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August 27 – 30, 2015



(Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 and DocuLab.2 Los Angeles)

  • March 16 – Open call for film projects in post-production
  • June 16    – Final Submission Deadline
  • July 31      – Public announcement of selected projects

GUADALAJARA (March 7, 2015) –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 the University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE) announced the dates of this year’s festival will be August 27 - 30, 2015 and the call for entries to apply for Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 and DocuLab.2 Los Angeles.

The 2015 FICG in LA, which returns to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for its fifth year and runs from Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30, brings the best of contemporary Mexican and Latin American cinema to Los Angeles, and is an extension of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Featuring outstanding and award-winning titles from FICG30, which runs from March 6-15, 2015 in Guadalajara, FICG in LA will offer the premiere of other titles that have emerged in the world of cinema throughout the year to great critical acclaim.

FICG in LA also invites Latino and Ibero American emerging filmmakers living in the United States or Canada; as well as U.S. and Canadian filmmakers who are working on a feature narrative or documentary film with Latino or Latin American content to apply for Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 or DocuLab.2 Los Angeles.


FICG in LA seeks to contribute to the completion of feature and documentary films that, once shot, are faced with difficulties during post-production, and later on with their commercial release. This unique program selects and presents six projects that are in their post-production phase to industry professionals accredited to the festival (producers, distributors and sales agents), who can enable the completion of these work-in-progress and their subsequent exhibition.

In addition, the winning projects in each category will automatically qualify to be considered for Guadalajara Construye 1o or DocuLab.8 Guadalajara, or for the Ibero-American Competitions of the next edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG31) – March, 2016. The winners will be announced during FICG in LA Opening Night Gala on August 28, 2015.

The screening of the selected work-in-progress films will be for industry accredited to the festival. These screenings are not open to the general public or member of the press.

About FICG in LA

The aim of the festival is to increase access and visibility of Mexican and Ibero American cinema in the U.S., facilitating the exchange of ideas through stories and issues of cultural and social relevance, create a space for collaboration between filmmakers, and strengthen relations between the film industry in Mexico and the U.S.

FICG in LA includes film screenings followed by Q&As with filmmakers and talent, as well as galas and special award recognitions to Ibero American and U.S. Latino artists.

Among the celebrities that have accompanied us in previous editions are: Demian Bichir, Bruno Bichir, Carlos Cuarón, Isela Vega, Arcelia Ramirez, Edward James Olmos, Sergio Arau, Diana Bracho, Alfonso Arau, Kate del Castillo, Martha Higareda, Beto Cuevas, Irene Azuela, Nailea Norvind, Dulce Maria, Carmen Salinas and Jay Hernandez. We were also honored with the participation of renown members of the press like, Juan Carlos Arciniegas (CNN en Español) Gabriela Teissier (Univision), Jorge Cámara (HFPA) and Rubén Luengas (Univision Radio).

To reaffirm the social mission of FICG and the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA, FICG in LA will donate again all of its proceeds to a charitable cause. We will announce soon the recipient of this year’s fundraising effort.




About FICG


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 31th edition in March, 2016.

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 Fundación 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.

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