifu Hirokazu Koreeda  Japan
2000 Human Resources Ressources humaines Laurent Cantet  France
2001 Platform Zhantai Jia Zhangke  China
2002 Sailing Home Tornando a casa Vincenzo Marra  Italy
2003 Waiting for Happiness Heremakono Abderrahmane Sissako  Mauritania
2004 Pin Boy Parapalos Ana Poliak  Argentina
2005 The Sky Turns El Cielo Gira Mercedes Álvarez  Spain
2006 In the Pit En el Hoyo Juan Carlos Rulfo  Mexico
2007 In Between Days 방황의 날들 So Yong Kim  South Korea
2008 Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo Yulene Olaizola  Mexico
2009 Our Beloved Month of August Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto Miguel Gomes  Portugal
2010 Alamar Pedro González-Rubio  Mexico
2011 May they rest in revolt (Figures of wars) Qu'ils reposent en révolte (Des figures de guerre) Sylvain George  France
2012 Policeman Ha-shoter Nadav Lapid  Israel
2013 Berberian Sound Studio Peter Strickland  United Kingdom
2014 Fifi Howls from Happiness Fifi az khoshhali zooze mikeshad Mitra Farahani  Iran
2015 Court Tribunal Chaitanya Tamhane  India
2016 The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis La Larga Noche de Francisco Sanctis Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa  Argentina
2017 Niñato Adrián Orr  Spain

Complete List of winners[edit]

Year Winners
2017 Best Film: Niñato, by Adrián Orr (Spain)
Best Director: Carla Simón, for Estiu 1993 (Spain)
Best Individual Acting: Daniela Castillo, for Reinos (Chile)
Best Cast: Hoy partido a las 3, by Clarisa Navas (Argentina)
Special Jury Award: Viejo Calavera, by Kiro Russo (Bolivia)
Special Mention: Arábia, by Affonso Uchoa and João Dumans (Brazil)
Best Argentinian Film: La vendedora de fósforos, by Alejo Moguillansky (Argentina)
Best Latin-American Film: A Cidade do Futuro, by Marília Hughes Guerreiro and Cláudio Marques (Brazil)
Audience Award for Foreign Film: Estiu 1993, by Carla Simón (Spain)
Audience Award for National Film: Las cinéphilas, by María Álvarez (Argentina)
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2008 Best Film: Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo, by Yulene Olaizola (Mexico)
Best Director: Lance Hammer, for Ballast (United States)
Best Actor: Lee Kang-sheng, for Help Me Eros (Taiwan)
Best Actress: Dan Liu, for Night Train (China)
Special Jury Award: Night Train (China)
Special Mention: Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind, by John Gianvito (United States)
Best Argentinian Film: Unidad 25, by Alejo Hoijman (Argentina)
2007 Best Film:
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2006 Best Film: En el hoyo, by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Mexico)
Special Jury Award: Sehnsucht, by Valeska Grisebach (Germany)
Best Argentinian Film: Glue, by Alexis Dos Santos (Argentina)
2005 Best Film: El Cielo Gira, by Mercedes Álvarez (Spain)
Best Director: Ilya Khrzhanovsky, for 4 (Russia)
Best Actor: Mohammed Bakri, for Private (Italy)
Best Actress: Eva Löbau, for Der wald vor lauter Bäumen (Germany)
Special ury Award: L'Esquive, by Abdel Kechiche (France)
Special Mention: Frakchi, by Cheol-Mean Wang (South Korea) and Monobloc, by Luis Ortega (Argentina)
Best Argentinian Film: Como un avión estrellado, by Ezequiel Acuña (Argentina)
Audience Award for Foreign Film: El Cielo Gira by Mercedes Álvarez (Spain)
Audience Award for National Film: Cándido López - Los campos de batalla, by José Luis García (Argentina)
2004 Best Film: Parapalos, by Ana Poliak (Argentina)
Best Director: Royston Tan, for 15 (Singapore)
Best Actor: Pietro Sibille, for Días de Santiago (Peru)
Best Actress: Hwang Jeong-min, for Jigureul jikyeora! (South Korea)
Special Jury Award: Las horas del día, by Jaime Rosales (Spain)
Special Mention: Not awarded
Audience Award for Foreign Film: The Story of the Weeping Camel, by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni (Germany)
Audience Award for National Film: Whisky Romeo Zulu, by Enrique Piñeyro (Argentina)
2003 Best Film: Heremakono, by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
Best Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, for Sud sanaeha (Thailand)
Best Actor: Alejandro Ferretis, for Japón (Mexico)
Best Actress: Séverine Caneele, for Une part du ciel (France/Belgium/Luxembourg)
Special Jury Award: Ana y los otros, by Celina Murga (Argentina)
Special Mention: Los rubios, by Albertina Carri (Argentina)
Audience Award: Los rubios, by Albertina Carri (Argentina)
2002 Best Film: Tornando a casa, by Vincenzo Marra (Italy)
Best Director: Michael Gilio, for Kwik Stop (United States)
Best Actor: Lennie Burmeister, for Bungalow (Germany)
Best Actress: Ronit Elkabetz, for Hatuna Meuheret (Israel/France)
Special Jury Award: Tan de repente, by Diego Lerman (Argentina)
Special Mention: Lavoura Arcaica, by Luiz Fernando Carvalho (Brazil)
Audience Award: Tan de repente, by Diego Lerman (Argentina) and Lavoura Arcaica, by Luiz Fernando Carvalho (Brazil)
2001 Best Film: Zhantai, by Jia Zhangke (China)
Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, for Mayis sikintisi (Turkey)
Best Actor: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi and Alfonso Tort for 25 watts (Uruguay)
Best Actress: Yuko Nakamura, for Hotaru (Japan)
Special Jury Award: The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein, by John Gianvito (United States)
Special Mention: Takhté siah, by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran)
Audience Award: Jigsaw Venus by Dean Kapsalis (United States)
2000 Best Film: Ressources humaines, by Laurent Cantet (France)
Best Director: Noémie Lvovsky, for La vie ne me fait pas peur (France)
Best Script: Sasa Gedeon, for Návrat idiota (Czech Republic)
Best Actor: Ewen Bremner, for Julien Donkey-Boy (United States)
Best Actress: Anna Geislerová and Tatiana Vilhelmová, for Návrat idiota (Czech Republic)
Special Mention: Enrique Piñeyro (For his acting performance), for Esperando al Mesías (Spain/Italy/Argentina)
Audience Award: Ressources humaines by Laurent Cantet (France)
1999 Best Film: After Life, by Koreeda Hirokazu (Japan)
Best Director: Pablo Trapero, for Mundo Grúa (Argentina)
Best Script: After Life, by Koreeda Hirokazu (Japan)
Best Actor: Luis Margani, for Mundo Grúa (Argentina)
Best Actress: Monic Hendrickx, for De poolse bruid (Netherlands)
Audience Award: Sib, by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran)

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