Information is now available for the following upcoming events
July 19, 2013 - July 28, 2013
The International Film Festival Guanajuato (GIFF)-formerly known as Expression in Short-born of a common desire: to create a strong film culture and open to its various manifestations.was founded in 1998 in the city of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Sarah Hoch, acting director of the Festival, and Ernesto Herrera, president of the Foundation Expression in Short AC Our Festival arrives in a black year for the national film industry. In 1998, total Mexican films are 9, the lowest number of films since 1932.
For more information please visit: http://www.guanajuatofilmfestival.com
October 09, 2013 - October 27, 2013
The University of Guanajuato began to put on an annual event called the Entremeses de Miguel de Cervantes, short plays written by the author of Don Quixote. The plays are still part of the annual Festival. In 1972, the event was formalized into an international cultural festival called Festival International Cervantino which takes place each fall in October and occasionally goes…
November 01, 2013 - November 02, 2013
As in many Latin American countries, Mexico commemorates the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day on November 2nd. The legacy of past indigenous civilizations are respected and blend with Catholic beliefs. The Day of the Dead in Mexico is not a mournful commemoration but happy and colorful. Indigenous people believed that souls did not die but that the spirits…
November 15, 2013 - November 18, 2013
The International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato was founded in 2002, starting with the participation of 27 balloons in its first location. The festival has grown 700% since its inception, until 2011 when pilots from 14 countries and 200 balloons were represented. It is rapidly becoming the most important event of its kind in Latin America and…
December 12, 2013
This film documents the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12th, with movement, color and song, in a mixture in-between the indigenous and the European.