Buenos Aires Big Screen Dreams

A great article written by our friend Sorrel Moseley-Williams

“Although El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) – a film with big names and a bigger budget estimated at US$2m – returned Argentine cinema to the spotlight after snapping up the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010, the local industry is alive and kicking thanks to hundreds of independent filmmakers who are waiting for their moment to shine like an anxious extra. . .

“Buenos Aires is a great location as it can adopt the persona of a European or Latin American city,” says Francisco Cabrera, Minister of Economic Development for Buenos Aires. More than 600 productions used the capital as their location last year, and given the growing demand the ministry founded BA Set and the Buenos Aires Film Commission in 2010 to facilitate directors’ shoots.”     Read more at



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