With the motto ‘(re)imagine ourselves’, the ninth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival was an entirely digital one, offering a new opportunity to dialogue with our audience nationwide. Our film program was made up of 20 national and international titles, of which 95% were premiered in Mexico, and was viewed by an audience of over 45,000 people. We also organized the panels ‘Trans Representation in Contemporary Cinema’ and ‘2020: Towards the Transformation of our Industry’, as well as an exclusive conversation with Demián Bichir, and a talk with director Josephine Decker.
TRIBUTES (Special Guests)
● SPOTLIGHT ON JOSEPHINE DECKER: American filmmaker who presented the premiere of her film Shirley as well as her previous films Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Butter on the Latch and Me the Terrible. Concurrent to this, a conversation with the director was broadcast, moderated by cinematographer Carolina Costa.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - LOS CABOS COMPETITION
LOS CABOS COMPETITION AWARD, WITH THE SUPPORT OF NETFLIX: Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Dir. Eliza Hittman).
LOS CABOS COMPETITION CINECOLOR AWARD: Cosas que no hacemos
(Dir. Bruno Santamaría Razo).
ART KINGDOM AWARD: In Between Dying (Dir. Hilal Baydarov).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND - CINEMA IN DEVELOPMENT
CTT EXP & RENTALS AWARD: El ojo de los días (Dir. J. Xavier Velasco).
PIANO AWARD AND CHEMISTRY POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISION AWARD: Dios y la cumbia del diablo (Dir. Carlos Lenin).
CHEMISTRY AWARD: Oasis (Dir. Faride Schroeder).
FONDO FÍLMICO GABRIEL FIGUEROA - WORK IN PROGRESS
PREMIO CINECOLOR MÉXICO - SHALALÁ: Las hostilidades (Dir. M. Sebastian Molina).
FOURTH FILM CRITICISM COMPETITION
WINNER Daniel Torres Aguilar.