FICG joins We Are One: A Global Film Festival

We Are One is an online free 10-day global film festival

Guadalajara Film Festival to join YouTube’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival
We Are One will be 10 days long - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 12/05/2020 14:34 César Huerta Mexico City Actualizada 19:57
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Although the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) postponed its 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 contingency, it will be the only Latin American competition to participate in the We Are One: A Global Film Festival on YouTube.

Two weeks ago, representatives from Tribeca Enterprises, whose local festival is supported by American actor Robert de Niro, invited the Guadalajara Festival to partake in the platform that will begin next May 29.

The digital festival, that will last for 10 days, will feature fiction, documentary, and short films selected from among film competitions like Annecy, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, New York, San Sebastián, Sundance, Toronto, and Venice.

Angélica Lares, director of industry and marketing of the Guadalajara Film Festival, says that they are working in selecting the works to present a proposal at the even this week.

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“We’re not looking for premieres, it is not a priority, but for a proposal with what is available. Since we are the only Latin American festival, we believe that we can feature iconic films from the region,” she said.

“We want to showcase Mexican films but it’s still being analyzed; the only thing that will be checked later is that the titles are not repeated in other festivals; the films will be subtitled in English,” she added.

The FICG was going to take place by late March but days before it began, the Mexican government preferred to reschedule public massive events to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The We Are One: A Global Film Festival will have a social focus: people will be able to donate to organizations that support people affected by COVID-19. The event will also support the World Health Organization.

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Lares stressed that the FICG is analyzing the dates for the 2020 edition once Mexico’s coronavirus lockdown ends, presumably, on May 30.

The digital edition, such as the one organized by Ambulante, is not yet planned.

“We’re making proposals but it has yet to be confirmed,” said Lares.

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