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Guillermo del Toro will provide new scholarships for filmmakers

GUADALAJARA.- Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro, Oscar for Best Director, announced who will provide scholarships for Mexican youth who want to study film at one of the most prominent universities in the world.

Del Toro joins Mary Street Jenkins Foundation and the Guadalajara International Film Festival to finance with 60,000 dollars the transfer, maintenance and registration of future Mexican filmmakers in one of the 80 best film schools in the world.

Excélsior published this initiative expand the scholarship program that film directors such as El laberinto del fauno and La forma del agua have offered at the Gobelins animation school in Paris.

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"What? the important thing is to support people those on the way, those who are there, are likely to be open to young people, "the filmmaker said while participating through videoconference at an event in Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco in western Mexico and the director's hometown.

The help will give new young people every year, and will be updated for those who have obtained it with conditions that maintain a very good academic level.

Del Toro stressed that the project will be implemented as long as The next 10 years and that, if necessary, the agreement will be expanded to include more beneficiaries.

Mexicans will lead a jury formed by seven other professionals with international recognition in the field of cinematography who will evaluate to young applicants and they will choose the winner.

This year's first call will open until December 20 and winners will be announced during the International Film Fair of Guadalajara, which will be held between March 8 and 15 next year.

Among the long list of schools from all continents where scholarship winners can register, is the Community Madrid (ECAM) Cinematography and Audiovisual School and the Superior Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC)).

Last July, a young Mexican, the recipient of one of these scholarship that is Del Toro He gave to study in Paris, causing controversy on social networks when asking for help to pay for his trip to France, which eventually financed his director.

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