Come and see what the neighbors are doing
Los Cabos Film Festival 6th Edition 2017 Preview November 8th to 12th
By Antonio Vargas
Once again and for the sixth time Los Cabos welcomes film artists from several regions of the world, with a wide variety of contents and unique forms of presenting life experiences, the festival will share astounding film material.
Hugo Villa Smythe, General Director of the Los Cabos Film Festival stated at the first press conference that the event has been growing little by little, focusing in quality, understanding that the niche for this particular festival are the businesses in Mexico, United States and Canada. He also remarked that this is a talent showcase that already is bearing fruit. Compared with other renowned film festivals in this country, this one at Los Cabos, has enormous potential and incredible projection to the world even though this is a very small community with limited infrastructure for events of such magnitude. About 75% of the film creators are repeating their participations and some of them had been selected for the Gabriel Figueroa Fund.
This time the effort is also focalized to a good cause; All the money collected in the sale of tickets for galas and coupons will be donated entirely to Red Autismo, an association founded by Lemonia Aretos; this is a non profit organization located in Los Cabos that aims to provide specialized care for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) seeking the development of skills to improve their quality of life and that of their family. In this effort the Mexican sculptor Nacho Gallardo “El Nacho” is also donating some of his work. As part of the activities held in the blue day (the Red Autismo day) through a silent auction, the money raised in this event will also be donated to the cause.
The press conference panel were also attended by Jesus Serafin Ochoa, representative of the Baja California Sur Tourism Mexican Federal Institution SECTUR, Karina Corral Raygoza, Municipal Director for Los Cabos, Raoul Chollet Rochin, FONATUR Los Cabos, Rodrigo Esponda Cascajares, FITURCA Los Cabos, Lindsay Orsi, Representative of the Hotels in Los Cabos and Francis Doring Mendoza, Co-Founder of Red Autismo.
40 films of recent production and one retrospective movie integrate the festival. 90% of the titles will be premiere right here in Los Cabos. Five world premieres, three international premieres, eight Latin American premieres and twenty premieres in Mexico.
Sections Green, B-Side and Special Presentations are integrated by the best and most recent film productions in the international community. The Festival on its sixth edition will be pleased to announce the winners of Los Cabos Lab in collaboration with Huffpost.
The film program of this edition is wide and spectacular, we are sure you will encounter extraordinary art proposals and sublime experiences on your theater seat.
So, just let it go and enjoy.