The fourth edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival is set to take place from April 23rd to the 29th this year bringing the arts to the forefront once again in the area. The cultural event in the Riviera Maya, just minutes from Cancun, will showcase some of the best national and international film talent in the world and will provide Club Caribe members with an exciting reason to visit Cancun this April, or indeed start planning for 2016 when the fifth edition of the film festival is planned.
Founded in 2012, the Riviera Maya Film Festival has been bringing quality films to the people of the state of Quintana Roo and its many visitors for the past four years. Its dedication to promoting new film projects while providing a unique and memorable experience for audiences has made it an extremely popular event. This year’s festival, set in the beautiful locales of Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Puerto Morelos, will host various screenings, galas and activities related to the filmmaking industry that will keep guests enthralled throughout the entire seven-day event.
This year’s edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival will include films from various categories, including a Mexican Platform, where local filmmakers will compete for one of two Kukulkan prizes, which are economic incentives to help sponsor the distribution of the films throughout the nation. Other categories include Galas, which are special screenings attended by honored guests, directors, producers and actors; the Planetarium, which features films that take a position on world issues; and other categories, such as Wide Audience, Authorial Panorama and Rivieralab productions.
Organizers use the natural beauty of the region to their full advantage by choosing venues that accentuate the magic of cinema and perpetuate a feeling of nostalgia during the festival. Beachside screenings, cinema showings, movies in the town-square and drive-in theaters are all part of this year’s festivities, and organizers are eager for the festival’s opening.
The natural beauty of the venue and the overall excellence of the films selected for screening each year has made the Riviera Maya Film Festival a hit year after year.