This edition stood out for bringing together major figures in cinema as part of our main guests: Spike Lee, Adam Driver and Terry Gilliam graced the red carpets, Galas and special screenings. #LosCabos7 film program was made up of 41 national and international titles, of which more than 80% had their premiere in Mexico as part of the Festival.
TRIBUTES (Special Guests)
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF FILM TRIBUTE TO SPIKE LEE: American filmmaker, actor and screenwriter who presented the premiere of his film Blackkklansman, as well as the emblematic Do the right thing.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FILM HISTORY TRIBUTE TO TERRY GILLIAM: American-born British screenwriter, director, actor and comedian who presented the premiere of his film The Man Who killed Don Quixote as well as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
OUTSTANDING WORK IN CINEMA TO ADAM DRIVER: American actor who also presented the films Blackkklansman by Spike Lee, The Man Who killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam and Paterson by Jim Jarmusch.
LOS CABOS COMPETITION AWARD: Genèse (Dir. Philippe Lesage).
SPECIAL MENTION LOS CABOS COMPETITION: We, the Animals (Dir. Jeremiah Zagar).
CINEMEX MEXICO FIRST AWARD, FIPRESCI MEXICO FIRST AWARD AND TRAILER ART KINGDOM AWARD: Feral (Dir. Andrés Kaiser).
CINEMEX AUDIENCE AWARD: Pájaros de verano (Dir. Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND – CINEMA IN DEVELOPMENT
CTT EXP & RENTALS + CHEMISTRY AWARD: El hoyo en la cerca (Dir. Joaquín del Paso).
CTT EXP & RENTALS AWARD: Estado del imperio (Dir. Amat Escalante).
TALENT ON THE ROAD WORLD TALENT HOUSE AWARD: Viaje al país de los tarahumaras (Dir. Federico Cecchetti).
MARCHÉ DU FILM - CANNES FESTIVAL granted accreditation for its Producers Network program to producer Gabriela Gavica for Begoña Colomar's Ona Sur.
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND – WORK IN PROGRESS
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND AWARD WORK IN PROGRESS & CHEMISTRY AWARD: Mano de obra (Dir. David Zonana).
CINECOLOR MEXICO AWARD: Ya no estoy aquí (Dir. Fernando Frías).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND – TV IN DEVELOPMENT
BOBO AWARD & PROMO TRAILER ART KINGDOM AWARD: Los abogados del diablo (Prod. Daniela Alatorre).
SECOND FILM CRITICISM COMPETITION
WINNER Arantxa Luna.