Mar del Plata International Cinematographic Festival From 11 to 21 March, organized by the Argentinean Cinematographic Reporters Association.
President: Mariano Hermoso (journalist)
Vice-president: Rolando Fustiñana “Roland” (journalist)
Secretary: Carlos Ferreira (journalist)
Members: Enzo Ardigó (journalist)
The Great Jury was composed of
- Ulyses Petit de Murat, President (author, Argentina)
- Abel Gance, Honorary President (director, France)
- Alfred Bauer (Berlin Festival President and theoretician- Germany)
- Marcos Victoria (author, Argentina)
- Narciso Pousa (theoretician, Argentina)
- Fernando Chao (journalist, Argentina)
- Jiri Marek (writer, Czechoslovakia)
- Eugenio Hintz (theoretician, Uruguay)
Festival Official Award: The Gaucho, Argentinean Pampas symbol.
Great Jury Awards
- Great Award to the Best Film: Smultronstället, by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
- Best Director: Rolf Thiele, for Das Mädchen Rosemarie, (Federal Germany)
- Best Female Performance: Susan Hayward, for I want to Live! by Robert Wise (USA).
- Best Male Performance: Victor Sjöstrom, for Smultronstället, by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
- Best Spanish-speaking Film: El jefe, by Fernando Ayala (Argentina)
- Best Plot: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, for two films, Zamach and Eroica by Andrzej Münk (both from Poland)
- Best Short Film: Uzel na kapesniky by Herminia Tyrlová (Czechoslovakia)
- Zrcadlo zivota,
film made in four episodes directed by Milan Vosmik, Milos Makovec,
Vojtech Jasny y Jirí Krejcik (Czechoslovakia), for its humorous
an poetic content.
- Jacques Tati, for his contribuition to a new form of comedy.
Critic Jury was composed of the following journalists:
- Aldo Jorge Amuchástegui, José P. Dominianni, Edmundo Eichelbaum, Tomás Eloy Martínez and Ricardo Warnes.
Critic Jury Awards
- Best Film: Eroica, by Andrzej Munk (Poland)
- Best Director: Andrzej Münk (Poland), for Eroica
- Best Female Performance: Ingrid Thulin, for Smultronstället, by I. Bergman (Sweden)
- Best Male Performance: Victor Sjöstrom, for “Smultronstället, by I. Bergman (Sweden)
- Best Plot: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, for Eroica, by Andrzej Münk (Poland)
- Best Music: Norbert Schulze, for Das Mädchen Rosemarie, by Rolf Thiele (Germany)
- Best Photography: Gunnar Fischer, for Smultronstället, by I. Bergman (Sweden)
- Best Short Film: Buenos Aires, by David José Kohon (Argentina)