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About FICG in LA

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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 years FICG in LA will be back at the Hollywoods 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, the U.S. and Canada; 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.

In addition to 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 starting its industry initiatives this year.

Wanting to contribute to the completion of Latino and Ibero-American films, FICG in LA is hosting for the first time two work-in-progress competitions: Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles and DocuLab Los Angeles for filmmakers seeking postproduction funds. Fiction and documentary projects that are currently in postproduction, made by either Latino or Ibero-American directors living in North America (USA or Canada), or by American and Canadian directors who have a film with Latino or Latin American content will be chosen to screen for a jury, sponsors and film industry professionals. Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 1 and DocuLab.1 Los Angeles will take place on September 4 and 5, 2014.

In addition, the winning projects in each competition will automatically qualify to be considered for Guadalajara Construye 9 or DocuLab.7 Guadalajara, or for the Ibero-American Competitions of the next edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG30) – March 6 - 15, 2015.

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.

 

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José Esteban

José Esteban was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos in 1951. He studied at the University Autónoma of Mexico (UNAM). He began having collective showings in 1984 and solo exhibitions as a painter and illustrator in 1989. He has had exhibitions in México, Estados Unidos, Holanda, Francia e Israel. His work has also been showcased in biennales in Argentina, Cuba, Japan, Italy and Hungary.