Mar 6, 2024 - News

🎬 Sundance's newest film festival

The Angel of Independence monument on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Photo: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Angel of Independence monument on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Photo: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Sundance Institute and a Mexican theater chain are launching a new film festival in Mexico City.

The big picture: This is the institute's first film festival in Mexico after expanding internationally in London and Taipei, Taiwan.

Between the lines: The 2024 festival in Park City featured multiple Latino films, including "Sujo," "Frida," and "In the Summers," which won the Grand Jury prize for dramatic film.

  • The program will include a selection of movies that were featured in January.

What they're saying: "The Sundance Institute and festival have such a rich history showcasing and supporting artists and their work from Mexico and across Latin America," said Eugene Hernandez, director of the Sundance Film Festival and public programming, in a statement.

The bottom line: Over the years, Mexican filmmakers — Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñarritu — have dominated the awards circuit, making Mexico City an ideal home for an independent film festival.

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