Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (OEM-Informex). Three months after the conclusion and in an official statement, the Los Cabos International Film Festival announced the cancellation of the 2023 Film Festival.
“We have made a difficult decision due to the lack of financial support, which was vital to the holding of this important film event,” they said.
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This is the first time a film event has been cancelled, as it was held virtually in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, and in a hybrid way in 2021, returning in person in 2022 with a billboard of artists who didn’t shine like him. did in the early years.
Reese Witherspoon, Ewan McGregor, Robert De Niro, Monica Bellucci and Nicole Kidman, Yalitza Aparicio, Diego Luna, Eiza Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Tenoch Huerta and Terry Gilliam were some of the international artists who walked the red carpet of this festival. headquartered at the Los Cabos Convention Center and the Republic Pavilion of Culture, both buildings fell into disuse due to maintenance issues, and was headquartered in movie theaters last year on an advertising plaza.
In a statement, they noted that 12 years ago, the Los Cabos International Film Festival came into being with the aim of strengthening Mexico’s presence abroad, promoting culture through the promotion of the national and international film industry, and developing tourism in Los Cabos.
“For more than a decade, the festival has been the epicenter of North American cinematography, bringing together Mexico, the United States and Canada in a space for cinematic exchange and exploration. In each edition of the festival, more than 40 films were presented, touching on topical social issues, through the most active narratives of national and international cinema. The galas, tributes and tributes have brought celebrities, the press, film professionals and the public together, creating a multi-faceted high cinematic experience,” they said.
The Los Cabos International Film Festival also became the first Mexican festival to have its own film collection. The Gabriel Figueroa Film Foundation supports film projects from concept to post-production, being the fundamental backbone of Mexican cinema.
“The viability and success of the festival has been made possible by the contributions of public and private institutions, as well as a large number of sponsors, whose generosity has been instrumental in bringing it to fruition. We deeply appreciate your support, direct and indirect, throughout all these years,” they added.
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Since the festival will not take place in 2023, the cost of registering films on the FilmFreeway platform will be reimbursed through the same system. They also stated that they would be in constant communication with their allies to answer all their questions and requests.
Finally, they thanked all the people, companies and institutions that confirmed their support and participation in the 2023 edition, stated that they intend to strengthen their cooperation in the future and look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of cinema and culture.