Industry attendees at the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Mariachi Gringo by Tom Gustafson from Mexico and Back To Stay (Abrir Puertas y Ventanas) by Milagros Mumenthaler from Argentina were the big winners at the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG).

Guests at the festival included Mike Leigh, Andy Garcia, Michael Nyman, Matthew Modine, Bruce La Bruce and local megastar and recent Oscar nominee Demian Bichir. Most of them contributed to masterclasses in the Talent Campus section.

Leigh, recipient of the Golden Mayahuel for his career, hosted many Q&As during his nine-films tribute, which received an overwhelming response from the public. The UK spotlight included more than 20 films.

Andy Garcia and local veteran directors Gabriel Retes and Alfredo Joscowicz also received honorary Mayahuels.

Text from Alexis Grivas.