THE FESTIVAL

WHAT IS THE MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAS?

The Mexican Film Festival of the Americas is a program of Casa Ciudad de Mexico en Chicago, created as a way to expose the best of contemporary Mexican Cinema to the world.  We hope to continue to support and cultivate every aspect of Cinema by Mexican nationals and of Mexican descent, as well as exhibiting films from Mexico the USA and the world.

Casa Ciudad de Mexico (Casa Mexico City) – CCM, in Chicago is a program of the Bi-national Institute of Human Development, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening the bilateral relations between Mexico City and the local, state, and federal governments in the USA as well as other institutions, and non-governmental organizations that share our vision of global enhancement through building stronger relationships. 

MFFA is an exhibition, performance and educational event dedicated to supporting and cultivating every aspect of Mexican Cinema, including emerging and cutting edge Mexican films with the emphasis on discovering new filmmakers from Mexico and abroad.

The Mexican Film Festival Of The Americas

Will….

  • PROMOTE AND INCREASE the visibility of Mexican Filmmakers from around the world
  • SHOWCASE works from established Mexican filmmakers accompanied by workshops and conferences with their participation 
  • ENCOURAGE local youth to pursue careers in film, including acting and production  
  • STIMULATE a dialogue about the artistic merits, integrity and social significance of Mexican cinema
  • EDUCATE through corporate conducted workshops and seminars of the latest film industry technology, gadgets and trends.

The Mexican Film Festival Of The Americas

Will….

Exhibit the best in Mexican cinema and showcase the newest and most promising Mexican filmmakers from  the entire world.   
Screen approximately thirty of the best feature films, documentaries and shorts as well as six of the best cutting-edge Mexican filmmakers, selected from Mexico, The United States, and abroad.

Take place the week of September 20 - 28, so as not to conflict with the bulk of the world class film festivals in the Spring, as well as in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, and Mexican Independence Celebrations. The intent is also that it not take place at the time of the earlier Latino Film festivals around the USA and Mexico.