The Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is considered one of the most important showcases for the appreciation, promotion and distribution of Mexican and Ibero- American cinema. FICG has taken place annually in the city of Guadalajara - the capital city of Jalisco, Mexico - since 1986, where it was originally started by a group of students from the University of Guadalajara. Since then, it has grown to become the largest film showcase in all of Latin America. In its most recent edition, FICG showcased 281 films representing over 45 countries from around the world and hosting more than 142,000 festival attendees.
Directed by Biol. Iván Trujillo Bolio since 2011, the festival maintains a strong commitment to educating filmmakers from across the globe. It supports two programs that focus on training emerging filmmakers: the Talent Campus Guadalajara (TCG) and Guadalajara Doculab. FICG is also strongly committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable social groups across Latin America. Each year the festival creates a program of premiere galas through which it collects the box office revenues and donates entirely to philanthropic organizations.
The festival was created to draw people from all over the world to see and appreciate the films of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Filmmakers, actors and producers accompany the premiere of their films to engage with audiences in each of the programs. Thousands every year gather to experience the region′s thriving film culture. The festival plans to continue its commitment to film education and social causes. Key sponsors of FICG are the University of Guadalajara, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), the State Government of Jalisco and the cities of Guadalajara and Zapopan.
For more information please visit www.ficg.mx