Puerto Vallarta's International Film Festival (FICPV) is turning 18 this year! The University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa will welcome actors, film directors and movie fanatics from all over the world to the biggest cinema related event in the area and they'll celebrate this milestone by going all out with the Catalonia region as the guest of honor.
From March 12 to 23, moviegoers will enjoy twelve consecutive days of a selection of more than 40 films from Mexico and the world, with the region of Catalonia as guest of honor. Parks and public forums, educational and cultural institutions, shopping centers, restaurants and other entertainment centers have been added as screening venues for this year's featured films.
This year's program includes more than 40 film screenings that are free and open to the general public; divided into eleven sections: Official, Academic, Senior, Environmental, Cross-border Cinema, Short Films, Echoes of the Cork Film Festival, Gourmet, Children, Musical and Maguey Awards.
The International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta (FICPV) also includes the delivery of the "Golden Iguana" award, to prominent figures from the world of cinema, and parallel activities such as the Huston Film and Literature Chair. In its 18th edition, the FICPV will recognize with the golden award: director, screenwriter and producer Erika Lust; director and television producer, Dan Attias; to the production of the documentary by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Jean-Jacques Mantello, The Wonders of the Sea; and Irish screenwriter Mark O'Halloran.
Read more about The Night of the Iguana, the film classic that inspired this festival's biggest award.
Source: Banderas News