FAQ's – Frequently Asked Questions

¿What is FICG?

The Guadalajara International Film Festival is a cultural event of great relevance for Guadalajara and Mexico. It is considered as one of the most important showcases for the appreciation, promotion and distribution of Mexican and Ibero-American films.

The Festival is made by everyone and for everyone who attends. It is designed for the public's enjoyment, so they can get close and encounter through a variety of activities, the preeminent films and filmmakers from the region. As the premier film festival in Latin America, FICG serves as a rich forum for the creative exchange between professionals, filmmakers, critics, students, and audiences of Ibero-America.

¿What kind of films are featured at the FICG?

All kinds, all genres, it is a diverse selection of international movies, including national films. Its Official Section is composed of features, documentaries, and short films from Mexico and Ibero-America.

¿When is the Festival program going to be published?

The complete program will be published two weeks in advance from the beginning of the Festival. However, we will constantly post updates on our website before that date, so stay tuned for more news.

I want to complete my social service, professional practices, or volunteer at the FICG, ¿How do I do it?

Send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

¿Can everybody get an accreditation for the Festival? ¿How much does it costs?

Anyone can assist to the Festival, with or without an accreditation.

Without the accreditation, a person can assist to most screenings and events by buying a ticket. They will be available days in advance at the box office for each venue. However, there are also free and public activities during the Festival that anyone can attend.

To attend the Festival with an accreditation these are the two categories available:

Press Accreditation: If you are a press member intending to cover the Festival, get all the information you need here.

Industry Accreditation: If you are part of the film industry and you are interested on participating, fill out the form here.

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¿Where can I find out about the different activities of the Festival?

The full list of parallel activities occurring during the festival can be consulted on our website www.ficg.mx which is constantly updated. The parallel activities may have last minute changes, so we recommend checking on a daily basis to learn about any possible changes or following our Twitter (@ficgoficial) and Facebook (facebook.com/ficg.guadalajara) accounts.

¿What is a “Charity Gala”?

The Charity Galas are special nightly film screenings that take place at Teatro Diana. These premieres are attended by celebrities and special guests who greet the public and media at the red carpet. The public can attend by purchasing a higher-priced ticket. The total amount for ticket sales is donated to a charity institution.  Check this year’s program for more information.

¿What is the deadline to apply for the different FICG activities?

For film submissions our registry opens in July and closes in December.

For any call related to Industry, please click on the next link: click  here

To participate on Talents Guadalajara and Doculab the calls are posted every year in September.

For the rest of the educational and education activities, please click on the following link: click  here

The call for the Mezcal Jury is made every year in November.

The duration for each call can vary, therefore, we recommend checking the website to confirm the specific deadlines for each one.