The University Center of the Coast (CUCosta) announced that thanks to the link with the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), the twenty-first edition of the International Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta (FICPV) will be held from October 6 to 13, 2021.

Throughout 20 editions, the festival has established itself as the most important film event in the city and the region, which is a showcase for the appreciation, promotion and distribution of Mexican and Latin American cinema.

The festival, which began in 1995 as the Mexican Film Festival in Puerto Vallarta, will have Guatemala as guest of honor in this edition. The FICPV will repeat a hybrid format, which will be adapted to meet biosecurity measures, through online activities, outdoor spaces, capacity control, sanitary filters, sanitization, healthy distance measures and drive-in cinema.

It will be a festival for everyone, so we are working for the enjoyment through the diversification of its activities and recognition of cinema as an industry, entertainment and art; a forum for training, instruction and creative exchange between professionals, international film critics and students in the region.

The "Golden Iguana" will once again be presented as the highest award of the FICPV, which will be given to distinguished personalities of the film world, in recognition of their career and contributions to the seventh art at the national and international level.

The FICPV, in addition to having an inherent link with the FICG, also reaffirms in this 21st edition its collaboration agreements with the Cork Film Festival, the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, University College Cork, Ireland and the Cuban Institute of Art and Film Industry of Havana.