Latinos In The Industry

Hollywood Stars Line Up for the 12th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival

New Website, Domestic, International and Shorts Programs and Industry Panels Unveiled

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) has announced its line-up of domestic, international, shorts and a variety of other programs. NYILFF's 12th edition takes place from August15-21, 2011 at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9 at 260 West 23rd Street between 7th &8th Aves. and AMC Empire 25 Theatres, 234 West 42nd Street, New York City. Log on to the new web site for more information:

Hollywood stars invited and expected to attend so far include: Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Jennifer Exposito, Danny Glover, Richard Englund, Tom Sizemore, Tony Plana, Fergus Riordan, Yareli Arizmendi, Celinés Toribio, Joaquim de Almeida, Jesse Garcia, Andres Dominguez, Michael Cardelle, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Talia Rothenberg and many more.

The premiere Latino film festival in the nation kicks off with Cinema Under the Stars, a free outdoor screeningon Monday, August 15 at St. Nicholas Park/135th St. and launches officially with its Opening Night red carpet event on Tuesday, August 16. NYILFF continues through the week with star-studded red carpet premieres every night culminating with Awards Night on Sunday, August 21. NYLIFF will present over 100 features, documentaries and short films in English and Spanish, which reflect America's cultural diversity. NYLIFF also offers industry panels, live music performances and the lively Industry networking Lounge. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit NYILFF is presented by HBO®.

NYILFF's Domestic and International Features, Documentaries, and Shorts are in competition. Othercategories include On The Edge, a showcase of progressive,non-traditional films, including horror, science fiction, animation andoff-beat narratives. NYILFF Spectrumshowcases global urban films, not limited to the Latino perspective; Rewind, features a film classic; Dominican Night and a Night In El Barrio.

Confirmed Industry Panelsinclude: Maximation: VFX and Animation on a Budget; Through Her Eyes: ALatina's Perspective in Media; Webisodes!: Strategies for Success;Theatrical Distribution: The DIY Approach; Film for Change and From Book to Screen.

NALIP Member Discount for No Budget Film School

No Budget Film School Presents: The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2011
9:30am - 6:00pm
Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA

For more information and to register, visit:

No Budget Film School presents its famed two-day micro-budget filmmaking class in Los Angeles August 20 & 21, 2011. Specifically designed for no-budget filmmakers who are ready to finance their own projects, the lessons, tools, and techniques gained will maximize limited resources and minimize critical errors that can doom otherwise worthy projects. Producer Mark Stolaroff--former principal of IFC's Next Wave Films--and guest experts teach the specific methods, models and priorities unique to micro-budget filmmaking, whether the budget is $200,000 or $2,000, in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind class. Attendees will walk away with powerful ideas that they can use immediately, saving them time and money. These cutting edge techniques can NOT be found in a book, at film school, or in other film classes.

If you're through talking about being a filmmaker and ready to become one, this will be the most practical filmmaking course you will ever take!

NALIP MEMBER DISCOUNT: NALIP members are eligible for a special discount: 20% off the regular prepaid price! (Use discount code: NALIP). Sign up before midnight August 6th and receive an additional Early Bird discount. And students with a valid Student ID save even more. Attend both days or either day individually.

Call for Submissions: Charleston International Film Festival

The Charleston International Film Festival (, runs April 11-15, 2012, in beautiful historic Charleston, South Carolina (USA). Our mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire through the art and science of film, hoping to promote a greater cross-cultural awareness and the exchange of ideas. The CIFF is now headquartered at Cinebarre (Regal Entertainment Group, the largest theater circuit in the U.S.).

Special discount submission rate of $25 to NALIP members. When submitting your application note NALIP on the form.

Final submission deadline is January 13, 2012. Download the CIFF application here.

The non-profit Charleston International Film Festival is an international film competition, dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging filmmakers from the U.S. and around the globe in a city known for its deep-rooted American history. There will also be a screenplay competition. The 5th Annual CIFF will bring attendees together April 11th - 15th, 2012 for 5 days to attend premieres, special events, seminars, after parties and deal making opportunities. The festival will showcase shorts, features, documentaries and animations of all genre and subject matter. On the 5th and final night of the festival, CIFF will present awards to honor the finest in filmmaking and screenwriting displayed during the competition at the Awards Gala.

New York Women In Film In-Kind Post-Production Grants

Deadline: July 25, 2011

New York Women in Film and Television is offering grants of in-kind post-production services to films directed and produced by New York area-based women filmmakers.

Grants for an on-line session and/or a sound mix will be awarded. Films may be up to one hour long and any genre. The Grants will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography and be at a rough cut or fine cut stage to be eligible.

Visit for more information and application instructions.

  Border Films Back in Style for Hollywood
(Latin Heat Online) Remember in the early 80's when Hollywood went through the border films phase? There was Borderline in 1980 which starred Charles Bronson followed two year later by The Border with Jack Nicholson. FULL STORY

Miguel Torres Supernatural Web Series Encounters Aspires for Imagen Glory
For the past 26 years, the Imagen Foundation has been honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in entertainment through its annual Imagen Awards. Last year, Imagen added a new category: Best Web Series and just in time as Social Media and Internet has become a "T.V. everywhere" screen. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Casting Call: Three Hispanic Roles for CBS Series Regulars! (Los Angeles)
CBS is casting 3 Hispanic Series Regulars for a half-hour comedy show starring ROB SCHNEIDER, CHEECH MARIN, EUGENIO DERBEZ. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Gloria La Morte
NALIPster's team wins NYILFF Short Filmmaker Competition

The New York Latino International Film Festival announced this week that the short screenplay, "Crush," will be awarded a $15,000 budget and the production team will receive mentorship from HBO® executives.

Gloria La Morte (LWL 2011) will direct "Crush," written by Dominic Colon, who is also producing along with NALIPster Joseph La Morte.

According to contest rules, the film must not exceed five minutes in length and the team will have less than two months to complete the project.

Anayansi Prado
Doc maker receives grant to teach workshop in Paraguay

Anayansi Prado will teach a documentary production workshop in Asuncion, Paraguay, funded by The State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and sponsored by the US Embassy in Paraguay. The program will take place in August and consist of a three-week intensive production workshop in which Prado will work with young adults with no previous documentary experience to produce eight short documentaries.

This is Prado's second grant from The State Department to conduct this type of workshop. The previous one took place last year in Burma where she taught documentary production to Burmese students. For more about the workshops, or to contact Anayansi, please send an email to:

Cynthia Brinkman
NALIPster's play selected for Best of Fringe

"Evolution of a Kiss," written and performed by Cynthia Brinkman, chronicles three generations of Latinas as they experience their first kiss. Based on the first-hand accounts found in journals and oral recordings, it just goes to show that nothing is funnier than the honest truth.

After rave reviews, returns for an encore performance:.

Saturday, July 30th
8:00 PM
Theatre Asylum @ The Lab
Tx: $15.00


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