**ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT FILMS PLEASE**
** ONLY FILMS PRODUCED IN MEXICO OR BY MEXICANS**

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hola Mexico Film Festival.

Founded by Samuel Douek with the mission to bring the best in Mexican cinema. The festival looks at independent, documentaries, dramas and everything in between. And the program results in a hand picked selection of the best stories that are coming out of Mexico.

The festival has screened the premieres of FILMs such as: EL INFIERNO (HELL), ACORAZADO (THE RAFT), GLORIA, LA DICTADURA PERFECTA, LA VIDA INMORAL DE LA PAREJA IDEAL, REVOLUCION, ABEL and many others. And some of the invitees include: Carlos Carrera, Damian Alcazar, Joaquin Cosio, Eugenio Derbez, Kate Del Castillo, Amat Escalante, Fernando Eimbcke.

Mexican cinema has grown exponentially since 2006, with more than 120 FILMs produced each year and many FILMs winning awards at the most recognized FILM festivals around the world.

The festival strives to connect the audience to Mexico, through culture, entertainment, creating the most authentic experience. The festival is for all audiences, and every event is open to the general public. Tickets are on sale at our venues’ box offices and online. Every FILM has English subtitles.

The Festival is grateful to its generous sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.

Awards & Prizes

$3,000 Cash Price to the Director - Audience Award

Rules & Terms

**ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT FILMS PLEASE**
** ONLY FILMS PRODUCED IN MEXICO OR BY MEXICANS**

Film produced in Mexico or co-produced with Mexico are eligible. Only films from January 2016 to May 2017 are able to participate.

Only feature films may submit. NO SHORTS.