After a first phase filled with excitement and surprises in the city of San Miguel de Allende, the Guanajuato International Film Festival moves to the capital thanking all of the audience members and participants who have made the success of this new edition possible.
San Miguel dresses to impress when receiving the Delegation of Lebanon, this year’s Spotlight Country, who walked the streets of San Miguel de Allende to celebrate the work of Ghassan Salhab, in a deserving tribute that filled the Main Garden with color and light. The filmmaker also offered a Master Class in which he shared his personal vision on directing movies.
This edition of GIFF also saw the first edition of El Fin de la Crítica, an encounter among professional film critics, film fans and the general audience to discuss the current concerns in this profession that is essential to filmmaking. It featured discussion forums, workshops and conferences where GIFF reaffirmed its commitment to the formation of audiences and professionals, something that will no doubt elevate the level at which all professional areas of film operate at.
Apart from these discussion and information spaces, GIFF features an excelent selection. More than 340 films in exhibition, including 154 in the official competition, will be featured. The audience could enjoy screenings of the best short and feature-length films, divided into different programs and locations. The Official Selection of the Guanajuato International Film Festival was made up of International Features, Documentary Features, Documentary Shorts, Fiction Shorts, Experimental Shorts, Animation Shorts, Official Selection Mexico and Official Selection Guanajuato.
We thank the hospitality of San Miguel de Allende, the city that saw the birth of this festival and we hope to meet again every year. GIFF XXI signs off calling for “¡Más cine por favor!”