4th Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival

México, February 21 - March 4 2007

The jury

Diego Lerer (Argentina), Robert Koehler (US), Petra Castell ()

Awarded films

“Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México”. The “International Festival of Contemporary Cinema” in the Mexican capital is a new event, founded in 2004 only, now in its 4th edition, and organized by a young team of enthusiasts. Their aim: to offer an overview on worldwide independent cinema, outside the mainstream, addressed to (and in the meantime accepted by) the cine-public in the city. The festival shows a good selection of recent films from all over the world, and has a special interest in Latin American cinematographies (including Mexico of course). Feature films and documentaries are equally considered. Foreign guests can catch up in particular with recent Latin American feature films, and can win an impression on developments in Latin American documentaries.
Our critics’ jury saw the documentaries and awarded two prizes, to Copacabana (international documentary competition) by Martin Rejtman, one of the founders and protagonists of New Argentinean Cinema, and to Ser isla (competition of digital Mexican docs) by Eun-hee Ihm.