‘Mosquito’ buzz at Acapulco fest

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In its second year, the tiny Acapulco Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the premiere of Mexican helmer Joaquin Bisner’s “Mosquita muerta” (Dead Mosquito).

Lineup of 75 pics includes many Mexican shorts, as well as a small competition in which first- and second-time directors vie for a $10,000 prize.

Selection includes “Transamerica,” Hungarian pic “Fateless,” Canadian Jean Marc Vallee’s “C.R.A.Z.Y.” and Brit laffer “Kinky Boots.”

Fest highlights include sidebars of recent Mexican and Spanish films and the fourth Rally Malayerba, a 24-hour race by six teams of filmmakers to put together a short for a special jury prize.

Organized by Mexican film equipment rental entrepreneur Victor Sotomayor, exhib Cinemark and local tourism officials, fest ends Saturday.

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