Winners Announced at Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)

BAL winner Pablo Lamar (left) with Roberto Vargas from Charvay (right).

Several award winners at the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) received Kodak prizes along with their accolades. They include:

  • Somos Nosotros by Mariano Blanco earned the Special Jury Award, and Kodak and Cinecolor bestowed 3,000 meters of film and processing.
  • La Mia Casa by Marcelo Scoccia received the Best Short Film Award and five cans of 16 mm film from Kodak.
  • Las Pistas-Lanhoyij-Nmitaxanaxac by Sebastián Lingiardi took the top prize for Best Cinematography, and received a trophy from Kodak.

Also, La Última Tierra (The Last Land) won the Best Feature prize at the Buenos Aires Lab (BAL), a section of the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI), designed to support the production and financing of new projects in Latin America. The film was made in Paraguay and directed by Pablo Lamar, who received Kodak 35 mm film (15 cans) and processing services at Cinecolor Labs as his first-place award. The runner up prize of Kodak 35 mm film (10 cans) and Cinecolor services went to NN, a film by Hector Gálvez Campos of Peru.

(L-R) Kodak's Nadina Goldwaser, BAL's Ilse Hughan, Charvay's Jorge Charvay and BAL's Violeta Bava.

Kodak, a sponsor of the Buenos Aires festival, hosted a party for all BAL attendees with local film distributor Charvay.

"We applaud the talented filmmakers at the festival who demonstrated the ability to tell unique stories with powerful images," says Nadina Goldwaser, Kodak's account manager in Argentina. "It's a privilege to see our tools put to such imaginative use in their artistic achievements."

Additionally, Kodak presented a seminar on the two-perf and three-perf film formats, and provided information about their latest film stocks, which incorporate cutting-edge emulsion technology. The presentation, given by Regional Business General Manager Nicolas Casolino and attended by over 100 people, emphasized that Kodak film stocks continue to raise the quality bar, capturing images with latitude and subtlety unmatched by any digital capture device.

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