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09-25-2019 09:26 AM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Oaxaca FilmFest

The press conference was attended by:

María Novaro, Director of Mexican Institute of Cinematography
Larry Laboe, Director of New Filmmakers LA producer
Leticia Valle Mijangos, Subsecretaria de Planeación Estragica-Seculta Oaxaca
José Antonio Hernandez Fraguas, representative of the Goverment of Oaxaca in Mexico City.
Ramiz Adeeb Azar, C.E.O. of Oaxaca FilmFest
Enrique Laffranconi: Program Director of Oaxaca FilmFest
Ana Achenique, Executive Director of Oaxaca FilmFest

Oaxaca FilmFest has reached its tenth anniversary, advancing its commitment to bring to the public a multifaceted program on an international level, creating spaces for Mexican cinema and promoting relations between national creators and producers on the international circuit.

For this tenth anniversary, two new Industry programs were launched :

The first is Pitch 189, a space for ready-to-develop projects to EFICINE to present themselves directly to supporting companies.
The second, COMPANIES PITCH, involves the most important companies in the audiovisual sector listening to projects selected on their profile for the production of content for both cinema and television. HBO, Turner, Viacom and United Talent agency are some of the companies participating.

For short films, three companies, Short TV, TV Cortos and Eurochannel, will evaluate 54 national and international short films for acquisition and/or distribution.

In terms of schedule, the festival has a noteworthy new section: New Industry Selection, which includes short films from all over the world that have been selected for their potential to be developped into feature films or series.

Meeting the objective of decentralizing the academic and industry offerings, the festival joins the efforts of other institutions, in particular the guidelines of the Secretariat of Federal Culture and in partnership with producers across the country to offer Oaxaca as a space for beneficial, industry-wide dialogue. As the scale of the Festival grows, the strength of new projects, alongside this industry momentum scheme, provide top-notch opportunities for creators by finding partners to present their projects.

Also, the flow of national and international participants grows and strengthens the economic benefit to Oaxaca. The presence of Festival attendees is an opportunity to take advantage of and enhance the excellent quality of tourism infrastructures that the state offers to visitors.

The Festival is the result of a combination of efforts, both public and private, particularly the support of the Secretariat of Culture, Federal government, and the Mexican Institute of Cinematography. In addition, this year, the Festival is supported by ProFest, through which it received 250,000 pesos, which were fully applied to developing and strengthening the programs which directly benefit the Community and increasing the academic exchange in the Industry Section.

The venues
Thirteen screening locations, which include important cultural spaces, will receive audiences and over 500 titles that will be available in an intensive cycle of projections for the seven-day event. Among the Festival venues are the Teatro Macedonio Alcalá, Cinépolis, the Auditorium of the Government Palace, the Former Convent of San Pablo, several Auditoriums of the Faculty of Medicine at the Autonomous University Benito Juarez of Oaxaca. In addition and for the first time this year there will be screenings in the Cinetransformer Headquarters.

The Festival received for this Tenth Edition almost 7,000 entries from more than 102 countries. We will be screening more than 400 films, both feature-length and short films, during the 7 days of the Festival. In addition, 400 projects are part of the section Developed Market Projects and 300 scripts make up the Undeveloped Market Projects section.

As for community activities, this year the Festival will continue the workshops of Accessible Cinema, the Children’s Program, as well as attending schoolsa and receiving Children from the Casa Hogar DIF in the Cinetransformer. In addition, the programme was expanded to include the Exchange Academy, which puts high schools and universities students in contact with young directors and their works, in collaboration with the Youth Institute of the State of Oaxaca (INJEO).

This year, New Industry features 32 speakers and panelists from 10 countries, and expands its programme to 4 days, which will include different activities, such as roundtables, pitches, and conferences for Industry professionals.

Among over 400 films, there are two productions about Oaxaca, Banda (Mexico, 2019. Dir. Carlos Armella) and When I Close my Eyes (Mexico, 2019. Dir. Sergio Blanco-Martin and Michelle Ibaven), a project from the Oscar-winner Bill Plympton It’s gonna be great (USA, 2019), and the documentary Ergo Sum (Mexico, 2019. Dir. Barbara Balsategui and Oscar Basulto), which includes the participation of the recently deceased Maestro Francisco Toledo.
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Oaxaca FilmFest
Reforma 703
Oaxaca de Juarez

Oaxaca FilmFest is passionately committed to providing Audiences, Filmmakers, and Screenwriters around the globe with an excellent and unique cinematic experience.

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