FICCO

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Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo
Location Mexico City
Founded 2004
Hosted by Cinemax

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival, or FICCO (Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo) for its initials in Spanish was an annual film festival founded by film producers Maximiliano Cruz and Paula Astorga in February 2004.[1] The festival ran for seven years, ending in 2010.

It quickly become one of the most important film festivals in Latin America. It was hosted by Cinemex, one of the two dominant movie theater chains in Mexico. It lasted two weeks and programmed sections on documentary features, fiction, worldwide premieres, retrospectives, and global tendencies in cinema. The jury was composed of important figures of the film industry worldwide.

In 2007 it programmed documentary retrospectives on Peter Watkins and Peter Whitehead, and a retrospective on Robert Bresson and Pedro Costa.[1]

Awards[edit]

FICCO-Cinemex Award for Best Narrative Film[edit]

FICCO-Cinemex Award for Best Documentary Film[edit]

Best Latin American Film[edit]

FICCO-Movie City Award for Best Debut Film[edit]

  • 2009 - Cómo estar muerto/Como estar muerto - Manuel Ferrari and The Pleasure of Being Robbed - Joshua Safdie

Pfizer Human Rights Award[edit]

  • 2009 -Access Road - Nathalie Mansoux

Exxonmobil Award for Best Female Director[edit]

Best Mexican Digital Film[edit]

  • 2009 - Calentamiento local - Fernando Frías

Fipresci Award for Best Mexican Documentary Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cinémas d'amerique latine. 2009. pp. 55–58. ISBN 12674397 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  2. ^ Eduardo A. Russo (2010). The Film Edge. Teseo. p. 16. ISBN 987-1354-71-1.