Magazine article Screen International

Hugo Villa Named Director of Los Cabos International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Hugo Villa Named Director of Los Cabos International Film Festival

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Hugo Villa has been appointed director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Villa is the current general-director of the Mexico City Film Commission and brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer.

He will commence his new post on June 1 and replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as festival director at the last four editions and is pursuing new opportunities.

Villa co-funded Hartos Indios, the Mexican company that produced documentaries, features and shorts and provided production services to Warner Bros, Sony, and Showtime.

Hartos Indios worked on the Mexico shoots of Troy, The Legend Of Zorro, The Whole Truth and Dust To Dust (Por La Libre), among others.

Villa also served as director for production at the Mexican Film Institute IMCINE. …

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