2013 Morelia International Film Festival

Morelia International Film Festival

Por Liliana Elena González

@mexatua

On October 18th, the 11th edition of the International Film Festival  (FICM) started in Morelia. There was a red carpet at downtown Cinépolis and the opening ceremony at Plaza Morelia Cinépolis. The special guests were Alfonso, Carlos & Jonás Cuarón.

This year festival will take place November 18th through 27th. This Festival started in 2003 to promote the Mexican cinema´s new proposals. It´s main scenario is the colonial city of Morelia, but it also has activities and shows in Patzcuaro and Mexico City. FICM will have Google Hangouts with their special guests.

The guest of honor this year will be Alejandro Jodorowsky. He will do a Masterful Conference on Wednesday 23rd at 4.30 pm at the University Cultural Center Auditorium located at 350 Madero Avenue in downtown Morelia. This is a free event. Jodorowsky will do a book signing of his new book “La realidad de mi danza” after the conference. The FICM will feature four of his movies: 1. Fando y Lis (1968); 2. El topo (1970); 3. La montaña sagrada (1973) & 4. Santa sangre (1989).

Conferences, round tables and exhibitions are usually free of charge and don’t require a ticket. However, seating is limited, so arrive early because seats are assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.

Every year, the FICM has four official sections in competition: Mexican Short Film, Mexican Documentary, Mexican Feature Film and Michoacán Section. There are 43 Mexican Short Film, 23 Mexican Documentaries, 12 Mexican Feature Film and 11 Michoacán Section films for this year.

For more info & tickets, visit the Festival´s website.

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