Support Them! 48-Hour Collegiate Rally and Identity and Belonging participants seek financing

  • Thanks to the alliance between GIFF and Kickstarter, young filmmakers begin their campaigns for funding on Monday.
  • All twelve teams from both contests must reach their goal of $30 thousand pesos in order to finance their film projects.


Mexico City, April 10 2017. The university students who will participate in the ninth 48-Hour Collegiate Rally and the eighth Identity and Belonging Documentary Competition at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) need your help to make their short films.

Starting this Monday and thanks to the Kickstarter platform, these young filmmakers will launch their campaigns to raise funds and seek the public’s help to make their short films possible.

The goal each team must meet is 30 thousand pesos and they must raise it in 30 days. There’s a special micro-site at the Kickstarter platform that houses all twelve projects. You can get to know them and contribute to them by clicking here: www.kickstarter.com/pages/giff

Through social media and GIFF platforms, you can also discover and support these young university students that are going through workshops in order to shoot a short film that’s worthy of the big screen.

Remember that the 48-Hour Collegiate Rally is a race against time in which six University teams must shoot a short film in 48 hours during GIFF, using the streets of Guanajuato City as their location, with the help of the public. All teams are backed by the Festival’s infrastructure and resources and they will have professional actors starring in these films.
Meanwhile, the Identity and Belonging Competition is a platform that showcases the stories of Guanajuato in which six teams from local universities enter an educational program and are consulted by professionals in the film industry with the goal of shooting a short documentary film that will be shown during GIFF’s inauguration and judged by an internationally renowned jury.