We still have Oscar fever and are more excited than ever for Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and “Chivo” Lubezki, as they won an Oscar for a second and a third time respectively, at the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony.

Speaking of Mexican talent in the visual arts, we announce the 13th edition of the Todos Santos-La Paz 2016 Film Festival. It was founded in 2004 by Sylvia Perel, who has been director of the International Latino Film Festival in San Francisco, California, and a judge in countries like Spain, India, Russia and others. This festival was born from the need to showcase aesthetic, cultural and educational development in Todos Santos, declared a “Pueblo Mágico” in 2006.

This festival is run by Todos Santos volunteer residents, along with government, local commerce and the community support. The talent this festival draws year after year, has made such a cultural and economic impact, that it has placed Todos Santos and La Paz on the map of the most important Mexican film festivals.

It is focused on enriching the audience through award winning-films with great social and artistic value. The festival has a strong social commitment to keep the community informed regarding what is going on in the world, it also serves as a way to gather locals, nationals and the expat community. The festival’s activity encourages participation, as it enriches local culture, promotes education and creativity. It is a meeting point of filmmakers and spectators who mutually enrich each other through constructive dialogue as they look at the world through the eyes of others.

This year, the festival will have an exclusive showing in Mexico of the film “Mr. Pig”, directed by actor, director and producer Diego Luna. Luna will also be the sponsor of the Leonardo Perel Film School. Perel is one of the most representative talents that Mexico has given to world cinematography. Visual artists, musicians and special guests will also participate in the festival.

The Todos Santos-La Paz 2016 Film Festival is held from March 15th to the 21st at different places. Click on this link to check out the complete program and more details: http://bit.ly/1RsgGb1