The Mexican Network Of Film Festivals (RedMexFest) had its fourth summit in Mérida, Yucatán. The network coordinators –Iván Contreras, Inti Cordera and Fernanda Becerril–, in collaboration with the FICMY and the Film Commission of Mérida and Yucatán, hosted the event.

Karla Paola Medina, director of the Mérida and Yucatán Film Festival, opened the media encounter and welcomed the 55 Film Festivals gathered in Mérida until June 21st. “It’s a way of fostering the integration among the festivals, everyone at the FICMY is happy of being part of the RedMexFest and get feedback from some of the long-standing festivals since we’ve only had one edition”.

“Film festivals take place thanks to the link-up of public entities and sponsors, in this way the network allows the cultural promoters to understand the logic of social contribution under public and private schemes”, said Inti Cordera, Executive Director of the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF), and acknowledged that the RedMexFest is gaining maturity as a tool for this type of events and organizations, by bringing together efforts from across the country in order to solve common concerns.