Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival, or FICCO (Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo) for its initials in Spanish was an annual film festival founded by film producers Michel Lipkes and Paula Astorga in February 2004.[1] The festival ran for seven years, ending in 2010 and reopened in 2014 for Narrative only Film.

Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo
LocationMexico City
Hosted byCinemax

It quickly become one of the most important film festivals in Latin America. It was hosted by Cinemex, one of the two dominant movie theater chains in Mexico. It lasted two weeks and programmed sections on documentary features, fiction, worldwide premieres, retrospectives, and global tendencies in cinema. The jury was composed of important figures of the film industry worldwide.

In 2007 it programmed documentary retrospectives on Peter Watkins and Peter Whitehead, and a retrospective on Robert Bresson and Pedro Costa.[1]


FICCO-Cinemex Award for Best Narrative FilmEdit

FICCO-Cinemex Award for Best Documentary FilmEdit

Best Latin American FilmEdit

FICCO-Movie City Award for Best Debut FilmEdit

  • 2009 - Cómo estar muerto/Como estar muerto - Manuel Ferrari and The Pleasure of Being Robbed - Joshua Safdie

Pfizer Human Rights AwardEdit

  • 2009 -Access Road - Nathalie Mansoux

Exxonmobil Award for Best Female DirectorEdit

Best Mexican Digital FilmEdit

  • 2009 - Calentamiento local - Fernando Frías

Fipresci Award for Best Mexican Documentary FilmEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Cinémas d'amerique latine. 2009. pp. 55–58. ISSN 1267-4397.
  2. ^ Eduardo A. Russo (2010). The Film Edge. Teseo. p. 16. ISBN 987-1354-71-1.