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FICM Journal: October 24th

Learn about the activities of the seventh day of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM):

The FICM Rewards the best of its 17th edition!

The 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) celebrated its award ceremony at the Melchor Ocampo Theater. After nine days of a lot of films and intense deliberations, the jury formed by Eugenio Caballero, José María Prado, Michael Kutza, Lila Avilés, Nanako Tsukidate, Oskar Alegria, Diana Bracho, Carol Littleton, Steve Seid, Marina de Tavira, Cédric Succivalli, Lorenza Manrique, Jenny Mügel and Jorge Michel Grau, the press and the audience chose, among the 94 works that made up the Official Selection, the winners of this edition.

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Lila Downs adds flavor to the FICM by presenting the documentary El son del chile frito

Lila Downs

Gonzalo Ferrari, Uruguayan director, dared to portray in a documentary: one of the most famous Mexican singers: Lila Downs. Her film, additionally becomes relevant because it shows Oaxaca through the cultural and spiritual values of the State’s communities. To continue with the enticement of this job, it’s name is: El son del chile frito.

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El emperador de Michoacán, a story of the Purépecha empire was presented at the 17th FICM

James Ramey, Arturo Pimentel

James Ramey, Arturo Pimentel

As part of the special screenings of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival, there was a screening of El emperador de Michoacán in the presence of directors James Ramey and Arturo Pimentel.

“We have been working on this film for eight years and we are moved that you are here,” said James Ramey before the FICM audience. For his part, Pimentel commented that it is an exploration of the Purépecha empire before the Conquest: “Prepare to dive into discovering new things.”

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Wolfgang Paalen. Cristales de la mente and Los nacimientos de Celia,a look into visual artists

Tufic Makhlouf Akl, Carlos Hagerman

Tufic Makhlouf Akl, Carlos Hagerman

Documentaries Wolfgang Paalen. Cristales de la mente, by Tufic Makhlouf Akl, and Los nacimientos de Celia, by Carlos Hagerman, were screened during the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival.

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Vittorio Vidali-No soy lo que era, by Giampolo Penco, premiered at the 17th FICM

Daniela Michel

Daniela Michel

Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) presented the special screening of the documentary Vittorio Vidali-No soy el que era, by Giampolo Penco, in the context of the 17th FICM.

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FICM screens El sendero de la anaconda and announces Cinespot, winner of the Stella Artois Contest

Emilio Aguilar, Daniela Michel, Ale Brizuela

Emilio Aguilar, Daniela Michel, Ale Brizuela

Daniela Michel, general director and founder of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), presented the screening of El sendero de la anaconda by Alessandro Angulo. In addition to the event, in the company of Ale Brizuela, Stella Artois’ Premium Experience Brands, the winner of the Cinespot winner of the Stella Artois contest was announced.

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