Guadalajara International Film Festival
Ms. Estrella Araiza
Mr. Gerardo Salcedo Romero
Year of Foundation 1986
Event Date from 08 March 2019 till 15 March 2019
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)
-Son de cine (films from around the world with musical topics)
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 2015 or 2016 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.
OUT OF COMPETITION
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 26 October 2018
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)
Mezcal Award – Documentaries
THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE by Zita Erffa (DE/MX, Petruvski Films, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München)
Iberoamerican Feature Films Competition
INVISIBLE by Pablo Giorgelli (AR/FR/DE, Augenschein Filmproduktion)
Iberoamerican Short Films Competition
32-RBIT by Víctor Orozco Ramírez (MX/DE)
Maguey Award Competition
M/M by Drew Lint (CA/DE)
SOMETHING LIKE THAT by Esmir Filho, Mariana Bastos (BR/DE, ZAK Film Productions)
Maguey Award Special Presentations
IT IS NOT THE PORNOGRAPHER THAT IS PERVERSE by Bruce LaBruce (DE/US, Amard Bird Films, Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion)
Maguey Award – Festival in Collaboration
THE CAKEMAKER (DE/IL, Film Base Berlin)
Catalonia – Guest of Honor
THE BOOKSHOP by Isabel Coixet (ES/GB/DE, One Two Films)
THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh (SE/DK/DE/FR, ostlicht filmproduktion)
HAGAZUSSA by Lukas Feigelfeld (DE/AT, DFFB)
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.
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.