FICG in LA | 2013 - page 11

FICG inLA
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Welcome to the
2013FICG inLA!
Thisneweditionof FICG inLAconsolidates theproject of creatingnot onlya launchingplatform for
MexicanandLatinAmericafilms, but alsobuildsabridgebetween theGuadalajara International Film
Festival (FICG) - the leadfilm festival inLatinAmerica - and thefilm loversand industryprofessionals
in theUS.Wewant tobring theexperienceof all thatFICGhas tooffer not onlyasafilm festival but
alsowith itsother renowned sections like theGuadalajaraFilmMarket, theTalentCampus, Guadalajara
Construye (Work inProgress) competition, theMaguey (LGBT)Award&DocuLab.
Firmly rooted in thecultural, social andeducationalmissionof theUniversityofGuadalajara,
FICG inLAhasbecomeanatural extensionof theGuadalajara International FilmFestival andaims
at expandingand strengthening the tiesbetweenMexico, IberoAmericaand theUS -working in
collaborationwithFICG tonurture theart of cinema throughout theAmericasand theworld.
In thiseffort tohighlight and support theLatinoandUSLatino talent, FICG inLAwill also
present award recognitions toanumberof filmmakers, producers, filmorganizationsandfilmcritics
for theiroutstandingcontribution toLatinocinema.
However, in light of recent events inMexico, ourwork this yearwouldn’t becomplete ifwe
didn’t join theefforts toassist thecommunities severelyaffectedby the tropical storms. FICG inLA
hasdecided todonateall ticket saleproceeds tohelp rebuild thesecommunities inneed.
FICG inLA ispresentedby theUniversityofGuadalajara -Mexico, theUniversityof
GuadalajaraFoundation/USA, and theGuadalajara International FilmFestivalwith the support of the
ConsulateGeneral ofMexico inLosAngeles.
Discover thecontemporaryMexicanand Ibero-Americancinema right in theheart of
Hollywood. Get inspiredbyunique storiesand storytelling styles.Meet the talent behind thefilms. Bea
part of thisuniquecinematiccelebration.
Comeandenjoy the2013FICG inLA!
Thisyear’smarksthe3rdAnnualFICGinLA,afilm
showcasepresentingthebestofMexicanandIbero
AmericancinemafromtheGuadalajaraInternational
FilmFestival(FICG)premieringalsosomekeyLatino
filmsthathavereceivedthecriticsandaudience’s
accoladesinfestivalsaroundtheworld.
HebeTabachnik
Director&Producer
Guadalajara International Film
Festival inLosAngeles
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