[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]T[/eltdf_dropcaps]wo signature programs from the Guanajuato International Film Festival will be presented during this second stage. On the one hand, the eighth 48-Hour Collegiate Rally will kick off on Wednesday the 27th at 13:00 hrs from the steps of the Juárez Theater; after 48 hours of shooting and editing, the Rally projects will be screened on Friday the 29th at 21:00 hrs at the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. We also have the screening of the Identity and Belonging University Documentary Competition, which will take place on Wednesday the 27th at 11:00 hrs at the Auditorium of the University of Guanajuato.
The 48-hour Collegiate Rally seeks to promote the development of new talents and encourage the enthusiasm of young filmmakers to create innovative and fresh projects within the industry. Chosen from 186 screenplays received from 23 states of the Republic, the six finalists undertake the adventure of making a short film within 48 hours. The six projects chosen for this edition are: How was your day today? by the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit; Coin Toss by UEA Centro Universitario; What comes to mind by CUEC-UNAM; The Terrier Family by the Liceo de Estudios Superiores de Querétaro; Six by the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila; and Welcome Brother by the Universidad de Guanajuato.
The main objective of the Identity and Belonging University Documentary Competition is to promote a sense of identity with and connection to Guanajuato—a region filled with tradition—among the younger generation. The contestants are asked to produce a documentary that illustrates their interests, concerns and expectations with respect to their surroundings, their family life and their day-to-day lives, which are ultimately stories of their own. Through the process of creating personal, professional and universal projects, they build a bond with their community, and by shedding light on the issues addressed, they can come up with solutions. The six projects chosen for this edition are: Blood of my Land by UTSOE Valle de Santiago; Konnichiwa by Ibero León; In your shoes by La Salle Bajío; Among Giants by the Instituto Sanmiguelense; Interweaved Destinies by UDL Moroleón; and Hand Truck por la Universidad de Celaya.