This November, Los Cabos was shining in an even brighter light. From November 14th to 17th our city was the host of the 1st Annual Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos, co-organized by Scott Cross and Sean Cross, who founded the Colorado Film Institute and the popular Vail Film festival. The Baja International Film Festival, is a partnership between Mexico and United States filmmakers and looks to have a global reach. In fact, this year there were 80 films presented from 18 different countries!
I was very excited when I received the ticket for the events. It was an opportunity to experience the glamour and excitement of Hollywood, here in Los Cabos.
There were parties, red carpets, speaking panels and of course, films. In attendance were filmmakers, actors and other special guests. Everyone was swept up in the magic! Of course this is no surprise- Baja is an enchanting place and has even served as the backdrop for major films including Troy.
One of my favorite events of the festival was the Outdoor Screening & Filmmaker Reception at Wirikuta, one of the largest cactus gardens in the world. Watching the movie under the starlit sky and surrounded by palm trees, in the company of film lovers, was truly a special experience.
The whole week was truly fantastic and I am already looking forward to next year! After all Los Cabos is a favorite destination for members of the film industry, making this a festival that is sure to grow in the future.
Photos by John Parra/Getty Images for Baja International Film Festival.