The 15th annual
Hola Mexico Film Festival

Now open for 2023 submissions!

2023 marks the 15th edition of the Hola Mexico Film Festival.

Founded by Samuel Douek with the mission to bring the best in Mexican cinema. The festival looks at independent, documentaries, dramas and everything in between. And the program results in a hand picked selection of the best stories that are coming out of Mexico.

The festival has screened the premieres of FILMs such as: EL INFIERNO (HELL), ACORAZADO (THE RAFT), GLORIA, LA DICTADURA PERFECTA, LA VIDA INMORAL DE LA PAREJA IDEAL, REVOLUCION, ABEL and many others. And some of the invitees include: Carlos Carrera, Damian Alcazar, Joaquin Cosio, Eugenio Derbez, Kate Del Castillo, Amat Escalante, Fernando Eimbcke.

Mexican cinema has grown exponentially since 2006, with more than 170 FILMs produced each year and many FILMs winning awards at the most recognized FILM festivals around the world.

The festival strives to connect the audience to Mexico, through culture, entertainment, creating the most authentic experience. The festival is for all audiences, and every event is open to the general public. Tickets are on sale at our venues’ box offices and online. Every FILM has English subtitles.

In 2020, the festival had to take place online, with our partners at Pantaya. In 2021, we came back strong for an in person festival. This 2023, we’re looking at another successful festival in person to celebrate our Quinceañera!

The Festival is grateful to its generous sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.

At Hola Mexico 2022

Festival Info:

Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today

For its seventh year, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today will select a group of emerging U.S.-based filmmakers with a wide range of Latin American roots for an immersive, 9-day in-person program that seeks to elevate Latino representation within the film & television industry. 


Join our team!

Volunteers are the heart of the festival. They are fundamental to the Hola Mexico Film Festival’s success. We depend on your skills, commitment, and passion to bring our audience an unforgettable experience. When you volunteer with us, you become part of a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic team.


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