Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires Agenda Cultural de Buenos Aires


BAFICI was born in 1999 and has ever since grown to become one of the most prominent film festivals in the world, placed as it is in a privileged and distinguished position on the international film agenda.

The Festival is renowned as an essential means of promotion for independent film production, where the most innovative, risk-taking and committed films can be shown. In the span of its comprehensive programming the festival comprises several cultural expressions and gathers acclaimed directors and new talents within a dynamic atmosphere.

With its wide range of films including Argentine, Latin American and worldwide premieres as well as well-deserved retros, BAFICI is the greatest, most prestigious event for the independent cinema in Latin America.

Last year’s final figures show a turnout increase and the consolidation of the Festival as a major event in the City’s rich cultural calendar. More than 350 thousand people participated in the 14th BAFICI, what represents a 15 percent increase over 2011.

The number of tickets sold amounts to 230 thousand tickets, which also confirms the drawing power of such comprehensive showcase of risk-taking and groundbreaking cinema, hardly available in the commercial circuit of this well-known film-loving city. The Festival’s growth also translated into a larger number of venues all across Buenos Aires.

All our neighbors can enjoy first-rate movies in the different districts of the City. Buenos Aires breathes cinema and its citizens, well known for their avid filmgoing, join each edition in a growing number.

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