AFI FEST Starts This Week - NALIP Hosting Sugar Screenings Nov. 6 and 7
The AFI Film Festival Starts this week!
NALIP is proud to be hosting the special screening of Sugar at AFI FEST Oct. 30-Nov. 9.
2008 USA 118 MIN
DIR: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
CAST: Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Holland, Michael Gaston, Jaime Tirelli, Jose Rijo, Ann Whitney, Richard Bull, Ellary Porterfield, Alina Vargas, Kelvin Leonardo Garcia, and Joendy Pena Brown
This follow-up to HALF NELSON miraculously juggles a story that seems to evolve organically - it follows a gifted Dominican baseball player makes it to the American minor leagues - with an inspired visual style in which every frame is carefully, gorgeously composed. An offbeat, engaging new masterpiece of American indie cinema.
Thursday, November 6, 7:00 pm, Arclight 10
Friday, November 7, 3:00 pm, Arclight 14
Tickets and show times available at http://www.afi.com/
Also don’t miss these other amazing Latino Films: http://filmguide.afifest.com/tixSYS/2008/filmguide/title.php/?Genre=LATIN
NALIP-SA Presents The 2008 ¡Adelante! Film Forum (San Antonio)
NALIP San Antonio announces the third annual Adelante Film Forum, November 7, 8, and 9, 2008.
The three-day conference will take place at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas. Friday night the Adelante will co-sponsor (along with the San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs and the San Antonio Film Commission) a city-wide film / video industry summit, open to the public. This will provide production companies, free-lance producers, educators, actors, as well as the host of associated professionals who all are integral in this crucial and expanding visual media market to come together and, collectively, establish where San Antonio is presently in this industry, and where we are headed.
Saturday and Sunday the Adelante Film Forum begins with its programs of workshops and pitch sessions. Attendees will receive advice, insight, and feedback from industry professionals with years of experience in directing, producing, casting, film and television distribution, project funding, music licensing, and entertainment law.
What: Adelante Film Forum
When: Friday, November 7, 2008, 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, November 8, 2008, 9 a.m. at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November, 9, 2008, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
evening screenings begin at 8 p.m.
Where: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe St.,
San Antonio, Texas 78207
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up now! Regular registration, at $60, continues through October 31,2008. NALIP members pay $50.
Call for Submissions: Latino Screenplay Competition
The 3rd Annual Latino Screenplay Competition (LSC) is currently accepting submissions. The LSC seeks feature and short screenplays that incorporate Latino peoples, cultures, languages, or settings.
The Latino Screenplay Competition was created by Tica Productions in 2006 with a mission to cultivate a greater interest in Latino-themed stories in popular cinema. The objective of the LSC is to promote new, talented screenwriters of Latino-themed screenplays, as well as encourage a demand for Latino-themed screenplays in the American independent film market.
The LSC considers screenplays for an array of awards, including Best Dramatic Latino-themed Screenplay and the Martha Muñoz Award, honoring a unique portrayal of the Latino struggle. Winners and finalists will be touted in LSC's Best Latino-Themed Screenplays Handbook, which is distributed to production companies and agencies worldwide. This service offers our Winners and Finalists continued publicity and promotion, in our commitment to the long-standing success of writers of Latino-themed screenplays. Past winners and finalists have signed with literary agencies, gained writing positions, and have won additional awards in screenwriting after their success at LSC. The Competition also honors winning screenplays with awards, cash prizes, and gifts from sponsors such as the Robert McKee Story Seminar, Script Magazine, Final Draft, Creative Screenwriting, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
The final application deadline is October 31, 2008. If you are a member of WithoutABox.com, receive a $5 discount and apply through November 15, 2008.
Screenplays are accepted in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
If your screenplay touches on Latino themes, the Latino Screenplay Competition presents an ideal chance for exposure and opportunity. Submit today!
Call for Entries: San Francisco International Film Festival
The San Francisco Film Society's 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, a celebration of international and independent film and filmmakers, will run April 23–May 7, 2009. The call for entries for narrative features, documentary features and short films is now open. The primary deadline is Friday, November 7 and the final deadline is Friday, December 5, 2008.
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival has built an international reputation for bringing the world’s finest films and filmmakers together with passionate and enthusiastic Bay Area audiences. Visionary from the start, the S.F. International has shown nearly 6,000 films from over 120 countries to nearly two million people and earned worldwide recognition as an extraordinary showcase of cinematic excellence.
Entry form and information: http://www.sffs.org/sfiff/enter.html