Guillermo del Toro is slated to teach a number of master classes at the Guadalajara Film Festival, but not all of the tickets available online are legit, the Oscar-winning filmmaker warns.
“It has come to my attention that an imposter is offering ‘acting lessons’ from me in Facebook. Do not fall for this. In the past, people pose as my representatives — and it may happen again. If you don’t read it here, I do not endorse it,” del Toro wrote Wednesday on Twitter.
Organizers of the festival, which is set to run Friday-March 16, also have issued warnings of people selling bogus tickets for the free events.
Due to overwhelming demand for the event, titled De Geometria a La Forma del Agua (From Geometria to The Shape of Water), a third date was added in a 10,000-seat arena. Always a crowd-pleaser, del Toro often goes out of his way to reach as many fans as possible, either with his widely popular master classes or impromptu autograph sessions.
Del Toro is a co-founder of the Guadalajara Film Festival, one of Mexico’s top cinema showcases. In honor of the writer-director’s recent Oscar achievements, the fest will name a new cinema after him. Also during the event, del Toro will announce a program aimed at helping up-and-coming Mexican filmmakers gain wider exposure abroad.