Fellows Invited to NALIP's Sixth LPA, Aug. 5-22 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
In three weeks time, NALIP’s sixth Latino Producers Academy will open in its new home of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Twenty-one documentary Fellows will arrive on Tuesday, Aug. 5 for their intensive program of story, proposal and sample tape mentoring, skills workshops on budgeting, working with composers, post-production workflow and new media outreach, plus intensive mentoring from filmmakers like Evangeline Griego (CHEVOLUTION), John Valadez (THE LAST CONQUISTADOR), Judith Helfand (EVERYTHING’S COOL) and Aaron Woolf (KING CORN), editors Kate Amend and Herb Ferrette, “American Masters” Prudence Glass, and composers Juan Rodriguez and Daniel Hamuy. Six of the projects in rough cut stage attend with their editors to work on revisions of cuts and trailers. A pitch forum for PBS, CPB and Sundance executives will execs will be held at the program’s conclusion on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
On Aug. 12, 15 feature film Fellows arrive for their 10-day intensive, including four directors who will receive professional crews, SAG actors and intensive mentoring as they rehearse, shoot, edit, score and review scenes from their upcoming films. Presented by Time Warner, the New Mexico Film Office, Univision, the Institute for American Indian Arts, the Saban Family Fund and Nielsen Media Research, this program concludes with a celebration and scene screening on Thursday, Aug. 21. A public case study of Alex Rivera’s SLEEP DEALER will be held for the Santa Fe film and student community on Friday, Aug. 15.
The full list of 2008 Fellows includes:
Roberto Gudino, Los Angeles, CA
Alma Hernandez & Lourdes Medrano, Tucson, AZ
Kelly Kowalski, Santa Fe, NM
Roberto Martinez Mighty, Brooklyn, NY
Margarita Ramon Margarita, Haines, AK
Claudio Ruben, Santa Fe, NM
Rakel Sosa Mendez, Los Angeles, CA
William Caballero & Ray Mitrano, Brooklyn, NY
Diana Campos & John Ayala, Brooklyn, NY
Sara MacPherson & Tricia Creason-Valencia, San Francisco,CA
Paul Lima & Maria Valdez, Burbank, CA
Chelo Alvarez Stehle, Agoura , CA
Maria C. Zeiss, Plantation, FL
Darryl Deloach & Marcos Ramirez, Albuquerque, NM
ArnieReyes & Yehudi Mercado, Austin, TX
Miguel De La Lama, Woodland Hills, CA
Michael Lund, Oak Park, CA
Adrian Martinez & Eddie Pagan, New York, NY
Hugo Perez & Katharyn Bond, Brooklyn, NY
Jerry Angelo, Albuquerque, NM
David Bianchi, Los Angeles, CA
Reko Moreno, N. Hollywood, CA
Monica Vigil & Erica Engelhardt, Los Angeles, CA
Conrad Gomez, Albuquerque, NM
Ellie Diez, New York, NY
The Back to Basics Documentary Challenge
Submit your three-minute documentary for a chance to win cash.
1st prize is $7500. Runner-up prize is $2500.
Entries Due by August 3, 2008
IFC is looking for a short documentary or a documentary trailer. It must be a non-fiction with the subject matter of your choosing. Please note, for this contest, we are only accepting documentary concepts. Film submissions will be judged on the filmmakers ability to portray their unique point of view with their chosen subject matter as well as the film's overall creative and technical production merits.
To upload submissions, visit www.ifc.com/backtobasics
"Natural Heroes" Seeking Environmental Films
"Natural Heroes" is the Emmy award-winning Public Television series featuring independently produced films and videos with a common theme: real people making a difference for our environment and enhancing the world around us.
We're seeking compelling stories that feature people challenging current environmental standards and conditions. Programs that encourage thoughtful questions and realistic answers, that broaden our understanding of our place in the world.
"Natural Heroes" is now in its fourth season, and is currently being seen by PBS viewers across the United States.
Accepted works will be packaged for broadcast and distributed to Public Television stations. If you feel your film is a good fit, download the submission form, read the call for entries, and send us your film! Both can be downloaded from www.naturalheroestv.org
Questions? Email email@example.com
Call For Submissions: Reel Venus Film Festival V
Reel Venus is seeking submissions of short films, photography and multimedia for its 5th Annual showcase which is set to take place October 2,3 & 4 2008.
Reel Venus is an eclectic 3-day showcase of alternative and mainstream film/video shorts (30 minutes or less) photography and multimedia presentations directed/photographed by WOMEN filmmakers, video artists and photographers from the U.S. and abroad.
All topics considered, all genres accepted: Narrative, Experimental, Documentary, and Animation. Works must have been completed after July 2007.
Early Deadline: July 26, 2008 - $15.00
Final Deadline: August 30, 2008 - $20.00
To Download Application: www.reelvenus.com
For further Info: ReelVenus.Submissions08@gmail.com or 212-714-8375
Call for Entries: CNN iReport Film Festival - Campaign 2008
Do you volunteer for one of the presidential campaigns? Have a video camera? We want YOU to make a short film for iReport Film Festival: Campaign 2008!, an online festival of short films from the campaign trail. Put your creativity to the test and give us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes whether you are organizing in your community or following the campaign.
The deadline for entries is midnight, October 12. The best films will vie for Grand Jury and CNN Audience Awards, and as with all iReports, may be featured on CNN. Award winners will receive a trip to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of the next president of the United States and a top-of-the-line HD camera.
For details and submission instructions, please go to:
LALIFF Audience Award Winner Elsa & Fred Opens in Theaters
Elsa & Fred, Audience Award Winner at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, has opened in theaters in the United States. This irresistible comedy from Argentina stars veteran Latino actors China Zorrilla and Manuel Alexandre. Check local listings for select theaters across the country!
The indelible image of Anita Ekberg splashing in the Trevi Fountain! For most of us, it’s one of cinema’s most iconic moments. For Elsa (China Zorilla), it’s the dream of a lifetime. In her youth, she was a blonde bombshell herself, a Buenos Aires beauty who made the “ground shake” when she walked by. Now a grandmother, time is running out for her chance to travel to Rome and do her own Anita in the Trevi. When timid widower Fred (Manuel Alexandre) moves in next door, Elsa bursts into his life, determined to teach him how to live with zest and abandon in the time he has left. Fred surrenders to Elsa’s passion, and by poignantly helping her to reach her dreams, finds out what it means “to live a life without holding back.” Suddenly, just maybe, life can be more than yesterdays for Elsa & Fred...
Opened Friday, July 11
Los Angeles - Landmark
Pasadena - Laemmle
Encino - Laemmle
Irvine – Regal
“A Love Letter to Movies”
Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A Beautiful Movie Worth Going to See With the Person You Love the Most”
Jose Alberto Hermosillo, AL BORDE
NALIP-SA Presents CAM Filmmakers Showcase (San Antonio)
San Antonio movie goers are invited to come out to Urban 15 on 2500 S. Presa for our Contemporary Arts Month Filmmakers Showcase…come view San Antonio’s local talent. We will be serving free softdrinks, beer, wine and paletas in the courtyard.
San Antonio is producing some very innovative filmmakers, some of whom have made it to Cannes, SXSW (Austin), Austin Film Festival, New York International Latino Film Festival and the well known Sundance Film Festival. Come see the up and coming filmmakers of San Antonio!
Saturday, July 19th
8:00pm to midnight
Urban 15 / 2500 S. Presa / San Antonio, TX
Admission is 5.00 at the door / 2.50 for NALIP members.
For further questions or information feel free to
contact Veronica R. Hernandez/ firstname.lastname@example.org