Rolling out the Red Carpet: Baja International Film Festival Announces Event Schedule

Baja International Film Festival announces event schedule at press conference.

by Chris Sands Event Schedule Announced by Baja International Film Festival Anticipation continues to build for the First Annual Baja International Film Festival, which will be held in Los Cabos from November 14th – 17th. The festival’s organizers, who include Vail Film Festival and Colorado Film Institute co-founders Sean and Scott Cross, hope the inaugural four-day fête will strengthen ties between the U.S. and Mexican film industries, and that the cinematic celebration will become an annual event on the level of the Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Venice, and Sundance Film Festivals. In the last several weeks, organizers have released information on the festival’s advisory board, its hotel and travel partners, the list …

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32nd Annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue: Winner Takes Home $2.396 Million

32nd Annual Bisbee's Black & Blue

by Chris Sands Results for the 32nd Annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue and Los Cabos Offshore Tournaments Billed as “The World’s Richest Fishing Tournament,” the 32nd Annual Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament was held last week, with top honors going to angler Dave Sanchez, who bagged a 465-pound blue marlin off Cabo San Lucas aboard Frantic Pace. Bisbee’s awarded nearly $2.473 million in prizes this year, with almost the entirety going to Sanchez and his team, who earned $2.396 million as the only group to meet the 300 pound qualifying limit. Although this year’s payout fell short of the record $4.165 million awarded in 2006, which included $3.9 million to …

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Baja International Film Festival Unveils Slate

The big budget animated feature Rise of the Guardians is among the festival’s most anticipated offerings.

Over 70 Films From Around the World Will Be Shown At The Inaugural Festival By Chris Sands The Baja International Film Festival has unveiled the movie slate for their inaugural event, which will be held in Los Cabos from November 14th through the 17th. Over 77 films from around the world have been accepted for the “Cannes of Latin America,” including several eagerly awaited features from top cinematic talent in the U.S. and Mexico. The scheduled screenings, which will be shown at select locations in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, will include ten international features, seven Mexican features, six Mexican documentaries, 30 …

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Sponsors Are Rallying Behind the SUP Mexico Championships: Quick Facts and Info

Sponsors rally behind SUP Mexico Championships, to begin on Nov. 2

by Meghan Fitzpatrick Sponsors Are Rallying Behind SUP Mexico Championships! November 3rd marks the beginning of the 3rd Annual SUP Mexico-Mike Doyle Los Cabos Classic Stand Up Paddle Race & Hennessey’s World Paddle Championships at Palmilla Beach. The two-day event will involve a lot of activities, events and general fun things during the action-packed 3-day championships. Both the community and sponsors are rallying behind the SUP Mexico Championships; the event has all the markings of a huge success.   Businesses involved in the event (sponsors, organizers and contributors) include Campamento Tortuguero Don Manuel Orantes (Cabo Tortugas), Yellow Tail, Clase Azul …

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Baja International Film Festival Announces Hotel and Travel Partners

by Chris Sands The organizers of the Baja International Film Festival have announced their hotel and travel partners for the inaugural event, which will be held in Los Cabos from November 14th through the 17th. This release, following on the heels of the recent announcement of the festival’s advisory board , fills out the roster of industry leaders and local partners supporting the eagerly anticipated destination event, which is being billed as the “Cannes of Latin America.” The First Annual Baja International Film Festival is being spearheaded by co-founders Sean and Scott Cross, who also started the Vail Film Festival and the Colorado Film Institute, and will …

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Baja Brewing Company: Craft Beer and a Microbrewery in Baja Sur

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  “Burro is a bold survivor, an independent wanderer, a hard-headed master of his terrain, and the representative ambassador of the Baja.  In homage of this noble beast, the Baja Brewing Company has been established to create great ale beers that match the splendor and majesty of our oh-so-loved Burro.” Baja Brewing Company   Baja Brewing Company:  Craft beer and a microbrewery in Baja Sur!  The Baja Brewing Company opened it’s doors in 2007 in San Jose del Cabo , the first microbrewery in the state of Baja California Sur.  The beers and food were a hit from the start and it wasn’t long before they …

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Quintessential Quaffs: Signature Cabo Cocktails

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by Chris Sands As a former bartender, I have nothing but respect for a well-crafted cocktail. But the drink-maker’s art goes beyond creative recipes or mere technical skill. The true art lies in creating a drink that personifies the place in which it was born. We can argue all day about whether the martini originated in Martinez, California (I’ve got plenty of free time, and some very strong opinions), but there is little question that the daiquiri will forever be associated with Havana. In that spirit, if you’ll pardon the pun, here are five delicious cocktails that, once tried, will forever remind you …

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Baja International Film Festival Announces Board/Awards Categories: Actor Edward Norton Signs On

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The Baja International Film Festival Announces Board/Awards Categories: Actor  Edward Norton Joins the Board By Chris Sands The first annual Baja International Film Festival will be held in Los Cabos , and the festival’s organizers made news earlier this week when they announced the membership list for their advisory board, as well as the categories for this year’s awards and prizes. The inaugural event will be held November 14-17, with screenings at the new convention center and other select area locations. An influential name on the advisory board is noted actor Edward Norton. The star of Fight Club and American History X has agreed to act as a special advisor …

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Inaugural Los Cabos Open Golf Tournament Set to Tee off at Puerto Los Cabos and Palmilla Golf Club

Inaugural Los Cabos Open Golf Tournament Set to Tee off at Puerto Los Cabos

Los Cabos Open Golf Tournament by Chris Sands Local golfers are working on their waggles, and smoothing out the kinks in their putting strokes.  The Open is coming to Los Cabos .  No, not the US Open. Not the British Open. The Los Cabos Open  Golf Tournament. If Bobby Jones were alive, he’d be shoving his plus fours in a steamer trunk, because the inaugural event  is for amateurs only. The golf tournament will be held from October 4th through the 6th, with rounds scheduled at Puerto Los Cabos and Palmilla Golf Club . Winning the Los Cabos Open may not guarantee the golfing immortality enjoyed by course designers Jack Nicklaus …

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A Taste of Mexico at One & Only Palmilla

by Chris Sands Second Annual Mexican Culinary Festival Offers a Taste of Mexico at One & Only Palmilla The Second Annual Mexican Culinary Festival will offer attendees a taste of Mexico at  One & Only Palmilla , which has been ranked as Mexico’s best resort for eight consecutive years.  In addition to its luxurious accommodations and private butlers, its world-class Nicklaus-designed golf course and posh, pampering spa services, the area’s benchmark vacation destination is also making a name for itself as a collector of top culinary talent. Onsite fine dining restaurants Market and Agua are overseen by celebrity chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Larbi Dahrouch, respectively, and other …

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