LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENS ITS CALLS FOR ENTRIES AND PRESENTS NEW IMAGE FOR ITS 5TH EDITION

Los Cabos International Film Festival, announces two calls for entries: Official Selection for fiction and documentary feature films, and industry platforms through the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund for film and television projects in development stage and Work-in-Progress, and also presents the new image for its 5th edition to be held from November 9-13, 2016.

The Official Selection call for entries invites to submit fiction and documentary feature films in its two competitive sections: Competencia Los Cabos and México Primero.

Competencia Los Cabos: we accept fiction and documentary feature films that are from or co-produced with Mexico, USA or Canada during 2016. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $250,000.00 MX (two hundred and fifty thousand Mexican Pesos).

México Primero: we accept Mexican fiction and documentary feature films produced during 2016. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $250,000.00 MX (two hundred and fifty thousand Mexican Pesos).

During its fifth edition, the Festival launches the Labodigital Distribution Incentive prize consisting on $15,000 USD (fifteen thousand USD) in deliveries to the mexican distributor of the winning film. All selected films in both competitions can participate.

The Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund call for entries invites filmmakers and television producers to submit projects at Development Stage and in Work-in-Progress to compete for its $240,000 USD (two hundred and forty thousand USD) fund that will be divided in cash prizes and Labodigital post-production services.

The last amount is distributed in a $160,000 USD (one hundred and sixty thousand USD) in a post-production services prize provided by Labodigital. This prize will be divided in varying amounts according to each specific need. All industry categories may compete.

The Film Projects in Development Stage will compete for three cash prizes worth $150,000.00 MX (one hundred and fifty thousand Mexican Pesos) each. These projects will also participate in our exchange programs with Tribeca Film Institute and Independent Filmmaker Project (ifp) in US and Strategic Partners in Canada; and a $56,000 USD (fifty six thousand USD) in post-production services prize for a Tribeca Film Institute project, provided by Labodigital and Los Cabos International Film Festival.

The three categories participating in the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund are Film Projects in Development Stage for films that are from or co-produced with Mexico, USA or Canada; Television in Development Stage Projects for fiction or documentary latinamerican television series; and Mexican Work-in-Progress films. The Work-in-Progress projects can become part of the Marché du Film, through our Los Cabos Goes to Cannes 2017 program.

All selected projects will participate in Los Cabos Industry Meetings, where they will have one on one meetings with international film industry members such as sales agents, distributors, financing funds, production companies, international film festivals, broadcasting networks, on-demand streaming platforms, etc.

Film submissions for the 5th Los Cabos International Film Festival
Official selection:
May 15th to August 19th, 2016.
Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund Film and TV in Development:
May 15th to July 31st, 2016.
Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund Work-in-Progress:
May 15th to August 19th, 2016.

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The Festival’s new image was produced by the design lab Éramos Tantos. It displays Los Cabos’ Arch as an iconic element of the destination and a mountain of a typical North American Winter evoking the Festival’s official trailer, in which director Arturo González Villaseñor (winner of México Primero 2014) reinterprets the Festival’s slogan, come and see what the neighbors are doing.

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COME AND SEE WHAT THE NEIGHBORS ARE DOING.
Mexico, USA and Canada showcase their best film to the world.