International Jury Award for Best Screenplay in a Feature Film
Special Mention from the International Jury
Life may not be easy. It certainly isn’t for Delfín, an 11-year-old boy who lives alone with his father in the barren, muddy outskirts of a Buenos Aires province small town. Over a week, Delfín wakes up early every morning to go to work, falls asleep in class, goes fishing frogs with friends, spies on a young teacher for whom he feels a fascination that can hardly understand, and in the absence of his dad faces again and again the collector who threatens an imminent eviction. But above all things, Delfín wants to participate in a Children’s Orchestra that is being formed in a neighboring village. His ageing music teacher taught him to play the French horn, and Delfín will do the impossible to show up for the audition. This will mean an adventure for him and also for his father.
He has worked as Sound Designer in more than 50 films. In 2007 he premiered the feature film "El desierto negro" at the BAFICI International Competition, after winning the Culture Fund Award of the City of Buenos Aires. The film was selected for the festivals of Toulouse, Ghent, Warsaw and others. In 2013 he premiered the feature film "Samurai". The film was selected for the Mar del Plata Festival and he was distinguished with the DAC award for the best Argentine director. In 2014 he received the National Prize of Culture of the Nation for the screenplay of "Samurai".