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Formerly known as "Baja International Film Festival, Los Cabos" Los Cabos International Film Festival, is an event dedicated to the shared vision of this multicultural and vibrant region that brings international audiences bold, reflective and inspiring films year after year.
Every November, Los Cabos, one of Mexico´s most beautiful destinations, hosts a forum for dialogue and collaboration between Mexican cinema and its North American cultural commercial partners.
Dailies by Bruno Chatelin
Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos
We will be posting video interviews shortly.
Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success...
EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO
Regarded as one of the main pioneers of Los Cabos in the last thirty years, he is a great enthusiast and supporter of the arts as well as being a constant promoter of culture in Los Cabos and the rest of the country.
Currently chair of Group Questro, generator of employment through a variety of activities ranging from the creation and operation of tourism-yachting-golfing developments such as Puerto Los Cabos, Cabo Real, El Dorado, Campestre San Jose among others, to hotels such as Dreams, Casa del Mar, Casa Dorada, Me by Meliá, including shopping malls and theme parks such as Plaza Bonita, Plaza Oasis, Plaza San Lucas, the Dolphinarium, Wild Canyon, Wirikuta, etc., serving as one of the pillars of the economic development of this tourist destination.
In transportation, Mr. Sanchez Navarro Redo serves as Chairman of the Board of Grupo Aeropuertario del Pacifico (GAP) that operates 12 airports in Mexico, including Los Cabos international airport. In addition, he is actively involved in charity work through the Questro Foundation which works intensively in projects for the Los Cabos community.
EDUARDO SÁNCHEZ-NAVARRO RIVERA TORRES
With over twenty-five years visiting Los Cabos. Eduardo has a degree in business administration from the Anahuac University with a specialization in international trade. He is president of Grupo Questro and member of Idea Interior, a commercial chain for home decoration, ME hotels, Zoëtry and Dreams in Los Cabos and Vice President of the National Association of Real Estate Developers. Founder and member of Mantarraya Productions and Cadereyta Films.
Visitor of Los Cabos for the last 25 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Questro since 2008, one of the groups with the most economic activity in Los Cabos.
He currently directs Questro New Ventures and the Hotel EL Ganzo. In terms of sustainable developmente he is part of the Chairmans Council of Conservation International since 2010 and has actively participated in research on the topic of responsible travel, having attended the CREST Symposium on the subject at Stanford University. He is an active enthusiast of the history, art and culture of Los Cabos and the Baja Peninsula.
ALFONSO PASQUEL BARCENAS
With more than twelve years’ experience, is co-founder and co-festival director of the Vail Film Festival and the Colorado Film Institute, along with his twin brother, Sean. He is President and owner of IndieProducer, one of the world’s leading filmmaker social networks.
In 2003, he co-founded the Colorado Film Institute and the Vail Film Festival to create a platform to educate new filmmakers to highlight their creative visions and to ensure that independent films reach the general public.
Scott, alongside Sean, served as artistic director of the Vail Film Festival, defining the vision and programming of each year’s event. Scott has been vital to the growth and success of the Vail Film Festival, making it "One of the 10 best destinations for the world film festivals" according to MovieMaker magazine.
He also succeeded in securing partnerships with world-renowned companies for the Vail Festival such as Gap, Lufthansa, Audi, Starbucks, and many more. He has also worked with organizations and charities such as Bono's Product Red and Film Your Issue. Scott studied Social Anthropology and film at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Cross is co-founder and co-festival director of the Vail Film Festival and the Colorado Film Institute, along with his twin brother Scott. He is also Co-President and owner of IndieProducer.
Sean has also served as co-artistic director of the Vail Film Festival, and helped to establish the Vail Film Festival’s reputation for strong and innovative programming. Sean has also been instrumental in establishing film industry relationships and partnerships to build and strengthen the Vail Film Festival brand, including partnerships with Brillstein Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency and the Screen Actors Guild.
In 2005, Sean launched the Vail Screenplay Competition under the umbrella of the Vail Film Festival. The Vail Screenplay Competition was an instant success, and is now considered one of the leading screenplay contests in the industry. It has helped to launch the careers of many screenwriters, giving them access to top-level agents and producers, and offering them strong visibility in the film world.
Sean studied business and sociology at the University of Richmond in addition to post graduate studies in film at New York University.
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Anahuac University with a master's degree in political science from the College of Mexico. He was a Professor of finance in the Mexico autonomous technological Institute (ITAM).
His career spans over 25 years in the financial world and is very broad. He has been director in private as Banamex, Bancomer and Serfin Bank institutions. He was also Chief Operating Officer of money and capital market in Banamex, before arriving as executive director of Bancomer.
He was a columnist for newspapers such as the financial and the Economist for several years; a novelist in 1994 and a participant in the production of a Mexican documentary about Sergei Eisenstein in Mexico, directed by Olivier Debroise.
He has lived in Los Cabos for more than ten years and is currently CEO of one of the most important corporations in Los Cabos and is co-host in one of the most recognized radio talk shows in the State of Baja California Sur.
Megen Musades - Associate Director
RAFAEL TOVAR Y DE TERESA
JORGE SÁNCHEZ SOSA
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