FICG in LA PROCEEDS WILL GO TO COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA AND DIGITAL DOVE
WORK-IN-PROGRESS COMPETITIONS ARE SPONSORED BY Shoreline Entertainment, Warner Bros. Sound, Titra California, Inc., Boogieman Media, Color Space Mexico, Assimilate and Wild Fox Technologies.
WITH THE INDUSTRY JURORS DECIDING THIS YEAR’S WINNER
- Howard Rodman, Vice President Writers Guild of America West
- Richard Ray Perez, Producer, Creative Partnerships - Sundance Institute
Documentary Film Program
- Melody Djavadi, Director of Acquisitions at Shoreline Entertainment
- Nicolás Echevarría, Director of Echo of the Mountain and founder of DocuLab at FICG
- Katy Wood, Sound Supervisor at Warner Bros.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING
- Ambulante California
- American Cinematheque
- Asociación de Egresados Universidad de Guadalajara en Los Angeles
- California Lawyers for the Arts
- Consulado General de Argentina en Los Angeles
- Consulado General de México en Los Angeles
- Consulado General del Perú en Los Angeles
- EC Hispanic Media – Al Borde
- Film Independent
- Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales
- Hollywood Shorts Film Festival
- Latin America Cinemateca of Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Film Festival
- Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival
- Loyola Marymount University School of Film & TV
- NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producer)
- Perú Village in Los Angeles
- UCLA Latin America Institute
- Women in Film
LOS ANGELES (August 27, 2014) – Today the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles - FICG in LA - presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA, with Principal Sponsors University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE) and UNIVISION, announced that the Covenant House California and Digital Dove will receive the proceeds from the festival’s ticket sales.
Covenant House is a leading advocate for providing care for homeless youth across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
To break the cycle of chronic adult homelessness and bridge the gap of support in the lives of our youth, Covenant House has developed three core services known as the Continuum of Care: Street Outreach, Crisis Care, and Transitional Living (Rites of Passage).
These core services provide shelter and a wide array of in-house programs, including medical and mental healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, job readiness and skills training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, legal services, life skills training and aftercare. These programs are designed to provide our youth with a holistic approach to leaving the streets and achieving independence.
Covenant House has shelter facilities in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Managua, Mexico City, Milpas Altas, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center programs cared for over 50,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 21 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.
Covenant House is a leading advocate on behalf of homeless youth – those who can't speak up for themselves at local, state, national, and international levels of government. They are a member of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Board of Directors of UNICEF and have a prominent role in The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Digital Dove is a unique and award-winning video-arts program headquartered at Covenant House California, in Hollywood. The program began in 2004 as a one-time HBO-sponsored filmmaking workshop for young people interested in the film industry. The outpouring of remarkable, unique stories coupled with the incredible enthusiasm of Covenant House California’s residents led HBO and its parent company, Time Warner, to provide a seed grant for the creation of an onsite video-arts program. Built on the philosophy that creativity is a valuable personal and professional asset, Digital Dove now offers year-round classes in video arts and media advocacy, and employment training and sponsorship.
Over 500 students have participated in classes, lectures, and field trips, and have together created 60 original films. Digital Dove films have screened at numerous youth film festivals, HBO’s west coast offices, and the Los Angeles Film Festival, as well as LA County training seminars and high schools. Graduates have gone on to train in industry vocational programs, obtain college film degrees, and find full-time employment in the entertainment industry.
FICG in LA is presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in the United States of America and CONACULTA, and Principal Sponsors, the University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE) and UNIVISION, and Supporting Sponsors Cultura UDG, University of Guadalajara Foundation in Los Angeles, LeaLa, Channel 31.2 and the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles.
FICG was founded in 1986 by the Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, with the tremendous help from young film students like Guillermo del Toro, and support from the University of Guadalajara. It will celebrate its 30th edition next March 6-15, 2015.
FICG is the lead film festival in Latin America. It is a forum for the training, education, and creative exchange among industry professionals, film critics, and film students from all over Ibero-America.
About the University of Guadalajara – Mexico
The University of Guadalajara is a network formed by three educational systems and 15 campuses distributed in all the regions of the State of Jalisco, and it is the second most important and eldest university in Mexico. The University of Guadalajara is committed to the betterment of society through higher education. It supports scientific and technological research that makes important contributions to a sustainable and inclusive society, respecting cultural diversity and honoring the principles of social justice, democracy, coexistence, and prosperity for all. The University is renowned in Mexico and abroad as a leader in the transformation of society through innovative means through social development and dissemination of knowledge.
About the Foundation of the University of Guadalajara in the U.S.
The University of Guadalajara Foundation in the United States of America is an extension of Foundation Universidad de Guadalajara, A.C., and is made up of a number of prominent academic and social leaders. The Foundation works to attain private support from individuals, foundations and corporations in order to fulfill the mission and vision of the University of Guadalajara in Los Angeles.
It seeks to improve the quality of life and social integration of migrants and hispanic nationals by increasing their access to education and enhancing their sense of belonging and identification with their environment by developing their skills and capabilities through educational services and relevant social research.
For more information call (424) 206-0835 or visit www.ficginla.com
Marina Bailey Film Publicity
Office – 323.962.7511
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF FICG IN LA