Los Cabos welcomed us from November 13 to 16 to celebrate the second edition of the Festival. That year, the Festival was redefined as an event focused on North American cinema with the aim of achieving a cultural, professional and commercial exchange between the film industries of Mexico, the United States and Canada. In this edition, Los Cabos Competition and Mexico First competitive sections were created within the Official Selection. In the Industry activities of the Festival, the Work in Progress category was included as part of the professional program. Red carpets, concerts (Café Tacvba), free screenings, parties and galas were all on the agenda in 2013.
TRIBUTES (Special Guests)
TRIBUTE TO GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL: Mexican actor and director presented the film The Science of sleep by Michel Gondry.
SPOTLIGHT ON PHILIPPE FALARDEAU: Quebec director, presented his film Monsieur Lazhar.
TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE THE 15 YEARS OF MANTARRAYA: Mexican production and distribution company. The films Alamar by Pedro González Rubio, Stellet LIcht by Carlos Reygadas and Sangre by Amat Escalante were screened. Reygadas y Sangre de Amat Escalante
■ MEXICO FIRST AWARD: Los insólitos peces gato (Dir. Claudia Sainte-Luce).
■ LOS CABOS COMPETITION AWARD: Sarah Prefers To Run (Dir. Chloé Robichaud).
■ FOX+ MEXICO FIRST AWARD: La vida después (Dir. David Pablos).
■ SPECIAL MENTION: Alphée des Étoliles (Dir. Hugo Latulippe).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND AWARDS – CINEMA IN DEVELOPMENT
■ EPITAFIO (Dir. Yulene Olaizola).
■ OPERACIÓN BABY (Dir. José Luis Valle).
■ IREKANI (Dir. Gabriel Mariño).
■ SEMANA SANTA (Dir. Alejandra Márquez).
■ LISBOA (Dir. Pablo Delgado Sánchez).
■ LA RAYA (Dir. Yolanda Cruz).
■ TEMPESTAD (Dir. Tatiana Huezo).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND AWARDS – WORK IN PROGRESS
■ EL COMIENZO DEL TIEMPO (Dir. Bernardo Arellano).
■ EDÉN (Dir. Elise DuRant).
In this category, a Special Mention was also awarded to LOS BAÑISTAS by Max Zunino, as well as the following prizes:
■ WORK IN PROGRESS MEXICO FOX+ AWARD: Asteroide (Dir. Marcelo Tobar).
■ SPLENDOR OMNIA MANTARRAYA AWARD: El regreso del muerto (Dir. Gustavo Gamou).
■ DOCS FORUM AWARD: Plaza de la soledad (Dir. Martha Sosa y Maya Goded).
■ CASETE AWARD: Los insólitos peces gatos (Dir. Claudia Sainte- Luce), LuTo (Dir. Katina Medina Mora) y Bering, equilibrio y resistencia (Dir.Lourdes Grobet).
■ BENGALA UANL AWARD: Ya no estoy aquí (Dir. Fernando Frías).