Ibero-American film support body Cinema23 has announced that the inaugural Fénix Film Awards will take place in Mexico City in October. 

The awards, granted by more than 350 global film professionals, will award 12 categories and four special recognitions.

Cinema23 director Ricardo Giraldo was joined by Portuguese filmmaker and actress Maria de Medeiros, Brazil’s Alice Braga, Spains’ Paz Vega and Ana de la Reguera from Mexico at a launch event in Cannes [16].

Schedule changes prevented Cannes competition juror Gael Garcia Bernal from attending.

Photo (L-R): Rodrigo Penafiel, Ana De La Reguera, Maria De Medeiros, Ricardo Giraldo, Alice Braga, Paz Vega