The 33rd Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) presents the Premio Maguey Over The Rainbow Jury, with seven international personalities in honor of its seventh edition.
Fourteen films will compete for the awards for Best Performance, Special Mention and Best Film, chosen by industry professionals from several fields such as acting, producing, writing, distributing and festival management.
Camila Sosa Villada
She was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1987. She is an actress, theater director, writer and singer. She earned a living as a seamstress, hourly maid and prostitute. She was the lead in Mía, from director Javier Van de Couter, which won the Premio Maguey at FICG 27. In theater, she has starred in Carnes Tolendas - Retrato Escénico de un Travesti, Llórame un Río, Despierta Corazón Dormido – Frida, El Cabaret de la Difunta Correa and Puta Madre. She collaborated as co-author of the miniseries La Celebración. In television she has participated in La Viuda de Rafael, La Celebración, Historia Clínica, La Chica que Limpia y En Viaje. Her first poem book, “La Novia de Sandro“, has been reissued a second time. She is also a teacher and hosts the radio show Maldita Vida.
Daniel Vives Ego
Actor, singer and writer
Studied acting and has dabbled in several artistic endeavours. In film he has participated in movies such as Asesino en serio (2002) from Antonio Urrutia, Sin ton ni Sonia (2003) from Carlos Sama, La Hija del Caníbal (2003) from Antonio Serrano, Así del Precipicio (2006) from Teresa Suárez, and El Hotel (2016) from Carlos Marcovich. “Mírame“ is his record debut, and in theater he has participated in many plays. Some of his television credits include Desde Gayola (where the "La Supermana" character was born) and Nocturninos. He participated in the first openly gay radio show in Mexico, "Triple G". And he currently participates in the shows “Diversidad CDMX”, “Farándula 40” and “Universo Queer”. In 2016 he becomes an author with “Ayúdame Supermana, La guía políticamente incorrecta para ser feliz”.
Film producer with a distinguished international profile. He worked for Catalan Films & TV (ICEC) before reaching an alliance with Lars Von Trier’s Danish production company Zentropa in 2009.His filmography includes Los Condenados (2009), Menú Degustació (2013), Évolution (2015), Vulcania (2015), Du forsvinder (2017), Grimsey (2017) and El año de la plaga (2017), as well as the TV series Alakrana (2010). He has also collaborated in the Oscar campaigns for In a Better World (2010), A Royal Affair (2012) and The Hunt (2012).He is a member of the European, Spanish and Catalan Film Academies, international creative consultant, co-author of the book “Marketing y Distribución Cinematográfica - Manual de Primeros Auxilios” and Associate Professor at the University Pompeu Fabra since 2016.
Premio Sebastiane Director, San Sebastian Film Festival
With studies in Administration and Business Management, his approach to the LGBT+ film world happened in 2009 when he joined the Premio Sebastiane jury, an award given to the film that best reflects sexual diversity within the San Sebastian International Film Festival. In 2012 he contributed in the creation of a second award, the Premio Sebastiane Latino, which recognizes the best Latin American film with LGBT+ content in order to highlight and support cinema made in the region. Since 3 years ago, the Premio Sebastiane team manages the Ibero-American LGBTQI Film Programmers Summit, which takes place within the activities of the festival, aiming to empower those who support the exhibition of such cinema.
The Film Collaborative
Jeffrey is drawn to The Film Collaborative and the act of championing independent film because of his love for the process by which good movies can effect positive change in our world today. Jeffrey’s areas of specialty include niche distribution, niche marketing, and festival/non-theatrical/special events distribution. Representative recent films include 2017 Sundance award-winner Sueño en otro idioma, 2017 Sundance festival hit Quest, Oscar nominated Kirby Dick’s films The Invisible War, and The Hunting Ground, 2015 festival hit Te prometo anarquía, 2013 Sundance award-winner A River Changes Course, 2012 Sundance Award-winner Valley of Saints, and 2011 Sundance Award-winner Contracorriente.
Founder, Chicago International Film Festival
In 1964, at the age of 22, Michael Kutza founded the Chicago International Film Festival, subsequently serving as its artistic director until 2016. Starting in 2017, he now acts as the president and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the Festival's parent organization. Michael has been involved in international film festivals such as Taormina, Tehran, Moscow, Manila, Cartagena, Los Angeles, Cannes, Berlin, Jerusalem and Guadalajara, and has served as an advisor to a number of other festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Venice International Film Festival. In 1977 he was president of the jury at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. From 1979 to 1991, he served at the Italian journal II Tempo in Rome, Italy.
Artistic Director TLV Fest
Yair Hochner is the founder and artistic director of the TLVFest, Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, since 2006. In 2004 Yair set out to direct his own script, Yeladim Tovim. Three years later he wrote and directed his second feature, Antarctica. In 2008 he co-produced Fucking Different Tel Aviv, official selection of the 2009 Berlinale, Panorama Section. In 2014 he co-produced Guttman X 5 - five different episodes inspired by the life and films of the first openly gay Israeli filmmaker, Amos Guttman. In the past, Yair taught cinema to high school scholars for five years. He currently writes film reviews for Seret.co.il - Israel’s leading cinema website, and has written articles for the Tel Aviv Cinematheque magazine, Time Out Tel Aviv and Camera Obscura magazine.