Latinos In The Industry

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: How Films Can Change the World

By Peter Broderick, President of Paradigm Consulting, which helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximize distribution, audience, and revenues.

Three new studies assessing the impacts of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, THE END OF THE LINE, and WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" finally prove Sam Goldwyn wrong. The Hollywood mogul famously declared, "If you want to send a message, use Western Union." These reports highlight the real world results these films sparked and provide a new framework for evaluating the impacts of documentaries and features.

In the past, there was little research or rigorous analysis of powerful films such as FAHRENHEIT 9/11, SICKO, SUPER SIZE ME, and FOOD, INC. Instead they were evaluated primarily on anecdotal information and subjective impressions. The appearance of these three new studies finally provides the research and analysis filmmakers need to better understand how to ignite social change.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, THE END OF THE LINE, and WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" were each made to avert a looming crisis: global warming, the collapse of the world's fisheries, and the failure of America's public education system.

This Special Report includes exclusive coverage of the studies of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN," along with a concise analysis of THE END OF THE LINE report.


Call for Entries: 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 50th season. We are seeking recent independent and experimental works (films completed no earlier than 2010) that advance the art form of film. We consider all genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, Super-8mm, video and HD video.

The 50th AAFF will provide at least $18,000 in cash awards to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award nomimation in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers. The 50th Festival takes place March 27 - April 1, 2012 in downtown Ann Arbor, MI.

Submission Deadlines
Early: Aug. 15th $30 Shorts / $40 Features
Official: Oct. 3rd $40 Shorts / $50 Features
Late: Nov. 3rd $50 Shorts / $60 Features

For more information regarding submissions please visit our website.

Call for Entries: San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund will support riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach. A total of $100,000 will be disbursed annually between 2011 and 2013 to documentary filmmakers nationwide.

Deadline: September 2, 2011

For more information, please visit the SFFS website.

  The Tao of Crowd-Funding: Three Ps for a Successful Film Campaign
(John T. Trigonis Presents) - Although crowd-funding has been around for a few years now, it’s still the big buzz word amongst the indie community. There are three aspects of crowd-funding that should be thoroughly sketched out before your campaign goes live, and they are pitch, perks, and promotion - what I've termed The Three Ps of Crowd-Funding. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Message from the NALIP Board of Directors Chair
Kathryn Galan, NALIP's wonderful Executive Director, is taking a well-deserved three month sabbatical this fall. We all wish her a restful leave. We are searching for a strong Interim Executive Director to step in for three months. NALIP is accepting resumes until July 30. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Crew for Sci Fi Fantasy Film
Low budget independent film seeking crew for sci fi fantasy film with early August production. All positions will be PAID. FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONS

From the Editor
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Alan Dominguez
NALIPster's film opening Denver's Cinema Q Film Festival

NALIP member Alan Dominguez will be presenting the opening night film for Denver's Cinema Q Film Festival on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00pm.

Photos of Angie is a one hour documentary about the life and murder of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen from Greeley, Colorado. The film looks at Angie's journey of self discovery, transgender lives across the globe, and the mysterious nature of her accused killer - all against the backdrop of his trial. The film features a track and an appearance from L.A.'s own Ozomatli.

The film will also show at NYC's NewFest on July 26. Please check for further info.

Oscar Arvizo
NALIPster's film opening at the Ventura Film Fest

Writer, director, producer, and NALIP member Oscar Arvizo's short film Dreaming in a Time of Hate has just been scheduled to open at the Ventura Film Festival. This is Dreaming's ninth official film festival selection. The film will play Sunday, July 10 at 12:00pm followed by a Q&A with Oscar at the Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd. The film is mainly spoken in Spanish.

While making Dreaming in a Time of Hate, Oscar aimed to raise awareness and also break traditional film convention. The film follows a brother and sister who have left Mexico to pursue the "American Dream," and it chronicles the sacrifices and hardships they are too willing to make as they slowly learn that America is filled with a false sense of hope.

After winning the Mexico International Film Festival's Bronze Palm Award, the Indie Fest Award of merit, and The Best Shorts Short Film Award, Oscar has decided to turn the short into a feature length film

Roberto S. Oregel
NALIPster's doc screening at Mesa Contemporary Arts

NALIP member Roberto S. Oregel's documentary Eloy Take Two will have a special screening at Mesa Contemporary Arts in Mesa, AZ on July 28 from 7-9pm. A reception with an acoustic set by Eloy Torrez will take place from 7-8pm, with the screening at 8pm and Q&A with artist Eloy Torrez and filmmaker Roberto S. Oregel at 8:30pm.

Eloy Take Two is a documentary that guides us through the streets of Los Angeles and into the studio and creative mind of artist and musician Eloy Torrez, famous for painting the celebrated mural of Anthony Quinn on the downtown Victor Clothing Building, as well as other urban murals. The film features on camera reflections on Torrez' work by screen comedy legend and art collector Cheech Marin, musician Doug Martinez (from the band 311) and others. The film explores the urban sprawl of Los Angeles amid a backdrop of Torrez' original musical compositions and ethereal canvases.

A $5.00 donation is suggested to attend the screening. Space is limited, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, click here to RSVP by email.


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