BAFICI was born in 1999 and has ever since grown to become one of the most prominent film festivals in the world, placed as it is in a privileged and distinguished position on the international film agenda. The Festival is renowned as an essential means of promotion for independent film production, where the most innovative, risk-taking and committed films can be shown.
In the span of its comprehensive programming the festival comprises several cultural expressions and gathers acclaimed directors and new talents within a dynamic atmosphere. With its wide range of films including Argentine, Latin American and worldwide premieres as well as well-deserved retros, BAFICI is the greatest, most prestigious event for the independent cinema in Latin America.
Last year’s final figures show a turnout increase and the consolidation of the Festival as a major event in the City’s rich cultural calendar. More than 370 thousand people participated in the 15th BAFICI, what represents a 17 percent increase over 2012. The number of tickets sold amounts to 230 thousand tickets, which also confirms the drawing power of such comprehensive showcase of risk-taking and groundbreaking cinema, hardly available in the commercial circuit of this well-known film-loving city.
The Festival’s growth also translated into a larger number of venues all across Buenos Aires. All our neighbors can enjoy first-rate movies in the different districts of the City. Buenos Aires breathes cinema and its citizens, well known for their avid filmgoing, join each edition in a growing number.