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.
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.