MAKE A FESTIVAL PLAN
To get the most of the Festival, it’s a good idea to plan upfront what films and events you wish to attend. This way you won’t miss on something you want to see or that the tickets get sold-out.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to see it all and this is part of the experience of a Film Festival. You have to investigate and decide what you wish to see, and you will have to make sacrifices. Your catalogue will help you find all the information on each film that will be screened during the Festival, with dates, schedules and screening sites.
FIND A FILM OR EVENT
The Festival provides you with a number of publications where you can check the Festival’s program. For more detailed information on each film, consult our on-line programming here, the printed program or the printed catalogue which you will find at all Festival sites. We will also keep you informed through all our social media networks.
The films are organized by day / site / schedule, so you can create your own daily agenda easily. You can select the films by theme, section, site, production country, director, in competition, outside of competition, etc. We recommend you check the entire program’s content before making your selection.
You can also find the content for each short film program or section here.
Cineteca Nuevo León
Tickets for the Cineteca Nuevo León during the festival cost $25.00 pesos. Purchase your tickets at the Cineteca’s box office. The E4 parking lot is free and has 80 available parking spots.
Theater of the Center of the Arts
Free entrance to all screenings.
Cinépolis Las Américas (Garza Sada)
Tickets to the theaters screening the Festival’s films at Cinépolis Las Américas cost $35.00 pesos. They can be purchased directly at the box office. You can also purchase a “cinebono” that includes 4 films for $100.00.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CENTER OF THE ARTS THEATER
All Special Events at the Center of the Arts Theater are free, except for the Opening and Award Ceremonies, which require separate invitations.
Nuevo León’s Film Gala / August 20, 2011 / 8:00 pm.
IMCINE Animation Gala / August 21, 2011 / 6:30 pm.
Tribute to Mexican Filmmaker Carlos Carrera / August 22, 2011 / 8:00 pm.
Icons of Mexican Cinema: Damián Alcázar / August24, 2011 / 8:00 pm.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE CINETECA NUEVO LEÓN
Conferences (Free Entrance):
Animation International Congress / August 22 thru 25, 2011 / Conferences at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm.
Film Industry Day 2011 / August 26, 2011 / Panels and conferences starting at 9:00 a.m.
CELL PHONES AND CAMERAS
The Monterrey International Film Festival is committed to the filmmakers and their work. It is therefore prohibited in all screenings to keep your cell phone on, disturbing others with its light or phone conversations.
The Festival has a zero tolerance for illegal copying of any films. Any person recording or photographing a film will be turned in to the authorities. In certain premieres you may be asked to leave your cell phone with a staff member at the entrance. This has become a standard polity for films being premiered.
PROGRAMMING CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS
The Monterrey International Film Festival has made important efforts to ensure the accuracy of its program. However, when 200 films arrive in just a few days to Monterrey by different means, something can happen and a film may not be available for screening. We beg your understanding if this happens and we will try to inform the public with as much time as possible. If the change in a film is not to your convenience, we will gladly exchange your ticket.
All films screened at the Festival have been previously rated by the Direction of Radio, Television and Cinematography of Mexico’s Department of the Interior. However, there is usually not enough time to include this information on the program.
For your convenience, all sites have a listing with the film’s rating and you will be advised if the film is an adult film. In short films’ screening, the programs are classified based on the highest rating of the films being presented in the program. This means, if a program has three A rated short films, two B rated short films, and one C rated short film, the whole program is rated C.
Every film’s duration is included in the film’s information for each screening. However, please consider that some screenings have a previous introduction and question and answer session afterwards. Consider these times if you need to arrive at another screening/site.