Los Cabos International Film Festival
The Los Cabos International Film Festival, formerly the Baja International Film Festival, is an international film festival that takes place annually in mid-November in Los Cabos, Mexico. The festival was founded in 2012 by Eduardo Sanchez Navarro, Juan Gallardo Thurlow, Scott Cross, and Sean Cross. The 2012 Baja International Film Festival took place November 14–17 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The 2013 Baja International Film Festival took place November 13–16 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Held in one of Mexico's premier resort destinations, the festival draws attendees and filmmakers from across Mexico, the United States and around the world. The 2012 festival drew more than 5,000 attendees and hundreds of filmmakers and film executives, including high-profile celebrities and international media attention.
Films screened at the festival included the Oscar-nominated NO, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and directed by Pablo Larrain. The festival also screened a number of studio films, including Paramount's Rise of the Guardians.
2012 festival award recipients included 2-time Academy-Award nominated actor Edward Norton, award-winning actor Matt Dillon, Academy-award winning actor Melissa Leo, Academy-award winning actor Octavia Spencer, multiple Emmy winning actor Allison Janney, actor Josh Lucas, and Academy-award nominated director Michael Apted.