The month of April is somewhat of a sweet spot when it comes to the Caribbean side of Mexico; the almost flawless weather conditions, the constant entertainment and vast array of unique activities make this side of Mexico, and in particular the Riviera Maya, a hit. So it should be no surprise that this month is the most popular time for Cancun, too, as the “pearl of Caribbean Mexico” is not only one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in the region, but also the host of the Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF).
Riviera Maya Film Festival 2016
In it’s fifth year, the 2016 Riviera Maya Film Festival looks set to outdo itself. There is a huge number of promising activities planned that will put the spotlight on both national and international filmmakers. The goal of RMFF? To diffuse the effect and appreciation of quality filmmaking to wider audiences, and to ensure a support base for smaller projects (so long as they have a solid proposal). This is a goal that the festival has had in its sights since the very first RMFF in 2012. And year after year travellers have clamoured to be a part of this ambitious project for many reasons: the presence of well-know celebrities, the promise of exciting new talent, the projections (of course) and the stunning venues that can be relied upon to wow every year.
April 21st until April 27th
The 2016 edition of the film festival will run from April 21st until April 27th, and looks set toblow us all away once more. The stunning landscapes of the Riviera Maya itself will be the venue for the festival, and each event will be hosted in a beautiful and unique natural location throughout the region. Other venues such as Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres will also host a mixture of movie screening, each of which will complement the beauty of the region and specific setting. Cancun and Tulum, on the other hand, will see the likes of open air showings and a gala event which promise to be the highlight of this year’s festival. In this way the Riviera Maya Film Festival organizers hope to showcase not just the creative talent poured into these films, but the beauty of Mexico and the inspiration the environment can provide.
Film buffs and culture vultures will no doubt already be aware of the opportunities that this April will bring to Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Tulum and the Riviera maya as a whole, but we urge all visitors to the region to consider attending at least one of the showings. The beachside showings, cinema presentations and open air screenings will no doubt provide the kind of vacation memories that one simply cannot buy.