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Italian actor Roberto Minervini was named Best Director of Racism in the US for the documentary film "What to do when the fire of the world". Judy Hill, a leading actress in one of the episodes, received Best Actress Award. Donschen was honored with Casanovagen's "Estados alterados" (Extraordinary States).
Mar del Plata is the only festival with an international competition in Latin America. Among the guests this year was the French nouvelle vague actress Jean Pierre Leaud, the director Leos Carax (Pont-Neuf lovers) and comedian Pierre Richard.