The ExpresiГіn en Corto International Film Festival is an annual international film festival, held since 1997 during the final week of July in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. It is famous for its varied settings for outdoor movie screenings.
As a state-sponsored, non-profit organization and cultural event that does not charge admission to its viewing audience, the festival estimates an attendance of over 77,000 total audience members and receives over 1,500 works from more than 88 participating countries in its international competition. It presents a variety of films, conferences, workshops, outdoor movie screenings, tributes and activities at no cost to the visiting public.
More than 400 films are screened from 10am until 4am each day in 18 venues, which include outdoor movies in such unusual locations as: the JardГn Principal (main square) of San Miguel de Allende; the classical open-air staircase of the University of Guanajuato; the subterranean streets and tunnels beneath the city of Guanajuato where underground films are screened; as well as horror films in the infamous Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato and both municipal graveyards (panteГіnes). There are also screenings in more conventional spaces such as Teatro Angela Peralta (SMA), Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez - El Nigromante (SMA), the Teatro Santa Ana (SMA), Hotel Villa Jacaranda (SMA), GalerГa Kunsthaus Santa Fe (SMA), the Auditorio del Estado (GTO) and the Teatro Principal (GTO).
Movies with Mummy
From the stroke of midnight onward, both San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City open their graveyards for the outdoor movie series Cine de Terror , where horror films are screened among the tombstones, the mausoleums and the dead. The appropriately dubbed Movies with Mummy , screens horror films in Guanajuato's infamous Museo de las Momias.
Galeria Kunsthaus Santa Fe in San Miguel de Allende and the subterranean streets and tunnels beneath Guanajuato City are converted into make-shift theaters for outdoor movies in a celebration of sexual diversity called Midnight Madness , which includes gay, lesbian, transgender and erotic films.
Official Website: http://www.expresionencorto.com/web/english/principal.html