Mazatlan International Film Festival 2003Mazatlan, MexicoDecember 4-10, 2003Deadline: October 3, 2003
The Mazatlan International Film Festival will take place at the historic Angela Peralta Theater. The festival is produced by Promotora La Vida es Bella and sponsored by the city of Mazatlan, Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts and the government of the state of Sinaloa. The festival will feature an official competition, with an international jury of filmmakers, producer, and actors awarding prizes to Best Film (full length), Best Film (short), Best Film (animated short), Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Director. Ten films will compete for Best Film, 30 for Best Short Film and the festivities will include a video exhibition highlighting independent filmmakers, communication and video professionals. Additionally, the Vision America segment will showcase recent work from the American continent. Special prizes will be announced throughout the submissions process. Other awards presented will include: the Film and Press Award for Best Director, Town Hall Mazatlan Award for Best Artistic, Educational or Cultural Broadcasting Video, Audience Award for Best Film, the Honorary Pedro Infante Award, chosen by the Organization Committee presented to an honorable representative of the Festival spirit, in acknowledgment of his talent, work and contribution to the seventh art development, and the Best Film Script Award for the best participating script from the script workshop that will take place during the Festival. Workshops, conferences, seminars, roundtables, concerts, open-air screenings and a closing night film music performance by the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra will round out the festivities. For more information visit www.mazatlanfilmfest.com.