1° UBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FIC.UBA) from 25 to 30 July 2023

The UBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FIC.UBA), organized by the University of Buenos Aires and the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU), through the Secretariat of Design and Technological Innovation Policies, the Secretariat of Institutional Affairs, Culture and Communication and the Audiovisual Design Degree will be held from 25 to 30 July, based primarily in FADU. Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of uninterrupted democracy in our country, this festival aims to promote the establishment of democratic values.

Submissions are open and free of charge from 11 April to 15 May 2023, for fiction, documentary and animation feature length films, both Argentine and international, finished between 2021 and 2023. In addition, Ibero-American and Argentine short films are being accepted.

The program includes three competitions:
- International feature film competition
- Ibero-American short film competition
- UBA short film competition


Other sections of the Festival are Tributes -aimed at highlighting the careers of filmmakers whose works have had a positive impact on society by promoting democratic values- and Retrospectives -to enjoy once again films that have promoted values such as freedom, justice, equality and tolerance-.

The screenings will be free of charge and will take place in the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism -FADU- (Pabellón 3 of Ciudad Universitaria), Cine Cosmos UBA, Theaters 1 and 2 of Centro Cultural San Martín and INCAA's Gaumont Cinema. The Festival has the support of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts.

As part of the first edition of the UBA International Film Festival (FIC.UBA) a seminar on Cinema and Democracy will be organized with the purpose of creating a space for debate and reflection on the role of cinema in the consolidation of democratic values in society. The master classes, conducted by Argentine and international experts, will encourage in-depth discussions on specific topics about cinema and democracy, and will provide for the participants a more complete formation on the subject.

The Festival will be a window to the world that places a true value on the commitment of the University of Buenos Aires to a fairer society, in freedom, diversity and respect. A space open to republicanism, solidarity, creativity and social commitment, in order to consolidate an increasingly inclusive democracy.

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