Sundance 2010 Lineup Announced, Includes NALIP Members and Other Latino Filmmakers
Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in five out-of-competition sections.
Several Latino filmmakers and actors had their films selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival:
NALIP member Nicolas Entel (LWL 2005) directed and produced the documentary Sins of My Father, which will have its North American Premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. In the film, the life and times of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are recounted through the eyes of his son, who fled Colombia to move beyond his father's legacy.
Screening out-of-competition in the Spotlight section is Mother & Child, written and directed by NALIP member and Estela Award winner Rodrigo Garcia. The lives of three women - a physical therapist, the daughter she gave up at birth three decades ago, and an African American woman seeking to adopt a child of her own - intersect in surprising ways. Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson. U.S. Premiere.
In the U.S. Dramatic Competition, "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera and NALIP 10 speaker Wilmer Valderrama join the cast in Ryan Piers Williams' The Dry Land, about a U.S. soldier returning home from war who struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas. NALIP mentor Sergio Aguero executive produced the film, which was produced by Maya Entertainment.
Also in the U.S. Dramatic Competition is Holy Rollers written by Antonio Macia and directed by Kevin Tyler Asch. A young Hasidic man, seduced by money, power and opportunity, becomes an international Ecstasy smuggler. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor, Jason Fuchs. World Premiere.
Screening out-of-competition is director Diego Luna's film Abel (Mexico, USA; Screenwriters: Diego Luna and Agusto Mendoza) - A peculiar young boy, blurring reality and fantasy, assumes the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence. Cast: Jose Maria Yazpik, Karina Gidi, Carlos Aragon, Christopher Ruiz-Esparza, Gerardo Ruiz-Esparza. World Premiere.
In the World Dramatic Competition there are a few Latin American film premieres:
Southern District (Zona Sur)/Bolivia (Director and screenwriter: Juan Carlos Valdivia) - In La Paz, Bolivia, in a villa surrounded by beautiful gardens, an upper-class family experiences final halcyon days of luxury as social change penetrates their bubble. Cast: Ninon del Castillo, Pascual Loayza, Nicolas Fernandez, Juan Pablo Koria, Mariana Vargas. North American Premiere.
The Man Next Door (El Hombre de al Lado)/Argentina (Directors and Screenwriters: Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat) - A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with a paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life. Cast: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Araoz, Eugenia Alonso, Ines Budassi, Lorenza Acuna. International Premie.
Contracorriente (Undertow)/Colombia, France, Germany, Peru (Director and screenwriter: Javier Fuentes-Leon) - An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Cast: Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo North American Premiere.
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival
Call for Submissions: Outfest 2010, Fusion 2010, & Outfest Screenwriting Lab
Outfest is currently accepting submissions for three festivals and programs:
- Fusion 2010: The 7th Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival
- Outfest Screenwriting Lab
- Outfest 2010: The 28th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Fusion 2010: The 7th Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival
For a submission form, please go to: www.outfest.org/fusion
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2009
Outfest presents Fusion 2010: The 7th Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival on March 12-13, 2010. We are accepting submissions of films that are of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender People of Color communities. We are seeking feature and short narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films. Submission Deadline is December 16, 2009.
Outfest's Fusion is the only LGBT people of color film festival of its kind. A collaboration between Outfest and dozens of local community-based organizations that serve LGBT people of color, Fusion is a multi-ethnic, gender inclusive forum for films, panel discussions, and community networking. Questions? Please contact email@example.com
Outfest Screenwriting Lab - Spring 2010
Submission early deadline: January 23, 2010
Late Deadline: March 1st, 2010
Continuing Outfest's commitment to supporting LGBT-themed films from conception to exhibition, this Lab nurtures screenwriters and promotes screenplays featuring LGBT characters and/or themes. The authors of five screenplays are invited to participate in a dynamic three-day workshop in Los Angeles in the Spring 2009, working closely with established mentor writers.
Submit at http://www.outfest.org/accessla/swl.html and www.outfest.org
Outfest 2010: The 28th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2010
Festival Date: July 8-18, 2010
Outfest, one of the world's largest gay and lesbian film festivals, opens its call for submissions for completed narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and videos (both features and shorts). Held in Los Angeles, filmmakers from across the country and around the globe are invited to submit their work and join in the celebration of the gay and lesbian community's vision and artistry.
Submission forms, rules and regulations are available on the Outfest Web site. http://www.outfest.org/outfest/submit.html and www.outfest.org
Deadline Approaching: San Francisco International Film Festival
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival, recognized throughout the world for bringing eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and events to discerning and passionate Bay Area audiences is accepting submissions to SFIFF53 (April 22-May 6, 2010). Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered.
The final deadline is Friday, December 4; the final deadline for documentary features only is December 21.
The 15 day International presents 200 films from 40 countries to an audience of 82,000 film lovers, filmmakers, industry representatives and journalists. Close to $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to outstanding feature and short films.
Enter your film now at sffs.org