Since the birth of the “La Baja Inspira” category in 2021, it has become a fan favourite for films inspired by, filmed or created in the Baja California Peninsula.
This year, seven films from this section were shown in an itinerant (travelling) circuit this August and September.
The Baja Inspira Itinerant aims to strengthen the bonds within the local community by showcasing films that resonate with them. The Los Cabos International Film Festival prioritizes motivating public attendance to each screening in the cycle, hoping that viewers will recognize themselves within the images and stories presented on screen.
The films selected were the public’s favourite during recent Los Cabos International Film Festival editions, all deserving of recognition and award-worthy.
The activities were as follows:
- Between August and September, the Los Cabos Film Festival offered free screenings in different municipalities of Baja California Sur: La Paz, Loreto, Mulegé, Comondú, Todos Santos and Los Cabos.
- For the first time, an exhibition of seven films toured the majestic scenery of the Baja California Peninsula.
- The tour comprised open-air shows and film screenings organized in museums, cultural centers, and universities.
About the program
● The Routes of Harry Crosby (Isaac Artenstein, United States, 2022, 56 min).
❖Isaac is a filmmaker from Tijuana whose training and talent have led him to direct and produce in Hollywood. He finished his primary education in Mexico at Abraham Castellanos School and later moved to LA to study painting and photography at UCLA.
● Road to Mars (Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz, Mexico, 2017, 94 min).
❖ Humberto is a multitalented Mexico City professional specializing in directing, screenwriting, producing, and editing. He debuted in the action-adventure movie Oveja Negra (2009), which won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. He won the Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival for his second feature film, Odio el Amor, released in 2012.
Although the Los Cabos International Film Festival took a break this year, it continues to positively impact the community through the magic of cinema.