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Raúl Perrone Argentina

He was born in Ituzaingó, in the Buenos Aires province, in 1952. A large part of his filmography was screened in Bafici, including Tarde de verano (‘06), La Navidad de Ofelia y Galván and Canada (‘07; Best Director award in the Argentine Competition), 180 grados (‘09), Los actos cotidianos (‘10), and P3nd3jo5 (...

Film: Ragazzi


Renzo Cozza Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1991. He studied Acting and Creative Writing. He also participated in the short film La novia de Frankenstein with an acting role. Paseo is his first short film as a director.

Film: Paseo


Richard Brooks Estados Unidos

He was born in Philadelphia, US, in 1912. He started working in Hollywood in the forties as screenwriter in such films as Cobra Woman (Robert Siodmak) and Key Largo (John Huston). He directed The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and The Professionals (1966), among other films. He died in March, 1992.

Film: A sangre fría


Robert Kenner Estados Unidos

He was born in New York, USA, and worked as a scriptwriter, producer and filmmaker. Some of his works as as director are Russia’s Last Tsar (1994), America’s Endangered Species: Don’t Say Good-bye (1998), The American Experience (2005) and Food Inc (2008; Bafici ‘09 and nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Film cat...

Film: Merchants of Doubt


Roberto Collío Chile

He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1986 and studied Film and TV Directing at the Film Research Center in Argentina. While a student, he directed the fiction short film El hombre muerto. He’s currently developing Petit Frêre.

Film: Muerte blanca


Ron Mann Canadá

He was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1959, and attended college in that city. He directed, among others, Flak (1976; Bafici ‘10), Imagine the Sound (1981), Twist (1992), Grass (1999; Bafici ‘00), Go Further (2003; Bafici ‘04), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006; Bafici ‘07) and Know Your Mushrooms (2008; Bafici ‘09).

Film: Altman


Roque Catania Argentina

Born in Los Toldos, Buenos Aires, he directs short films, documentaries, and TV series since 1991. Currently a projectionist, he co-directed the documentary El informe de Suárez (1995) with Gaspar Scheuer, directed and produced the choral TV documentary Evita es nuestra (2013), Ramal de vías muertas (2010) and the experimental documen...

Film: El trovador siempre vuelve


Rosendo Ruiz Argentina

Born in San Juan in 1967, he lives in Córdoba, where he majored in Film and TV at the UNC. His first film De caravana (2010), participated in the International Competition at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and won the Audience Award. His second feature, Tres D, participated in the Argentine Competition of the 16 th Festival.

Film: Todo el tiempo del mundo


Roy Andersson Suecia

He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1967. His filmography includes the shorts Something Happened (1987) and World of Glory (1991), as well as the features A Swedish Love Story (1970), Giliap (1975), Songs from the Second Floor (2000) and You, the Living (2007), all of which were screened in a retrospective of his work at the 10 th Bafici.

Film: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence


Sandro Aguilar Portugal

He was born in Portugal in 1974. He studied Film at the Higher Education School of Theatre and Cinema and, in 1988, he was one of the founders of the production company O Som e a Fúria. His short films Corpo e meio, A serpente, Arquivo, Mercúrio and Voodoo, as well as his only feature film, A zona, were screened at the focus on his wo...

Film: False Twins


Santiago Charriere Argentina

Born in 1986, he studies Filmmaking at FUC. In 2012 he released Backyard Sessions, a medium-length documentary that participated in genre festivals in Czech Republic, Poland, United States, and Ushuaia. He works as an advertising director. Bring Back Rock is his first feature-length film.

Film: Poner al rock de moda


Santiago Calori Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1977, he’s one of the founders of the magazine La Cosa. He wrote some movies and too many TV comedies. He currently hosts Gente sexy at Rock & Pop FM, and he’s also a freelance TV formats’ advisor. He directed the short film Plan (1999), and the unconcluded feature Ceibo y Taba (2001).

Film: Un importante preestreno


Santiago Giralt Argentina

Directed All the Lonely People (2009), Before Opening Night (2010) and Anagrams (2014)

Film: UPA 2! El regreso


Scott Crawford Estados Unidos

He’s a music journalist, musician, and graphic designer During his teenage years in Washington DC, he started a fanzine called Metrozine, which documented what happened in the DC punk scene in the Eighties. He was editor-in-chief of Harp magazine for seven years and today currently writes for the website Blurt.

Film: Salad Days


Sebastián Hermida Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He trained as an ad copywriter and made wrote more than three hundred pieces for local and foreign brands. He studied Production, Acting Direction, Filmmaking and Scriptwriting. He directed several short films, including Ring-raje (2001) and Día de felicidad (2012), and worked as an actor in Alejandro Dor...

Film: Cine de pueblo, una historia itinerante


Sebastian Schipper Alemania

He was born in Hannover, Germany, in 1968. He began his acting training at the Otto Flackenberg School in Munich. He worked as an interpreter in such films as Run, Lola, Run (1997) and I Am Here (2013). He wrote and directed Absolute Giganten (1999), A Friend of Mine (2004) and Mitte Ende August (2009).

Film: Victoria


Segundo Bercetche Argentina

He was born in 1980. He’s a musician, and he directed the documentary Buenos Aires Rap (Bafici ‘14).

Film: Jungle Boyz


Sergei Parajanov Georgia

The son of Armenians, he was born in Georgia, USSR, in 1924. He studied at  Moscow’s State Institute of Cinematography, and since he began directing in 1954, he made more than fifteen titles, such as Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965) and The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985; awarded at the Rotterdam Film Festival). He died in 1990, at...

Film: El color de la granada


Sergei Loznitsa Bielorrusia

Born in Belarus in 1964, he grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, where he graduated as a mathematician and worked as a scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. Later he studied Filmmaking at the VGIK in Rusia and directed several films, including Life, Autumn (1999), Blockade (2006), The Revue (2008), My Joy (2010) and In the Fog (2012).

Film: Maidan


Sergio Renán Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1933. Actor, director and opera regisseur, he was the General and Artistic Director of Buenos Aires’ Colón Theater, an ambassador, General Director of Cultural Matters of the Foreign Office and director of the National Fund for the Arts. His other films are Crecer de golpe, Gracias por el fuego, Tacos alt...

Film: La tregua


Severin Fiala Austria

She trained at the Vienna Film Academy. Together with Ulrike Putzer, she directed the short film Elephant Skin (2009).

Film: Goodnight Mommy


Shinya Tsukamoto Japón

He was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1960. Some of his films are: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Hiruko the Goblin (1991), Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992), Tokyo Fist (1995), Bullet Ballet (1998), A Snake of June (2002), Nightmare Detective (2006; Bafici ‘07), Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009) and Kotoko (2011).

Film: Fires on the Plain


Silvina Landsmann Argentina

She was born in Argentina in 1965 and migrated to Israel at 11. She studied studied psychology in Paris and mathematics in Tel Aviv. She directed Collège (1998), Post Partum (2004), Unto Thy Land (2007) and Soldier/Citizen (2012). She founded the company Comino Films, with which she produces her own projects.

Film: Hotline


Silvina Szperling Argentina

She was born in Buenos Aires in 1960. She trained in contemporary dance and worked in video-dance, and directed several awarded short films, including Temblor (Best Editing in the country’s Secretary of Culture) and Chámame (La Mujer y el Cine award and IMZ/Cinedans, Amsterdam). Reflejo Narcisa is her first feature-length film.

Film: Reflejo Narcisa


Simón Vélez López Colombia

He was born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1990. He studied Filmmaking at Universidad del Cine. He’s also an executive producer for the competition short film Agustinta, and is currently working on his feature-length film Los mayores ríos se deslizan bajo tierra.

Film: Por ver la luz en tus pupilas, decía mordicante el réprobo


Soon-Mi Yoo Corea del Sur

Born in South Korea, she studied German Literature at the Yonsei University and Photography at Massachusetts Art School. She directed several short films, like Dangerous Supplement (2006), and participated in the co-directed documentary Far from Afghanistan (2012; Bafici ‘13).

Film: Songs from the North


Stefan Libiot Francia

She studied Philosophy and worked as an assistant director in films like Three Colours, by Krzysztof Kieslowski. She directed Madre Mia - Conversations avec la mère (2009) and Si les papillons chantaient.

Film: O que vai ao lume?


Stéphanie Valloatto Francia

She studied Law and Political Sciences for years before working in film direction. For over fifteen years, she wrote and directed short and medium-length documentaries for TV channels like France 3, France 5 and TV5. Cartoonists - Foot Soldiers of Democracy is her first documentary feature.

Film: Caricaturistes - Fantassins de la démocratie


Stéphanie Barbey Suiza

Film: Broken Land


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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