First Annual Baja International Film Festival
The first annual Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Los Cabos, Mexico, has announced the membership of its 2012 advisory board, along with the breakdown of this year's award categories and prizes.
The inaugural board includes such esteemed industry members as acclaimed actor/filmmaker Edward Norton, and filmmaker Carlos Reygadas, recent winner of Best Director at Cannes.
The Baja International Film Festival will include Special Presentations, as well as competition screenings of Feature Films, Documentaries, and Short Films, as well as nightly galas, panel discussions, filmmaker receptions, and award ceremonies. The following awards and cash prizes will be given for best film in each screening category, honoring the work of this year's outstanding filmmakers at the 2012 Baja International Film Festival.
Best International Feature / $10,000 Best Mexican Feature / $10,000 Best International Documentary / $5,000 Best Mexican Documentary / $5,000 Best International Short Film / $2,500 Best Mexican Short Film / $2,500
Baja International Film Festival Co-Founders and Festival Directors Scott Cross and Sean Cross also founded the Colorado Film Institute and the Vail Film Festival. The Baja International Film Festival is run by a bi-national team of experienced film and business managers who share a passion for bringing Mexican and U.S. cultures together through film. The Festival's artistic directors are Scott Cross, Sean Cross, and Jorge Sanchez Sosa, former director of the Guadalajara Film Festival. The Baja International Film Festival is supported by the Mexico Tourism Board and endorsed by the State of Baja California Sur and the Los Cabos Tourism Bureau as the Official Festival of Cabo, Mexico.