Talents Guadalajara

Talents Guadalajara

Talents Guadalajara is an intensive filmmaker summit from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean within the Guadalajara’s International FIlm Festival and with the collaboration of Berlinale Film Festival, aimed to professional and creative networking throughout workshops, mentorships, master classes and conferences of the most relevant topics in the film industry.

Talents Guadalajara offers, a range of opportunities and international collaborations, reinforced by the Talents International programme around the world: Berlinale Talents, Talents Beirut, Talents Buenos Aires, Talents Durban, Talents Sarajevo y Talents Tokyo.

Who can apply?

Professional filmmakers without restriction of age born in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as foreign filmmakers legalized or naturalized within the same countries. Thanks to an agreement between FICG and EICTV, graduated filmmakers of San Antonio de los Baños EICTV (Cuba) within the last five years can apply. Residence documents, double citizenship proof may be required during the selection process.

The Fields of Work (FOW) open to Talents Guadalajara are: actors, film critics, directors, animation directors, directors of photography, sound designers, composers, editors, scriptwriters and producers.

It is necessary to have in your filmography a minimum of two short films or a feature film that have been selected at a national or international film festival, and at the same time that endorses your experience as head of the field of work that you register for.


Applications from those who have been selected to previous editions of Talents Guadalajara will not be accepted, with the exception of producers or directors who sign up for Talent Coproduction Meeting (see information below) or animation directors who sign up for Talent Motion Studio for the first time .

How Can I Apply?

The entire registration process is done online by a submission form, that asks personal and professional data as well as information about experience in the cinematographic field. A three minute demo clip of your work is also requested, this clip can contain one or two scenes of a film project where you have played the professional workfiel you are applying for.

Please, share only excerpts from film projects. Showreels, trailers or project teasers, as well as music and advertising videos will not be accepted. Make sure you have the corresponding permits for the rights to the materials.

Scriptwriters and critics will have to complement their registry with a PDF file of a script of their authorship, in the case of screenwriters; or film critics or reviews in the case of Film Critics professionals.

To participate it is essential to speak Spanish and it is recomended to have fluent English, as some of the conferences and activities will be held in this language.

Dates and Results
Talents Guadalajara will select an approximate group of 50 participants, diverse and balanced by their gender and nationality, based on the quality, creativity and narrative of the participant’s work with the guidance of a selection committee.

The results will be announced by email to all the applicants at the beggining of January 2019 and the final list will be published in official websites of FICG and Talents Guadalajara on January 21 of the same year.


Talents Guadalajara is the top summit space for filmmakers who have stood out for their originality, talent and vision for the future, always starting from today, reflecting their reality and innovating towards tomorrow

The program includes Master Classes, conferences, movie screenings and dynamics within the framework of FICG and in close collaboration with the FICG Industry, which seeks to bring the participants to the most relevant and current topics in the film industry

Talents Circle
Small dynamics for Talents Guadalajara participants only where the exchange of ideas and networking are the main focus. In these circles we seek to question and rethink in community the new vision of filmmaking.

Meet the Experts
Small format meetings with people from the industry about future projects of the participants, a perfect oportunity to ask questions directly in a comfortable talk with an industry professional.

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Talent Guadalajara’s Studios are workshops designed in the different fields of work, to develop interaction between its participants and mentors. Experts from the world cinematographic industry, share their knowledge and acquired experience, through analysis and practical activities.

  • Directing & Camera Studio

    Directing & Camera Studio

  • Editing & Sound Studio

    Editing & Sound Studio

  • Acting Studio

    Acting Studio

  • Script Studio

    Script Studio

  • Talent Motion Studio

    Talent Motion Studio

Talent Project Market

Talents Guadalajara, in collaboration with the FICG Industry’s and Guadalajara Film Market, open call to participate in Talent Project Market, professional pitching experience for feature film projects (documentary or fiction) in development.

Participants will be in an intensive pitching workshop with exclusive training for each project in order to present it among industry professionals attending the framework of FICG Industry activities and access the possibility of obtaining producers and co-producers for their films.

The call is open to producers and directors who have a project in development with the following information: Bio-filmography of producer and director, short and long synopsis, budget, provisional financing plan, project status and director’s statement.


It is necessary to show audiovisual content, for example, teaser of the project, trailer or a demo clip of the director´s previous works.

To participate, it is essential to speak fluenty english, since many of the appointments are agreed with international co-producers.

If you meet the requirements, you must complete your profile as indicated in the general submission form. Once complete, you will be asked to upload your feature film project to a PDF format for evaluation.

The selection committee is made up of producers and directors experts in the field, they will choose the most interesting and solid projects, based on its theme and viability for an international co-production.

Talent Press

Talent Press Guadalajara is an intensive training progrmme presented and supported by the International Federation of FIilm Critics FIPRESCI. The participants are invited to the festival to watch and review daily the films within the programming of FICG under the mentorship of renowned film critics, who share their impressions and points of view about the written material.

2018 Film Critics



Fernando García

Fernando García

Coordinador de Programas de Industria
Diego Guerra

Diego Guerra

Productor de Programas de Industria
Paulina E. Cano

Paulina E. Cano

Coordinadora de Seleccionados
Felipe Curiel

Felipe Curiel

Encargado Studios y Labs

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Oficinas del Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara.
Nebulosa 2916, Jardines del Bosque C.P. 44520.
Guadalajara, Jal., México. Teléfono: +52 (33) 3121-7461

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