International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Mar del Plata International Film Festival



Location: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Founding year: 1954
Contact:, +54 11 4383 6904

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival is an international film festival that takes place every November. It is the only competitive feature festival recognized by the FIAPF in Latin America, and the oldest in this category in the Americas.
Originally the awards were called Omb®≤ after the typical pampas tree, but in 2004 the name was changed to ®Ęstor for ®Ęstor Piazzolla. From 2007, a new competition specifically for Latin American film-makers awards the Ernesto Che Guevara Award to the best Latin American film.