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GIFF as positioned itself as a promoter of young filmmakers through international scholarships and residencies.

GIFFannounces its two Rotterdam Lab scholars.

Mexico City, January 17, 2017.

As part of its commitment to helping young filmmakers through their film careers, the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) announces the two recepients of the Rotterdam Lab scholarship. After 19 editions, GIFF has consolidated its ties with the most transcendant film festivals all over the world and several educational institutions specializing in cinema, with the goal of supporting young filmmakers in their professional formation and in the search for funding for their films.


In 2017, GIFF, along with the Rotterdam International Film Festival, has selected Mexican filmmakers that participated in GIFF’s International Pitching Market in its previous edition, to be part of the prestigious Rotterdam Lab workshop, where they will be consulted on international co-production, festivals and markets, as well as development in professional networking to potentiate success for their film projects.

The first person selected is Rosa Galguera, a Mexican producer who will participate at Rotterdam Lab from January 25 to February 5, 2017. Rosa has worked on films such as “Lucifer” and “Arma Blanca (White Weapon)” and she’s currently working on three film projects at different stages of development which she hopes to promote during her stay in this festival in the Netherlands.

The second filmmaker selected for Rotterdam Lab is Joshua Gil, who will work on a project titled “SANCTORUM”. En 2015, Joshua made his feature debut in fiction called “La maldad (Evil)”.

The 20th edition of the Guanajuato International Film Festival will take place on July 21-30 in San Miguel Allende and Guanajuato City in the state of Guanajuato.