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Sun, Sand and the International Film Festival of Puerto Vallarta

The official program of the 18th edition of the International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta (FICPV) has been announced.

The Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta) of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), the institution that organizes the most relevant film festival, announced that this year it will have as guest of honor the region of Catalonia.

The invited artistic talent includes figures such as the Mexican actress of cinema, theater and television, Gabriela Roel; the actress of Nicaraguan origin of cinema and television, Camila Selser; the new Mexican actors Erick Elías and Francisco De la Reguera; the director of cinema for adults, Erika Lust (Barcelona); the director and producer of the HBO television network, Dan Attias (United States); and the actor and screenwriter, Mark O’Halloran (Ireland).

The FICPV also includes the delivery of the “Golden Iguana” medal to prominent figures from the world of cinema and parallel activities such as the Huston Film and Literature Chair.

The Mexican actor José Carlos Ruiz will present the book “I did not go to school, I went to the cinema: José Carlos Ruiz” from the authorship of Eduardo De la Vega; and the academic from the University College Cork (UCC) of Ireland, Dr. Barry Monahan, will give a free workshop on screenwriting and direction of short films.

The Valencian digital artist Naro Pinosa, responsible for the official image of this year’s Maguey Award, will present at the CUCosta, the exhibition entitled “NaroPinosa”, in conjunction with “CORONEL: Al paso del tiempo”, by the artist from Guadalajara, Aldo López Madriz.

“Puerto Vallarta, movie city” is the motto of the FICPV, which honors the cinematographic vocation that has accompanied the most important tourist destination of Jalisco, since the filming in 1963 of the iconic film by director John Huston, The Night of the Iguana.

This year’s festival will be held from March 12 to 23, 40 films will be screened.

The premiere in Mexico of the 3D documentary, The Wonders of the Sea, directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, and narrated by the American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be presented at this year’s festival. The film will be screened at Gallerias Cinemex at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 12.

Some of the activites for FICPV will be held at Los Arcos del Malecón amphitheater, Lázaro Cárdenas and Los Sauces parks, UdeG Gourmet Gastronomy School, Puerto Vallarta Regional Preparatory School, The Jazz Foundation, El Barracuda / El Solar, Los Mangos Library, La Isla Shopping Village, Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel and the Office of Cultural Projects (OPC).

Official Section
STUCK
MONDAY 12 – 11:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

IN THE LAST SWALLOW
TUESDAY 13 – 13:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

TENANTS
TUESDAY 13 – 17:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

MISS DALÍ
TUESDAY 13 – 20:00 HRS
MALECÓN ARCHES

THE WEEKEND SAILOR
TUESDAY 13 – 20:00 HRS
FLAMINGOS MARINA VALLARTA HOTEL

THE YEAR OF THE PLAGUE
WEDNESDAY 14 – 11:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

THE IDOL
WEDNESDAY 14 – 18:00 HRS
AUDITORIUM CIFUENTES – GALA INAGURAL

108 SEAMS
TUESDAY 20 – 17:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

Academic Section
CONFERENCE: INTRODUCTION TO IRISH CINEMA
MONDAY 12 – 11:00 HRS
MINI RECTORY

WORKSHOP “FILM PROJECT FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SCRIPT, DIRECTION AND TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCTION”
MONDAY 12 – 13:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

THURSDAY 15 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

BOOK PRESENTATION: I DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL, I WENT TO THE CINEMA: JOSÉ CARLOS RUIZ
MONDAY 12 – 18:00 HRS
LA NATA BAR

HUSTON DAN ATTIAS CHAIR “EPISODE 01: DIRECTING FOR SERIES”
TUESDAY 13 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

Musical Section
DE-LOVELY
SUNDAY 18 – 19:00 HRS
THE JAZZ FOUNDATION

DJANGO
MONDAY 19 – 19:00 HRS
THE JAZZ FOUNDATION

KISMET: A STRANGER IN PARADISE
MONDAY 19 – 20:00 HRS
LAZARO CARDENAS PARK

THE GREAT CONCERT
THURSDAY 22 – 13:00 HRS
CIBER GARDEN CUCOSTA

Maguey Award Section
SHORT FILM SECTION 1 ERIKA LUST
SATURDAY 17 – 20:00 HRS
OSCAR’S RESTAURANT – INAUGURATION MAGUEY AWARD

IT IS NOT THE PORNOGRAPHER THAT IS PERVERSE …
SUNDAY 18 – 21:00 HRS
MANTAMAR RESTAURANT




AUS TEUS OLHOS
TUESDAY 20 – 18:00 HRS
PUERTO VALLARTA REGIONAL PREPARATORY THEATER

WEDNESDAY 21 – 11:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

Thursday 22 – 20:00 hrs
Hotel Villa Mercedes

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX, FASHION & DISCO
TUESDAY 20 – 20:00 HRS
MALECÓN ARCHES

THURSDAY 22 – 17:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

THE DARKEST DAYS OF US
FRIDAY 23 – 11:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

FRIDAY 23 – 20:00 HRS – CLOSING
OSCAR’S RESTAURANT

Gourmet Section
TRAVEL TO SPAIN
THURSDAY 15 – 7:00 P.M.
SCHOOL OF GASTRONOMY

WINE WAR
FRIDAY 16 – 7:00 P.M.
SCHOOL OF GASTRONOMY

THE CAKEMAKER
WEDNESDAY 21 – 7:00 P.M.
SCHOOL OF GASTRONOMY

A PATISSERIE IN TOKYO
THURSDAY 22 – 7:00 P.M.
SCHOOL OF GASTRONOMY

Environmental Section
THE WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D
MONDAY 12 – 18:00 HRS
CINEMEX PLAZA GALARIAS

BEFORE IT’S LATE
THURSDAY 15 – 17:00 HRS
AULA MAGNA CUCOSTA

THE CURANDERO DE LA SELVA
WEDNESDAY 21 – 17:00 HRS
CIBER GARDEN CUCOSTA

Cross-border section
MR. LAZHAR
THURSDAY 15 – 13:00 HRS
AULA MAGNA CUCOSTA

FAR FROM HOME
THURSDAY 15 – 20:00 HRS
LOS MANGOS LIBRARY

FRIENDS BY ACCIDENT
FRIDAY 16 – 13:00 HRS
AULA MAGNA CUCOSTA

SAMBA
FRIDAY 16 – 20:00 HRS
THE ISLAND SHOPPING VILLAGE

Children’s Section
THE SECRET OF THE BOOK OF KELLS
THURSDAY 15 – 10:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

THE LIFE OF ZUCCHINI
SATURDAY 17 – 11:00 HRS
LOS SAUCES PARK

ERNEST & CÉLESTINE
THURSDAY 22 – 10:00 HRS
CIBER GARDEN CUCOSTA

Senior Adult Section
FOUR LOVE NOTES
WEDNESDAY 14 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

WHAT IF WE ALL LIVED TOGETHER?
FRIDAY 16 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

ME, DANIEL BLAKE
THURSDAY 22 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

THE GARDEN OF JOY
FRIDAY 23 – 11:00 HRS
MINI AUDITORIUM OF RECTORIA CUCOSTA

Echoes of the Cork Film Festival
THE BEST SHORT FILMS OF THE CORK FILM FESTIVAL
TUESDAY 13 – 11:00 HRS
PREPARATORY LIBRARY REGION OF PUERTO VALLARTA

THURSDAY 15 – 11:00 HRS
CIFUENTES AUDITORIUM

NO PARTY FOR BILLY BURNS
THURSDAY 15 – 20:00 HRS
OPC OFFICES

WRITING HOME
FRIDAY 16 – 11:00 HRS
AUDITORIUM CIFUENTES CUCOSTA




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