The Mar del Plata International Film Festival announces that its 34th edition will take place between 9th and 18th, 2019.
Organized by INCAA, the only festival in Latin America recognized as Class A by the Fédération International des Associats des Producteurs de Films (FIAPF) - a category that shares, among others, with Cannes, Toronto or San Sebastián - promotes the cinematographic activity of various forms; It exhibits films of diverse origins, themes and styles. Each edition presents new special activities that include screenings, tributes, talks and workshops, which bring together prestigious local and international personalities.
The next edition will feature the continuity of the presidency of José Martínez Suárez, the artistic direction of Cecilia Barrionuevo, and the executive production by Carlos Villalba.
"It is a challenge and a great responsibility to continue in the artistic direction of a festival of the magnitude, prestige and reputation of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, organized by INCAA," said Cecilia Barrionuevo, adding that "the excellent team of programmers that make up Marcelo Alderete, Pablo Conde, Paola Buontempo and Francisco Pérez Laguna with the coordination of Fernando Arca, along with José Antonio Martinez Suárez, the pillar of this festival for years and Carlos Villalba the executive producer, added to a curious, demanding and trained public, will allow one more year to support films that show the audacity and talent of the filmmakers".
With regard to the next edition, the artistic director said that "we continue, above all things, believing in the cinema, so we are eager to embark on the adventure of a new edition, where diversity, risk and artistic quality will continue to mark the north of our compass. "
The aim of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival is to present a substantial and enriched number of feature-length foreign films, accompanied by their corresponding representatives, in order to contribute to the development of culture, the progress of the world film industry and its diffusion in Latin America. On the other hand, it is proposed to be the launching base for the local film industry and encourage its development.
In its 33rd edition it had France as the guest of honor, so it included the visit of the actors Jean Pierre Léaud, Pierre Richard, and the director Léos Carax, who presented iconic titles of their filmographies. Along with them, Mark Berger, Lucrecia Martel, Laura Huertas Millán, Fran Healy, Valeria Sarmiento, Don McKellar, Želimir Žilnik and Patricia Mazuy were the protagonists of a festival that had more than 130 thousand spectators, in addition to hundreds of industry delegate, critics and programmers of prestigious international festivals.