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June 23, 2009 ANNOUNCEMENTS    NEWS    JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
Announcements
 
NALIP Discount for NATPE's LATV Fest

The National Association of Television Program Executive's premier summer conference bringing video content producers, creative executives and tech & new media providers together to share solutions for adapting and succeeding in the media landscape. LATV Fest includes: Pitch Pit with 45+ top-level broadcast, cable, digital and studio development execs and agents; NATPE Next TV Competition for the best Web series producers and programs; industry panels, workshops, intensives, pitch clinics, digital networking round robin and more; Producer Demo Tent & Lounge; Newsmaker & Demo Luncheons; networking parties; and Innovator Awards reception.

NATPE'S LATV FEST 2009
Wednesday - Thursday, 7/8-7/9

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
To register and view a schedule visit www.LATVFest.net
Enter discount code NALIP and save $100!


Latin Horror Presents "The HORRORphiles #3 - Summer Scream" (NYC)

LATIN HORROR, in association with ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES, cordially invite you to another special edition of the NewLatino Filmmakers Screening Series "The HORRORphiles #3 - Summer Scream" featuring the work of emerging Latino/a directors working within the genre of horror.

LATIN HORROR inaugurates its Director's SINema Spotlight with three short-form horror films by Rodrigo Gudiño in an exclusive regional horror retrospectare. ALSO, we'll feature the northeast encore presentation of Pablo Proenza's critically-acclaimed DARK MIRROR.

Full program and film synopsis details at: http://www.latinhorror.com/horrorphiles3/

When: Thursday, July 2, 2009 ~ 6:00-9:30PM
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, NYC (Lower East Side)
$6 admission ~ at the box office ~ general seating
Series Director/Curator: NALIP member Edwin Pagán (LPA 2008)

6-7pm: RECEPTION - Complimentary RUM & COKE cocktail shots in theater lobby.

7-8pm: SHORTS FILM PROGRAM
* WITHOUT SIN (2006), directed by William Caballero [NALIP Member, LPA 2008]
Director's SINema Spotlight -
* THE EYES OF EDWARD JAMES (2006), directed by Rodrigo Gudiño
* THE DEMONOLOGY DESIRE (2007), directed by Rodrigo Gudiño
* THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW (2008), directed by Rodrigo Gudiño

8-9:30pm: FEATURE PRESENTATION -
* DARK MIRROR (2008), directed by Pablo Proenza [NALIP Member, LWL 2004]

ABOUT LATIN HORROR - http://www.latinhorror.com

LATIN HORROR is the first English-language publication dedicated to the genre of Latin horror, and its fans, and will feature the leading Latin/Hispanic/international "dark creative expressionists" working in film, theater, music, photography, illustration, graphic novels, "dark art" novelas, comic books, literature, and games from the seasoned masters to the up-and-coming Latin horrorphile whose work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts.

"LATIN HORROR - The Official Home of Latin Horrorphiles Everywhere"


Call for Applications: Cinereach $5,000 Fellowship for Young Filmmakers

Cinereach, a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting and producing artful films that depict underrepresented perspectives, cross cultural boundaries, and promote dialogue, is currently seeking applicants for its annual Reach Film Fellowship.

The prestigious six-month program supports young filmmakers with grants, resources, and industry mentors who help guide their short films through all stages of production.

The application deadline is July 15, 2009. Applications and guidelines can be found at http://www.reachfilmfellowship.com/

Four winning applicants will be awarded $5,000 and be mentored by an established filmmaker. Fellows also receive production support from sponsors, workshops, career coaching, and industry exposure. Industry judges will award an additional $5,000 to the most outstanding film of the four, which will also screen at Cinereach's annual Reach Out event in the spring.

The fellowship is open to filmmakers who completed film studies programs in 2008 or 2009. This year, self-taught filmmakers may also apply, but are advised to discuss their eligibility with Cinereach staff before submitting an application. Applicants must also be able to reside in the New York Tri-State area from August through April of 2009/2010 to meet the Fellowship requirements.

Cinereach also has a large granting program for emerging and established filmmakers. There are two letter of inquiry deadlines annually for this program, June 1 and December 1. Grants range from $5,000 - $50,000 for features and documentary films in all stages of production (www.cinereach.org/grants/).


Call for Entries: Expose Your Shorts

Attention Filmmakers, Producers, Writers, Directors, Actors, and anyone whose voice needs to be heard. Expose Your Shorts 2009 is looking for short films 20 minutes or less. Our mission is to provide an opportunity to filmmakers to showcase their shorts in an intimate and relaxed setting, network with industry professionals, and receive feedback on their shorts. All genres are welcome!

The 2009 Expose Your Shorts Film Showcase will happen on August 15, 2009 at the Lionsgate Screening room, located at 2700 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. The showcase is put on by Charisse Nesbit and Carlos Moreno Jr.

Early submission cost $15 - July 18, 2009
Late submission with $25 Fee - Aug. 1, 2009
*Please note that fees go to cover the cost of the event.

For more information please go to: myspace.com/exposeyourshorts

 

 
 
News
 
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Jobs & Opportunities
 

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

Editor to Re-Cut Feature Film (Houston)
Editor with Final Cut Pro experience in Houston, Texas needed to cut fourteen minutes out of feature film. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


 
 
From the Editor
 
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Spotlight
 

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 2009 HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO's critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. Through the HBO / NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000

Postmark deadline: June 26

For details, requirements, and submission information, download the Submission Form as a Word Doc or PDF File.


Laura Perez
NALIPster awarded NALAC grant for feature doc

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) has awarded a grant to NALIP member Laura Perez, director of the feature film documentary American Orange through the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA).

American Orange features the journey of a lawyer turned filmmaker, investigating the toxic poisoning of four generations of Latinos in an impoverished citrus producing Latino border community that coincidentally also housed an Agent Orange producing plant during the Vietnam War. American Orange is Laura's directorial debut after writing and producing the feature film "Harvest of Redemption," winner of the "Best Foreign Feature" Award at the 2007 Hollywood International Family Film Festival, and released through Blockbuster, Wal-Mart, and Target.

"American Orange envelops the silenced story of a community victimized on political, social, and environmental levels, the message is impossible to disregard. We are delighted that NALAC has acknowledged not just the creative worth of our project, but the human worth of these victims," Perez said.

"NALAC is pleased that it can continue to support the creative process of Latino artists and organizations through the NFA, now in its fourth year. NALAC values the importance of sustaining the arts, especially Latino arts, in communities across the nation. Now more than ever, it is important to invest in the arts, and stimulate ideas, civic engagement, and local economies," said Abel Lopez, Chair of the NALAC Board.

Funding for the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grants is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Program Chase Foundation, Heineken USA, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Southwest Airlines. For more information on the NALAC Fund for the Arts, please visit www.nalac.org.

Through the NALAC Fund for the Arts, NALAC has provided 187 grants totaling more than $523,000 to Latino artists, ensembles and small and mid-size Latino arts and culture organizations throughout the U.S.

Maria De Leon, Executive Director of NALAC, states, "The NALAC Fund for the Arts has established itself as an important mechanism of support for the Latino artistic community, and has helped in the development of many new projects across the country. We are excited to be able to offer the first Master Artist grant in Music and look forward to continue honoring the work of master artists who have devoted a lifetime to their work. We thank the many funders who continue to support the Latino artistic field through the NFA."

Representing the fusion of American and Latino cultures in independent filmmaking, converge entertainment is a United States based film finance, producing, sales and consulting firm focused on supplying high quality English and Bilingual American Latino themed content across domestic and global multi-dimensional distribution platforms.


vagabond
NALIPster's film wins at two UK festivals

Continuing on its film festival word tour, NALIP member vagabond's film Machetero won awards at two back-to-back festivals in the UK: the Swansea Bay Film Festival in Wales and the Heart Of England International Film Festival in Tamworth, England.

The controversial political film written and directed by vagabond had its European Premiere in the Swansea Bay Film Festival in Wales and took home the Award for Best Film - USA. The next week in screened in Tamworth, England at the Heart Of England International Film Festival where Machetero went on to win Best First Film - USA.

The film is an exploration into the use of violence as a means towards liberation using the specific example of the island nation of Puerto Rico as springboard to delve into the broader and more complex implications of ongoing struggles against colonialism in general.

"People have been coming up to me and saying that they never realized that Puerto Rico was a colony of the United States," says vagabond, "so the film is not a personal artistic endeavor but it's informing people and getting them to think about a situation they never knew existed, I can't think of a higher compliment."



 
 
 

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