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20 April 2013

The English film Berberian Sound Studio, by Peter Strickland, was voted Best Film of the International Official Selection, and Santiago Loza’s La paz won such category in the Argentine Official Selectionm, as was announced today, Saturday, at noon at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, together with the rest of the awards of the 15th edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI). Other winners in the International Competition include, María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo as Romina Paula, collectively awarded Best Actress for Viola, by Matías Piñeiro; Franceso Carril, Best Actor for Los ilusos; Matt Porterfield, Best Director for his film I Used to Be Darker; Playback, by Antoíne Cattin and Pavel Kostomarov, which earned a special mention; and Leones, by Jazmín López, which received the Special Jury Prize. Additionally, in the Argentine Competition, Raúl Perrone was chosen Best Director for P3ND3J05, and Alejo Moguillansky’s El loro y el cisne received a special mention. In the Short Films Official Selection, the first prize went to 9 Vacunas, by Iair Said, and the second prize went to Yo y Maru 2012, by Juan Renau.

The rest of the awards were granted as follows: in the "Avant-garde and genre” section, the Grand Prize went to Arraianos, by Eloy Enciso; Best Feature Film to Joven y alocada, by Marialy Rivas; and Best Short Film to A Story for the Modlins, by Sergio Oksman. In the Human Rights Competition, Materia Oscura, by Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Paren, was voted Best Film, and there was a mention for My Afghanistan, Life in the Forbidden Zone, by Nagieb Khaja. In addition, the Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos Argentinos (ACCA) Award went to La Paz, by Santiago Loza; the ADF Award for Best Director of Photography in the International Competition, to a Nic Knowland and his film Barberian Sound Studio; the SIGNIS Award was given to Su Re, by Giovanni Columbu; the FIPRESCI Award went to Viola, by Matías Piñeiro; and the FEISAL Award, to Soy mucho mejor que vos, by Chilean filmmaker Che Sandoval.

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