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Oaxaca FilmFest Supports Oaxaca Film Commission At The 2017 European Film Market

The new Oaxaca Film Commission is introduced to the European Film Market with the Support of The Ministry of Cultures and Arts for the State of Oaxaca and the International Film Festival Oaxaca FilmFest.

"Oaxaca FilmFest, simply the best Festival experience on the planet."

    BERLIN, GERMANY, February 14, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oaxaca FilmFest has joined The Ministry of Cultures and Arts for the State of Oaxaca to help introduce and roll out the state's new film commission.

The international film festival is embarking on its eight edition. It has screened the works of Olivier Assayas, Guillermo Del Toro, Clint Eastwood, Takashi Miike, and Martin Scorsese and has been dubbed the last three years by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the Top 50 Festivals in the world. The first seven years have generated almost $4,000,000 dollars in economic stimulus to the region and in 2016, nearly 15,000 audience members participated in the eight day event.

The new film commission is the brain child of the Secretary of The Ministry of Cultures and Arts for the State of Oaxaca Ana Vasquez Colmenares under the direction of the new governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa. The project will be spearheaded by Eva Bodenstedt.

In collaboration with the director of IMCINE Jorge Sanchez Sosa and Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos from The Ministry of Tourism the objective is to present Oaxaca as a film destination.

Oaxaca FilmFest being established already as a destination festival on the international circuit is a huge advantage for the new project. Oaxaca FilmFest currently receives more submissions than any other festival in Mexico and works with over 90 countries.

Director, writer, and producer Patricia Chica comments "Oaxaca FilmFest is a destination festival that every indie filmmaker must attend at least once!"

While Spotlight Magazine goes even further, "Oaxaca FilmFest, simply the best Festival experience on the planet."

Furthermore, the state has a long history of generating great productions of all budgets and genres.

Carmin Tropical by Rigoberto Perezcano (Mexico), Club Sandwich by Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico), Espiral by Jorge Perez Solano (Mexico), La Nina by David Riker (USA), Los Angeles by Damian John Harper (German), Nacho Libre by Jared Hess (USA), Under Fire by Roger Spottiswoode (USA), and Y tu mama tambien by Alfonso Cuaron (MEXICO) were all developed in the region.

Oaxaca Film Commission is included in this year's Mexico In Focus section at the European Film Market during Berlinale. Hosting a reception that will include mezcal and the great Oaxacan cuisine of Manuel Banos of Restaurant Pitiona and winner of Mexico's first Top Chef Rodolfo Castellanos of Restaurant Origen. Mexico will present multiple films and various other activities including "New Frontiers: Creating Original Content in Mexico and Latin America".

Harnessing the energy of Berlin and the passion for film, the European Film Market is the business epicentre of one of the most important international film festivals in the world, the Berlinale. The market will be held from the 9th-17th of February this year.

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