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Guadalajara International Film Festival

Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
Nebulosa 2916, Jardines del Bosque
C.P. 44520 Guadalajara
phone +52 (33) 3121-7461
email: info@ficg.mx

Ms. Estrella Araiza

Program Director
Mr. Gerardo Salcedo Romero

Year of Foundation 1986

Event Date from 20 March 2020 till 27 March 2020

Event Date !!! POSTPONED !!!

in Guadalajara, Mexico

Sections The Guadalajara International Film Festival focuses in the Ibero American competition:
-Mezcal award (best Mexican feature film premier)
-Ibero American feature (Narrative)
-Ibero American Documentary
-Ibero American Short Film
-Maguey Award. (Worldwide productions focusing on LGBTTI theme)

The out of competition section are as follow:
-Guest of Honor (focusing on the best cinema from a country or region in the world)
-Homage (with several cinema figures from around the world)
-Europe New Trends (the new European directors, in collaboration with San Sebastian Film Festival)
-International Panorama
-Son de cine (films from around the world with musical topics)

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry For the competitive sections will be considered: films from and co-productions with Mexico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal completed in 2017 or 2018 that have not been premiered and exhibited in Mexico in film festivals, public theaters, television, internet nor distributed in video or DVD/Blu-ray.

Maguey Award. / Running time: 45 minutes or more.
Features, documentary or narrative, from any part of the world, produced in 2017 or 2018 with a QUEER theme or story related to the LGBTTI community. In addition to the Maguey Award selection, films competing in the Ibero-American Narrative Film and Ibero-American Documentary section that cover these topics are eligible to compete.

In addition to the Competitive Section, the Festival comprises a film program including music, environmental, films for kids, tributes and international panoramas representing the film production from determinate regions. The films produced outside of Ibero-America may register to participate in these sections. No entries of short films outside the Competitive Section will be accepted.

Genre LGBT, Action, Adventure, Biopic, Art, Children & Youth, Coming-of-Age Story, Family Entertainment, Melodrama, Music, Politics, Short Films, Thriller

Subtitles English subtitles necessary Spanish subtitles necessary

Format Blu-ray, DCP

Registration Deadline 25 October 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 110,000

Participants of the Film Industry 895 Companies registered

Prizes/Awards Iberoamerican Feature film (Narrative): Best Iberoamerican Feature Film ($15,000), Special Jury Prize ($7,000), Best Director ($8,500), Best First Feature ($7,000), Audience Award ($5,500), Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay.

Iberoamerican Documentary: Best Iberoamerican Documentary ($8,500), Special Jury Prize ($5,500)

Mezcal Award (Best Mexican Feature Film Premier) ($29,000)

Iberoamerican Short Film: Best Iberoamerican Short Film ($4,400), Rigo Mora Award (Best Mexican Animation Short Film, $5,500)

German Films


Latin American Fiction Feature Film – Mexican Premiere
RED (ROJO) by Benjamin Naishtat (AR/BG/BR/DE/FR/CH, Sutor Kolonko)

International Feature Length Animation
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)

Rigo International Award for Animation Short Film
CARLOTTA’S FACE by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld (DE, Fabian & Fred)

Chile Guest of Honor
LOS PERROS by Marcela Said (CL/FR/AR/PT/DE/CH, Augenschein Filmproduktion)
A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio (CL/DE/ES/US, Fabula Produktion, Komplizen Film)

Number of Films Shown Around 240 films

Media Coverage Guadalajara International Film Festival enjoys a widespread media coverage, national and international media attend to Guadalajara during the Film festival.
618 registered journalist.
201 registered media.
Several local and national tv networks cover daily festival activities.

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The festival one of the most important festival in Mexiko and Central America. It focuses on the Ibero-American cinema for the competition sections (open for co-productions with Ibero-American countries as well), but the Premio Maguay competition and all the other non-competitive sections are open to German films and co-productions. The Festival also offers a film market, industry debates, conferences, masterclasses as well as a Talent program (in cooperation with Berlinale Talents) and a Doculab for work in progress documentary projects.

Services Guadalajara International Film Festival, may cover transport of the screening copy and electronic subtitling in case the film does not count with them.

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