Toronto: Baja Film Fest to Open With Argentine 3D Animated 'Foosball'

Argentina: 'Foosball'

In a market dominated by the U.S. studios, it took the biggest animated film in Latin American history to outperform Hollywood. Juan Jose Campanella's 3D-animated film opened in winter-break Buenos Aires against DreamWorks' Turbo and scored an all-time record in attendance numbers with 104,000 tickets sold, topping Turbo's 46,000, according to local tracking service Ultracine. It now has grossed $11 million in the country.

Organizers said the follow-up to Juan José Campanella's Oscar foreign language winner, "The Secret in Their Eyes," will kick off the Nov. 13 to 16 event.

TORONTO - Academy Award winner Juan José Campanella's 3D animated movie Foosball is to open the Los Cabos-based Baja International Film Festival in November, organizers announced at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Argentine director's picture is a follow-up to his 2010 foreign Oscar winner, The Secret in Their Eyes.

Foosball portrays a timid boy named Amadeo, challenged to a soccer game by Grosso, an international star who is out for revenge after losing a match against him when they were kids.

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The pan-American Baja film festival that features Mexican, U.S. and Canadian titles in competition also booked two Canadian movies, Chloe Robichaud's Sarah Prefers To Run and Matt Johnson's The Dirties, which earned the grand jury prize at Slamdance.

Organizers also revealed Sunday that the Los Cabos festival will deliver about $170,000 in awards and funds to support North American filmmakers this year.

The Baja International Film Festival, to run from Nov. 13 to 16, is programmed by festival director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo and his team.