The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles – FICG in LA – is presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA, with Principal Sponsors the University of Guadalajara, the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Institute of Cinema Mexico (IMCINE).
FICG in LA is a window into the world of contemporary Mexican and Ibero-American cinema and it is an extension of the Guadalajara Film Festival. This year′s FICG in LA took place in the historic TCL Chinese Theaters, right in the heart of the worldwide film and entertainment industry. The festival is designed for people to come and explore the diverse regional narratives of Mexican and Ibero-America cinema, and to help critically acclaimed films from these regions reach a wider audience. Los Angeles provides an essential backdrop for the showcase to take place because of its strong cultural ties to Latin American communities all across the globe.
The opening Gala was Michael Berry’s movie STUCK, starring Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Arden Cho, and Omar Chaparro. Also, in attendance was The Last Ship actor Chris Vasilopoulos and Chris Perez (Selena Quintanilla’s widow) who came to LA for Selena’s Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.