BAFICI 2017 - Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

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The nineteenth 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 19th to April 30th, 2017, with a program that features more than 400 films from every continent and for all tastes and ages, including more than 100 world premieres. 

The Festival will be held at 32 different venues around the city, including: Village Recoleta and Caballito, Arte Multiplex Belgrano, Cultural San Martín, Malba, Fundación Proa, Espacio INCAA Cine Gaumont; Usina del Arte, and the Amphitheater of de Parque Centenario, Plaza Francia and the terrace of Centro Cultural Recoleta, with free open air screenings.
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 19th with Casting (Germany, 2017) by Nicolas Wackerbarth, The closing of the Festival will be with the documentary film L'Opéra de Paris (France - Switzerland, 2017) by Jean-Stéphane Bron

Some of the Sections in the Festival include:

International Competition: includes 20 films from around the world, most of them world premieres.

Latin American & Argentinian Competition

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, 

Britannia Lado B: 40 years of Punk: series sponsored by the British Council, about English Punk, with the projection in 35mm of The filth and the fury (UK - USA, 2000), by Julien Temple, about the musical career of Sex Pistols, and the new movie by Don Letts as a world premiere.

International Guests: some of the renowned international guest artists and directors this year are: Nanni Moretti, Alex Ross Perry, Claude Barras, Heinz Emigholz, Stéphane Brizé, Johannes Nyholm, Denis Côté, Gabriel Abrantes,  Julio Hernández Cordón,  João Moreira Salles, Lucrecia Martel.

Tickets are on sale via the Festival´s website, or in person at Village Recoleta, Vicente Lopez & Junin, from 10 am to 8 pm.
The price of the general admission is AR$45, and AR$30 for students and pensioners. 
At the Venues Cine.Ar Gaumont, Centro Cultural San Martín, Village Caballito, Artemultiplex and Malba, tickets will be on sale from April 20th. 

Conferences at the El Aleph Auditorium and Microcine at Recoleta Cultural Center, and outdoors screenings are all free and don’t require a ticket. They are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to room capacity.

For free screenings, conferences, and events in the rest of the venues tickets must be picked at Bafici’s Information Stand of the corresponding venue, a maximum of two per person, one hour before the show.

For professional clinics at Usina del Arte and the Little Bafici workshops, you can previously sign up at buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales. Limited capacity.

Tickets for the free screening of Cemento - El documental will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. on the day of the show, at Village Recoleta.

For more information, schedules and complete programs, visit BAFICI 2017 official website.

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