NALIPsters in the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
NALIP celebrates members showcasing at the upcoming Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). Scheduled for Sept. 12 – 19 at the Mann and Egyptian theatres in Hollywood, LALIFF presents feature films, documentaries, shorts and special side bar screenings which showcase a wide variety of themes by Latino filmmakers, as well as movies that depict Latino culture.
LALIFF is the prominent venue for exhibition of the best of Latin cinema and artistry from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. This year’s NALIPsters invited to the Festival include:
Scripted Features :
Mexico / 2008 / 90 min
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Roberto Rochín Naya
USA / 2008 / 90 min
Director/Producer: Alex Rivera
USA / 2008 / 118 min
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Conchita Nora Villa
CHICANO ROCK! THE SOUNDS OF EAST LOS ANGELES
USA / 2008 / 60 min
Director/Producer: Jon Wilkman
NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS (OUR DISAPPEARED)
Switzerland/Cuba / 2008 / 99 min
Director/Producer: Juan Mandelbaum
CALAVERA HIGHWAY (SKELETON HIGHWAY)
USA / 2008 / 88 min
Producer: Evangeline Griego
Mexico/UK / 2008 / 86 min
Producer: Evangeline Griego
GOING ON 13
USA / 2008 / 73 min
Director/Producer: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Dawn Valadez
CHILDREN IN NO MAN’S LAND
USA / 2008 / 42 min
Director/Producer: Anayansi Prado
QUE VIVA LA LUCHA
Spain / 2008 / 54 min
Director/Producer: Gustavo Vazquez
EL PRIMO (THE COUSIN)
USA / 2008 / 16 min
Producer: Alex Castillo
USA / 2008 / 15 min
Producer: Adrian Castagna
THE GIFT WRAPPER
USA / 2008 / 8 min
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Daniela de Carlo
USA / 2008 / 19 min
Director/Screenwriter: Francisco Ordoñez
USA / 2008 / 4 min
Director/Producer: Juan Escobedo
USA / 2008 / 33 min
Producer/Actor: Miguel Mas
USA / 2008 / 8 min
Director/Screenwriter: Roberto Gudino
Producers: Roberto Gudino, Tony Velarde
USA / 2008 / 4 min
Director: Shawna Baca
USA / 2008 / 12 min
Director/ Screenwriter: Abel González
For tickets and showtimes please visit www.latinofilm.org
Saturday, Sept. 13 at 12pm - Writer Conversation
The Academy Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
The Writers Guild of America, West invites you to attend an interesting and insightful discussion moderated by USA Today Film Critic, Claudia Puig as she speaks with writers, Albert Torres (HENRY POOLE IS HERE) and Rick Najera (NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS); two writers whose films are being distributed by Overture Films. Come hear how these two writers got their features onto the silver screen and find out what motivates and inspires each one of them to write the material they are creating.
Sunday, Sept. 14 at 4pm - Documentary Storytelling
The Academy Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Please join Latino Public Broadcasting for a FREE workshop on documentary storytelling. This workshop is ideal for individuals who will be embarking on, or are currently in the process of making a documentary. The panel will discuss the importance of narrative structure, finding compelling characters, establishing a point of view and engaging viewers to watch your film in its entirety. Hear first hand from award-winning filmmakers Renee Tajima Pena and Evangeline Griego as they use their film Calavera Highway as a case study. LPB’s Executive Director, Patricia Boero, will moderate.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, September 12th.
Email your name, phone number and number of guests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-847-9656.
Imagen Awards Air on LATV Tonight
LATV will be airing the 2008 Imagen Awards event tonight, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. PDT. Please check your cable listings for your respective location.
The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in the media. The awards strive to increase Latino representation at all levels of the industry by proving recognition to emerging and established Latinos in the entertainment industry.
The Imagen Foundation works to enhance opportunities for Latinos in front of and behind the camera. Based in the Los Angeles area, the Imagen Foundation serves as a liaison between the industry and the Latino community by providing access, education and resources. Additional information regarding the Imagen Foundation is available at www.imagen.org
Call for Entries: San Diego Latino Film Festival
MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO is seeking films and videos for 16th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 12-22, 2009). Musically themed films, family films, and animated films are strongly encouraged.
MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO's prestigious and internationally recognized San Diego Latino Film Festival, soars into its 16th year with impressive and exhilarating new activities, special events and initiatives. The 16th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) is now accepting entries for the 2009 festival. SDLFF will take place March 12-22, 2009 at the UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley at Hazard Center located in beautiful San Diego, California. Last year's festival was attended by an audience of 18,000 actively-engaged film lovers, filmmakers, actors, programmers, distributors, industry representatives and journalists. The San Diego Latino Film Festival has used the unique geographical and cultural position of the San Diego Border Region to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and U.S. Latino features, shorts and documentaries.
Click here for more information and the entry form.
Entry deadline : November 5, 2008
The 2009 San Diego Latino Film Festival will include expanded opportunities for participating filmmakers and their films/videos to take the spotlight. The following is just a taste of what filmmakers and attendees can experience by participating at the upcoming San Diego Latino Film Festival:
155 feature and short films to be screened;
Over 120 guest filmmakers and actors;
SDLFF Awards Competition;
Workshops/Seminars with industry representatives and filmmakers
SDLFF's "Top Ten to Watch";
Celebrity Guest Curator;
"Tributes" to acclaimed filmmakers/actors;
Concerts @ the Fest;
Pre-Fest Launch Parties;
Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Gala Celebrations;
The SDLFF Awards Ceremony;
Free Student Outreach Screenings;
"Meet the Filmmaker" Dialogues; and,
SDLFF's Annual "Border Vision" Sidebar.
Fifteen years ago, the San Diego Latino Film Festival was established as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and most well respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 182,000 people have attended during the past fifteen years, and 1,560 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.
Call for Entries: Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza
The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza is back! Founder Josefina Lopez, Festival Director Fanny Veliz, and everyone at CASA 0101 are proud to announce the return of BHLIFE taking place on December 12th – 14th at the new and larger CASA 0101 venue.
BHLIFE is a film festival that features the creative work of Latina filmmakers from all across the world. It was created to build a network of Latina filmmakers and to increase awareness of the growing number of Latinas working behind the camera. The films of these women constitute a body of work that act as a powerful statement against the stereotypical portrayals of Latinas on screen.
Submissions are being accepted in the following categories: Features, Shorts, Documentaries (any length), Experimental/New Frontier, Erotica, and Youth Media.
For more details on submissions and for a submission form please visit: www.bhlife.org
Careers in Entertainment Seminar
HollywoodMentorshipProgram.org Careers in Entertainment Seminar: From Assistant (or Intern) to Producer/Studio Executive/Network Executive
Enroll Now For September 13th Seminar
Interested in being a studio executive, producer, A&R music executive, writer, director, or agent for film or television? Not interested in answering phones or being an assistant for four years? This intense, challenging one-day seminar features a straightforward, no-holds-barred curriculum designed to help you advance more quickly to the top.
One FULL day, one-on-one access to a minimum of 6-8 guest speakers, and handouts including professional resume samples, job information and a comprehensive resource guide for assistants.
Past and future speakers from film, television and music industries have worked at the following companies: Warner Brothers, Fox, William Morris, CAA, Endeavor, Disney, NBC Universal, MTV, NBC, ABC, CBS, BET, Disney Channel, Interscope Records, Universal Music and countless others. A minimum of 6 – 8 guest speakers from different entertainment industries are guaranteed to attend.
Who Should Attend:
1) Current assistants who want to advance in film, television or music, eventually to a career as a studio executive, network executive, producer, agent or similar in film, television or music.
2) Individuals looking for assistant positions or internships at studios, networks, talent agencies, management companies or record labels.
3) Motivated individuals who want to be an executive sooner rather than later!
How To Enroll:
Only through UCLA Extension at www.uclaextension.edu
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*Attendance for full day is mandatory for resource list, handouts and job information.
*UCLA Campus, Dodd Hall Room 147, 9:00am – 5:00pm