BAFICI - 12th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

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The twelfth edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place from April 7 to April 18, 2010, under the artistic direction of Sergio Wolf.

In this new edition 422 films will be screened in the 12 venues of the City of Buenos Aires that are hosting the festival. In this edition, the Festival continues with the Baficito Section successfully inaugurated in 2009 with programming dedicated to kids, who have the task of choosing the winning film through public vote. An addition this year is the Animationbox workshop in which children will make their own animated shorts, which will be projected toward the end of the Festival.

The opening of the Festival will be held again at the Teatro 25 de Mayo with the screening of the Argentinian film "Secuestro y Muerte", by Rafael Filippelli. The film narrates the last 72 hours in the life of General Aramburu before being tried and executed by Montoneros. The closing film will be "Convicted", by the Catalonian director Isaki Lacuesta, which addresses the relationship between two generations linked to armed struggle in the Latin American jungle, in the search for the remains of a comrade killed thirty years ago.

The national cinema will be present at this edition with a total of 44 feature films and 42 shorts, three of which participate in the International Competition.

The Open Air Cinema section will offer twelve free screenings at Pasaje Carlos Gardel, and four films for children on Saturdays and Sundays at Plaza San Martín de Tours, under the Baficito.

The Modern Classics section continues, where great films in new copies will be restored. As special events, there will be various talks, seminars, concerts and book presentations. All with free entrance.

From March 29 tickets may be purchased in advance via the website www.festivales.gob.ar, or in person from 10am to 8pm at Casa de la Cultura (Av. De Mayo 575 PB) and the Hoyts Abasto. Also, since 7 April, the remainder will be available online or in person at the box offices of all the sites affected by BAFICI.
Venues:
Aliance Francaise: Av. Cordoba 946
Arteplex Duplex Caballito: Av. Rivadavia 5050
Atlas Santa Fe: Av. Santa Fe 2015
Open Air Screenings: Pasaje Carlos Gardel 3100 / Plaza San Martín de Tours (Schiaffino & Posadas)
Espacio BAFICI: Guardia Vieja 3332
Hoyts Abasto: Av. Corrientes 3247
Malba Cine: Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Teatro 25 de Mayo: Av. Triunvirato 4444
Teatro Gral. San Martín: Av. Corrientes 1530 Piso 10º - Sala Leopoldo Lugones.
Arteplex Belgrano: Av. Cabildo 2829

Tickets:
From March 29th:
Online at www.festivales.gov.ar
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8 pm: Casa de La Cultura: Av. De Mayo 575 (Closed April 2-5)
Hoyts Abasto: Av. Corrientes 3247
During the festival: at all the venues of the festival.
For more information, schedules and programs, visit BAFICI 2010 official website.

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  1. Thanks for sharing these events. Great information to know.

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