January 19th, 2019
11am - 2pm
Featuring: Joel Novoa (Director)

NALIP's Latino Lens Workshop Series presents "Building the Perfect Frame with Joel Novoa." 
To capture a perfect moment on film, there must be an extraordinary synergy between director, camera and subject. Director Joel Novoa (CW’s Arrow and God’s Slave) will dive into the process communicating one’s creative vision amongst collaborators. 

This hands on workshop is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to take their work to the next level by becoming a more effective content creator on set. In this unique workshop, we are opening up submissions from attendees for original scenes to be blocked, rehearsed and tuned by you and Joel. If you would like to have an original scene of yours to be considered for dissection, please submit a sample script below.

If you would like to have a scene of yours dissected, please submit a sample below. 



Joel Novoa was born in New York, but grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. He holds a Law Degree and a MFA in Directing from American Film Institute. Joel Directed GOD´S SLAVE at the age of twenty-four. The feature was filmed in four different countries in South America. The movie received worldwide theatrical release and then Netflix deal. Since its tour of the festival circuit, the ​film has won 18 international awards and has been included in more than 75 festival official selections.

Joel recently directed three ARROW episodes for DC Comics and Warner Brothers.

Joel is the recipient of the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award 2012 for his contributions as a director, the Caucus Foundation Award 2012 and the Deluxe merit for best director 2011. Joel teamed up with Sally Hibbin for the film “I.D2: Shadwell Army”, sequel to the prestigious British hooligan film “I.D”, starred by Linus Roache. Premiered in 25 screens across U.K.

Joel´s short film slate include MACHSOM was selected as one of five DGA Showcase finalists. It has competed at nearly well over sixty festivals, including AFI Fest. It won the special Jury Prize at the Bermuda International Film Festival and the Special Jury Award at The Beijing Film Festival, The Audience Award at the Boston Film Festival and The Jury Prize at the Irvine International Film Festival amongst others. Joel also directed four Short Films with selections and honors in more than thirty film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival.

In 2016 Joel directed “Day of Reckoning” for Universal, being one of the year´s top gross films for Syfy Channel. The film has worldwide theatrical and TV deal with Universal.


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