Cinema explodes in Argentina with a September full of festivals

“Drive My Car” by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi.

After years in which film festivals were suspended or went virtual as a result of the pandemic, September presents an explosion of contests and shows throughout the country, with screenings ranging from Santa Cruz to Jujuy, with stopovers in La Pampa. and other points of the national territory.

The initial kick is given in a triple way: On September 1, the Entre Glaciares Festival begins in El Calafate, which will culminate in El Chalten; the same day The contest will also begin in the Pampas city of General Pico and the Patagonia Eco Film Fest in Puerto Madryn.

The 2022 edition, the second of Cine Entre Glaciares will take place from September 1 to 4 at the Kosten Aike Hotel in El Calafatewhile on the 5th, 6th and 7th the Chaltén headquarters will be at the Suites of that mountain range area, known as the “Trekking World Capital”, due to the number and length of trails to explore on foot.

The event, which hangs the cucarda of being the First International Film Festival of the Province of Santa Cruz, will also have a virtual presence through the October TV platformwhich can be accessed from all over the country.

Also Between the 1st and the 7th, the General Pico contest will take place in the Pampas citywhich will include screenings and activities in its sixth edition in the rooms of the Gran Pampa and Cine Teatro Pico.

Portrait of a Woman on Fire by Cline Sciamma
“Portrait of a Woman on Fire” by Céline Sciamma.


The national competition has eight feature films with directors such as Franca Gonzalez, Agustina Perez Rial Y Martin Farina; In the Latin American Competition there will be films from Paraguay, Chile, Mexico and Ecuador. In addition, a national and regional short film competition is planned.

On the international scene of the event, will be screened “drive my car” of Ryūsuke Hamaguchi; “Men, terror in the shadows”, of Alex Garland; “Portrait of a Woman on Fire” of Celine SciammaIn addition to tapes Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini Y Daniele Luchetti.

The seventh edition of the Patagonia Eco Film Fest Festival will take place in Puerto Madryn, which can be followed for free through www.patagoniaecofilmfest.com,

In total, more than 50 films will be screened in its different sections: International Competition for Feature Films, Short Films and Regional Competition Patagonia in Focus Argentina-Chile.

In turn, the festival included two new sections. “Women”which has the institutional support of UN Women, and pursues the objective of making visible stories that address the role of women in socio-environmental struggles and/or are directed or produced by them with a focus on gender and diversity issues. Jasmine Stuart, Laura Azcurra Y connie island They will be the guests at the event, which will have an inclusive cinema space for the blind with audio description.

Regional cinema, from Germany, about music and Patagonia


On September 2, in Jujuy, the International Film Festival of the Heights will startthat in addition to the screening of film productions from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, will offer a battery of master classes, talks and workshops with international references from the audiovisual industry.

activities will start on Saturday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m., when Santiago Podestá from the Association of Independent Producers of Audiovisual Media (Apima) will share the talk “How to produce an Argentine film with national and international funds”meeting that will take place at the Macedonian Cultural Center and Museum Graz.

The contest, which will last until the 11th, will have a mixed format and will present films from Sebastian Caulier, Mariano Coccolo, Hannah Katz Y Soledad Saint Julianamong others. In addition to San Salvador, Tilcara and Palpalá will host the festival in its eighth edition.

The 22nd edition of the German Film Festival in Buenos Aires will be performed from Thursday 8 to Wednesday 14 Septemberwith seven movies as previews and the classic sections “Next Generation Short Tiger”, “Documentary” Y “For the entire family”.

Director Matt Geschoncuello will visit the country to present “The conference”with a script based on an original act written by the genocidal Adolf Eichmann in which the meeting of high dignitaries with the sole objective of finding the “final solution to the Jewish question” is narrated. The film will then have a commercial release.

In total there will be eight feature films that can be seen at the Cinépolis de Recoleta complex before closing, in charge of the musical documentary in 3D “Pineapple”of the prestigious Wim Wendersabout the dancer Pina Bausch.

The conference at the German film festival
“The conference”, in the German film show.


After a break in the middle of the month, in Buenos Aires, on the 22nd the fourth edition of the Festival Escenario will begin, in which a review of films and their direct or indirect relationship with music is made.

In person, you can enjoy the programming in the Sala Leopoldo Lugones from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25, while virtually through the QubitTv platform from Thursday, September 22 to October 23.

The two titles that the festival anticipated are “Nothing compares”documentary of kathryn ferguson about and with Sinead O’Connorreviewing his life as an artist and social activist, and “Holiday Daffodil”of René Earth Y Ricardo Calil about and with Caetano Veloso recounting in the first person his experience as a political prisoner in 1968.

The cinephile month will end with the Bariloche Audiovisual Festival (FAB), which focuses on filmmaking from the local Patagonian region and the southern region of Chile, in addition to stimulating the production of young people, from September 19 to 25 in San Carlos from Bariloche.

The event in the city of Rio Negro will also include the meeting of Patagonian Film and Visual Arts Schools. With 10 competitive sections, the festival seeks to stimulate the production of young people with the SUB 21 section, propose new developments with the Project Under Construction (PEC) and stimulate creation and experimentation with formats such as video installation art, video dance and video clips.

The national films will not only be going around the national territory, but several will meet at international festivals such as Venice (from August 31 to September 10), Toronto (from 8 to 18) and San Sebastian (16 to 24).

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