LOS CABOS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE FILMS AND PROJECTS SELECTED IN CABOS IN PROGRESS AND CABOS DISCOVERY THAT COMPETE FOR A TOTAL OF USD $320,920 IN AWARDS

Los Cabos International Film Festival announces the names of the films chosen to form part of the Cabos in Progress and Cabos Discovery platforms. The 2015 selection is wide-ranging in terms of themes, visions, styles and stories, but homogeneous and consistent with regard to the quality of the participating projects.

 

 

For the third year running, the Festival will present Cabos in Progress for films in the post-production stage, made in or coproduced with Mexico.

The Festival ensures that, for the chosen projects, the experience of competing in our fourth edition extends beyond the traditional benefits reaped by works in progress in such competitions – besides being shown to the programmers of the main international festivals, and to sales agents and leading distributors, all the projects are candidates for inclusion in Los Cabos Goes to Cannes to show their films at the most important film market in the world, in addition to the total value of the prizes awarded by Los Cabos Film Festival: USD 214,000.

The competing Mexican films in post-production are:


Bellas de noche
Director: María José Cuevas
Producers: María José Cuevas, Christian Valdelièvre, Moisés Cosío, Gerardo Gatica, Alberto Muffelman, Jaime Ramos.


Carroña

Director and producer: Sebastián Hiriart


El fracaso

Director: Ricardo Silva
Producer: Paulina Valencia


La habitación

Directors: Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas and Natalia Beristáin
Producers: Edher Campos, Luis Salinas, Marta Lewandowska and Marta Habior


Los paisajes

Director: Rodrigo Cervantes
Producers: Pauline Galtié and Víctor Shuchleib.

Manotas

Somos lengua
Director: Kyzza Terrazas
Producer: Carlos Sosa and Laura Imperiale


Verónica
Directors: Carlos Algara and Alejandro Martínez
Producer: Juan Carlos Segura

 

For the second year running, the Festival presents a forum for projects in the development phase, made in or coproduced by Mexico, USA or Canada: the Cabos Discovery platform, where participants can increase their possibilities in one on one meetings with professional industry of the international cinematography.The competing projects are:

Sunbathing in Hell (Canada)
Director: Sophie Deraspe
Producer: Félize Frappier

I’m not a bad person (Canada)
Director: Andrew Huculiak
Producers: Nicole I Dyck, Amy Darling, Josh Huculiak

Merciful (Canada) selected from Strategic Partners
Producer: Marc Almon

Salón de Belleza (USA/Mexico)
Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Producers: Eleonora Granata, Jonathan Venguer

Nancy (USA) – selected from IFP
Director: Christina Choe
Producers: Gerry Kim, Mayuran Tiruchelvam, Kelly Willias and Jonathan Duffy

Picking Cotton (USA) selected from Tribeca Film Institute
Director and producer: Jessica Sanders

The Taste of the Apple is Red (SYRIA, QATAR and USA) selected from Cine-Link Sarajevo Film Festival
Director: Ehab Tarabieh
Producer: Solomon Goodman

Calla (Mexico)
Director: Jorge Michel Grau
Producer: Mayra Espinosa Castro

Gunpowder seeds (Mexico)
Director: Arturo González Villaseñor
Producers: Sebastián Celis and Nicolás Celis

Memoria de los días rojos (Mexico)
Director and producer: Rafa Lara

Skin Deep (Mexico)
Director: Paulina del Paso
Producers: Elisa Miller

Casi el paraíso (Mexico)
Director: Gaz Alazraki
Producers: Edgar San Juan and Leonardo Zimbrón

Opus Zero (Mexico)
Director: Daniel Graham
Producer: Julio Chavezmontes

The jury will award an accreditation for the 2016 edition of the Producers Network program that will form part of the Cannes Festival’s Marché du Film to one of the producers participating in Cabos Discovery.

In addition, projects enrolled in Cabos Discovery also take part in the Festival’s project-interchange program with Tribeca Film Institute, Strategic Partners,Independent Filmmaker Project and Cine Link – Sarajevo Film Festival.

From the 11th to the 15th of NovemberLos Cabos International Film Festival will gather prominent film-industry representatives (producers, directors, distributors and other film-industry active leaders) from Mexico, the US and Canada, for the purpose of creating more opportunities for developing their projects.

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