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New programming direction at Guadalajara Film Fest and the FICG Cinematheque of the University of Guadalajara

The Guadalajara International Film Festival in  and the FICG Cineteca of UdeG restructure its programming direction
The International Film Festival in Guadalajara and the FICG Cinematheque of the University of Guadalajara, committed and interested in the permanent growth and in providing a better experience for attendees and guests, announces that from this first of May, the Programming Department will be divided into Three areas: Fiction, Documentary and Special Functions.
That is why Gerardo Salcedo will direct the Fiction section; Rodolfo Castillo-Morales will be in charge of the Documentary section (who in turn directs the DocuLab training area from FICG 34) and Esmeralda Vivas will head the special functions and screenings.
This is part of the renovation and restructuring of the Festival, with which we hope to potentiate the cinema, as well as continue with our main objective that is to spread and open windows for the national cinema.
More about Gerardo Salcedo (fiction)
Gerardo Salcedo
Graduated from the degree of Communication Sciences in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UNAM; in 1983 he joined the Cinematography Directorate where he was appointed Head of the Supervision Department and later took charge of the National Cineteca Programming, from 1991 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010 he took over the programming of the Chihuahua Festival (a edition), of Acapulco (two editions) and he is also a master of Film Sociology, among other subjects in the FCPyS.
He has collaborated in various magazines and supplements, highlighting the Encuentro de la Juventud magazine of CREA. He has been a juror at national and international film festivals, since September 2010 he is the Program Director of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara.
More about Esmeralda Vivas (Special Functions)
Esmeralda Vivas
She studied the Visual Arts Degree at the University of Guadalajara. She has worked as a television producer in the audio operation. Since 2016 he is part of the programming team of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara, being the head of screenings during the last three editions. Esmeralda Vivas is one of the key pieces in the supervision and operation of the equipment of the FICG Cinematheque of UdeG.
He has been a juror of international film festivals.
More about Rodolfo Castillo-Morales (Documentary)
Rodolfo Castillo
Mexican director and programmer, he has collaborated in multiple fiction and documentary short films, as well as in documentary feature films as a producer, scriptwriter, filmmaker, photographer and editor at La Maroma Producciones, in various national and international projects and in collaboration with major television companies such as Televisa, Channel 22, Once TV Mexico, SPR, TV3 Catalonia, Televisión Española and NHK Japan. From 2011 to 2019 he was the program coordinator of DocsMX, an international documentary film festival in Mexico City, where he had the opportunity to curate and program more than 60 samples in Mexico and abroad. He is currently in the postproduction of his second documentary feature film "Speedy" and in the development of a new documentary feature film.

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