Explore 12 Projects from Emerging Mexican Filmmakers Premiering at the Guanajuato International Film Festival

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Kickstarter is once again teaming up with the Guanajuato International Film Festival to support emerging Mexican filmmakers through workshops, training, and Kickstarter campaigns.

Photo courtesy of GIFF
Photo courtesy of GIFF

For the third year in a row, Kickstarter is teaming up with the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) to support emerging Mexican filmmakers. Twelve teams of students from all across Mexico, selected by GIFF, have launched Kickstarter projects to fund the production of short narrative and documentary films which will premiere at the festival in July.

GIFF is the only film festival in Mexico to offer an educational program for students. Each year, students from universities across the country are chosen to take part in workshops and training to help bring their film projects to life.

The program is divided into two initiatives: Rally Universitario (University Rally), which challenges students to produce a narrative short in just 48 hours, and Identidad y Pertenencia (Identity and Belonging), which features six short documentaries that explore the regional identity and contemporary challenges of life in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Keep reading to learn more about the 12 projects that will premiere at the 22nd annual Guanajuato International Film Festival. You can support them all on Kickstarter now.

Rally Universitario: Narrative Shorts

En el nombre del hijo by Regina Camargo

What if Jesus hadn’t died on the cross? What if, instead, he had been forced to remain 33 years old for eternity—what would he think of the world today? In En el nombre del hijo, a team of students from the state of Querétaro will explore these questions.

Segundo en 48 by Segundo en 48

Segundo en 48 will be a satirical send-up of the GIFF itself. The film will follow a group of students participating in the University Rally section of the festival on their first day of filming.

Sequía by Sequía

This short film will revisit the 1950s in Guanajuato to tell the story of plañideras, women hired to wear black and mourn at strangers’ funerals.

Perspectivas by UNID SLP

Told from alternating perspectives, this short film from a group of students from San Luis Potosí will explore how a crisis of indifference and distrust takes over a family.

El sorprendente Sánchez by Angélica Belem Garrido González

El sorprendente Sánchez will follow a call center employee and comic book enthusiast whose monotonous life is turned upside down when he answers an ad looking for real-life superheroes.

Pepe Co. by Carlos Romo

In Pepe Co., Carlos, the employee of the month at an unusual department store, begins to unravel the darkest secrets of the business.

Identidad y Pertenencia: Documentary Shorts

El llano by El llano

Through the testimony of two women from San Francisco del Rincón, El llano will consider the cultural legacy of the state of Guanajuato, where the tradition of hand-weaving hats is in danger of extinction.

Toci by Andrea Alvarado

The filmmakers behind Toci intend to explore the pre-Hispanic tradition of the temazcal, a type of sweat lodge, as a path to healing in contemporary society.

Pólvora by Pólvora Documental

A group of students from the University of Celaya plan to look into the business of pyrotechnics in Mexican culture: the beloved traditions, as well as the devastating risks.

Mi herencia by Andrea Monserratt Diosdado Rivera

Don Jesús is an artisan from Guanajuato who has spent his life manufacturing molcajete, traditional Mexican mortars used for cooking. Andrea Monserratt and her team will narrate the dangers of his job and the urgency of keeping this Mexican tradition alive.

Faroles by Pablo Hernández

Faroles will transport viewers to the city of Salamanca, where the hostility of the streets disappears once you find those corners that invite you to fraternize.

León es como lo pintan by Luz Valeria Fuentes Ávila

The city of León is undergoing a street art revolution. León es como lo pintan will follow two people at the forefront of this movement who are empowering young artists to color their streets.

Explore all past and present GIFF projects on Kickstarter.

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Doce proyectos de cineastas emergentes mexicanos en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato

Por tercer año consecutivo, unimos fuerzas con el Festival Internacional de Cine de Guanajuato (GIFF) para impulsar el cine emergente mexicano. Doce equipos de estudiantes de todo México, seleccionados por el GIFF, han publicado proyectos en Kickstarter para financiar la producción de sus documentales y cortos de ficción, los cuales se estrenarán en el festival en julio de este año.

El GIFF es el único festival de cine en México que ofrece un programa educativo para estudiantes. Cada año, estudiantes de universidades de todo el país son seleccionados para recibir meses de talleres y formación para la realización de sus proyectos de cine.

La formación propone dos programas distintos: “Rally Universitario,” que implica el reto de producir un cortometraje de ficción en sólo 48 horas, e “Identidad y Pertenencia,” que consiste en cortos documentales que exploran la identidad regional y las inquietudes de Guanajuato, México.

Sigue leyendo para conocer más acerca de estos 12 proyectos a estrenarse en la edición 22 del GIFF. Puedes apoyarlos a todos en Kickstarter ahora.

Rally Universitario: cortos de ficción

En el nombre del hijo por Regina Camargo

¿Qué hubiese pasado si Jesús de Nazaret no muriera en la cruz? Y que, al no morir su punición fuese tener 33 años de edad eternamente, ¿qué opinaría Jesús del mundo en el que vivimos ahora? En En el nombre del hijo un grupo de estudiantes de Querétaro explora estas preguntas.

Segundo en 48 por Segundo en 48

Segundo en 48 será una sátira del propio GIFF. Este corto sigue a un grupo de estudiantes del Rally Universitario en su primer día de grabación.

Sequía por Sequía Shortfilm

Este cortometraje nos lleva a los años cincuenta en Guanajuato para contarnos la historia de las “plañideras”; mujeres con el oficio de vestirse de luto y llorar en los funerales de personas ajenas.

Perspectivas por UNID SLP

Contando desde perspectivas alternas, este corto por estudiantes de San Luis Potosí explora la crisis de indiferencia y desconfianza que invade a una familia.

El sorprendente Sánchez por Angélica Belem Garrido González

El sorprendente Sánchez sigue a un empleado de un call center y apasionado por los cómics que ve su vida monótona transformarse al contestar a un anuncio buscando superhéroes.

Pepe Co. por Carlos Romo

En Pepe Co., Carlos, el empleado del mes de una tienda departamental poco usual nos lleva a descubrir los lados más oscuros del negocio.

Identidad y Pertenencia: cortos documentales

El llano por El llano

A través del testimonio de dos mujeres de San Francisco del Rincón, El llano se adentra en el legado cultural de Guanajuato donde el tejido artesanal del sombrero está en peligro de extinción.

Toci por Andrea Alvarado

Los cineastas detrás de Toci exploran el método prehispánico del Temazcal como una vía de sanación para la sociedad contemporánea.

Pólvora por Pólvora Documental

Un grupo de estudiantes de la Universidad de Celaya planean investigar el negocio de la pirotecnia en la cultura mexicana: las tradiciones y los peligros que conlleva.

Mi herencia por Andrea Monserratt Diosdado Rivera

Don Jesús es un artesano de Guanajuato que ha trabajado toda su vida en la confección del molcajete. Andrea Monserratt y su equipo narrarán los riesgos de este oficio y la urgencia de mantener viva esta tradición.

Faroles por Pablo Hernández

Este documental nos lleva a la ciudad de Salamanca, Guanajuato, donde la hostilidad de las calles desaparece al momento de encontrar esas esquinas que te invitan a la fraternidad.

León es como lo pinta por Luz Valeria Fuentes Ávila

La ciudad de León está viviendo una revolución de arte callejera. León es como lo pintan seguirá a las personas al frente de este movimiento, quienes están empoderando a artistas jóvenes a pintar sus calles.

Descubre todos los proyectos del GIFF en Kickstarter aquí. 

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