[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]T[/eltdf_dropcaps]he Guanajuato International Film Festival begins its activities for the 19th edition in state’s capital today. Like every year, the festival reaffirms its status as the most important platform for young filmmakers in Latin America. With a call for entries that drew more than 3,500 film this year from 120 countries and the honor of hosting expert personalities in the film industry, GIFF will screen once more for the whole world.
Guanajuato will be dressed in cinema during the next five days. Its status as a Cultural and Human Heritage City make it the best place for an artistic festival, as well as its captivating beauty which make it the ideal tourist’s destination.
With the presence of filmmakers and internationally renowned artists, as well as the visit from Japanese filmmakers, producers and promoters, the Guanajuato International Film Festival is a crucial space for expression and encounter, making it in favor of joinging values and experiences.
A great distinguisher of GIFF are the tributed being paid to personalities that transcend the screen for their iconic cinema, their laudable careers and the footprints their legacies leave in the history of national and international cinema. At the capital, tribute will be paid to Master Masato Harada, Naomi Kawase and Demián Bichir, internationally recognized artists who will screen their most memorable work, as well as premiere actresses Evangelina Elizondo and Patricia Reyes Spíndola.
Beyond GIFF’s Official Selection, which is the backbone of the festival, and its two signature programs: the 48-Hour Collegiate Documentary Competition and the Identity and Belonging Documentary Competition, the activity in the capital will be complemented with a great variety of surrounding activities, such as Epicentro, Special Screenings for children, conferences and special workshops, Project Glamour which introduces new fashion proposals, and finally, the astounding Music + Cinema concerts cycle, with our closing activity being Tunnelfest.
The 19th edition has left San Miguel de Allende behind to begin its festivities in Guanajuato City. Soon to have its 20th anniversary, GIFF will continue its passionate mission of raising its voice to shout: More Cinema Please!
Welcome to the GIFF 19 experience in Guanajuato City…