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Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Frederick Wiseman Estados Unidos

He was born in Boston, USA, in 1930. He studied Law before beginning a career in film. His first documentary feature was The Cool World (1963), and later directed Titicut Follies (1967; Bafici ‘06), High School (1968), Hospital (1970), Missile (1987), Ballet (1995), State Legislature (2006), Boxing Gym (2010; Bafici ‘14), Crazy Horse (2...

Film: National Gallery


Frederico Lobo Portugal

Frederico Lobo was born in Oporto, Portugal, in 1981. He worked as a cinematographer and in the sound department of several documentaries.

Film: RevoluçÂo Industrial


Gabriel Lichtmann Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires and trained as a film director at Universidad del Cine. He wrote the script for El séptimo día ( Historias breves 1998; 2000 Berlin Film Festival). His feature-length film Jews in Space won a Project Development Award from the Hubert Bals Fund (Rotterdam Film Festival) and was screened in Bafici ‘05.

Film: Cómo ganar enemigos


George Hencken Reino Unido

Producer of such documentaries as Oil City Confidential (2009), Requiem for Detroit? (2010) and London – The Modern Babylon (2012). Soul Boys of the Western World is his first work as a film director.

Film: Soul Boys of the Western World


Gerald Peary Estados Unidos

He was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1944. He trained at the Rider University, got an MA in Drama from the University of New York and a PhD in Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an extensive career as a critic, he directed the documentary For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009), among others.

Film: Archie’s Betty


Gerardo “Papu” Curotto Argentina

Born in Corrientes in 1984, he studied Film Production at ENERC and in 2008 graduated from the Image and Sound Design program at the UBA. In 2012 he won the Raymundo Gleyzer award for Project Development. Esteros was his directorial debut.

Film: Matías y Jerónimo


Germán Fernández Argentina

Germán Fernández was born in Bahía Blanca in 1981, while Pablo Montllau was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. In 2006, they graduated as film directors from Cievyc, and are currently developing new projects while they work producing and directing in the fields of photography, film, advertising and music videos. Relámpago en...

Film: Relámpago en la oscuridad


Gianfranco Annichini Italia

Nace en Novara, Italia, 1939. Estudia en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Lausana, Suiza. En 1961, viaja al Perú donde se establece. Hace cámara, fotografía y edición para diferentes directores peruanos. Dirige sus propios documentales: CORTOS: María del desierto – Una novia en Nueva York – El hombre solo...

Film: Radio Belén


Gruff Rhys Reino Unido

He was born in Haverfordwest, Wales, in 1970. He’s the singer and guitarist of the band Super Furry Animals. He co-directed Separado! (Bafici ‘11) with Goch.

Film: American Interior


Guillaume Nicloux Francia

He’s a scriptwriter, filmmaker, and actor born in France in 1966. His filmography as director includes Holiday (2010) and The Nun (2012), as well as episodes of TV shows and films.

Film: L’Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq


Gustave Kervern Francia

He was born in 1962 in Mauritius Island. He co-directed the features Aaltra (Bafici ‘04), Avida (Bafici ‘07), Louise-Michel (2008), Mammuth (Bafici ‘11), and Le Grandsoir (2012), all of them with Delépine.

Film: Near Death Experience


Gustavo Vinagre Brasil

Born in Brazil in 1985, he studied Filmmaking at the EICTV (Cuba) and Literature at the University of Sao Paulo. He directed the short films Filme para poeta cego (2009), which premiered in Rotterdam and participated at the Guadalajara Festival’s Doculab, and La llamada (2014). 

Film: Nova Dubai


Hans Dieter Fresen Colombia

He was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1982, and lives in Buenos Aires. He enrolled in a Film Professorship program at Universidad del Cine. He is currently finishing a feature-length film co-directed with two classmates.

Film: Ella la noche


Harold Ramis Estados Unidos

He was born in Chicago, USA, in 1944, and died in that same city in February, 2014. He directed, among others, the films Caddyshack (1980), Vacation (1983), Analyze This (1999), and Bedazzled (2000), and was an actor in such classic comedies as Ghostbusters (1984), Baby Boom (1987), and Knocked Up (2007). 

Film: Hechizo del tiempo


Harun Farocki Alemania

He was born in 1944 in Sudetenland, former Czechoslovakia. He studied Film in Berlin and taught in several universities. In 2003 the Festival held a focus of his work that included The Inextinguishable Fire (1969) and Videogram of a Revolution (1992), among other films. In Comparison was screened at Bafici ’09.

Film: Sauerbruch Hutton Architects


Hernán Khourian Argentina

Born in La Plata in 1972, he studied Filmmaking at the UNLP and the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. Áreas (2000), Las sábanas de Norberto (2003), Puna (2006), Esplín o errar o sin embargo (2007), Los pernoctantes (2008) and Memoria (2010) are some of his works. He’s a teacher at the UNLP, the UNTREF and Unive...

Film: Los silencios y las manos


Hong Sangsoo Corea del Sur

Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1960 he studied Film at the Chung-Ang University. He made his directorial debut with The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996), followed by Turning Gate (2002), Tale of Cinema (2005), Woman on the Beach (2006), Night and Day (2008), Like You Know It All, Hahaha (both 2009), and Oki’s Movie (2010), all of them scre...

Film: Hill of Freedom


Hugo Santiago Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1939, he studied Philosophy and Literature at the UBA, where he met Jorge Luis Borges. In France, he was Robert Bresson’s assistant and disciple. Back in Argentina, he directed the short films Los contrabandistas (1967) and Los taitas (1968), and, with Borges and Bioy Casares, the cult feature-length film Invasió...

Film: El cielo del Centauro


Iair Said Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1988. His first short film 9 vacunas, won at the 15 th Bafici. As an actor he starred in Vladimir Duran’s short film Soy tan feliz, and worked in the films My First Wedding, Acá adentro, Sin hijos, and Nena saludame al Diego.

Film: Presente imperfecto


Ignacio Sesma Argentina

He was born in 1989 in Buenos Aires. After a brilliant stint in amateur soccer leagues, he studied Filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine Foundation. He worked in the editing of several short films and following his graduation studied with editor Miguel Pérez and decided to write, shoot, and produce his first feature-length film Dog’s...

Film: Noche de perros


Im Kwon-taek Corea del Sur

He was born in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1936. Ever since his debut with Farewell to the Duman River (1962), he directed over a hundred films, including Surrogate Woman (1987), Chunhyang (2000) and Chihwaseon (2002; Best Director at Cannes). In 2002 Unesco gave him the Fellini Medal, and in 2005 he received an Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlinale.

Film: Revivre


Inuk Silis Høegh Groenlandia

He was born in Qaqortoq, Greenland, in 1972. He studied film and TV producing at the University of Bristol and fine arts in Copenhagen. He produced many shorts, music videos and commercials. His first short, Goodnight (1999) was shown at twenty-seven festivals. Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution is his first documentary feature.

Film: Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution


Ion De Sosa España

He was born in San Sebastián in 1981. He graduated in photography from the ECAM, and directs and produces 16mm films. With the features True Love as director and The Future as producer and director of photography, he participated at the Locarno, Rotterdam, Bafici, Punto de Vista and Lima Independiente festivals.

Film: Sueñan los androides


Isao Takahata Japón

Born in 1935 in Ise, Japan, he co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki. His director credits include Panda! Go Panda! (1972), Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (1991), and My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999).

Film: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


Iván Osnovikoff Chile

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


Iván Díaz Mathé Argentina

He was born in 1980. He has been working in music production for the past fifteen years.

Film: Jungle Boyz


J. P. Sniadecki Estados Unidos

He was born in Michigan, USA, in 1979, and studied Anthropology at Harvard. He directed the documentaries Songhua (2007), Demolition (2008), The Yellow Bank, Sichuan Triptych (both in 2010) and Foreign Parts (2010; Bafici ‘11) together with Véréna Paravel. He’s a member of the Sensory Ethnography Lab and teaches a film cla...

Film: The Iron Ministry


Jafar Panahi Irán

He was born in Mianeh, Iran, in 1960. He studied film in Tehran and directed the films The White Balloon (1995), The Mirror (1997), The Circle (2000), This Is Not a Film (2011; Bafici ‘12), and Closed Curtains (Bafici ‘13; co-directed with Kamboziya Partovi), among others.

Film: Taxi


Jaime Rosales España

He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1970. He studied business science and, later, trained at Havana’s EICTV and Sydney’s AFTRSBE. He directed The Hours of the Day (2003; Critics’ award at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight), Solitary Fragments (2007; Goya awards for Best Film and Best Director) and Bullet in the Head (2008;...

Film: Hermosa juventud


James Keach Estados Unidos

Born in New York, he trained at the Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama. Associated with Clint Eastwood, he directed the film The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995). He also made the features Camouflage (2001) and Waiting for Forever (2010).

Film: Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me


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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