To bring together for Monterrey’s audience a panorama of international film which explores the thematic and formal tendencies of the new auteur cinema, enriching the city’s cinematic offer and stimulating the regional production of quality films.
VISION FOR 2015
To be among the top ten film festivals in Latin America, maintaining our position as the most important festival in Northern Mexico and continuing to reach larger audiences every year.
To create spaces of filmic exchange for our audiences with the new auteurs of World cinema, where they can share and discuss their different views and perspectives, paving the way for understanding among different cultures.
To form film audiences to search for the diversity of international cinema through an inclusive look into local, national and world cinema.
To become a platform for exhibition and networking for Nuevo León, Mexican and International filmmakers.
To place the city of Monterrey on the nacional and International film festival map, positioning the Festival as a cultural, touristic and commercial event.
Since its foundation, the Festival has sought the promotion of film culture based on three principles:
1) That the exposure to film culture contributes to the awareness of communities and nations of the need to support their own cinematographic expressions, which are cultural and social ambassadors to the rest of the world.
2) That a showcase of new world cinema is a mirror on to which our local and national filmmaking can measure and compare itself, establishing references of form and content that push to reflection and the search for international competitiveness.
3) That films made in Monterrey, Mexico and throughout the world need to be exhibited. A film that is not shown does not exist. Thus it becomes primordial to provide a space for film exhibition.
Film is a medium that reflects the values, traditions and characteristics of cultures around the world, promoting understanding, trust and peace among nations. It is fundamental for the advancement of humankind to provide a space for this interaction.
-ENTHUSIASM FOR CINEMA, which moves us every day to fulfill our mission. -CULTURAL DIVERSITY, made tangible through the multiple participating filmic expressions. -JUSTICE, in our call for entries, selection and awarding of screened films. -QUALITY, in everything we do. -SERVICE to the community and the film industry.
“Five continents, millions of images”