Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Javier Olivera Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. He studied Art with Luis Felipe Noé and Eduardo Stupía, Film at the UCLA (USA) and Literature at the Ortega y Gasset Foundation in Spain. He directed and wrote El visitante (Bafici ‘99), the TV film Floresta (2007) and Mika, mi guerra de España (2014). He also made documentary series,...

Film: La sombra


Javier Fesser España

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1964, he graduated in Film at the Complutense University. In 1992, he co-founded with Luis Manso the film and advertising production company Películas Pendelton. He directed the feature-length films The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998), Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure (2003), and Camino (2008).

Film: Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy El Cachondo


Javier Kaplan Argentina

Born in Argentina in 1986, he studied Playwriting and then Filmmaking. He directed ad campaigns, fashion films and music videos. This is his first short film, and he’s currently post-producing his first feature-length film Ekduo.


Jean-Gabriel Périot Francia

He was born in France in 1974. He worked as an editor in Lisa (2007), En attendant demain (2008) and La Dinde (2008), among others. The 12 th Festival held a Focus on his work which screened, among others, Gay?, Entre chiens et loups, Nijuman no borei (200.000 fantômes), Eut-elle été criminelle..., Dies Irae and We Are Winning D...

Film: Une jeunesse allemande


Jemaine Clement Nueva Zelanda

Jemaine Clement was born in New Zealand in 1974. He is one half of the comedy band Flight of the Conchords (the other one would be Bret McKenzie), and he starred in the HBO series of the same name.

Film: Casa Vampiro


Jenni Olson Estados Unidos

She’s an expert in LGBT cinema and currently a Vice President of e-commerce in WolfeVideo. Her first feature-length film The Joy of Life (2005) premiered in Sundance, where she also premiered her short film 575 Castro St. (2009; Panorama in Berlin). She wrote the books The Queer Movie Poster Book and The Ultimate Guide to Lesbians Gay Film an...

Film: The Royal Road


Jerónimo Quevedo Argentina

He was born in 1986 and studied Filmmaking at Universidad del Cine and the Torcuato Di Tella University. He was an assistant director in several short films, including Pude ver un puma (Bafici ‘12). He produced the films Errata, Marea baja and Los tentados.

Film: Enfrentar animales salvajes


Jim Jarmusch Estados Unidos

He was born in Cuyahoga Falls, USA, in 1953. He studied Literature at the University of Columbia and Filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts in the University of New York. He directed many films, including Permanent Vacation (1980; Bafici ‘06), Ghost Dog (1999; Bafici ‘00), and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003; Bafici ‘04).

Film: Only Lovers Left Alive


Jim Chuchu Kenia

A visual artist, filmmaker and musician, he was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he’s the co-founder and creative director of The Nest, a multi-discipline art area. His first short film Homecoming (2013) was screened in Toronto, Rotterdam and Locarno, among other festivals. Stories of Our Lives is his first feature-length film.

Film: Stories of Our Lives


Jimmy Weber Estados Unidos

He was born in Denver, USA, in 1985. He studied film, drama and television at the University of Colorado, where he graduated in 2009. He has worked as editor and producer and, before Eat, he directed the short Incubator (2010).

Film: Eat


Jo Kyun-soon Corea del Norte

Film: A Bellflower


Joanna Coates Reino Unido

She was nominated for the BAFTA awards, and his work includes the short films Where Are They Now? (2011) and Little Ones (2013). She directed documentaries for Channel 4, The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and The Guardian, among other organizations.

Film: Hide and Seek


Joaquín Tapia Guerra Bolivia

He was born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1990. He studied Literature at San Andrés’ Universidad Mayor two years prior to begin training as a filmmaker in La Paz. Spring is his first work as a director.

Film: Primavera


Jodie Mack Estados Unidos

An experimental animation artist, she studied Film and Video Directing, and New Media at the University of Chicago’s Art Institute. She currently teaches a course at Dartmouth College, and her audiovisual pieces and installations have been exhibited in top cultural arenas.

Films: Undertone Overture New Fancy Foils Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project Glistening Thrills Let Your Light Shine Harlequin and Lace Poshaste Perennial Pattern Rad Plaid Point de Gaze Persian Pickles Blanket Statement #1: Home Is Where the Heart Is Blanket Statement #2: It’s All or Nothing Razzle Dazzle


John Carpenter Estados Unidos

Born in Carthage, US, in 1948, he directed 18 features, including Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987), and The Ward (2010), as well as two episodes for the Masters of Horror series. One of them, Cigarette Burns, was seen at Bafici ‘06, while They Live was screened at Bafici ‘13.

Film: Rescate en el Barrio Chino


John Boorman Reino Unido

He was born in Surrey, England, in 1933, and later settled in Ireland. Some of his films are Point Blank (1967), Leo the Last (1969), Excalibur (1980), Hope and Glory (1987; nominated for three Oscars) and The Tailor of Panama (2001).

Film: Queen and Country


Jonás Trueba España

Ha dirigido los largometrajes Todas las canciones hablan de mí (2010), Los ilusos (2013) y Los exiliados románticos (2015). También es autor del mediometraje Miniaturas (2011), y ha sido co-guionista de las películas Más pena que Gloria (2000) y Vete de m&iacu...

Film: Los exiliados románticos


Jonathan Nossiter Brasil Estados Unidos

An American and Brazilian citizen, he was born in Washington D. Cans currently resides in Rome. Some of his works as director are Resident Alien (1991; Berlín), Searching for Arthur (1998; Locarno), Making Mischief, Losing the Thread (botf in 2001 and screened in Rotterdam),and Mondovino (2004; Cannes).

Film: Natural Resistance


Jonathan Perel Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He studied Combined Arts in the UBA. He directed the short films 5 (cinco) (Bafici ‘08) and Los murales (Bafici ‘11), as well as the feature-length films El predio (Bafici ‘10), 17 monumentos (Bafici ‘12), and Tabula rasa (Bafici ‘13).

Film: Toponimia


Jorge Furtado Brasil

He was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1959. He started out as a production assistant in TV and later worked as a scriptwriter. He directed several short films, including O día em que Doríval encarou a guarda (1986), Barbosa (1988) and A matadeira (1994), the documentary Island of Flowers (1989; Silver Bear winner at the Berlinale) a...

Film: O mercado de notícias


José Val del Omar España

Two aspects of Granada-born Jose Val del Omar –who dedicated himself to cinema since his late twenties to his death in 1982– turn him into a unique and complex figure: his search for a collective spiritual ecstasy beyond his artistic ego, and a faith in technique (being the cinema believer he was) as a vehicle for this utopia that is de...

Films: Fiestas cristianas / Fiestas profanas Estampas 1932 Vibración de Granada Acariño galaico (De barro) Fuego en Castilla Aguaespejo granadino


José Glusman Argentina

He was born in the City of Buenos Aires in the last century. He studied theater acting and directing, and also trained as a film director with Wener Schroeter. Hi s filmography includes Cien años de perdón (2000), Solos (2006), Final de obra (2006) and Domingo de ramos (2010).

Film: León, reflejos de una pasión


José Binetti Argentina

José Binetti (La Pampa, 1982) is a sound engineer, musician, and lighting artist, and studied Scriptwriting at ISER. 

Film: Cáncer de máquina


José Celestino Campusano Argentina

Born in Quilmes in 1964, he studied part of the filmmaking program at the Avellaneda Film Institute. He directed short, medium-length, and feature-length films, including Legión, tribus urbanas motorizadas (2006), Vil romance (2008), Vikingo (2009), Fango (2012) and Fantasmas de la ruta (Bafici 14).

Film: Placer y martirio


José Luis López Linares España

The director of photography in films by C. Saura, F. Trueba, J. Chávarri, A. Tanner, and V. Erice. Since 1994, he has produced and directed more than 40 documentaries including Asaltar los cielos (Ondas Award 1997), Un instante en la vida ajena (Goya Award for Best Documentary in 2004), and Extras (Goya for Best Short Film in 2005).

Film: Jerez & el misterio del Palo Cortado


José María Avilés Ecuador

He was born in Ecuador in 1988. He studied Filmmaking at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 2013 he attended the Film Lab with Andrés Di Tella and Martín Rejtman at the Torcuato di Tella University. He directed Ricchieri (2013) and Conversaciones con el jardín (Bafici ‘14).

Film: Speed Paradise


Joshua Oppenheimer Estados Unidos

Born in Texas, USA, in 1974, he studied at Harvard and London. He works as a researcher for the project Genocide and gender of the British AHRC, and directed the documentaries The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998), The Globalization Tapes (2003; with Christine Cynn) and The Act of Killing (2012; Bafici ‘13).

Film: The Look of Silence


Josué Méndez Perú

Lima, 1976. Estudió Cine y Estudios Latinoamericanos en la Universidad de Yale. Ha escrito y dirigido las películas "Días de Santiago" (2004) y "Dioses" (2008), y producido "Paraíso" (2009). Dirige televisión, publicidad y teatro. Entre 2006 y 2007 contó con la asesoría de Stephen Frears en la Inicia...

Film: Días de Santiago


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...


View all news