Oaxaca FilmFest

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Oaxaca FilmFest
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LocationOaxaca, Mexico
LanguageSpanish (Mainly) ; English (Mainly)

Oaxaca FilmFest is an eight-day long international film festival held every autumn in the colonial Mexican city of Oaxaca since 2010. The festival is composed of various categories and offers a large space in its selection to emerging directors and screenwriters.


The festival was founded by Ramiz Adeeb Azar, with the first edition of the festival held in November 2010.[1] It has been hailed by MovieMaker magazine as one of the top festivals in the world numerous times[2] and has included the works of artist such as Guillermo Del Toro, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, Neil LaBute, Diego Luna, Takashi Miike, Martin Scorsese, Bill Plympton, Donald Sutherland, and Luke Wilson. The festival has also been responsible for the discovery of independent films such as Una Noche and Krisha.


Award Winners for Best Global Feature[edit]

Year Film Director Country
2010 La Soga Josh Crook Dominican Republic
2011 Crebisnky Enrique Otero Spain
2012 Kurtuluş Son Durak Yusuf Pirhasan Turkey
2013 Tu seras un homme Benoit Cohen France
2014 Daire Atıl İnaç Turkey
2015 The Wannabe Nick Sandow United States
2016 Suntan Argyris Papadimitropoulos Greece
2017 Badsville April Mullen United States
2018 HERE WE ARE David Bellarosa United States


  1. ^ Karin Badt, "Oaxaca Film Fest: International Films, Sundance and Mezcal in the Colonial City," Huffington Post, October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Jessica Rhys, "Oaxaca FilmFest 2016: Mole, Mescal, Magic and a Memorable Selection of Films," MovieMaker, February 2, 2017.

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