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Mar del Plata Film Festival

Mar del Plata International Film Festival turns 25.

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25th Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival From 13th to 21st November, 2010 The only Latin American Film Festival with “A” status was conceived in 1954 due to the need to reflect the Argentinean Cinema universe, as well as the international cinematographic scenario. Year after year, the Festival established itself as a vital exhibition of the development and exchange of the film industry and audiovisual arts. Mar del Plata International Film Festival is today a must for filmmakers, acto...

Mar del Plata celebrates 25th in 56 years.

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56 years ago Argentina welcomed the First International Cinematographic Exhibition of Cinema in Mar del Plata. Today, 24 editions later, the Festival gets ready for its Silver Edition.Since that first big step, the country and the world have witnessed the change and growth ofthe cinematographic universe. New trends, new narratives, new authors have gone through the Festival and have left their trace and built history.The first Festival was held from 8 to 14 March, 1954. It was not a competitive ...

Ramon Rojas - Sueños de Chozas

Director: Maria Rosa Andreotti.
“I should be given the title of Summa Cum Laude bum”, states Ramon Rojas to camera in the first minutes of this documentary portrait shot in the streets of Buenos Aires by visual artist Maria Rosa Andreotti. Musician, street poet, bum by own choice, anarchist, Rojas is one of those urban characters so marginal to the system that is virtually invisible to a majority of society. “Ramón Rojas – Sueños de chozas” [“Ramón Rojas – Dreams of huts”] looks at the experience and outlook of a man whose culture is his haven and his value of survival. The documentary looks into Ramón’s paradoxes as well as at the decisions to which one may be driven, almost to the limit of losing the most intimate thing we have – the right to privacy, to fantasy and hence, to individual freedom, for all of which a home or a refuge is absolutely necessary. Re-discovered by Andreotti’s camera, Rojas is featured as an essential part of the current social and economic Argentine landscape.

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...

Le Grand Voyage", by Ismael Ferroukhi wins at Mar del Plata

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDSOFFICIAL JURY: The Jury presided by Román Gubern (university professor) and formed by Robert Lantos (canadian producer), Francisco Lombardi (peruvian director), Hugh Hudson (london producer, writer and director), Leonor Manso (argentinian actress), Ingeborga Dapkunaite (actress from Lituania) and Patrick Bauchau (belgian actor), granted the Golden Astor to “Le Grand Voyage”, film by Ismael Ferroukhi.THE UNOFFICIAL JURIES: F...

Films competing for Mar del Plata Festival Astor awards

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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10-20 2005Last year the festival organizers sought to give the event a closer identification with the city and decided to rename the awards Astor, in honour of Mar del Plata's most famous citizen. This year the emphasis is on image, so a new logo has been adopted. It combines two basic elements intended to represent our city and country internationally: the sea lion, a symbol of the city, is framed by moving ...

20th Mar del Plata highlights

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20TH EDITION OF THE MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe 20th edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival will be held on March 10 to 20. The AWARD will be the ASTOR for the second time, according to the name of one of the most famous people from the city. This year the film fest have a new logo (see image). It combines the blue colour of sea and a sea lion, two elements characteristics of the place.The film TURTLES CAN FLY by Bahman Ghobadi is set to open the film festival....

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...

Mar del Plata - Gold Astor goes to Argentina

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BUENA VIDA DELIVERY WINS BEST FILM at MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL Leonardo di Cesare's directorial debut, the Argentine film BUENA VIDA DELIVERY, won the Golden Astor for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which ended on Saturday March 20. The comedy drama was backed by the Argentine Film Institute, Film Sud (France) and the Hubert Bals Fund.The award for Best Director went to Hungarian Benedek Fliegauf for his film DEALER, with Nicoletta Braschi winning Best Actress for her role in the It...

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 ...
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