About FICG in LA
FICG in LA is a window into the world of contemporary Mexican and Ibero-American cinema and it is an extension of the Guadalajara International Film Festival. This year′s FICG in LA will take place at Hollywood′s historic Egyptian Theatre, right in the heart of the worldwide film and entertainment industry. The festival is designed for people to come and explore the diverse regional narratives of Mexican and Ibero-America cinema, and to help critically acclaimed films from these regions reach a wider audience. Los Angeles provides an essential backdrop for the showcase to take place because of its strong cultural ties to Latin American communities all across the globe.
The goal of the festival is to increase access and visibility of Mexican and Ibero-American cinema; facilitate the exchange of ideas through storytelling and socially relevant themes; create a bridge between film industries in Mexico and the U.S.; spark new collaborations among international filmmakers and strengthen the presence of Mexican and Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., as well as in other parts of the world.
FICG in LA will include film screenings followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers and talent, galas and special recognition awards to some key Latino and US Latino talent. FICG in LA is presented by the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the University of Guadalajara - Mexico, and the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA with the support of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.