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2019 Festival Archive 

In 2019, Tucson Cine Mexico played host to filmmakers Martha Sosa Elizondo (producer, Plaza de la Soledad), Xavi Sala (director, Xquipi' Guie'dani / Guiedani's Navel), Carlos Rossini (executive producer and cinematographer, La camarista),and Beto Goìmez (director, Cinderelo). The Festival opened with a party at the Tucson Museum of Art, during which Festival Co-Director Carlos Gutieìrrez moderated “Nurturing New Film Talent,” a conversation with guest filmmaker Martha Sosa Elizondo. Martha, an Emmy-winning producer of such trailblazing films as Alejandro Gonzaìlez InÞarritu’s Amores Perros and the multiple award-winning documentary Presumed Guilty, produced Plaza de la Soledad, which screened for the first time in Arizona the following evening at the Center for Creative Photography. This year the Tucson Cine Mexico Jaguar Award for Most Impressive Directorial Feature Debut was awarded to director Lila Avileìs for La camarista. The film's executive producer and cinematographer Carlos Rossini accepted the award on her behalf. Also this year, the Tucson Cine Mexico committee bestowed the inaugural Ocelot Award for Outstanding Documentary to Plaza de la Soledad, accepted by producer Martha Sosa Elizondo.

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