• 19 film commissions and / or offices of attention to audiovisual production based in Mexico met in a hybrid way.
  • In order to give continuity to the State's promotional work, a discussion will be held on the COMEFILM Facebook page with the participation of Baja California.

The Baja California Film Commission was present among the participants of the 9th National Meeting of Film Commissions, held from September 8- 11 in Jalisco. Organized by the Mexican Film Commission (COMEFILM), dependent on the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), this event aims to analyze the situation of audiovisual production based on the experience of the different states of the Republic and to reach consensus on better practices in filmmaking, as indicated by Mario Escobedo Carignan, Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism of the State, to which the commission belongs.

Baja California joined the state commissions of Chiapas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz; the production services offices located in the municipalities of Actopan, Hidalgo; Hermosillo, Sonora; and Huatulco, Oaxaca, the latter being selected for the next national meeting, scheduled for 2022. Also the city of Acapulco, Guerrero; and the states of Baja California Sur and Tlaxcala were present.

During the program, activities were developed in Ciudad Creativa Digital, including the presentation of calls for filming funds by EFICINE, FOCINE, and Filma en Jalisco, by Diana Tita Martínez, Director of Support for Cinematographic Production at IMCINE; Yuria Goded, Coordinator of EFICINE; and Rodolfo Guzmán, Director of the Jalisco Film Commission, respectively. Likewise, a tour of the facilities of the audiovisual hub Playground was made, which brings together the production houses Ffframe, Ool, Mango Films, Urbano and Semillero; in addition to a panel of audiovisual talent from Jalisco, with the participation of the Ariel Award winners: Karla Castañeda (“La Noria”), Luis Tellez (“Viva el Rey - Long live the King”), and Samuel Kishi (“Somos Mari Pepa - We are Mari Pepa”).

Within the framework of the event, the status of the work plan of both the Mexican Filming Network and COMEFILM was also reviewed, and the results of the work tables held during the year in relation to the creation of manuals on safety and good practices of the audiovisual and cinematographic craft of Mexico; tax rebate; promotion; creation of a film commission; and those of filming and locations. To conclude with an international networking with representatives of the Latin American Film Commission Network (LAFCN). The latter in the facilities of the University Center for Economic and Administrative Sciences (CUCEA).

The Baja California Commission closed its activities in Jalisco with a guided tour of the campus of the University of Advances Technologies (UNIAT), with whom it worked on the production of an animated short film entitled “La Creation”, based on a Kumiai legend, same that will be used for the promotion of the State and the talent of the students of said school.

The following September 29th at 10:00 AM PST will take place, within the program of the 2nd. Day of Promotion of Mexican Film Destinations, the conversation corresponding to Baja California, the state where, from the period from January to September of the current year, the realization of 77 audiovisual projects with an estimated economic benefit of 70 million pesos that generated 1,141 jobs.