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International Film Festival in Montezuma Costa Rica

The first annual Montezuma International Film Festival will begin today at 6pm with an opening night dinner at the Sano Banano Hotel on the southern Nicoya Peninsula in Montezuma Costa Rica. The Festival, organized by the Festival League, will feature 65 movies and shorts that were weeded out from over 250 submissions.

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Costa Rica business — Montezuma Film Festival

Movie makers and watchers from around the world will converge on this little seaside town to celebrate film and the arts, while embracing the beautiful natural surroundings. The event promises to be quite different from your average black-tie film festival.

After the opening dinner, the movie A Balancing Act will kick off the film series at the hotel. The movies will be slightly staggered and viewed on two other screens at Los Mangos and Luz de Mono.

The town will also host a series of discourses and celebrations to revolve around the 5-day festival while bringing a little of its own bohemian flare. After parties will be held each day at Chicos and/or Luz de Mono starting at 11pm or 12pm. Fire twirlers, dancers, Djs and more will take part in some of the evening festivities, while a horseback ride, yoga sessions and boat tours of Isla Tortuga will keep visitors busy during the day.

Other feature-length films that will be shown during the festival include: Float, The Doorman, Death of Two Sons, Last Stop for Paul, The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez, Blood Car, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, PacifiCALL, Birdsong & Coffee: A Wake Up Call, The Journey, Plagues and Pleasures on the Saltan Sea, Lost and Found in Mexico and Vanaja.

The last day, Monday, Nov. 5 will be reserved to present the awards for the best feature and best short of the festival.

More information can be found at the Festival League website.

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Written by Claire Saylor

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