Carmín Tropical (pictured) by director Rigoberto Perezcano was the winner of the award for Best Film at the 12th edition of the Morelia Film Festival. The third feature film by Perezcano (XV in Zachila, Norhless) follows Mabel, who returns to her hometown to find the murderer of her friend Daniela and finds herself on a journey that takes her through nostalgia, love, and betrayal in a town where transvestism takes on an unusual dimension in its day.

Güeros by Alonso Ruizpalacios was awarded with three prizes: for Best First Film, the Audience Award, and for Best Actor (which was shared among the three protagonists). Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán's Dólares de arena / Sand Dollars received a Special Jury Mention in the Mexican fiction feature film category.

In the documentary competition the winner was Matria by Fernando Llanos. The films Sporen / Huellas by Diego Gutiérrez and Danniel Danniel, and La danza del hipocampo / The Dance of Memory by Gabriela D. Ruvalcaba both received a Special Jury Mention. Lourdes Grobet's Bering. Balance and Resistance was awarded with the prize for Best Mexican Documentary Made by a Woman.

The 12th edition of the Morelia Film Festival took place October 17-26 in Mexico.