The Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is a festival sponsored by the University of Guadalajara, held every year in March since 1986, in the mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco state. Year after year increases the participation of filmmakers, press and industry professionals attending the FICG.
This framework of drive and negotiation of Ibero-American film projects and work-in-progress, is the perfect scenario for a creative encounter for specialized development for filmmakers like Talents Guadalajara, event organized with the collaboration and support of the Berlinale Talents of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Goethe-Institut Mexico and the FIPRESCI.
Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for 250 outstanding creatives from the fields of film and drama series. It was initiated in 2003. In addition to the extensive summit programme of master classes and panel discussions with top-notch experts, Berlinale Talents offers a range of Project Labs in which you can further develop and present your own project. Berlinale Talents also provides Studio programmes and workshops for specific groups of film professionals. As an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, the entire event is closely linked with the programmes of the festival sections and the European Film Market.
While the roots of Berlinale Talents are firmly planted in Berlin new shoots of the initiative have been sprouting internationally. These Talents International editions, Talents Beirut in Lebanon, Talents Buenos Aires in Argentina, Talents Guadalajara in Mexico, Talents Durban in South Africa, Talents Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Talents Tokyo in Japan have the familiar structure and purpose of their German counterpart; all the while retaining a regional perspective and finding support and the necessary amenities in a locally based international film festival.