Event rescheduled to Nov. 6-16
BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s Mar del Plata Intl. Film Festival, the only FIAPF Category One festival in Latin America, has rescheduled to Nov. 6-16, a move aimed at improving attendance and programming.
The National Film Institute, Incaa, had previously moved the event to December from March, where it was inconveniently sandwiched between Berlin in February and Cannes in May.
But the Dec. 4-14 dates clashed with the Havana Intl. Film Festival.
“Havana has been in December for 30 years,” Incaa prexy Liliana Mazure said. “November is good because the summer season is just starting in Mar del Plata,” a seaside town.
Helmer Jose A. Martinez Suarez, an institution in Argentina, will run the fest for the first time this year.