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FICG in LA Works-in-Progress Winners Include Projects by Rodrigo Reyes and Jose Luis Valenzuela

FICG in LA Works-in-Progress Winners Include Projects by Rodrigo Reyes and Jose Luis Valenzuela

Friday August 28th the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) announced the winners of Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 and DocuLab.2 Los Angeles work-in-progress competitions. The prizes awarded to the selected projects cover a wide range of post-production services and opportunities that will ensure the completion of the work and enhance its possiblities of being screen at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and elsewhere.

Winning projects include “Lupe Under the Sun” by Rodrigo Reyes, whose previous film, documentary “Purgatorio” received critical acclaim and play at numerous festivals. Documentary “No Dresscode Required” by Cristina Herrera Borquez was the most awarded film and tells the story of a homosexual couple in Mexico fighting to be legally married. Jose Luis Valenzuela‘s “Dementia” centers on an terminal AIDS patient attempting to organize a farewell party.

Award Winners List  (Work-in-progress competitions)

Films to be automatically considered for work-in-progess or Official Competitions at FICG 31 (Mexico)

Winner Doculab 2 Los Angeles

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (No Dresscode Required) (90 min.) – Mexico, USA

Directed by Cristina Herrera Borquez

Winner of Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

Winners of Doculab 2 Los Angeles

Warner Bros. Sound, Titra California, Inc., Boogieman Media, Color Space Mexico, Assimilate, Todo Cine Latino, Pomeranc Music and Sound, and Sofia Films.

Warner Bros. Sound Award


-45 hours of sound editorial and mix with sound supervisor Katy Wood at Warner Bros. Sound, Warner Bros. Burbank, CA (DocuLab.2 Los Angeles)

-90 hours of sound editorial and mix with sound supervisor Katy Wood at Warner Bros. Sound, Warner Bros. Burbank, CA (Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2)

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Titra California Award

Production of one DCP & one Blue Ray for each winning film.

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Color Space Award

Color Space Mexico prize includes production and mastering of initial and final credits and the final roller of the film for one film in each category. Color Space Mexico will deliver the final master in DPX sequences ready for DCP master.

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Todo Cine Latino Award

Todo Cine Latino will provide each winning films a consultation for all World Sales and US Distribution for 12 months following the award being granted.

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Assimilate Award

Assimilate Inc will provide each winning film the following deliverables a single 12-month license to Scratch color correction software.

“Looking at the Starts” (Mirando a las estrellas) (56 min.) – Nicaragua, USA, Brasil

Directed by Alexandre Peralta

Boogieman Media Award

Boogieman Media will provide each winning film with un supervisor to be assigned to assist with marketing consulting, design and production of key art andone (1) key art design delivered digitally in an editable format to Producers, to be used solely for marketing purposes..

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Pomeranec Music & Sound Award 

Promeranec will provide each winning film the following two (2) original songs for a  project in Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 including composition, production and musicians and two (2) original songs for a project in DocuLab.2 Los Angeles including composition, production and musicians.

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Sofia Films Award

Sofia Films will provide each winning film the following deliverables a consultation with a color correction supervisor or visual effects supervisor certified by Assimilate and the use of a certified color correction facility in location to be determined by Sofia Films.

  • “Etiqueta No Rigurosa” (90 min.) – Mexico , USA

Winner of Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2

Warner Bros. Sound, Titra California, Inc., Boogieman Media, Color Space Mexico, Assimilate, Todo Cine Latino, Pomeranc Music and Sound, and Sofia Films.

Warner Bros. Sound Award 


-45 hours of sound editorial and mix with sound supervisor Katy Wood at Warner Bros. Sound, Warner Bros. Burbank, CA (DocuLab.2 Los Angeles).

-90 hours of sound editorial and mix with sound supervisor Katy Wood at Warner Bros. Sound, Warner Bros. Burbank, CA (Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2).

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela

Titra California Award

Production of one DCP & one Blue Ray for each winning film.

  • “Demenica (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Color Space Award

Color Space Mexico prize includes production and mastering of initial and final credits and the final roller of the film for one film in each category. Color Space Mexico will deliver the final master in DPX sequences ready for DCP master.

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Todo Cine Latino Award

Todo Cine Latino will provide each winning films a consultation for all World Sales and US Distribution for 12 months following the award being granted.

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Assimilate Award

Assimilate Inc will provide each winning film the following deliverables a single 12-month license to Scratch color correction software.

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Bogieman Media Award

Boogieman Media will provide each winning film with un supervisor to be assigned to assist with marketing consulting, design and production of key art andone (1) key art design delivered digitally in an editable format to Producers, to be used solely for marketing purposes.

  • “Demenica” (Dementia) (80 min.) – Mexico, USA

Pomeranec Award

Promeranec will provide each winning film the following two (2) original songs for a  project in Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 including composition, production and musicians and two (2) original songs for a project in DocuLab.2 Los Angeles including composition, production and musicians.

  • “Lupe Bajo el Sol”  (Lupe Under the Sun) (82 min.) – Mexico, USA

Directed by Rodrigo Reyes

Sofia Films Award

Sofia Films will provide each winning film the following deliverables a consultation with a color correction supervisor or visual effects supervisor certified by Assimilate and the use of a certified color correction facility in location to be determined by Sofia Films. 

  • “Lupe Bajo el Sol” (Lupe Under the Sun) (82 min.) – Mexico, USA

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