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Mar del Plata non official prizes

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALNON OFFICIAL PRIZES OF ITS 21st EDITIONBest Direction in "Women and Film" SectionByambasuren Davaa for La Cueva del Perro Amarillo, Mongolia-Alemania.Mention for Direction in "Women and Film" SectionAnnie Griffin, for Festival, Reino Unido.International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) PRIZE For Best Film in the Official Section in CompetitionAlice, directed by Marco Martín, from PortugalCINECOLOR Audience Award for Best Film in Official Section in ...

Mar del Plata International Fim Festival awards

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOFFICIAL PRIZES OF ITS 21st EDITIONThe mexican film "Noticias Lejanas" directed by Ricardo Benet obtained the GOLD ASTOR AWARD for the Best Film in Official Section in Competition at the 21st edition of Mar del Plata Intenational Film Festival. Marcos Martins received Best Director for "Alice" with the SILVER ASTOR AWARD and William Macy Best Actor for his work in the film "Edmond", directed by Stuart Gordon. Justine Clarke was awarded with the SILVER AST...

Mar del Plata kicks off its 21st edition

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MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 9-19th)The 21st edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will have as special guest Juliette Binoche and Abel Ferrara. Other important guest that will be present in the festival are Jesús Aranda, Ventura Pons, Patricia Reyes Espíndola, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Winterbottom, Radaman Suleman, Charles McDougall and Paul Morrisey. Some of they will dictate Master Classes that will take place at the Salon Versalles. The fe...

Latin American Coprod forum in Mar del Plata

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LATIN AMERICAN COPRODUCTION FORUM MFM 2006 emphasises the meeting among each of the countries of the region to facilitate the coproductions and, for that, it offers a meeting place among their representatives, within the framework of the Mar del Plata Film Festival’s Latin American projects market.The Forum’s objective is to unify an annual space where it converges the presentation of future Latin American coproduction projects. Supplies and Demands to build a cinematography maintainable in ...

Mar del Plata International Film Festival highlights

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21st Mar del Plata International Film Festival9–19 March, 2006 The overwhelming quantity of films touring the equally overwhelming amount of film festivals has created a strong audiovisual flood whose current can sometimes make it very difficult for us to focus. Many argue -and they are not far from the reality- that international film festivals have become an alternative screening circuit for films produced out of Hollywood, that is to say, for films from the rest of the world. Where Hollywoo...

The first Talent Campus in Latin America

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The Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), was the first Talent Campus held in Buenos Aires. Several seminars have taken place in four different days in workshops dictated by professionals.In this first edition in Latin America, the Buenos Aires Talent Campus has presented seminars, work-shops, projections and discussions about the relation between the cinema and the urban issue, that is to say how the cinema thinks the city. This topic appeared in the moment ...

Mar del Plata awards films about middle east

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MAR DEL PLATA AWARDS FILMS ABOUT MIDDLE EAST SUBJECTSIn the first days of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival we have seen films with different genres and proposals. In the official competition it seems to be a tendency to epoch film and the films that shows the problems of countries from Middle East. In “Le grand voyage”, Ismael Ferroukhi narrates the confrontation of a conservative father and a modern son. Reda, the son, must take distance from france, where his girlfriend lives,...

Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET

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Interview with Gabriel Giandinoto, MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) Director The MERCOSUR FILM MARKET (MFM) was created as a logic consequence of the success of the film production industry in Argentina and in the other countries forming the MERCOSUR, both in terms of the quality and number of films produced. By shifting its focus to its Latin-American roots, during the last three years the festival has been gradually converted into the most important meeting point for all film productions in the re...

Meet Mar del Plata Festival Director

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In the following interview Miguel Pereira, Director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, speaks about his ideological position, his views about the past, the image he wants for the festival and the procedures to reach this aim. Fernando Madedo: First of all. Define Film Festival? Miguel Pereira: Today it`s very difficult to know what a Film Festival is, because there are more than seven thousands festivals around the world. I think that the word had included events that aren...

Fernando Birri talks about thenew latino cinema

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We met with fernando Birri who shared his view on latino cinema.Fernando Birri is one of the exponents of the "New Latin American cinema". He was guest of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Fernando Birri gives us his thoughts, and he started by saying that that the Festival was "wonderful".Fernando Madedo: could you compare the current cinema with the cinema from the sixties in Latin AmericaFernando Birri: You want a theoretical concept… this should be talked with a deep look. Bu...

Solanas drives the President to Mar del Plata Fest

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Mar del Plate live:The section official Competition opened up with the projection of “Touching the Void", by Kevin Mac Donald. The film, by way of documental reconstruction, narrates the true story, of two mountaineers that survive a dangerous adventure in the mountains. Followed by “Good bye dear Moon", by Fernando Spiner from Argentina, a combination of science fiction and comedy. The movie didn't appeal too much to the attending film critics. The next day, on the other hand, " Dealer "...

Interview with Mar del Plata fest Director

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Interview with the Mar del Plata Film Festival Director: Miguel PereiraWe spoke with the Mar del Plata’s fest director: “the Festival is THE place for Latin American cinema”. He regrets that the festival’s date is positionned right between Berlin and Cannes and woould prefer a November slot. Miguel Pereira has strongly stated that the festival's main attractions should be movies not stars, nor famous actors or directors.Fernando Madedo: Miguel, can you tell us which films will be in the ...

Mar del Plata unveils panorama

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Mr. Miguel Pereira, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival announced that the 19th Edition of the Festival will be held between March 11th and March 20th, 2004.Babenco’s CARANDIRU -powerful drama set in a prison- representing Brazil in the forthcoming Academy Awards, will be opening the Festival at the Opening Gala, and Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE AL TROVE (The heart is everywhere) will be screened for the Closing Gala on the 20th . Both filmmakers will be attending the festival.Es...
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