2016-05-09

April Happenings in Buenos Aires

Written by Evelyn Gaucin
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If there’s anything international it’s the love of books and classic films. April is a pretty busy cultural month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, especially concerning these popular pastimes.

This year was the 18th year of BAFICI, the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival. Movie-goers were able to catch at least one featured film daily from April 13th-April 24th at 27 different locations all throughout the city.

Not only is BACIFI an important vehicle to showcase local Argentinian talent, it also serves as a diverse channel to learn about cultures all over the world. Five continents were represented in unique ways and awards were given in categories such as Best Feature Film, Best Children’s Film and a UNICEF human rights award.

Bacifi is an opportunity to get to know Buenos Aires and the Argentinian culture as well! Among the list of theaters was the historic Teatro Colon and a few films featured live concerts, and food trucks.

Throughout the years, this film festival has become well known and reached well over a million spectators! Film aficionados have the opportunity to attend workshops and discussions with the cast and crew of specific films. 

If you’re a book lover, never fear! The 42nd Annual International Book Fair in Buenos Aires is the place for you. 

Held at La Rural, Predio Ferial, this enormous book fair is considered one of the five most important in the world. It houses over 2,500 stands and features books by over a million international authors.

Although the fair is a great place to stock up your book selection for the next year, it also  provides an opportunity for small businesses, non-profit organizations and other governmental entities to have a presence and educate the public about their organization.

From new reads to classic fiction and interactive activities, to open discussions and workshops, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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