dates & venues

— Dates

Riviera Maya Film Festival will be held from March 23th to 29th, 2015, at various venues in the Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen and Tulum), Cancun, and Puerto Morelos.

— Venues


Riviera Maya

In the third edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival the main venue will be again the Riviera Maya, where the inauguration gala of this event will be held, as well as many film screenings in theaters and natural locations.

With its paradisiacal beaches and turquoise sea, with its first-class hotels which invite to rest and provide inspiration, and where there is always fun, Riviera Maya offers to its visitors a great variety of ecotourism activities, archeological tours, as well as family entertainment and a legendary night life. 

Playa del Carmen

In Playa del Carmen there will be screenings in open-air venues as well as in spaces restored specially for this edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival. To complete this experience we suggest you to take a stroll around Quinta Avenida, where you will find restaurants, bars, and night clubs which are perfect to enjoy in company of your couple or your friends.


Tulum will host a gala screening and other industry related activities as part of the third edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival. This wonderful town will surprise you with endless options to clear your mind, pamper your palate, and share experiences with the people who live there.

This place was chosen to form part of the festival because it counts with a unique architectonic jewel —an ancient Mayan fortress city placed by the seaside and surrounded by exuberant vegetation and three impressive walls which protect the mysticism of a millenary culture.

The screenings in Tulum will be held at Papaya Playa Project.


During the celebration of the Riviera Maya Film Festival, the Pearl of the Mexican Caribbean will be the venue for a gala screening as well as many exhibitions with the presence of some of the most renowned figures of cinema and entertainment.

Spectacular beaches, luxury hotels, and ancient Mayan ruins are part of what makes Cancun such an attractive destination. The many natural reserves and parks in Cancun offer the possibility of interacting in the thick mangrove vegetation or practicing water sports such as snorkeling or scuba diving.

Puerto Morelos

This venue of the Riviera Maya Film Festival also holds the most important harbor in Quintana Roo and it is placed right in the middle between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Its main attractive, the reef which is now a national park, represents the second largest reef in the world and it is only 500 meters away from the shore.

This is an ideal place for practicing all kinds of water activities, among them scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. In Puerto Morelos there is also a botanical garden (Mayan Rainforest Sanctuary) where it is possible to enjoy the local flora and fauna and which also has a small zoo with boas, ocelots and, as its main attraction, crocodiles of all ages.