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Mar del Plata Festival


Mar del Plata Film Festival The Mar del Plata International Film Festival is the only Category A festival in Latin America endorsed by the FIAPF (International Federation of Cinematographic Producers Associations). It has been held since 1954 in the city of Mar del Plata in Argentina.

 

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Complete List of the Mar del Plata Festival (1959 to 2021)


 

History of the Mar del Plata Festival


The Festival was inaugurated on March 8, 1954 by then-President Juan Domingo Perón.

 

Initially it was based on giving samples from 18 countries in order to publicize cinema as a spectacle, but from 1959 it went from being an exhibition festival to a competitive festival, awarding the Ombú Prize, which later became be called the Astor Awards in honor of the prominent Argentine musician Astor Piazzolla.

 

Between 1971 and 1995, the Mar del Plata International Film Festival was canceled for political and economic reasons after the establishment of a military government in Argentina. In 1996, the festival was presented again completely renovated, obtaining "category A", the highest established by the FIAPF.

 


 

Statistics of the Mar del Plata Festival


Below we present updated reports and statistics of the Mar del Plata Festival, taking into account the editions made from the year 1959 to 2021.

 

Which countries have won the most Golden Astor Awards for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival?

 

Country Awards  
Spain 5
Mexico 3
Italy 3
Colombia 2
Argentina 2
Poland 2
Brazil 2
Iran 2
United Kingdom 2
Palestine 1

 

Which countries have won the most awards in the category of Best Ibero-American Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival?

 

Country Awards  
Argentina 9
Brazil 8
Mexico 4
Chile 2
Peru 2
Colombia 2
Dominican Republic 1
Spain 1

 

Which director has won the most Silver Astor Awards at the Mar del Plata Film Festival?

 

The directors who have won the Silver Astor Award for Best Director the most times between 1959 and 2021 are: Mariana Rondón (1 awards), Mathieu Amalric (1 awards) and István Szabó (1 awards).

 

Director Awards  
Mariana Rondón 1
Mathieu Amalric 1
István Szabó 1
Hong Sang-soo 1
Pedro Costa 1
Miguel Gomes 1
Antonio Chavarrías 1
Matías Piñeiro 1
Roberto Minervini 1
Angela Schanelec 1

 

Which actor has won the most Awards at the Mar del Plata Festival?


The actors who have won the most times at the Mar del Plata Festival between 1959 and 2021 are: Jordi Mollà (1 awards), Matthew Lillard (1 awards) and Stellan Skarsgard (1 awards).

 

Actor Awards  
Jordi Mollà Jordi Mollà 1
Matthew Lillard Matthew Lillard 1
Stellan Skarsgard Stellan Skarsgard 1
Régis Royer Régis Royer 1
Mahershala Ali Mahershala Ali 1
Federico Luppi Federico Luppi 1
Alejandro Goic Alejandro Goic 1
Ulrich Thomsen Ulrich Thomsen 1
William H. Macy William H. Macy 1
Olivier Gourmet Olivier Gourmet 1

 

Which actress has won the most Awards at the Mar del Plata Festival?


The actresses who have won the most at the Mar del Plata Festival between 1959 and 2021 are: Allison Janney (1 awards), Laura Linney (1 awards) and Emmanuelle Devos (1 awards).

 

Actress Awards  
Allison Janney Allison Janney 1
Laura Linney Laura Linney 1
Emmanuelle Devos Emmanuelle Devos 1
Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel 1
Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst 1
Renée Zellweger Renée Zellweger 1
Isabelle Huppert Isabelle Huppert 1
Nicoletta Braschi Nicoletta Braschi 1
Erica Rivas Erica Rivas 1
Sonia Braga Sonia Braga 1

 


 

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