Mexico City to Host First Sundance Film Festival CDMX in Partnership with Cinépolis

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Cinépolis and the Sundance Institute have partnered to introduce the Sundance Film Festival CDMX, running from April 25-28 at Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana in Mexico City. The event will feature a curated selection from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, aiming to connect independent artists with local audiences.
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Cinépolis, a leader in the Latin American film exhibition industry, and the Sundance Institute, known for its promotion of independent filmmaking, have joined forces to present the first edition of the Sundance Film Festival CDMX. Scheduled from April 25th to 28th, the festival will be hosted in Mexico City's Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana theaters.

Joana Vicente, CEO of the Sundance Institute, expressed excitement about the collaboration with Cinépolis to bring the festival to Mexico City. She highlighted the mutual goal of both organizations to facilitate engaging experiences for the local community through innovative films and discussions. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Utah, USA. A handpicked selection from this year's festival will be showcased at the Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024, under the curation of the Sundance Film Festival programming team, led by Director of Programming Kim Yutani and supervised by Eugene Hernandez.

Eugene Hernandez underscored the importance of Mexico and Latin America in the Sundance Institute's history, anticipating a warm reception from Mexico City's enthusiastic film community. The partnership with Cinépolis underlines the company's ongoing commitment to supporting film festivals and initiatives that enrich the cultural landscape, such as the Tour de Cine Francés and the Morelia Film Festival.

Alejandro Ramírez, CEO of Cinépolis, shared his pride in establishing the Sundance Film Festival CDMX, aiming to fill the gap in Mexico City's festival calendar and hoping it will become a sought-after event for the city's film aficionados.

The Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024 will not only present a selection of films but also host industry events and panels. These activities offer a platform for interaction between filmmakers and the audience, enhancing the film-going experience.

Film enthusiasts are invited to join the inaugural edition of the Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024 this April, exclusively at Cinépolis, for a unique celebration of independent cinema.