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Participating Films and Projects of the Mex-U.S.A-Can Co-Production Forum and Work in Progress Mexico Announced

Participating Films and Projects of the Mex-U.S.A-Can Co-Production Forum and Work in Progress Mexico Announced

Cabos International Film Festival will offer, within its
activities, a total
USD $227,000

to support projects from Mexico, the U.S.A. and Canada.

In its
Third Edition, in an effort to contribute the development and consolidation of the North American film industry, presents as part of its industry activities, the first
Mexico-USA-Canada Co-production Forum


Los Cabos Film Festival

, announces the
13 participant projects in the Forum:

  • Afronauts

    by Frances Bodomo (USA).

  • Coward

    by Boris Rodriguez, an Anne Marie Gélinas production (Canada).

  • The Other Tom

    by Rodrigo Plá, a Sandino Saravia production (Mexico).

  • First Match

    by Olivia Newman, a Veronica Nickel and Chanelle Elaine production (USA).

  • Away from Meaning

    by Olivia Luengas Magaña, a Vanessa Romo Gutiérrez production (Mexico).

  • Butterfly

    by Maria Saakya, a Jeff Kalousdian production (USA).

  • Museum

    by Alonso Ruizpalacios, a Manuel Alcalá and Alberto Muffelman production (Mexico).

  • Permanent

    by Colette Burson, a Haroula Rose and Joshua Blum production (USA).

  • Taganga

    by Ciro Guerra, a Katrin Pors and Serge Noel production (Canada- Colombia).

  • Wolverine

    by Patricia Chica, a Byron A. Martin production (Canada).

  • X Quinientos

    by Juan Andrés Arango, a Edher Campos and Yanick Letourneau production (Canada- Mexico- Colombia).

  • I’m No Longer Here

    by Fernando Frías, a Gerry Kim and Mayuran Tiruchelvam production (Mexico- USA).

  • Yamaha 300

    by Jorge Michel Grau, a Mayra Espinosa Castro production (Mexico – USA).

Representatives from each project will have access to a series of one-to-one meetings with key members of the international film industry and potential

Co-production Forum

Jury, composed of

, Sales and Distribution Director at
WestEnd Films

Nick Ogiony

, Sales Agent at
Creative Artists Agency

(USA) and

, renowned Canadian producer, will announce the winning project at the Festival, which will receive a
cash prize
of USD $8,000.

Also, the recognized studios



will award a prize valued at

to one of the participating projects, consisting of a 40 hours of color correction, 40 hours of sound mixing, accommodation and food for two people in
Tepoztlán, Mexico.

Supporting the completion of
Mexican feature or documentary films

in post-production stage, Los Cabos Film Festival
has announced the

films participating in the second
Work In
Progress Mexico


  • El charro de Toluquilla by José Villalobos Romero, a Sergio Adrián Morkin and José Villalobos Romero production.

  • Charity

    by Marcelino Islas Hernández, a Santiago García Galván production.

  • Heirs

    by Jorge Hernández Aldana, a Michel Franco production.

  • Light Feet

    by Juan Carlos Núñez, a Henry Lesperance Álvarez production.

  • You Will Know what to Do with Me

    by Katina Medina Mora, a Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Muffelmann production.

  • Holy Days

    by Alejandra Márquez Abella, a Nicolás Celis and Sebastián Celis production.


Director of the
Miami International Film Festival

Nicole Mackey,

Vice President of sales agency
Fortissimo Films

(UK), and

XYZ Films

cofounder (USA), as members of the
Work In
Progress Mexico

Jury, will evaluate

that compete for a cash prize of


The TV station

will also award a prize of
USD $30,000

to one of the participating films (the equivalent to the anticipated purchase of broadcast rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, excluding Brazil
through the channel’s windows). And the outstanding post-production company Chemistry

will award a prize worth USD $45,000 consisting of 80 hours of color correction, 40 hours of conform and digital mastering, and packaging in DCP.
In addition, the

winning films of the
Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund

, each received from

USD $52,000

in post-production services. These two films will also be part of the Work In Progress Mexico selection.

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