Since its beginnings, the Morelia International Film Festival has hosted distinguished guests from the film world, among them: Olivier Assayas, Alfonso Cuarón, Stephen Frears, Gael García Bernal, Terry Gilliam, Michel Gondry, Werner Herzog, Abbas Kiarostami, Diego Luna, Carlos Reygadas, Volker Schlöndorff, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, Béla Tarr, Gus Van Sant, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert. The 14th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival will bring together important figures from the international film scene, who will participate in public conferences, masterclasses, workshops and professional encounters, all of which will be announced in the coming months.



  • Wednesday, October 26th, 17:00-19:00 hrs.

Industry Initiatives, Markets and Funding Opportunities at the Festival
Every February, Berlin becomes a hub and source of inspiration for the global film community: Along with the festival programme of around 400 films and high quality TV drama series, the Berlin International Film Festival offers a wide range of initiatives for the industry. More than 20,000 film professionals participate every year in the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents, and benefit from networking events, panel discussions and tailor-made business opportunities. Joint activities such as the Drama Series Days introduce a new level of internal co-operation between the industry sections and result in exceptional synergies for professional attendees.  The whole year round the World Cinema Fund concentrates on backing the production and distribution of films, also from Mexico and other regions to help develop the film infrastructure.

In February 2017, Mexico will be the first “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market. The new programme gives the Mexican film industry and filmmakers the opportunity to introduce themselves in greater depth, highlight certain business aspects and create new connections with partners from around the world.

On the occasion of the Berlinale Spotlight in Morelia, a team of representatives from the festival, the European Film Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will deliver insight on what the Berlinale is all about, including the various initiatives Berlin can offer for film professionals. The presentation is followed by smaller group discussions to answer your individual questions.


  • Matthijs Wouter Knol (European Film Market)
  • Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund)
  • Florian Weghorn (Berlinale Talents)
  • Anna Hoffmann y Paz Lázaro (Selection Committee)
  • Solmaz Azizi (Drama Series Days)


Previous Editions


Tim Roth

Peter Greenaway

Isabelle Huppert

Juliette Binoche

Alejandro Jodorowsky


Frears, Schroeder, Cantet and Westmoreland

Béla Tarr and Carlos Reygadas

Olivier Assayas y Édouard Waintrop

Coloquio Cine y Cultura Visual en México

Encuentro de Realizadores Mexicanos