2013 Best Film International Selection: Berberian Sound Studio, by Peter Strickland
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BAFICI Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival
The festival had its first edition in April 1999 and it was organized by the Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. The festival used important movie theatres, some of them included Hoyts and other more traditional studios, usually non-commercial theatres. In the first year the festival had 146 guests, among them Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes, Paul Morrissey and others. The festival screened more than 150 national and international films. It had approximately 120,000 spectators. Since then the festival has been growing reaching an audience of 1.100.000 spectators in the 2013 edition. The following year the event featured more films and other activities were added such as conferences and workshops. With a similar amount of spectators and guests, the festival was permanently added into the Buenos Aires list of cultural events.
The festival has an international group and national group of judges. Currently some of the award categories are Best Film, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Special Mentions, and others. The public assisting the event also vote. The film that gets the most votes receives the People's Choice Award. Since the third festival, there have been awards given to short subject films, which include Best Short Subject Film and Best Director.
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2013 BAFICI Award Winners
International Official Selection
Best Actress - María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo and Romina Paula
Best Actor - Francesco Carril, for Los Ilusos
Best Director - Matt Porterfield, for I Used to Be Darker
Best Film - Berberian Sound Studio, by Peter Strickland
Special Mention - Playback, by Antoíne Cattin and Pavel Kostomarov
Special Jury Prize - Leones, by Jazmín López
Argentine Official Selection
Best Director - Raúl Perrone for P3ND3J05
Best Film - La paz, by Santiago Loza
Special Mention - El loro y el cisne, by Alejo Moguillansky
Best Argentine Film - Ramón Ayala, by Marcos López
Best Foreign Film - AninA, by Alfredo Soderguit
Best Film in Little BAFICI - Rodencia y el diente de la princesa, by David Bisbano
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