The third International Film Festival of Los Cabos concluded with a large attendance where 49 of the 39 exhibited films were premieres, alongside 15 Mexican films, 21 Latin American, and 3 international films. Short films were presented for the first time as well such as The Trumpeter, January 11th, Black, and The Immaculate Reception among others.
This festival delivered the highest amount in cash prizes and support. This year the festival raised around $336,000 US dollars. Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, founder of the International Film Festival of Los Cabos: "after having such a difficult event like the Hurricane, this shows that Los Cabos is now on its feet and doing very well, we also have some very good films".
Among the guest documentaries was “Mexico Pelagico”, directed by Jerome Prieto, about the importance of protecting the shark species in Mexican waters. John Christof, film critic: "the shark is a wonderful animal just like the other unknown animals in the marine world, and this film gives viewers a desire to protect this world, and it is gorgeous, it makes me think that there is a an economical source behind this, but most need protection".
Different celebrities of the international film industry walked down the red carpet during the three scheduled galas including actors, directors, producers, writers and other personalities. At the Los Cabos film competition, the winning film was "The Güeros" by Alonso Ruizpalacios; in the category of Mexico First, the winner was for the film "Llevate Mi Amor" by Arturo González, and "Los Herederos", the winning film in the category 'Work in Progress' by Jorge Hernández, among others.
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