Meet the Next Wave of Mexican Filmmakers

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The team behind the documentary short, Anita
The team behind the documentary short, Anita

Versión en español a continuación. 

The Guanajuato International Film Festival presents twelve projects from emerging filmmakers.

A young man who believes he can save the world with a tweet. A musical duo connecting with their neighborhood through hip-hop. A community of children who use golf as both an escape and a source of hope against all odds.

For the second year in a row, Kickstarter is partnering with Mexico’s Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) to feature projects by emerging filmmakers in Latin America. Representing a wide array of perspectives and cinematic visions, they offer a snapshot of the future of film in Mexico.

Each year, the festival includes two initiatives dedicated to young creators: Identidad y Pertenencia (Identity and Belonging), a program of six documentary shorts that explore the concept of national and regional identity from a personal point of view; and Rally Universitario (University Rally), which features six narrative shorts made by university students from all over Mexico, selected by the festival to receive resources and training to complete their film projects.

Keep reading to learn about the twelve projects headed to GIFF this July.

Identidad y Pertenencia (Identity and Belonging): Documentary Shorts

El Proyeccionista
By Marcelo Briceño

Filmmaker Marcelo Briceño tells the story of Jorge Reyes, who has been working as a film projectionist for over forty years in Leon, Guanajuato.

Bastardos Desterrados
By Mario González Jiménez

Meet hip-hop artists Chondo MC and Disturbio, who use rap as an outlet to express adversities and connect with their communities.

Buscando el Green
By José Campos

In rural Guanajuato, a community of children use golf as both an escape and a source of hope against all odds.

Judas en el Rincón
By Judas en el Rincón

Nino is a migrant and a soldier who has crossed the Rio Grande several times in order to participate in the Holy Week traditions, part of his family legacy.

Macehua
By Alexis Gabriel Vázquez García

For these creators, pre-hispanic dance is not just a form of expression, but also an experience that connects spiritual faith with the movement of the body.

Anita
By Anita Documental

A woman of extraordinary strength, Anita succeeds at creating an identity for herself despite not knowing where she truly comes from.

Rally Universitario (University Rally): Narrative Shorts

Máscara Mística
By Yoav Galván Castillo

Drawing on the tradition of Lucha Libre and famous luchadores in Mexican cinema, the student team behind this narrative short aims to raise awareness of bullying in schools.

Salvando el Mundo
By Salvando el Mundo

Presented by students from the Universidad Panamericana, Salvando el Mundo is a satire of the prophet narrative in which a young man believes he can save the world with a tweet.

Mute
By Mute Shortfilm

Created by ten Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit students, this short follows Luis, an exhausted man hoping to escape the sounds of his own mind.

Reescribiéndondome
By Andrea Garza

A team of students from the Universidad Iberoamericana tells the story of a young woman struggling to let go of her dead boyfriend’s memory.

Algo Mágico Sucederá
By Guillermo López

Representing the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Algo Mágico Sucederá is the story of a young artist who uses the streets of Guanajuato as a canvas for her emotions.

La Última y Nos Vamos
By La Última y Nos Vamos Short Film

Ten students from the Universidad Liceo Estudios Superiores are creating this witty “ranchero musical,” which pays tribute to the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Explore all past and present GIFF projects on Kickstarter here.

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El Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato nos presenta doce proyectos de cineastas emergentes.

Un joven que cree poder salvar el mundo con un tuit. Un dúo de músicos que se conecta con su barrio a través del hip hop. Una comunidad de niños que usan el golf como un escape y como fuente de esperanza contra toda adversidad.

Por segundo año consecutivo Kickstarter se alía con el Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato (GIFF) para impulsar proyectos de cineastas emergentes en América Latina. Representando una amplia gama de perspectivas y visiones cinematográficas, estos chicos nos ofrecen una mirada al futuro del cine en México.

Cada año, el festival incluye dos iniciativas dedicadas a jóvenes creadores: Identidad y Pertenencia, un programa de seis cortos documentales que abordan el concepto de identidad nacional y regional desde un punto de vista sumamente personal; y Rally Universitario, que presenta seis cortometrajes de ficción hechos por estudiantes de universidades de todo México y que fueron seleccionados por el festival para recibir recursos y capacitación para terminar sus proyectos de cine.

A continuación les presentamos estos doce proyectos, todos ellos participarán en el GIFF en julio.

Identidad y Pertenencia: cortos documentales

El Proyeccionista
Por Marcelo Briceño

Marcelo Briceño narra la historia de Jorge Reyes, un proyeccionista que lleva más de cuarenta años trabajando en cabinas de proyección en León, Guanajuato.

Bastardos Desterrados
Por Mario González Jiménez

Conoce a los artistas Chondo MC y Disturbio, que usan el rap como un canal para comunicarse con sus comunidades y expresar las adversidades.

Buscando el Green
Por José Campos

En una comunidad rural en Guanajuato, un grupo de niños usan el golf como escape y fuente de esperanza contra viento y marea.

Judas en el Rincón
Por Judas en el Rincón

Nino es un migrante y soldado que ha cruzado el Río Bravo varias veces para participar en la tradición de Semana Santa, parte de su legado familiar.

Macehua
Por Alexis Gabriel Vázquez García

Para estos creadores, la danza prehispánica no es sólo una forma de expresión sino una experiencia que entrelaza la fé con el movimiento del cuerpo.

Anita
Por Anita Documental

Anita es una mujer de fuerza ejemplar que logra forjarse una nueva identidad a pesar de desconocer totalmente su pasado.

Rally Universitario: cortos de ficción

Máscara Mística
Por Yoav Galván Castillo

Trazando paralelos con los famosos luchadores del cine mexicano y la tradición de la lucha libre, los estudiantes detrás de este corto buscan generar conciencia contra el bullying en las escuelas.

Salvando el Mundo
By Salvando el Mundo

Presentado por estudiantes de la Universidad Panamericana, Salvando el Mundo es una sátira al concepto del profeta a través de la historia de un joven que cree poder salvar el mundo con un tuit.

Mute
Por Mute Shortfilm

Diez jóvenes de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit crean este corto que sigue a Luis, un hombre exhausto que busca escapar los sonidos de su propia mente.

Reescribiéndondome
Por Andrea Garza

Un equipo de cineastas de la Universidad Iberoamericana cuenta la lucha de una joven por dejar ir el recuerdo de su novio muerto.

Algo Mágico Sucederá
By Guillermo López

Representando a la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Algo Mágico Sucederá es la historia de una joven artista callejera que que usa las calles de Guanajuato como un canvas para sus emociones.

La Última y Nos Vamos
Por La Última y Nos Vamos Short Film

Diez estudiantes de la Universidad Liceo Estudios Superiores crean este ingenioso “musical ranchero” que rinde homenaje a la época del cine de oro mexicano.

Explora todos los proyectos del GIFF en Kickstarter aquí.

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