La Fรกbrica GIFF Center for Cinematographic Development and Production is a brand new facility conceived and promoted by the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) and funded by the Guanajuato State Government that will feature cover sets, recording studios, post-production suites, production offices, conference spaces, state-of-the-art film and performance theaters, a research and development area, a residence, an interactive digital library and an audiovisual history museum that will allow it to join the list of world-class film institutes and production facilities.
La Fábrica GIFF will begin construction in 2014 and will be completed by 2016, providing San Miguel de Allende– declared an UNESCO “World Heritage Site” and recently rated the #1 City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2013– with a multidisciplinary, multiuse, audiovisual training, production and exhibition facility, unique to Mexico.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
LA FÁBRICA GIFF will serve as an incubator for film professionals to
further develop their audiovisual projects as well as provide services for any phase of development, production or post-production.
La Fábrica GIFF will provide sound stages, cover sets, production workshops, production offices, equipment sourcing and post-production suites for motion pictures, animation and video special effects, private screening rooms, state-of-the-art theaters and permanent accommodations for up to 60 crew members. Servicing everything from small-indie to mid-range film productions, La Fábrica GIFF invites international productions to film in Guanajuato’s wide variety of secure filming locations manned by hard-working and experienced Mexican film crews.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY CENTER Function: Film Production / Sound Recording / Film Projection / Stage Performance Area: 400 sq. meters (4305 sq. ft.), 15 meters (49 ft.) high Features: • Light control to total black out • Truck and trailer loading zones • Capable of accommodating a full orchestra with simultaneous film projection • Sound production with both dead room and live room available • Audio design control room with 5.1 mix system available • Adjacent equipped utility workshop (270 sq. meters / 2906 sq. ft.) • Additional stage box for multimedia projects (200 sq. meters / 2152 sq. ft.) • Seating for 400 spectators on comfortable retractable stands
Area: 1000 sq. meters (10763 sq. ft.) 18 meter (59 ft.) high
Function: • Cover set • Exhibition Hall Equiped with: • Production offices • Set construciton areas • Secure storage areas • Light control to total black out • Truck and trailer loading zones • Professional industrial kitchen for catering • Fully equipped bathrooms
GIFF RESIDENCY A 30-room residency that hosts up to 60 filmmakers or crew members
Equipped with: • WIFI throughout the building • Working area in every room • Suites with private terraces • Housekeeping and Laundry services • Restaurant, Bar and Cafeteria • Indoor and Outdoor patios with Green Areas • Private parking • Game Hall • Swimming pool and gym 5
CINEMATECH Equipped with: • 500 seat movie theater / conference center • Digital library with a database of 300 international libraries • Museum of Audiovisual History for the State of Guanajuato • Didactic Playroom for Children • Restaurant, Bar and Cafeteria
PRODUCTION OFFICES 8 Executive Production offices, each equipped with: • Adjacent desk area with up to 4 additional workstations • Reception desk and waiting area • Meeting room for up to 12 people • Accommodating a total of 40 employees • Secure storage room • Kitchenette • Private bathrooms
FILM FRIENDLY GUANAJUATO The Guanajuato State Government has always supported international film productions providing bilingual location services, location scouting, permitting, crew bookings and line production services for every type of budget and project. The experience and local knowledge of the 19-year-old Guanajuato Film Commission, now a part of the Guanajuato Secretary of Tourism, is a major asset to visiting film productions. Guanajuato features an Inland Port, capable of receiving air cargo and providing Inland Customs Services, at the Guanajuato International Airport (BJX). Mexican crew base, eager and honored to work on a major film production, are highly regarded worldwide for their enthusiasm, speed, work ethic, expertise and high level of craftsmanship.
WORLD RENOWNNED CREW
POST PRODUCTION Post production facility equipped with: • 5 fully equipped editing and special effects suites • 4 private screening rooms for up to 12 people each • 4 fully equipped conference rooms for up to 20 people each • 1 fully equipped auditorium for up to 100 people 9
INCOMPARABLE AMENITIES In addition to the aforementioned benefits, San Miguel de Allende is well known for its luxurious accommodations, ideal for housing top-of-the-line talent and executives. San MiguelÂ´s world-renowned five-star service is sure to provide the comfort that guests expect and require.
GUANAJUATOÂ´S DIVERSITY OF FILMING LOCATIONS Guanajuatoâ€™s rich history opens a window to the past, which can imitate both the European architecture and its surrounding countryside. While both modern and industrial cities serve as contemporary doubles for the United States and the Middle East. Whether you seek ancient archeological sites, medieval castles and forts, nineteenth century colonial villages, abandoned mining ghost towns, rich haciendas, exceptional landscapes, conifer woodlands, semi-arid deserts, savannahs and prairies, or rugged mountains, Guanajuato provides it all, and always beneath a clear blue sky.
CENTER FOR CINEMATOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION A
A 30-room residency that hosts up to 60 filmmakers or crew members. B
Cover Set / Exhibition Hall. Area:1000 sq. meters (10763 sq. ft.) 18 meter (59 ft.) high. C
Film Production / Sound Recording / Film Projection / Stage Performance. Area: 400 sq. meters (4305 sq. ft.), 15 meters (49 ft.) high. D
Movie Theater / Conference Center / Digital Library / Audiovisual Museum. E
Post production facility. F
8 Executive Production offices.
EXCELLENT TRANSIT WAYS GUANAJUATO (BJX)
LEON SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
DISTANCE FROM SAN MIGUEL TO: (MEX) Mexico City 170 miles Guanajuato (BJX) 90 miles (QRO) Queretaro 56 miles FLIGHT TIME FROM: 2.5 HOURS (IAH/DFW) 3 HOURS (LAX) 6 HOURS (NYC)
TO: (BJX/QRO) (BJX/QRO) (BJX/QRO)
PROLONGACIÓN CALZADA DE LA AURORA S/N INT 5-B ZONA CENTRO SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO CP 37700 + 52 01 415 152.72.64