Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF)
Typically held in late July
The Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) is held in both San Miguel and Guanajuato. Over the course of about 10 days, hundreds of movies from all over the world are screened, for free, in both conventional and quite unconventional venues throughout both cities. Also included are workshops, conferences, and activities. According to its website, since 1998, "GIFF has established itself as the most important platform for young filmmakers in Latin America." Directors, screenwriters and actors are often available for Q&A after the films. A incredibly big bang for no bucks.