Talents Guadalajara

Talents Guadalajara celebrates fourteen years of being presented annually within the framework of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Since its launch in March 2009, when Guadalaja International Film Festival, in collaboration with the Berlinale Talents of the Berlin International Film Festival, decided to present the first edition - then called Talent Campus Guadalajara -, after a successful visualization that took place in 2008, during FICG23 presented as: Visionary Campus.

Talents Guadalajara is an intensive meeting between actors, film critics, directors, cinematographers, sound designers, editors, scriptwriters and producers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean that generates creative exchanges, perfects the work of the attendees and contacts the promises of the cinema from the region with experts and the world film industry; Beyond being just a film event, Talents Guadalajara has established itself as the great creative summit where the next generation of actors, filmmakers and film critics meet each other, generate creative links, obtain inspiration and work on their own projects.

Talents Guadalajara also offers a range of international opportunities and collaboration, which are reinforced by the connection that exists with other Talents in the world: Berlinale Talents, Talents Beirut, Talents Buenos Aires, Talents Durban, Talents Sarajevo and Talents Tokyo.


Talents Guadalajara is an intensive meeting of advanced cinematographic improvement activities for emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, professionally and creatively focused on acting, directing, photography direction, sound design, editing, script and production.

Talents Guadalajara is also aimed at journalists and communication scientists who wish to specialize in film criticism, who actively participate in the Talent Press Guadalajara.

Talents Guadalajara offers the region's promising filmmakers and film critics a platform for creating links and creative exchanges among themselves and with professionals from the international film industry in order to promote film productions of excellence.

Talents Guadalajara presents its fourteenth annual edition within the framework of activities for the 37th anniversary of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG37) from the 11th to the 15th of June, in collaboration with the Berlinale Talents of the Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival and the Goethe- Institut México, in addition to the support of the San Antonio de los Baños Film School EICTV and the International Federation of Cinematographic Press FIPRESCI.

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TALENT PRESS GUADALAJARA. A space for film criticism

Talent Press Guadalajara is an intensive training in film criticism presented in the Talents

Guadalajara program of activities, within the framework of the Guadalajara International Film Festival and with the support of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI. Selected by a specialist jury in the field, the participants are invited to the festival to see and review films screened at it, under the tutelage of renowned film critics who serve as their mentors and who share their impressions and points of view on the written material.

Those selected for the Talent Press Guadalajara will have as a daily task the realization of a critique of a feature film screened at the FICG, which is exposed and discussed with colleagues and mentors and, once approved, is published.


Your project to the industry

Talents Guadalajara, in collaboration with the Coproduction Market of Guadalajara International Film Festival opens the call to participate in the Talent Coproduction Meeting (TCM), a professional pitching experience where feature film projects (documentary or fiction) will participate in the intensive workshop on pitching with exclusive training for each project, which will be part of the Talents Guadalajara program of activities, to then be presented to representatives of the international film industry attending the FICG and be included in the catalog of the Coproduction Market FICG37. This practical pitching experience offers participants the possibility of obtaining producers and co-producers for their films.

The call is open to PRODUCERS and DIRECTORS who have a feature film project (documentary or fiction) in the ready stage to be presented to possible co-producers

To participate it is essential to speak fluent English, since most of the appointments are agreed with international co-producers.


The selection of the participants will be decided by the Selection Committee, of which the names of the members will be announced once the results have been published. The Committee will evaluate the quality, proposal and experience in audiovisual production of the interested parties. In addition, it will seek to select as far as possible a heterogeneous group of categories and nationalities. Talents Guadalajara has a limited capacity, so the refusal to participate does not determine the lack of quality in the submitted application.


The call for Talents Guadalajara 2022 opens on Thursday, April 07th and closes on Friday, May 06th, 2022. The results will be announced via email to those interested and through the publication of the list in the FICG website. Those selected must confirm their attendance, otherwise, their participation will be canceled.

The FICG will provide free registration, breakfast and lunch for those selected, and accreditation to the FICG37. Talents Guadalajara will not be able to take care of the transportation costs of the participants to Guadalajara.

If Talents Guadalajara is selected, it will support the management of visas to enter Mexico, only during the days of the FICG. The interested party must carry out the corresponding procedures in their country of origin or residence personally. Talents Guadalajara and FICG will in no case bear the expenses generated by said procedure.

For more information or questions, write to: talents.gdl@ficg.mx

En qué puedes participar

+ Who can apply?

Professional filmmakers without restriction of age born in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; foreign filmmakers legalized or naturalized within the same countries; as well as graduates from the San Antonio de los Baños EICTV (Cuba) within the last five years can apply. Residence documents or double citizenship proof may be required during the selection process.

The Fields of Work (FOW) called to Talents Guadalajara are: actors, film critics, directors, composers, animation directors, directors of photography, sound designers, production designers, editors, scriptwriters and producers.

It is necessary to have in your filmography a minimum of two short films or a feature film that have been selected at a national or international film festival, and at the same time that endorses your experience as head of the field of work that you register for.

In the case of the Critics, it’s neccesary to have an active collaboration in some media (printed or digital) and in the case of Programmers, have participated in any Festival, forum or screening project that shows in the credits their participation as a curator or a programmer in it.

Applications from those who have been selected to previous editions of Talents Guadalajara will not be accepted, with the exception of producers or directors who sign up for Talent Coproduction Meeting (see information below) or animation directors who sign up for Talent Motion Studio for the first time. Once selected for the Talent Coproduction Meeting, the filmmaker is not eligible for coming back to the programme in the future.

+ How do I register?

The entire registration process is done online by a submission form, that asks personal and professional data, as well as information about your experience in the cinematographic field, and a three minute demo clip of your work. This clip can contain one or two scenes of a film project where you have performed the professional workfield you are applying for.

Please, share only excerpts from film projects. Showreels, trailers or project teasers, as well as music and advertising videos will not be accepted. Make sure you have the corresponding permits for the rights to the materials.

Scriptwriters and critics will have to complement their registry with a PDF file of a script of their authorship, in the case of screenwriters; or film critics or reviews in the case of Film Critics professionals.

To participate it is essential to speak Spanish and it is recomended to have fluent English, as some of the conferences and activities will be held in this language.

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