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Stephen Kijak Estados Unidos

He directed such music documentaries as Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) and Stones in Exile (2010).

Film: Jaco


Swann Dubus Francia

Born in France in 1977, he studied film at New Sorbonne University Paris 3. His documentaries include L Ville (2007) and With or Without Me (2011; with Tran Phuong Thao).

Film: Finding Phong


Taika Waititi Nueva Zelanda

Taika Waititi was born in New Zealand, in 1975. He directed Two Cars, One Night (2004; nominated for an Oscar), Eagle vs Shark (2007), and Boy (2009). 

Film: Casa Vampiro


Takashi Murakami Japón

Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1962, he studied at that city’s National University of Fine Arts and Music. He had the first of many solo exhibitions as an artist at Aoi Gallery, Osaka, in 1991. Jellyfish Eyes is his directorial debut film.

Film: Jellyfish Eyes


Tamae Garateguy Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, she studied Literature at the UBA, Acting, and Art. She co-directed Upa! An Argentine Film (Winner of the Argentine Competition at Bafici ‘07), and directed Pompeya (2010) and She Wolf (Bafici ‘13).

Films: Las furias UPA 2! El regreso


Tatiana Brandrup Estados Unidos

She was born in Carolina de Norte, USA, in 1965. She studied Visual Anthropology in Paris and Film Direction at the University of New York and the Film and TV University of Munich. She directed several films, including The House with the Banana Tree (1991) and Georgian Lovesong (2004).

Film: Cinema: A Public Affair


Tiago Hespanha Portugal

Tiago Hespanha studied Architecture and assisted the workshop about documentary filmmaking in Lisboa. He directed, The Gift from Afar (2008) and Guided Tour (2009), among others.

Film: RevoluçÂo Industrial


Tiziana Panizza Chile

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1972, she has an MA in Art and Media from the University of Westminster; she studies documentary filmmaking at the EICTV, and is a professor at University of Chile. She directed the short film trilogy Cartas visuales (2005-13; Bafici ‘13), and the documentaries Tierra sola and 74 m² (2012; Bafici ‘13).

Film: Tierra en movimiento


Toby Lee Estados Unidos

She was born in Los Angeles in 1980. He studied Anthropology and Filmmaking at Harvard.

Film: Single Stream


Tomás Lipgot Argentina

Born in Neuquén in 1978, he studied at Universidad del Cine and Buenos Aires’ School of Music. He directed eight short films, and the feature-length films Casafuerte (2004), Fortalezas (2010; with Christoph Behl), Ricardo Becher, recta final (Bafici ‘10), Moacir (Bafici ‘11), and El árbol de la muralla (2012).

Film: Vergüenza y respeto


Tony Scott Reino Unido

He was born in northern England in 1944. He spent 20 years directing an enormous amount of TV ads for his brother Ridley’s company, and made his first feature in 1983. Later, he directed such classics as Top Gun (1986), Days of Thunder (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), and Enemy of the State (1998), among many others. He died in Los Angeles...

Film: El ansia


Tran Phuong Thao Vietnam

Born in Vietnam in 1977, she moved to France in 2001. She trained as a documentarian at Poitiers University and made Worker’s Dream (2007).


Ulrich Seidl Austria

He was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1952, and began his career working for TV. He directed several documentaries, including State of the Nation (2001) and Jesus, You Know (2003), the fiction films Dog Days (2001) and Import/Export (2007; Bafici ‘08), and the trilogy composed of Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope (2012), screene...

Film: In the Basement


Verónica Llinás Argentina

She was born in Buenos Aires in 1960. She studied Drama, pantomime, acrobacy, and singing. She was a part of the comedy group Gambas al Ajillo, and participated in many plays, TV shows, and films.

Film: La mujer de los perros


Veronika Franz Austria

She works as a journalist in the Austrian newspaper Kurier. She collaborated in the scripts of such Ulrich Seidl’s films as Import/Export (2007; Bafici ‘08) and Paradise:Love (2012; Bafici ‘13).

Film: Goodnight Mommy


Victoria Carreras Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1966, she directed the documentaries Puerto nuevo, Academia Nacional del Tango and Llamas. She worked as a scriptwriter, producer and actress in the films Después del mar, Eva y Lola, and El sexo de las madres, among others.

Film: Merello x Carreras


Violeta Uman Argentina

She was born in Argentina in 1975. She studied Image and Sound Design, and directed the short films Clarilandia (2002) and Hevalino (2003; Bafici ‘03). Since 2003, she works in the areas of production and direction for several audiovisual projects. This is her return to film directing.

Film: Atardecer


Virginia Curiá España

She studied at the Image & Sound School of A Coruña, Spain, and in 1993 she co-founded, with Tomás Conde, the studio Algarabía Animación. Since then, they’ve created more than ten stop-motion short films and a number of ads. They’ve also produced the feature-length film Pica Pica Circus.


Virginia Heath Nueva Zelanda Reino Unido

A scriptwriter and director, she’s a United Kingdom and New Zealand citizen and currently lives in Edinburgh. Some of her short films are Relativity (2010; awarded in Berlin), Point Annihilation (2004), Little Lost David (2008) and My Dangerous Loverboy (2009).

Film: From Scotland with Love


Walter Salles Brasil

He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1956. His works as a director include Foreign Land (which won an award as the best Brazilian film of 1995), Central Station (winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin in 1998 as well as the Bafta and Golden Globe awards), and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004; awarded at the Baftas and by the London Critics’ Cir...

Film: Jia Zhang-ke, um homem de Fenyang


Xavier Picard Francia

French born writer and producer, his prolific international career as an animator includes works for Hanna Barbera, Luc Besson and Mamoru Oshii. In 2000, he co-founded the animation company Pictak, with which he has co-produced such films as Marcelino, Odd Family and Valerian.

Film: Moomins on the Riviera


Yaron Kaftori Israel

She was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1963. She studied Film and History, and works as a producer.

Film: Out of the Forest


Yun Ryong-gyu Corea del Norte

Film: Tale of Chun Hyang


Yuri Ancarani Italia

He was born in Ravena, Italy, in 1972. He has a long career in video art, and had directed the short films Il capo (2010), Piattaforma luna (2011), and Da Vinci (2012), among others.

Film: San Siro


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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