Los Cabos International Film Festival Announces Sixth Edition
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
At a press conference held Friday, October 27, at the hotel Pueblo Bonito Rosé and with an impressive collection of people in attendance, it was announced that the sixth Los Cabos International Film Festival will kick off November 8. The five-day festival will feature Mexican and foreign films that speak to Los Cabos residents as well as those who travel enjoy this magnificent celebration of art and culture. The room at the press conference was particularly impressed by the announcement of the Mexican international talent who would participate in this year’s festival and walk the red carpet: Jennifer Morrison, Camila Sodi, Horacio Pancheri, Luis Roberto Guzman, Sebastian Zurita, Christopher Von Uckermann, Livia Brito, Alberto Guerra, Natalie Morales, Juan Pablo Medina, and Diablitohigh among them.
Hugo Villa Smythe led the conference; he’s the director of the 2017 Los Cabos International Film Festival. He demonstrated his clear understanding of the film industry throughout the conference, mentioning very specific and relevant information about the programming festival attendees will experience. Villa Smythe said there will be 41 films, of which 90 percent are premieres and directed by women, five of them are international Oscar candidates (Hungary, Norway, Israel, Ireland, and Chile). Villa Smythe also mentioned there will be a competition among short films, with monetary prizes provided by companies such as Cinemex with a value of $300,00.00 M.N. for the director and the $14,000 U.S. Art Kingdom Award from the international federation of cinematographic press exclusively for Mexican films.
The executive committee consists of Los Cabos cultural director Lic. Karina Corral Mendoza, representing the municipal president (mayor) Lic. Arturo de la Rosa Escalante, Fonatur Los Cabos delegate Lic. Raoul Chollet, director general of Fiturca Rodrigo Esponda, Baja California tourism secretary representative Lic. Francis Doring, Red Autism cofounder Miguel Angel Uriegas, who confirmed the relationship between the festival and his organization in a piece called “El angel en el reloj” (“Angel on the Clock”).