Buenos Aires preps international online video film festival

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 03 March 2015

Aiming to follow in the footsteps of other large cities which hold Web series events such as Hollywood's Web Fest or Malaga's Web Fest, Buenos Aires will be holding its own festival, the first edition of which kicks off next week.

Targeting the international Web series scene, but also including business meetings, workshops and panels, the Ba Web Fest 2015 starts on 11 March and will last for four days. The event is organised by the producer Macaco Films and is supported by the national fund for arts, Argentina's Ministry of Culture, ProArgenina and the Cinema University, among other institutions.

The selected Web series, produced between 2013-2015 and with a maximum length of ten minutes per episode, will compete for awards including the best international, Latin American and Argentinean Web series, best screenplay, best director, best edition, best art director, best sound and best costume.

"Many cities have already a strong Web series festival and we believe Buenos Aires has to have its own, as it's a city relevant to culture and the importance of Argentina's producers on the international scene," said Martín Lapissonde, the festival's director.

All the works are short series produced exclusively to be broadcast and consumed online, designed to be watched on every device - mobile or fixed - connected to the Internet.