In 2016, the Festival celebrated its first five years of existence, consolidating its efforts in becoming a meeting point between Mexico, the United States and Canada’s film industries. Of the 45 films screened during the Festival, more than 80% were premieres. That year, as part of the Industry platform, Los Cabos Meet-Mart was also launched: a meeting point where all those involved in the creation, production, distribution, marketing and exhibition of independent cinema meet.
TRIBUTES (Special Guests)
TRIBUTE TO OLIVER STONE: Three time Oscar-winner Director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone presented his films Snowden (2016), JFK (1991) and Salvador (1986).
TRIBUTE TO RODRIGO PRIETO: Mexican cinematographer who presented the films Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Lust Caution by Ang Lee and The Wolf of Wall Street by Martin Scorsese.LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO MONICA BELLUCCI: Italian actress who presented the Latin American Premiere of On the Milky Road (2016), by Emir Kusturica.
■ LOS CABOS COMPETITION CINEMEX AWARD: American Honey (Dir. Andrea Arnold).
■ CINEMEX AWARD – MEXICO FIRST: X500 (Dir. Juan Andrés Arango).
■ CINEMEX AUDIENCE AWARD: Bellas de noche (Dir. María José Cuevas).
■ FIPRESCI AWARD – MEXICO FIRST & TRAILER ART KINGDOM AWARD: Tamara y La Catarina (Dir. Lucía Carreras).
■ AWARD FOR SUPPORT FOR LABODIGITAL DISTRIBUTION: Donald Cried (Dir. Kris Avedisian).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND AWARDS – CINEMA IN DEVELOPMENT
■ ALICIA (Dir. Michael Rowe).
■ MONSTERS AND MEN (Reinaldo M. Green).
In addition to the following prizes:
■ LCI INSURANCE AWARD: La serpiente emplumada (Dir. Alejandro Sugich).
■ CTT EXP & RENTALS AWARD: Alicia (Dir. Michael Rowe).
GABRIEL FIGUEROA FILM FUND – WORK IN PROGRESS
Labodigital awarded a prize in post-production services to the following projects:
■ THE ROSENBERGS (Dir. Sophie Barthe).
■ NIEVES (Dir. Alejandra Márquez).
■ LLUEVE (Dir. Carolina Corral).
■ MICS AND CELLULOID (Dir. Carlos Carrera).
■ LOS ADIOSES (Dir. Natalia Beristain).
■ LOS DÍAS MÁS OSCUROS DE NOSOTRAS (Dir. Astrid Rondero).