The Monterrey International Film Festival, MMCinemas and the Nuevo León Council for the Arts, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures Mexico, presented the national premiere of SULTANES DEL SUR (Sultans of the South) as part of the activities of the festival’s 4 edition due in October 2008.
The premiere took place on December 10th 2007 at MMCinemas Humberto Lobo, where at 9:00 p.m. sharp, actors Tony Dalton and Silverio Palacios, who star in the film arrived with producers Marco Polo Constandse and Fernando Rovzar and director Alejandro Lozano. For the first time in Mexico they presented the film to hundreds of special guests.
The audience enjoyed the film, which is full of action scenes and later participated in a lively q&a session with the films creators, who were very satisfied with the audience’s reaction.
Actors Barbara Mori and José María Torre were also present at the premiere as special guests of The Monterrey International Film Festival.
The Monterrey International Film Festival is pleased to invite filmmakers from Mexico and around the world to submit their short and feature films for the 2008 Festival. From the publication date up to April 18th, the Festival will be receiving films participating in the Festival’s official selection, for competition and out of competition.
The official competition includes the categories that have become traditional to the Festival such as short films in animation, documentary or fiction, feature documentary films, and feature fiction films. However, as a novelty this year, the Festival opens a new section in competition: the Nuevo Leon Films section.
Also all short films included in the Nuevo Leon Films section, along with the our of competition films in the “From Border to Border” section and Mexican short films in the Official Selection are eligible to receive the Best Mexican Short Film special award.
The Social Vision section: Film for a Better World, once more opens its call for entries for projects in any genre and length that present social problems of relevance to the filmmakers’ community. The objective of this section, which is characteristic to the Festival, is to remind us that films are agents of change and improvement of our world.
Another innovation for 2008 is the non-competitive Galeria Indie showcase with the purpose of promoting the best independently produced feature films from Mexico and the southern border states of the United States of America. Monterrey is located close to the border, so it seems natural to establish links and promote a positive dialog with our northern neighbors through our film productions.
In 2007, the Festival received 1354 registrations from 81 countries, which formed the greater part of the Festival’s program. This year the Festival expects to grow even more and receive even more films from more countries.