The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) announced yesterday the winners of its 16th edition in Argentina. In the official international competition, the Peruvian film El mudo / The Mute by the brother directors Daniel and Diego Vega was awarded the prize for Best Director and for Best Actor. The Argentinean film Mauro by Hernán Rosselli was awarded the Jury Special Prize.
In the official Argentinean competition the winner of the top prize for Best Film was Alejo Moguillansky and Fia-Stina Sandlund's El escarabajo de oro / The Gold Bug. Gustavo Fontán was named Best Director for his film El rostro / The Face, and Edgardo Cozarinsky received a Special Mention for Carta a un padre. Julián Montero Ciancio's Mientras estoy cantando / While I'm Singing was the most popular, wining the Audience Award.
Other winners include the Mexican documentary El cuarto desnudo / The Naked Room by Nuria Ibáñez which was awarded the Best Film prize in the Human Rights competition.
The 16th edition of BAFICI took place April 2-13.