Festival of Morelia is reduced to the half by the Covid-19


For Daniela Michel is clear that things must conform to the reality caused by the Covid-19 and the International Film Festival of Morelia, which he heads, will this year have five days of activities, half of what traditional.

The event, which call for their official sections opened Friday, will be held from 28 October to 1 November.

“It has always been a festival that is a civil association non-profit organization; and the world is going through a delicate situation, it is difficult for someone to come from abroad and also from here itself, then we prefer to do it with what dispondemos, we are a festival that we have always supported the mexican talent and we’re not going to stop doing,” says Michel.

“I think that we will have enough material for that in those days all they can see; it is good that we can do something when many festivals they were not to do.”

In Mexico, the contest of Guadalajara, which is usually carried out in march, will be postponed by contingency health and Ambulatory opted for some documentaries online. Both expect things to improve to see if you can arrange a festival face-to-face.

Michel confirms that in the edition of 18 of Morelia there will be a special feature of Amores perros, a film that celebrates two decades of life, in its restored version.

“It is a cause of festivity to be able to celebrate with Alejandro González Iñarritu, is extremely nice chance of doing something with a film that has marked history”, considers.

The FICM have attended in past editions, people like Salma Hayek, Audrey Tautou, Willem Dafoe, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Tommy Lee Jones, Alfonso Cuaron, and Guillermo del Toro.

The invitation

The call is open for the sections Michoacana, Short, Documentary and mexican Feature.

In the case of fiction it is determined that the production register must have been completed after the June 21, 2019 and shall not have been premiered in Mexico, either commercially or in festivals.