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PAIFF

Puerto Aventuras
International Film Festival
April 4–7, 2024

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

The Puerto Aventuras International Film Festival is an IMDb qualifying live event taking place in beautiful Puerto Aventuras, Mexico with four days of celebration across multiple venues.

 

Connecting Worlds, One Frame at a Time: Celebrate Cinema in Paradise at PAIFF.

We received so many excellent projects from filmmakers around the world for our inaugural event. Here is the final list of official selections for 2024. 

Winners will be announced at the live event awards ceremony on April 7th, 2024.

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ABOUT PAIFF

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, is an ideal location for an international film festival due to its stunning natural beauty and modern amenities. Nestled on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, it boasts pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, providing a picturesque backdrop for any event. The area's luxurious resorts and villas offer top-notch accommodations and venues, suitable for screenings, galas, and networking events.

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OUR VENUES

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The Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club will be the location for our Saturday night beachside film screening session and for Sunday's red carpet awards ceremony / dinner reception. Sunday's events are for VIP access only.

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We'll be kicking off the festival at the Nauti Burro on Thursday night with a meet and greet party featuring music videos, film trailers, and select short film presentations at this legendary marina side bar and restaurant.

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Munchy's Sports Bar, located a short distance from the marina, next to Dreams resort, will be the location for our Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning / afternoon film screening sessions.

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Friday evening's golf cart drive-in / outdoor cinema screening session location is at the Divot Cocina Mexiterranea next the Golf and Racquet Club.

SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4th:

5pm–11pm at NAUTI BURRO Opening Reception and kick-off party 

Cinema on the Marina: Nauti Burro sets the stage for screenings against the stunning backdrop of the marina, creating an unforgettable ambiance.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th: 

11am–3pm at MUNCHY'S Early Session

Munchy's Bar & Grill will provide a laid-back atmosphere for film screenings, complemented by delicious cuisine.

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6pm–10pm at THE DIVOT Late Session 

Transforming the park near Divot Cocina Mexiterranea into a nostalgic drive-in experience, attendees can enjoy films from the comfort of their golf carts.

*LAWN, TABLE, & CHAIR SEATING

 + limited space for golf-carts

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6th: 

11am–3pm at MUNCHY'S Early Session

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6pm–10pm at PUERTO AVENTURAS HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB Late Session

Outdoor Poolside Cinema on the Beach: Located at the PA Hotel & Beach Club, this venue offers an enchanting backdrop of starlit skies and ocean waves.​

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th:  ***V.I.P. ONLY!*** 11am–2pm at MUNCHY'S  Special Q&A Session

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CLOSING CEREMONY AT PUERTO AVENTURAS HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB:

***V.I.P. ONLY!*** 5pm–6:30pm RED CARPET GALA

***V.I.P. ONLY!*** 6:30pm–7:30pm AWARDS CEREMONY PRESENTATION

***V.I.P. ONLY!*** 7:30pm–10pm DINNER RECEPTION

ACCESS

Public screenings are open to residents of Puerto Aventuras if space is still available at the time of each screening, but does NOT include "V.I.P. only" functions and amenities; Non-residents, filmmakers, and festival patrons are encouraged to RSVP by purchasing V.I.P. Access through this website; All times and venues are subject to change. Thank you for supporting international independent cinema!

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DISCLAIMER

Just a word for families: Although we do not have any kid-oriented film submissions in this year's festival, 97% of the films to be shown are family-friendly. We suggest you use your best judgement by watching the trailers and familiarizing yourself a little with a films subject matter upon deciding to bring your children to the sessions. 

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AWARDS LIST

• BEST FEATURE FILM •
Awarded to the best full-length film.
• BEST SHORT FILM •
For outstanding films under one hour.
• BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY •
Recognizes excellence in documentary filmmaking.
• BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT •
Recognizes excellence in documentary filmmaking.
• BEST MUSIC VIDEO •
For excellence in music video production.
• BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE •
Awarded for outstanding vision and direction.
• BEST ACTRESS •
Awarded for outstanding acting
performance by a
 female actor.
• BEST SCREENPLAY •
Recognizes exceptional writing.
• BEST EDITING •
Recognizes skillful film editing.
• BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM •
Recognizes innovative and experimental filmmaking.
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE •
Awarded for the best musical score.
• BEST DIRECTOR SHORT •
Awarded for outstanding vision and direction.
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY •
For exceptional camera work and visual storytelling.
• BEST ACTOR •
Awarded for outstanding acting
performance by a male actor.
• AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD •
Voted as the favorite by festival attendees.
• BEST FIRST FILM •
Awarded to an outstanding debut feature
short film, or music video.
• BEST FILM TRAILER •
Recognizes excellence in creative editing.
• BEST SOUND DESIGN •
Recognizes excellence in audio editing and mixing.
• SPECIAL JURY PRIZE •
A discretionary award given by the jury for various achievements.

An expanded list of cross-categories will be presented at the ceremony. 
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ENTRIES

There are 2 ways to enter your project!

 

Puerto Aventuras International Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

Puerto Aventuras International Film Festival proudly receives submissions through WFCN, the World Film Communities Network, the most transparent and reliable submission platform.

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GETTING HERE

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The community of Puerto Aventuras is located 13 miles (20 km) south of Playa del Carmen and 26 miles (45 km) north of Tulum.

Nearby Airports:

Cancun Airport

Tulum Airport

Cozumel Airport

Local Transportation Options

ADO Bus, Memo Tours*Maya Trein

COMMITTEE

PAIFF Festival Director

Moe Taylor

Award-winning filmmaker,

best-selling author, and

CEO of Braindagger Films... 

visit Braindagger Films

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PAIFF Festival Director

Dewey Paul Moffitt

Award-winning filmmaker, author, musician, and festival producer... visit Dewey's website.

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Concierge Coordinator

Suzanne Keim

An expert in her field here to assist your travel inquiries.

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PAIFF Committee Member

Ivan R.

details soon...

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