Days before the party of the 20th edition of the International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta!

The programming of this edition also includes the sections of the FICPV, Children’s, Environmental, Cross-Border Cinema, Musical, Gourmet and Senior Adult


From November 24 to December 1, the most important film event in this region will be held in Puerto Vallarta. The International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta (FICPV) is organized by the Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta), and at a press conference the official program of its twentieth edition was presented, under a hybrid format and with “Peru”, as guest country.

At a press conference, Doctor Jorge Téllez López, Rector of CUCosta, acknowledged that love for films has been cultivated over 20 years, which is why this year, the festival that has been so successful, could not be missed.

Present at the press conference Mtra. Paola Cortés Almanzar, general coordinator of the FICPV and Marina de los Santos, director of the Vallartense Institute of Culture in a virtual way, Estrella Araiza Briseño, Director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG); and Pavel Cortés, director of the Maguey Award, who announced that the Guadalajara International Film Festival will start next Friday and endorsed their support for the activities in Puerto Vallarta.

During seven days, a selection of national and international films will be presented at different venues in the city, and they will be adapted to attend to biosecurity measures, through open air spaces, capacity control, sanitary filters, sanitation, healthy distance and innovative modalities such as drive-in cinema at the International Convention Center with online registration prior to activities.

For her part, Marina de los Santos, director of the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura, expressed the commitment of the Municipal Government to this type of event.

“This festival in Puerto Vallarta is already consolidated, people are waiting for it, there is already an audience that is captive, and every year we are waiting for our cinema,” he shared.

The General Coordinator of the FICPV, Maestra Paola Cortés Almanzar announced that the official section for Puerto Vallarta will receive Samuel Kishi (Mexico), director of Los Lobos, the film with which this edition is inaugurated, and he will also receive “La iguana de oro ”, as well as the distinguished personalities to actor Iván Sánchez (Spain); Ángeles Hernández (Spain), director, and David Matamoros (Spain), director of the film Isaac.
It should be noted that “The Golden Iguana” is the festival’s highest award, which recognizes the trajectory of those characters who have made significant contributions to the cinema.

Films to be screened at the FICPV
In this edition, there will be a screening of Yo Fausto, with the presence of Julio Berthely (Mexico), director and actors Eduardo Naranjo (Mexico) and Carlos Aragón (Mexico), Sandra Solares (Mexico) director of Ni tuyo, ni mía will do the same. The section will also feature 45-day screenings in Jarbar by César Aréchiga (Mexico); Patalargas animation by Mercedes Moreida (Argentina) and there will be a selection of short films from the Rigo Mora Award, for small cinephiles.

Maguey Award, arrives in Puerto Vallarta, as a section dedicated to the most important Queer cinematography in Latin America; Maguey disseminates and promotes an innovative type of cinema, focused on an open and diverse sexual orientation. In this edition the film Cocoon by the director Leonie Krippendorff (Germany) will be screened. It will be attended by the actor Iván Sánchez (Spain), Ángeles Hernández (Spain), director, and David Matamoros (Spain), director of the film Isaac; Also participating will be Marco Berger (Argentina), director, and Juan Pablo Cestaro (Argentina), actor from the movie El cazador.

The closing of the Premio Maguey, as well as the FICPV, will take place with the feature film Las Mil y Una, with the presence of Clarisa Navas (Argentina), director, and Sofía Cabrera (Argentina) actress.

In this edition, the link with the Cork International Film Festival is endorsed, through the screening of a selection of short films, and with the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, through the section Ecos de la Habana that presents the film The extraordinary journey of Celeste García by director Arturo Infante (Cuba).

The academic activities of this Festival will be through the workshop the use of sound as a creative tool in audiovisual content, taught by Odín Acosta, designer, sound editor and mixer; as well as the virtual workshop Film Festivals and Programming, given by Isaac Basulto, producer and programmer of films exhibited in more than 150 international festivals.

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