What a better way to start the second stage of the GIFF, now in Guanajuato, than the screening of the documentaries of our youth Identity and Belonging, program, that for the eighth consecutive year, promotes a sense of identity with and connection to Guanajuato —a region filled with tradition— among the younger generation.
A call for entries was launched on September 30, 2016. Each project was evaluated and six finalists were selected. Their goal is to produce a professional 10-minute documentary, which will premiere today at 11:00 hrs, in the Auditorium of the University of Guanajuato, as part of the Inauguration of the 20th edition of GIFF, now in Guanajuato, after five days in San Miguel de Allende.
The documentaries illustrates the interests, concerns and expectations of the contestants with respect to their surroundings, their family life and their day-to-day lives, which are ultimately stories of their own. Each team received $30,000 pesos to finance their projects and embarked on a series of workshops with experts in different aspects of filmmaking including: theme, story, narrative structure, crowdfunding, production, cinematography, sound production, editing and post-production.
The six participating teams are:
Dirección: Carolina Ramírez López
Universidad: Universidad de Estudios Profesionales de Ciencias y Artes, León
Dirección: Erick Rodríguez Alonso
Universidad: Universidad de Guanajuato
Skirmish of Stick
Dirección: José Ramón Núñez Ruiz
Universidad: Universidad Tecnológica del Suroeste de Guanajuato, Valle de Santiago
Nights of Theatre
Dirección: Juan Ignacio Quijas Aceves
Universidad: Universidad Iberoamericana León
Dirección: Luis Ernesto Pérez Medina
Universidad: Universidad de Celaya
Dirección: Martín E. Rodríguez
Universidad: Universidad De La Salle Bajío, León