photo by: FICG/Leslie Rodríguez.

FICG in LA celebrates 6 years of Latin cinema in Los Angeles

From October 7 to 10, the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) will be celebrating its sixth edition screening the best of contemporary Iberoamerican cinema to both Hispanic and English-speaking audiences in Hollywood.

This installment of FICG in LA will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, considered by many one of the most iconic movie theater in the world.

Like every year, the festival is presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in the US and the Mexican Department of Culture . The University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), through the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, will serve as the main sponsors.

 

The slate of programming showcases the Best of Fest from the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico and is made up of award-winning films of the different sections.

Plenty of industry events will take place once again, in particular Guadalajara Construye en Los Ángeles, which has been renamed Work In Progress (WIP) Latino. This year, three to four films made by Latinos and Iberoamericans living in the US and Canada, or American or Canadian productions with Latin content, will be invited by the Industry and Market section of the Guadalajara International Film Festival to be in front of an industry and sponsorship panel, giving them an opportunity to complete these projects and exhibit them in the future.

The winning project can be considered for Guadalajara Construye at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, or for the Iberoamerican Fiction category in FICG32.

FICG in LA will contribute in this new edition to the completion of fiction and documentary long-form films through financing outreach for postproduction, thus facilitating the exchange of ideas through socially relevant stories and themes.

Due to their film and artistic contribtutions, as well as their support to the difussion of Latinamerican culture, director Héctor Babenco, producer Donald K. Ranvaud, director Patricia Riggen, soundman José Antonnio García, actress Alice Braga, journalist Leoón Krauze, and popular newspaper La Opinión will all be honored with El Árbol de la Vida award.

La Delgada Línea Amarilla will be the opening film of FICG in LA, which will take place on Friday, October 7, at 7:00 pm.

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