BAFICI - 18th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

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The eighteenth 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 13th to April 24th, 2016, with a program that features more than 400 films from every continent and for all tastes and ages, including 81 world premieres. 

The Festival will be held on 27 different venues around the city, including: Village Recoleta and Caballito, Arte Multiplex Belgrano, Cultural San Martín, Malba, Planetario, Fundación Proa, Espacio INCAA Cine Gaumont; and the Amphitheater of de Parque Centenario and the terrace of Centro Cultural Recoleta, with free open air screenings.
The Teatro Colón will host the concert by the prestigious pianist and composer Michel Legrand, special guest of the Festival.
Centro Cultural Recoleta will be the main venue with exhibitions, book presentations, activities for children, and more.

The opening of the Festival will be on April 13th with Le fils de Joseph (France, 2016), by Eugène Green, The closing of the Festival will be with the film Miles ahead (USA, 2015), by Don Cheadle, a biopic on one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz.

Some of the Sections in the Festival include:

International Competition: includes 18 films from around the world, most of them world premieres.

Latin American Competition: 11 films from Chile, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Argentina, 6 of which are international premieres. 

Argentinian Competition: 16 films, all of them world premieres, including 12 operas primas.

Panorama: the biggest section in the Festival, organized in themes like Architecture, Arts, Passion, Gastronomy, Music

Little Bafici: In this edition, the Festival continues with the Baficito Section successfully inaugurated in 2009 with programming dedicated to kids, 

Focus and Homages: this edition of BAFICI receives many guests, including Rick Alverson and Bob Byington, and the legendary Peter Bogdanovich; Oscar winner Michel Legrand; Lewis Bennett, Daichi Saito Paulo Branco, among others.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via the Festival´s website, or in person at Village Recoleta, Vicente Lopez & Junin, from 10am to 8pm.
The price of the general admission is AR$35, and AR$25 for students and pensioners. 
At the Venues of BAFICI (except Fundación PROA), tickets will be on sale from April 13th. 
All the activities programmed at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario and Centro Cultural Recoleta are FREE, on a first come first served basis, subject to the capacity of every venue.

For more information, schedules and complete programs, visit BAFICI 2016 official website.

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