Guadalajara International Film Festival

The Guadalajara International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara) is a week-long film festival held each March in the Mexican city of Guadalajara since 1986. The festival is considered the most prestigious film festival in Latin America and among the most important Spanish language film festivals in the world.[1]

Guadalajara International Film Festival
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Outdoor cinema at the 2011 edition.
LocationGuadalajara, Mexico
No. of films306 (440 screenings)
45 countries (2011)
LanguageSpanish (Mainly)

The presence in Guadalajara of delegates from other important festivals from around the world has helped Mexican cinema to have a strong international presence in the last twenty years.[2] The festival has also helped to revitalize the careers of some older more established Mexican and English speaking artists like Arturo Ripstein, Gabriel Figueroa, María Félix, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Silvia Pinal, Ignacio López Tarso, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Felipe Cazals, Jorge Fons, Katy Jurado, and Ismael Rodríguez as well as many others.[2]

The festival features an official competition, similar to other festivals like Cannes, and an international jury presents awards in several category at the end of each festival, many of which are accompanied by cash prizes.[3]


  • Guadalajara Film Market & Producers Network (Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes)
  • Iberoamerican Film Market
  • Short Up!!! (Short Film Program)
  • Digital Space (Digital Cinema Keynotes)
  • Iberoamerican Co-production Meeting
  • Guadalajara Build (Post-production Market)
  • Expotec (Technology Show)
  • Iberoamerican Film Crossing Borders (Foreign Market Training)
Salma Hayek al Festival internazionale del cinema di Guadalajara


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  1. ^ "What is FICG?". FICG. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "22nd Guadalajara International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  3. ^ Lang, Anna Marie de la Fuente,Jamie; Fuente, Anna Marie de la; Lang, Jamie (2019-03-15). "Guadalajara: First Details of Guillermo del Toro's Animation Center, Takeaways". Variety. Retrieved 2021-04-20.

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