Latinos In The Industry

Deadline Approaching: NALAC Fund for the Arts

The deadline for submitting proposals for this year’s NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant is Friday, September 24, 2010. Now in its sixth year, the NFA provides critical funding to Latino artists, ensembles and small and mid-sized Latino arts organizations.

The deadline for submitting proposals for this year's NFA grant is Friday, September 24, 2010.

The 2010 NALAC Fund for the Arts will offer the following types of grants:
- Individual artist and organization grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
- Artist Fellowship grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
- A Master Artist Grant ranging from $10,000 to $20,000,

NFA guidelines, forms and online application are available at

The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) is a field-advised, grant program designed to help Latinos develop their creative talents and make lasting contributions to our communities and society as a whole. The NFA Grant program is focused on providing financial resources to strengthen Latino arts organizations and to support Latino artists in the creation of their work.

We look forward to continue serving the Latino arts and culture community through programs such as the NFA. If you have any questions regarding this year's NFA grant cycle, please do not hesitate to contact Victor Payan (Director of Programs, NALAC) via email at

The NALAC FUND for the Arts is made possible with support from the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Heineken USA, The City of San Antonio Cultural Collaborative and MetLife Foundation.

Call for Entries: Dance on Camera Festival

Dance Films Association announces their call for entries for the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival. DFA's 39th annual Dance on Camera Festival and Symposium "Dance and..." will be held in New York City, January 28-February 1, 2011.

Created by DFA in 1971, and co-sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996, Dance On Camera Festival celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance as combined with the intimacy of film. The Festival is open to dance films in all genres and lengths.

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2010
To enter, please visit for the online entry form.

DFA Founder Susan Braun began this festival to connect dance film producers with users and distributors, to spur dancers to preserve their work on film and to collaborate with filmmakers. DFA's DOC Festival has been a revenue source for filmmakers through its touring program.

Entries have already come into DFA this year from 17 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, England, Korea, Kuwait, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and USA.

Call for Entries: Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Contest

Expresion En Corto International Film Festival and Avon Mexico join forces in the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Contest 2010, which aims to raise awareness against domestic violence around the world.

Categories are Short Fiction, Animation, Experimental and Documentary films with a theme of speaking out against domestic violence, produced in any year, in any film or video format, of up to 20 minutes in length, will be accepted. The Awards Ceremony will be celebrated on November 23rd, 2010 in Mexico City.

Deadline for Entries: October 1st, 2010
In order to qualify for participation, films must be registered through the Online Registration Form available on
No registration fee will be charged for participation in this competition.

Cine! Chilean Film Festival 2010 (Miami)

CINE! Chilean Film Festival 2010 will take place in Miami from September 10-16, 2010. Celebrating the Bicentennial of Chile's independence with the aim of helping the victims of the February 27th earthquake that shook the country, Andromeda Productions, Inc., creates a week dedicated to Chilean cinema, as an official commemorative event. The films will be screened at the Miami-Dade College Tower Theater, located at 1508 S.W. 8th St., Miami, FL 33135.

CINE! Chilean Film Festival 2010 will premiere in the Florida markets four of the most recent creations of the Chilean movie industry, including El Regalo (The Gift), comedy by Cristian Galaz and Andrea Ugalde, winner of the Italian Trieste Festival Best Movie award; Teresa, biographical drama directed by Tatiana Gaviola; A Un Metro de Ti (A Stop Away from You), romantic comedy, a chilean-spanish production directed by Daniel Henriquez; and Ojos Rojos (Red Eyes), documentary on the Chilean soccer team, by Juan Ignacio Sabatini, Juan Pablo Sallato, and Ismael Larrain.

DATE: Saturday, September 11, 2010
TIME: 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM
LOCATION: CAMACOL - 1401 West Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135
Are you a creative filmmaker? You strongly believe in your movie, TV series or documentary project. You have the talent, passion and determination to make it happen. So, why it is not working? Why is so difficult to get financing? What is the right distribution strategy? How are industry deals being cut today? If you need any of these answers, this is your opportunity to ask the experts.

For more information, please vist the festival's website

Buy your tickets at the Tower Theater box office one hour before each film.
General Admittance: $6.00
Seniors and Students: $5.00

"Cine! Chilean Film Festival 2010" Programming
Note: All films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles

Friday, September 10th - 9:15 pm (Opening event by invitation only)
Sunday, September 12th - 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 14th - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 11th - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, September 15th - 7:00 pm

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Jobs & Opportunities

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Indie Film Team Seeks House to Rent
We are an amazing group of up-and-coming independent filmmakers who, due to an emergency, are now seeking an impressive home in LA at which to film for four days, September 21-24 (for a rental fee and EP credit). FULL DESCRIPTION

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Frida Torresblanco
NALIPster launches new company Braven Films

By Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety

Producer and NALIP Conference 9 co-chair Frida Torresblanco, the former head of Alfonso Cuaron's Esperanto label who produced Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Carlos Cuaron's Rudo y Cursi and other hits, has launched Braven Films.

The new Gotham-based shingle kicks off with $6 million in private backing. First project is Spanish-language biopic "Trevi," based on the true-life story of singer Gloria Trevi. "The Lord of the Rings" alum Barrie Osborne and Torresblanco will produce.

Although their inaugural project is Latin-themed and in Spanish, "Braven intends to produce mostly English-language films for the U.S. and international market," said Torresblanco.

Torresblanco's partners at Braven include Eric Laufer, Giovanna Randall and Joseph Swiader, the shingle's head of business development, and model Eugenia Silva. Laufer and Randall serve as the main investors of Braven, with Silva also serving as both investor and artistic advisor.

Betsy Haley Hershey
NALIPster's film screening for free in LA

NALIP member Betsy Haley Hershey's film Not Here, Not There will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival this Saturday, September 11 at 8:30pm at the Wilshire Screening Room (8670 Wilshire BLVD, #112, Beverly Hills, CA). Tickers are FREE but seating is limited, so please click here to RSVP by email. Watch the trailer online here.

Carolina Moraes-Liu
NALIPster's film screening at two CA film festivals

NALIP member Carolina Moraes-Liu's short film Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê will be shown at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival / Cine +Mas SF (Mission Cultural Center -2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA) on September 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM and at the International Black Women's Film Festival on October 9 (Goldman Theater - 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA). The film is also an Official Selection for the International Black Film Festival of Nashville (September 29 - October 3, 2010).

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê, tells the story of three young women searching for identity and self-esteem as they compete to be the queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê had its world premiere at the 2010 San Diego Black Film Festival where it was awarded with Best African Diaspora Film. The film was also nominated for best short documentary at the Pan African Film Festival and Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and won the Corazon Award at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.


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