The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles – FICG in LA – presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA,
with Principal Sponsors University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE) and UNIVISION,
announced the celebrities who will attend the opening night gala on Friday, September 5.
FICG in LA previously announced that Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (“A Better Life,” FX’s The Bridge), Rubén Luengas (Univision
Radio), anchorwoman Gabriela Teissier (Univision TV) and NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) will be honored. Joining them at the
festival will be the cast and filmmakers of the opening night film “Las horas contigo” (“The Hours with You“), Isela Vega (lead actress), María Rojo (lead actress), Cassandra Ciangherotti (lead actress), Julio Bracho (supporting actor), Arcelia Ramírez (supporting
actor), Catalina Aguilar Mastretta (director), Roberto Sneider(producer), Bérénice Eveno (director of photography). The festival also announced the
addition of the short film “Solidarity“ starring Elpidia Carrillo, who will be in attendance with the director Dustin Brown.
Cast members and filmmakers of the Closing night film “En el último trago” (“One for the Road“) are also confirmed to attend, including Eduardo Manzano (supporting actor), Jack Zagha Kababie (director), Yossy Zagha Kababie (producer).
Directors of several other films in the festival will also attend. Nicolás Echevarría (director, “Eco de la Montaña“), Ignasi Millet (subject,”Ignasi M“), Mariana Chenillo (director, “Paraíso“), Damian John Harper (director, “Los Angeles“), Horacio Alcala (director, “Grazing the Sky“), Sara Seligman (director, live-action short, “Diego“), Bernardo Britto (director, Animation Short, “Yearbook“) will
also be in attendance.
FICG in LA
is presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in the United States of America and CONACULTA, and Principal Sponsors, the University of
Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE) and UNIVISION, and Supporting Sponsors Cultura UDG,
University of Guadalajara Foundation in Los Angeles, LeaLa, Channel 31.2 and the General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles.
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FICG was founded in 1986 by the Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, with the tremendous help from young film students like Guillermo del Toro, and
support from the University of Guadalajara. It will celebrate its 30th edition next March 6-15, 2015.
FICG is the lead film festival in Latin America. It is a forum for the training, education, and creative exchange among industry professionals, film
critics, and film students from all over Ibero-America.
About the University of Guadalajara – Mexico
The University of Guadalajara is a network formed by three educational systems and 15 campuses distributed in all the regions of the State of Jalisco, and
it is the second most important and eldest university in Mexico. The University of Guadalajara is committed to the betterment of society through higher
education. It supports scientific and technological research that makes important contributions to a sustainable and inclusive society, respecting cultural
diversity and honoring the principles of social justice, democracy, coexistence, and prosperity for all. The University is renowned in Mexico and abroad as
a leader in the transformation of society through innovative means through social development and dissemination of knowledge.
About the Foundation of the University of Guadalajara in the U.S.
The University of Guadalajara Foundation in the United States of America is an extension of Fundación Universidad de Guadalajara, A.C., and is made up of a
number of prominent academic and social leaders. The Foundation works to attain private support from individuals, foundations and corporations in order to
fulfill the mission and vision of the University of Guadalajara in Los Angeles.
It seeks to improve the quality of life and social integration of migrants and hispanic nationals by increasing their access to education and enhancing
their sense of belonging and identification with their environment by developing their skills and capabilities through educational services and relevant