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Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

The 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 Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, it is not officially affiliated with FIAPF, but it has become well known internationally.


The festival had its first edition in April 1999 and it was organized by the Secretaria 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.

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.

List of winners

External links

Official Website

2007 Edition by ZonaFreak (Spanish)

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema at Internet Movie Database

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