Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) is the largest festival in Argentina. An Official IMDb qualifying competition!

The Festival is a semi-annual season. Every year, the BUEIFF has two editions (September-February and March-August) and one annual event that unites its winners. Recent Event 2022: Granada, Spain.

The BUEIFF has been the first South American Festival to celebrate its event in another continent (Europe). In 2020 it was selected to integrate the Top 100 Best-Reviewed Film Festivals in the world by FilmFreeway.

We believe that cinema is a magic tool that speaks a universal language, which allows the ability to unite people from all over the world in an instant. More than 120 countries participating in the BUEIFF competitions!
Our goal is to encourage independent and professional filmmakers of all nationalities to share their passion worldwide through our Festival.

"Art, in all its forms, crosses any border, culture, society, ethnicity, or religion. Art is what most identifies us as human beings and what gives us humanity."

The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry.
The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.


* At the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, there will be 16 winners per edition, who will receive official certificates, with their respective laurels.
Also can request its Official Trophies!

- *Honorable Mention*
- Best Short Fiction
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Short Experimental
- Best Short Animation
- Best Feature Fiction
- Best Feature Documentary
- Best Music Video
- Best 1-Minute Challenge

* Additional Categories
(Short and Feature films)
- Best Actor / Actress
- Best Director
- Best Cinematography
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Screenplay
- Best Trailer / Teaser
- Best Poster

Terms & Regulation

1a- The Festival is a semi-annual season. Every year, the BUEIFF has two editions (September-February and March-August) and one annual event that unites its winners (March).
1b- We accept all types of films from all over the world, short films under 20 minutes, feature films over 60 minutes, and student films under 15 minutes.
2- Films must have been completed after 1 January 2023. There is no premiere requirement. You can also submit the same project in the next season's competition in case you haven't been officially selected in the last editions.
3- All films must be presented in their original language with English or Spanish subtitle.
4- Additional categories (Director, Cinematography, etc.) will be evaluated separately, so they will be considered as separate categories, any movie has the possibility of winning them.
5- No work or artist will be either discriminated against or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, and every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
6- BUEIFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox submissions. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
7- In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through FilmFreeways’s online screening interface.
8- The selection committees and juries' decisions are final.
9- In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
10- Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% of all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival.
11- The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
12a- By submitting a film or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including using those materials on the Festival's website.
12b- In general, only the winning and finalist projects are screened with a live audience and all the selected projects have the possibility of being included for free in the programming of our channel for as long as they wish.
12c- Insults or threats to Festival staff are grounds for disqualification. That breaks the spirit of union and respect for this art.
12d- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF).


1- If a film is selected, it may go through the following steps: Official Selection, Semi-Finalist, Finalist (nominees), and Winner. Films are evaluated only in the categories in which they were submitted, so each additional category requires a separate individual entry.
2- The winners meet the high level of excellence that the Festival seeks. Only films with this value will be able to carry the laurels of the BUEIFF winners, will receive their certificates, and will be able to request their trophies.
3- All-season winners in each category will be announced on the BUEIFF Press website and social media platforms.
4- The "Honorable Mention" is an extra distinction of the official competition. That is, in which the judges do not intervene, it is granted exclusively by the Festival directors. Here the film that has distinguished itself from the others will be awarded, in its general aspect, concept, aesthetics, and/or particularly brilliant performance in its direction, photography, acting, and/or screenplay.
5 - Student Film Category: The 5 Nominee films will receive physical certificates at their addresses and a press kit from BUEIFF. Also, if the director so wishes, the film can be included in the ProChannel Platform and shown online for 1 month. The Winner will receive a Trophy and will be screened in the next live event. Additionally, (if the university is a sponsor) for every certificate or trophy a college student earns, their college will receive another to keep on their campus.

Overall Rating
  • Dora Guzman

    Un honor ser parte del festival. Gracias

    April 2024
  • Karolos Zonaras

    I was asked to add a review... for what purpose?

    April 2024
  • Un placer haber podido participar en este Gran festival que posee una excelente comunicación .

    April 2024
  • A T Beaune 唐博訥

    All of us on the ‘Melodia’ team in Taiwan have been delighted with the warm reception given to our film in the 13th Buenos Aires International Film Festival. BUEIFF represents our film’s South American premiere.

    We were thrilled to learn of the honours given to Chung Hua Weng, the pianist heard in our soundtrack. His eloquent performance gave musical voice to a vision we all shared.

    BUEIFF communication has been timely and positive in every respect. We look forward to hearing more news in the future about cinematic festivities in Argentina.

    A T Beaune
    Director, ‘Melodia: a short film in rondo form’

    March 2024
  • Richard James Allen

    The Physical TV Company was delighted to win Best Short Film Fiction for Samuel Lucas Allen's drama short CUT at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. Many thanks to the judges!

    March 2024