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THE NEWS FILMS ALEX QUIROGA,LOVE YOUR ENEMY  Identify the disappeared in Argentina Spanish first This is the Catalan Coley Manuel Robles. He had disappeared in 1976. His remains were still buried in Buenos Aires. Telam Agency The Forensic Anthropology Team Argentina identified the remains of a Spanish disappeared during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), as is the first time it gets to know the whe

Interview with Edgardo Cozarinsky at Istanbul Film Festival

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An Argentine Istanbul writer… Memories of a lovelorn man, walking around Buenos Aires after a break up, unites with memories of world and cinema history. Poems praising the night are the music of the film. Screened within the “Challenging the Years” section of the Festival, Nocturnos addresses the audience on the point where literature and cinema come together. It is just like a sweet dream that leaves a short and temporary taste behind. Istanbul streets continue to inspire Edgardo...

Successful 11th Festival de Cine Alemán in Buenos Aires

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The 11th Festival de Cine Alemán was held at the Village Recoleta Cinema in Buenos Aires from 22-28 September, 2011. An extensive program of 10 feature films, two documentaries, a silent film and the Next Generation Short Tiger 2011 showcase was shown. The festival opened on 22 September with Philipp Stölzl's film GOETHE! The main program also featured ALMANYA (ALMANYA - WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND) by Yasemin Samdereli, THREE (DREI) by Tom Tykwer, COLOR OF THE OCEAN (DIE FARBE DES OZEANS) b...

Animarte 6 - Call for Entries

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Dear Animators,
 
Animarte 6, the 6th annual Animarte International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until October 15th, 2011. Animarte 6 is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.
 
Animarte showcases the best animation shorts from around the world and brings them to cities throughout Latin America. Already five major cities have been confirmed for our sixt...

Schafhaus (casa de ovejas)

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Director: Alberto Masliah.
ERNESTO (36) arrives at Trelew, Argentina, from Germany, where he had been living since he was three years old. His grandparents had taken him to Germany after his parents disappeared during the military dictatorship. Now, Ernesto has returned for the first time to his native country to take charge of the negotiations his grandfather had been conducting with an Argentine wool company, until his recent death. When Ernesto arrives at the airport, memories of his last moments with his parents come flooding back. These disorganized and incomprehensible flashbacks affect him to the point of causing him to faint. Once in the hotel room, he goes to the scheduled meeting. There he meets MR. OSCAR QUIROGA, one of his grandfather’s oldest friends. He gives him a picture in which Quiroga himself appears with Ernesto’s grandparents and father, then a little boy. This is the first photograph he has ever seen of his father, because his grandparents, afraid of hurting him, had concealed his parents’ past in Argentina from him. In the picture he can also see a country house that he had never heard of before and which belonged to his grandparents called “Schafhaus.” The following day, Ernesto is supposed to come back to Germany, but he can’t take his flight due to a pilots’ strike. With the excuse of selecting the wool bales he has bought, Ernesto rents a car and drives south to the Patagonia, but his real goal is to find the place shown in the picture. In the car he finds a children’s book telling the story of a little sheep called Anita who travels back home. Unknowingly, Anita’s story will lead him to his goal. On the way, Ernesto has an accident and seeks help at a nearby gas station. There he meets FLOR, the owner, and ÉRICA who lives in a motor-home near the gas station. Erica is a divorced anthropologist and mother of MARTÍN, a teenager. Because of his accident, Ernesto is forced to live with them, and little by little he begins to open up, and tells them his story. As Ernesto and Martín feel so closely identified with each other, they soon become friends. With Érica, instead, tension begins to build up, due to the mutual attraction they gradually start to feel. This brings Ernesto into trouble with GERARDO, the town’s mechanic and Érica’s boyfriend. During his stay in the town, Ernesto puts his wool selection meetings to good use –he does everything he can to try to find “Schafhaus.” Later on, he runs into a mysterious MAPUCHE OLD LADY who deeply moves him when she calls him by his father’s name. Ernesto sees in her the chance to find what he is looking for, but everybody persuades him to forget all about it, as they say the woman is mentally deranged. Having finished his negotiations, and without any hope of finding the place, Ernesto starts planning to go back to Germany. But one day, to his surprise, he notices the children’s story found in the car mentions the place he has been looking for and therefore could be the key to “Schafhaus.” So Ernesto decides to pay a visit to the story writer, GEORGINA, without suspecting she was a good friend of his mother’s. This knowledge shakes Ernesto’s whole existence. It’s only then when he is able to reconstruct his memories of the last moments he shared with his parents. Georgina, who has been in touch with Ernesto’s grandfather for the last thirty years, gives him the keys to “Schafhaus.” In the end, Ernesto goes to the place he has been looking for. It is there, in his grandparents’ country house, the place where his father grew up, where Ernesto finally reconstructs his own story.

Animarte 2010 - Call for Entries!

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The 5th Animarte – International Animation Festival is receiving submissions until November 10th, 2010. Animarte is open to animated and mixed media shorts with a duration of 15 minutes or less. There is no entry or registration fee and all animation techniques are accepted.Animarte showcases the best animation shorts from around the world and brings them to cities throughout South America. Already three major cities have been confirmed for our fourth edition: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mendoza,...

12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival

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The singular 4+1 Film Festival MAPPFRE FOUNDATION- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Paulo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnes Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya Marin, Cambodian Rithy Pann or Argentinean Pablo Agüero, among others, will be competing for the B...

4+1 Film Festival competitive line up

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12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival Madrid, October 11 2010The singular FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE 4+1 FILM FESTIVAL- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Pablo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnès Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya ...

New 4+1 Film Festival revealed during San Sebastian

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  This morning the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION was presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival.   The new festival wil show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented  the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind ...

New 4+1 Film Festival Mapfre Foundation revealed during San Sebastian

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4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION will show Art House Cinema simultaneously in five iberoamerican cities This morning, within the framework of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Managing Director of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION Culture Institute Pablo Jimenez Burillo has presented the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival MAPFRE FOUNDATION. The idea behind this international event, which will be celebrated for the first time on November 11th through the 14th of 2010, consists in bringing back so...

The Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires celebrates its tenth birthday!

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After nine successful festival years dedicated to German cinema, expectations are high for the 10th edition of the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires. The jubilee year will see eleven new feature films, a documentary, a children’s film as well as the NEXT GENERATION 2010 program of shorts being shown in the „Hoyts Abasto“ festival cinema between September 23 – 29, 2010. In addition, the program will be rounded off with the screening of the silent film DER LETZTE MANN with musical a...

Tapiales Short Film Festival

Tapiales International Short Film Festival announces the call for entries for its seventh edition which will take place on December 2010. Deadline for submissions is September 10th, 2010.Short films from all over the world are welcome to participate in a competition for Aborigen Awards in different categories including Best Foreign Short Film. Films will not exceed 15 minutes length, must include Spanish subtitles and be on DVD format. Tapiales Festival is sponsored by INCAA, SICA, Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires Province, Cultural Department of La Matanza Council and organized by JC Films OFCT. Tapiales Festival brings a different place for filmmakers to meet the public, an open-air square where everybody is welcome, a popular atmosphere which turns this Festival into a true short film festivity.For more information, submission requirements and application forms visit: www.tapialescinecorto.com.ar

Sebastian Mantilla’s project CANAL selected for PUENTES 2009

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Trained at Torino Film Lab in colaboration with Script & Pitch, the feature film project CANAL written by Sebastian Mantilla from Spain and produced by Bianca Smanio from Novart Media Films, has been one of five europeans selected to participate at PUENTES taking place in Buenos Aires from March 26-30, 2009 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) taking place from March 25 - April 5, 2009. Along with CANAL, PUENTES Europe...

Festival De Cine Y Video Latinoamericano De Buenos Aires

This festival pretends to bring to the general audiences the work an effort of the latin and spanishamerican directors and producers. Not only on film support but on digital resources as well.

Buenos Aires International Festival Of Independent Cinema

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The Festival`s main goal is to stimulate the public exhibition of films, which are neither distributed nor screened at the traditional local circuits. The program has an official competition for feature and short films and a focus on music and film.

Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival

The aim of the BsAsSFF is to show to local audience the very best of international short films. Win the audience award: a trip to Patagonia.

The 8th Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires

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The 8th Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires (11 – 17  September 2008) New films by Germany’s leading filmmakers as well as promising newcomers will be shown at the 8th Festival de Cine Alemán. The festival will be kicked off in the Cine Village Recoleta on 11 September with a screening of THE WAVE (DIE WELLE) in the presence of director Dennis Gansel and lead actress Jennifer Ulrich. THE WAVE is one of five films submitted for the selection process for the German entry for the Best ...

European Film Promotion at the Buenos Aires Festival

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European Film Promotion at the 10. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, April 08-20, 2008Strong presence of innovative European cinema in Buenos AiresEuropean Film Promotion (EFP) and the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) continue their collaboration at the 10th edition of Latin America’s premiere independent film event. 2008 marks the fifth year that EFP and BAFICI join together in creating a promotional platform which highlights the work...

onedotzero's 2007 festival tour is about to kick off,

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onedotzero's 2007 festival tour is about to kick off, with huge events in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, we have some very special events taking place as part of Nuit Blanche, Paris, and the Shanghai eArts festival. These packed three day festivals will be the first opportunity to view onedotzero's brand new screening programmes, including favourites wow+flutter, wavelegth, and extended play, as well as retrospectives including a focus on Bjork's music videos. The...

In Kino Veritas: Tango Odissey Wine Country Opener

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Tango Odyssey Leads Filmmaker Back Home to Bay AreaWhen local filmmaker Joshua Dylan Mellars got the idea to film his first documentary Tango Illusions in Buenos Aires, he had no idea that it would take a seven-year journey to complete it. Like good wine, filmmaking can take time. Tango Illusions premieres at the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival on Saturday, August 13 at 6 pm at the Nicholson Ranch Winery in Sonoma.“My desire to film Tango Illusions has taken me to some strange places. S...

Buenos Aires launches short film fest

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The first edition of Concurso Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina between september 22 and 24th 2005. ModalitiesThere are two modalities: Screenplay Modality, in which will be able toparticipate unpublished screenplays in documentary and fiction categries; and Realization Modality, in which will be able to participate short-films in all categories (documentary, fiction, animation, experimental and others). Deadline is August 25th.PrizesThe prizes consist o...

Europeans win big at Buenos Aires

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The 7th edition of the Buenos Aires Festival Intenacional De Cine Independiente (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) ended this past weekend with the announcement of awards in various competition areas.European films had a remarkably strong showing, winning most of the major categories. The Festival hosted nearly 100 films from Europe, making up nearly a third of the overall program. In addition, European Film Promotion, the organization that represents the film promotion ...

The European connection in Buenos Aires

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Films from the European Union and the former East are a major component of the 7th edition of the BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA. Nearly one third of the program, over one hundred films, is devoted to European works, which makes it the most represented region of all the films including films from Latin America.Buenos Aires, which is often referred to as the Paris of the South, is itself a mix of Latin American and European influences. The city has a strong connection t...

American Indies tango in Buenos Aires

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AMERICAN INDIES TANGO IN BUENOS AIRESBy Sandy Mandelberger, Special Events EditorThe 7th edition of the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) is in full swing, and among the 300 plus films is a heady mix of American independent talents. Known as the Sundance of South America, the Festival is devoted to showcasing quirky, individualistic cinema from Europe, Asia, Latin America and, increasingly, the US.While the focus on indie cinema makes the Sundance reference an e...

Interview with Fernando Pena, BAFICI director

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A typical day for Fernando Pena, the Artistic Director of the BAFICI, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, begins routinely at 8:00am, when he comes into his office to deal with the mass of emails and phone messages from around the world.This early morning hour is the only time in the day when his phone is not ringing off the hook. Buenos Aires, famous for its nightlife and parties that last until the first rays of the morning sunlight, is not a town for early risers, b...
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