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Spectacular closing ceremony of Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016

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After nine days of intense activity mostly around the performing arts, on the evening of July 30, the nineteenth edition of the Guanajuato International Film Festival finished with the Award Presentation Ceremony, where Sarah Hoch thanked all sponsors and institutions involved, as well as the team that made this important Film Festival possible, one of the most outstanding cultural events in Mexico.

Before the closure, hundreds of attendees had the privilege to meet Japanese actress, Kaori Momoi. Along with other celebrities that walked down the red carpet, such as Diana Bracho, Ximena Ayala, Ivonne Montero, Laura de Ita, Lumi Cavazos, Arcelia Ramirez, Ana Layevska and the Japanese director, Masato Harada.

Before the awards ceremony started, some of the most important moments of the previous week in Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende were featured in video. Besides the charm and Cultural Heritage of these beautiful cities, both venues were also positioned for their extraordinary cinematographic atmosphere.

One of the most emotional moments of the night came as the winners of the 8th Edition of the University Rally were announced, as students from the Autonomous University of Nayarit, who produced the short film “How was your day, today?” directed by Alejandro Mayorquin, roared from the theater’s second floor.

Photo: am.com.mx

Image: twitter

Another significant moment came when “Domingo”, directed by Erika Orgel, was awarded Festival’s best Guanajuatense short film.

The main event of the evening was of course the screening of the best international fiction short film “La laine sur le dos” directed by Lotfe Achour, a coproduction of Tunisia and France.


La laine sur le dos: While driving along a road in the Tunisian desert in an old battered van on their way to sell their sheep, an old man and his grand-son are stopped by two policemen. In order to be allowed to leave, they have to accept a strange and unusual deal. (Photo: festival-cannes.com)

La laine sur le dos

The best Mexican film award, was granted to “Maquinaria panamericana” directed by Joaquín del Paso who took the stage and thanked all those who were part of the project. And finally, “Happy Hour” directed by Ryosuke Hamaguchi, from Japan, was announced best international film winner.

(image: Google)

(image: Google)

“See you in the 20th edition of GIFF!” said the Festival’s general director Sara Hoch, while her entire team took the stage for the official closing ceremony photograph.

The closing film also was screened at the Teatro Juarez and Diego Rivera tunnel.


As usual, the famous Tunnel Fest was held in the city of Guanajuato, featuring a DJ lineup of national and international recognition, such as Dusty Kid, Pig & Pan, Shit Robot and Funk D Void, as well as Mexicans MEJIA and Daniela Guerra and HITO, from Japan.

As for the main event, fans had the privilege to enjoy the performance of German DJ, producer and label boss of Moon Harbour Recordings, Matthias Tazmann.

Tunnel Fest 2016 (AM)

Tunnel Fest 2016 (AM)

Source: http://www.am.com.mx

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