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Agostina Gálvez Argentina

Was born in Buenos Aires in 1985 and studied at Universidad del Cine. She directed El traje (Bafici ‘12). 

Film: La novia de Frankenstein


Alberto Fuguet Chile

He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1964. He published several books, including the novels Mala onda (1991), Tinta roja (1996) and Las películas de mi vida (2002). He directed short films, music videos, and the feature-length films For Rent (2005), Velódromo (Bafici ‘10), Country Music (Bafici ‘11) and Locaciones: Bus...

Film: Invierno


Alejandro Agresti Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1961, some of his films are El amor es una mujer gorda (1987), Buenos Aires viceversa (1996; Silver Condor for Best Director), El viento se llevó lo qué (1998; Golden Shell in San Sebastián), Una noche con Sabrina Love (2000), Valentín (2002; Silver Condor for Best Script) and The Lake House (2006...

Films: El acto en cuestión No somos animales


Alejandro Cohen Arazi Argentina

Alejandro Cohen Arazi (Buenos Aires, 1981) studied at the Avellaneda Institute of Film Art. He directed Córtenla, una peli sobre call centers (2012).

Film: Cáncer de máquina


Alejandro Small Perú

Born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1991, he studied Communication Sciences at the University of Lima. His short films Lisandro y el amor (2011), Microbús (2013) and SOPLA! (2014) were awarded at Peru’s National Short Film Contest. He’s currently developing the script for his first feature-length film.

Film: Microbús


Aleksei Fedorchenko Rusia

He was born in Siberia, Russia, in 1966. He studied Engineering and worked as a deputy director of the Sverdlovsk State Studio, where he participated in the production of more than 80 films. He studied Playwriting at Russia’s National Film Institute. He directed several films, including First on the Moon (2005; Bafici ‘06).

Film: Angels of Revolution


Aleksei German Jr. Rusia

He was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1976. He studied at the Gerasimov Intitute of Cinematography. The Last Train (2003), his first feature, was programmed by the Venice Film Festival. Later, he returned to that Festival with Paper Soldier (2008) and won the Best Director Silver Lion.

Film: Under Electric Clouds


Alex Ross Perry Estados Unidos

He was born in Pennsylvania, USA, in 1984. He trained at the Tisch School of the Arts in the University of New York and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. His work as a director includes Impolex, The Color Wheel and Listen Up Philip.

Film: Queen of Earth


Alexandre Astier Francia

Born in 1974 in Lyon, France, he’s a writer, humorist, actor and composer most known in his country for his television series Kaamelott.

Film: Astérix et le domaine des dieux


Ali Ahmadzadeh Irán

He was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1986. He majored in Architecture before studying Music at the Neinava Unversity and Filmmaking at the Young Cinema Society. His work as a director includes the short films Pinned (2007) and Collage (2011) as well as the feature-length film Kami’s Party (2013).

Film: Atomic Heart


Alice Rohrwacher Italia

Born in 1981 in Fiesole, Italy, she studied in Turin and Lisbon, Portugal. She worked mainly as a documentary editor and music interpreter in theater plays. She directed the episode “La fiumara” of the collective documentary Checosamanca (2006) before making Corpo celeste (2011), her first feature-length film.

Film: Le meraviglie


Ana Lily Amirpour Reino Unido

Born in England, she grew up in the US, where she studied at the UCLA Film School. She directed several short films, including True Love, Ana Lily Amirpour Likes This (both in 2010), Pashmaloo (2011), and A Little Suicide (2012; Bafici ‘13).

Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


André Novais Olivera Brasil

Born in Brazil, he studied History at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais and trained as a filmmaker at the Escola Livre de Cinema. He’s a partner at the production company Filmes de Plástico, and his directorial work includes the short films Fantasmas (2010) and Pouco Mais de um Mês (2013).

Film: Ela volta na quinta


Andrei Konchalovski Rusia

He was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1937. He trained to be a pianist at the Moscow Conservatory before starting his film career. He directed several films, including A Nest of Gentlefolk (1969), Uncle Vania (1970), A Lover’s Romance (1974), Runaway Train (1985), Duet for One (1986) and Tango & Cash (1989).

Film: Postman’s White Nights


Arne Birkenstock Alemania

He was born in Siegen, Germany, in 1967. He studied Economics, Political Sciences, Latin American History, and Romance Languages in Germany and Argentina. 12 tangos - Pasaje de regreso a Buenos Aires (2005) and Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer (2010) are some of his documentaries.

Film: Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery


Artemio Narro México

He was born in 1976 in México City, where he currently lives and works. A self-taught director, he is part of the generation of Mexican artists that emerged in the 1990s. Me quedo contigo is his first film.

Film: Me quedo contigo


Asia Argento Italia

She was born in Rome, Italy, in 1975. She is the daughter of actress Daria Nicolodi and director, producer and screenwriter Dario Argento, with whom she worked at the start of her acting career in Trauma (1993). She won the David di Donatello award for Best Actress twice. Her works as a director include Scarlett Diva (2000) and The Heart Is Deceitf...

Film: Incompresa


Benoît Delépine Francia

He was born in 1958 in Saint-Quentin, France. He was a TV actor and writer, an editor for the magazine Création and the author of comic books such as L’Imposteur (2000) and God Killer (2003).

Film: Near Death Experience


Bettina Perut Italia

Bettina Perut (Rome, 1970) is a journalist, and Iván Osnovikoff (Puerto Montt, 1966) is an anthropologist. Since 1997, they have been developing a joint body of work that includes the titles Martín Vargas de Chile (2000), Un hombre aparte (2002), El astuto mono Pinochet (2004), Welcome to New York (2006), Noticias (2009), and La muert...

Film: Surire


Bill Morrison Estados Unidos

He was born in Chicago, US, in 1965, and is currently based in New York. He is a member of the Ridge Theater and founder of Hypnotic Pictures. Among other features, he directed Decasia (2002), Dspark of Being (2010) and Tributes: Pulse (2011).

Films: The Great Flood Re:Awakenings


Bill Morrison Estados Unidos

He was born in Chicago, US, in 1965, and is currently based in New York. He is a member of the Ridge Theater and founder of Hypnotic Pictures. Among other features, he directed Decasia (2002), Spark of Being (2010) and Tributes: Pulse (2011).


Bill Pohlad Estados Unidos

His long career as a director includes such titles as The Runaways (2010), The Tree of Life (2011; for which he was nominated for an Oscar), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Wild (2014). In 1990, he directed the feature Old Explorers.

Film: Love & Mercy


Billy Wilder Austria

He was born in 1906 in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, and died in 2002. He arrived in Hollywood in 1933 and directed, among other films for which he was nominated 21 times and won six Academy Awards, The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Apartment (1960). Fedora (1978) was screened i...

Film: La comezón del séptimo año


Boris Nicot Francia

Born in 1974, he lives and works in Southern France. He studied at the School of Fine Arts and participated in several artist collectives. He directed the experimental documentary shorts Asile (2005) and D’assez courtes unités de temps (2008) as well as the feature-length documentary Un étrange équipage (2010).

Film: Filmer obstinément, rencontre avec Patricio Guzmán


Britni West Estados Unidos

Currently based in Minneapolis and New York, she was set decorator in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, screened at Bafici ‘14 and nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards. After carrying out different roles in features and short films, she shot Tired Moonlight, her first feature.

Film: Tired Moonlight


Bruno Dumont Francia

He was born in Bailleul, France, in 1958. He was a Philosophy teacher and directed several commercials, short films and documentaries. His first feature-length film was La vida de Jesús (1997); it was followed by Humanite (1999; Grand Prix at Cannes), Twentynine Palms (2002), Flandres (2005; Grand Prix at Cannes), Hadewijch (2009; Bafici &ls...

Film: P’tit Quinquin


Camila Toker Argentina

Directed Rama negra (2010).

Film: UPA 2! El regreso


Carlos E. Rentería Perú

Born in Lima, Peru, in 1985, he graduated as a director at Buenos Aires’ Universidad del Cine. His first short film, The Intention to Cut, Close, Clean, premiered at the Lima Independent Festival and has been selected by several regional festivals.


Carlos M. Quintela Cuba

He was born in Havana in 1984. He studied Arts at the High Institute of Art and Scriptwriting at EICTV. His opera prima, The Swimming Pool, premiered at the 63 rd edition of the Berlinale. From then on, it competed in more than twenty international film festivals.

Film: La obra del siglo


05 May 2015


BAL’s “Work in Progress” section has selected two Argentine projects, one from Chile, one from Colombia and a Mexican-Ecuadorian co-production to be screened at t...


25 April 2015


The 380 thousand people coming to the screenings and activities of the 2015 BAFICI and the great moments gathered over these two weeks have made this a memorable year for the Festi...


25 April 2015


The Festival officially came to an end with the screening of “La calle de los pianistas” and the live concert by Karin Lercher and Natasha Binder in the main hall and t...


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