Years running: 22 (since 1999)

Buenos Aires International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Buenos Aires.


The festival has its focus on young independent filmmakers, who are innovative 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.


The International Official Competition Jury will grant the following awards:

  • Best Feature Film,
  • Best Director,
  • Best Actress, 
  • Best Actor, 
  • Special Jury Prize. 

The Jury may propose up to three special mentions. No film may receive more than two awards.



  • Feature film competition: first and second film of a director,
  • All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2014,
  • No prior screening in Argentina (The Festival gives priority to local and foreign premieres).
  • International Official Competition, for national and international fiction and documentary feature films, provided that they are the directors' first, second or third work. Films must be completed in 35mm, 16mm and HD.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or online link;
  • Film synopsis in Spanish and/or English.

Additional Information

All costs for shipping videos or copies as well as their insurance shall be assumed by the
sender up to the moment of arrival at BAFICI. The Festival will, on the other hand, cover the cost of insurance from the moment the copies arrive at BAFICI until it is returned by the courier to the recipient.

Selection Media Type

  • Internet

Screening Media Type

  • 35 mm
  • 16 mm
  • HD

Audio language:


Subtitles language:

english or spanish

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Artistic Director
Mr. Marcelo Panozzo

Program Coordinator
Mrs. Eloísa Solaas

Program Coordinator
Mrs. Violeta Bava 



Buenos Aires

Official website



Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Oficina de programación
Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 832 Piso 6
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Phone: +54-11-43 72 95 85
Fax: +54-11-43 74 03 20


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  • Deadline
    December 18, 2015
  • Event dates
    13 — 24 April 2016
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