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Baja Film Festival Announces Lineup for Inaugural Edition, Celebrating Mexican and International Cinema

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 26, 2012 at 11:59AM

The inaugural edition of the Baja International Film Festival has lined up eighty films. The fest, which will run November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, will feature five international feature premieres, five Mexican features, seven Special Presentation screenings and much more. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best International Feature, Mexican Feature, Int'l Doc, Mexican Doc, Int'l Short and Mexican Short at a ceremony on the closing day.

Gael Garcia Bernal in "No"
Gael Garcia Bernal in "No"
International Narrative Features Competition:

7 Cajas, directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori
Faith, Love and Whiskey, directed by Kristina Nikolova
No, directed by Pablo Larrain
The Sky in Bloom, directed by Tor Mian
While We Were Here, directed by Kat Coiro
International Narrative Special Presentations:
6 Month Rule, directed by Blayne Weaver
For Lovers Only, directed by Michael Polish
Mariachi Gringo, directed by Tom Gustafson
Rise of the Guardians, directed by Peter Ramsay
Supporting Characters, directed by Daniel Schechter
Thanks for Sharing, directed by Stuart Blumberg
Mexican Narrative Features Competition:

Fogo, directed by Yulene Olaizola
Las lágrimas, directed by Pablo Delgado Sánchez
Los mejores temas, directed by Nicolás Pereda
Rezeta, directed by Luis Fernando Frías
Un mundo secreto, directed by Gabriel Mariño
Mexican Narrative Special Presentations

Cabeza de Vaca, directed by Nicolas Echevarria
Después de Lucia, directed by Michel Franco
Hecho en México, directed by Duncan Bridgeman
De Tripas Corazón, directed by Antonio Urrutia       
Miradas Múltiples (La máquina loca), directed by Emilio Maillé
Niño Fidencio (El taumaturgo del Espizazo), directed by Nicolás Echevarría
International Documentary Competition:

Blood Relative, directed by Nimisha Mukerji
First Position, directed by Bess Kargman
GuateMaya- The Unification of Wisdom, directed by Cassidy Rast
Money and Honey, directed by Ching-Hui Lee
Nothing Like Chocolate, directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Mexican Documentary Competition:

Buscando a Larisa, directed by Andrés Pardo
Cuates de Australia, directed by Everardo González
El alcalde, directed by Carlos F. Rossini, Emiliano Altuna, and Diego E. Osorno
Inori, directed by Pedro González Rubio
La revolución de los alcatraces, directed by Luciana Kaplan
International Shorts Competition:

Address Is Approximate, directed by Tom Jenkins
Amaqqut Nunaat, directed by Neil Christopher
And If Tomorrow..., directed by Joe Iacovino
Blackout, directed by Francisco Lupini
De Que Se Rien Las Hienas directed by Javier Veiga
El Cocodrilo (The Crocodile), directed by Steve Acevedo
Grounded, directed by Kevin Margo
Hello Caller, directed by Andrew Putschoegl
Immobile, directed by Helio Mira
Julio Solis, A Move Shake Story, directed by Alexandria Bombach
La Mirada Perdida, directed by Damián Dionisio
Lichen, directed by Kevin Lim
Little Kaiju, directed by Jonathan Baker
Luminaris, directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella
Lunch Date, directed by Sasha Collington
Mentiroso, directed by Will Shipley
Mexican Cuisine, directed by Fran Guijarro
Neighbors, directed by Rachel Goldberg
Nostos, directed by Alessandro D’Ambrosi and Santa de Santis        
Q, directed by Felipe Vara de Rey
Rascacielos, directed by Mariana Torres
Resen, directed by Eti Tsicko
Side Effects, directed by Traven Rice
Single Player, directed by Paweł Soja
The End, directed by Ted Marcus
The Gnome Garden, directed by Elena Hattersley
The Most Girl Part of You, directed by Mark Cummins
The Price, directed by Zeke Pinheiro, James St.Vincent
The Verbal Circuits, directed by Elena Hattersley
Tu ez moi, directed by Melissa Papel and Clarisse Gorokhoff
Mexican Shorts Competition:

Dentro, directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter
Dentro de uno, directed by Salvador Aguirre
Dos de tres, directed by Paulina Rosas
Ecuación, directed by Gerardo Enrique Rodríguez Herrera
Ismael, directed by Sebastian Hofmann
La habitación, directed by Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla
La noria, directed by Karla Castañeda
Las manos limpias, directed by Carlos Armella
Lucy contra los límites de la voz, directed by Mónica Herrera
Perro azul, directed by Federico Zuvire
Un ojo, directed by Lorenza Manrique
Yuban, Yaasib Vázquez Colmenares
Environmental Films:

Azul Intangible, directed by Eréndira Valle Padilla
Planet Ocean, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot
Open Pit, directed by Gianni Converso
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey, directed by Wendy J.N. Lee

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.