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Guanajuato International Film Festival

Guanajuato International Film Festival
Fabrica La Aurora, Local 5-B, Col. Aurora
C.P. 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
Mexico
phone +52 (415) 152 72 64
fax +52 (415) 152 88 99
http://www.giff.mx/en/
email: info@guanajuatofilmfestival.com

Founder & Executive Director
Ms. Sarah Hoch

Director of Programming
Ms. Nina Rodriguez

Year of Foundation 1998

Event Date from 20 July 2018 till 29 July 2018

in Guanajuato, Mexico

Sections Competitive Selections: Feature Film Fiction, Long Documentary, Short Documentary, Short Film Fiction, Short Film Experimental, Animated Short Film.

Side Sections: Midnight Madness (Erotic & LGBT & Underground Films), Movies with Mummy (Horror Films), Virtual Reality.

Category First Feature, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry Films completed after 1 January 2017, up to 30min duration for shorts. English OR Spanish Subtitles. Non-exclusive though regional premieres are given preference. DCP for features, BR or Digital for all sections.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary Spanish subtitles recommended

Format DCP, Blu-ray, Digital File

Registration Deadline 01 April 2018

Fees 25 USD

Attendance Figures 110,000

German Films

2018


Official Selection  Documentaries
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/UK/AU, Chromosom Film)
 
Official Selection International Feature Films
OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami de ALIREZA KHATAMI (FR/DE/NL, Endorphine Productions)
PAMPARIOS by Florian Seufert (HFF Munich, Dreifilm, Pronoia)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (PY/UY/DE/BR/NO/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)

Official Selection Mexican Feature Films
MAMACITA by José Pablo Estrada Torrescano (MX/DE, Fruitmarket)

Official Selection Fiction Short Films
EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND (ENTSCHULDIGUNG, ICH SUCHE DEN TISCHTENNISRAUM UND MEINE FREUNDIN) by Bernhard Wenger (AT/SE/DE)
RÅ by Sophia Bösch (Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)
 
Official Selection Experimental
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX by Ulu Braun (Studio Ulu Braun)
FANTASY SENTENCES (PHANTASIESÄTZE) by Dane Komljen (DE/DK, Flaneur Films)
FEST by Nikita Diakur
IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF) by Lukas Marxt (AT/DE)
PEOPLE OF THE WASTELAND by Heba Khaled (SY/DE, Jouzour Film Production)
PIRATE BOYS by Pol Merchan (MX/DE, Fruitmarket)
 
Official Selection Documentary Short Films
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)
 
Official Selection Mexican Short Films
32-RBIT by Victor Orozco Ramirez (MX/DE)
A GOD’S SHADOW by Bernhard Hetzenauer (DE/MX/AT)
 
Special: Midnight Madness
NOSIS by Vincenz Neuhaus
 
Special Presentation: Kids in Action
I LOVE MY CARL by Alina Cyranek
ISLAND by Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel
LINK by Robert Löbel
LUIS AND THE ALIENS by Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein (DE/LU/DK, Ulysses Filmproduktion)
 
Special Presentation: 1968 – Red Flags for everyone
ALASKA by Dore O.
ANTIGONE by Ula Stöckl (Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm)
COLOR TEST: THE RED FLAG (FARBTEST - ROTE FAHNE) by Gerd Conradt (dffb)
FUNDEVOGEL by Claudia von Alemann (Institut für Filmgestaltung Ulm)
PROGRAMMHINWEISE by Christiane Gehner
RAW FILM (ROHFILM) by Birgit Hein, Wilhelm Hein

Guest County: Lebanon
TASTE OF CEMENT by Ziad Kalthoum (DE/LB/SY/AE, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion)
VALLEY by Ghassan Salhab (FR/DE/LB, Unafilm)

Number of Films Shown 350+ titles from 50 countries (225 from 47 countries in Official Selections)

Media Coverage 300+ press members

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

Evaluation All screenings are free of charge and open to the public. Oscar Qualifying for animated & narrative shorts.

Services Incubator program offering professional advice on a variety of topics to attending filmmakers for their next projects.

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