Last Week to Help NALIP Win $5,000
NALIPsters and LITI Readers:
This is a way to HELP NALIP win a much-needed $5,000 grant. All you need to do is go to www.espiritudeprogresolatino.org, click on NALIP when you register and post a photo plus a few lines of your story/your family story/your PROGRESO and a LATINO. The generous Pernod Ricard company has endowed this grant for the GREAT WORK WE DO. We need the full $5,000 for our upcoming LPA, LWL, LMRG and ongoing support of YOUR PROGRESS.
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About Espíritu De Progreso Latino
Espíritu De Progreso Latino, the Latino Spirit of Progress, is a new community initiative that celebrates and supports the progress of Latinos. This community-based program is designed to raise awareness of the challenges facing Latinos as they strive to achieve their goals of prosperity and a better life for themselves and their families in this country. Espíritu De Progreso Latino aims to shine a spotlight on the issue of personal progress by giving a financial boost to local non-profit organizations that help Latinos to achieve goals through positive programs focused on education, job training and career enhancement. NALIP has been selected as the local Espíritu De Progreso Latino beneficiary for Los Angeles.
Deadline Approaching : The 2008 ALMA Awards
Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 NCLR ALMA Awards nominations. The ALMA Awards - which will kick off National HIspanic Heritage Month - celebrates the people's choice and outstanding artistic achievements of Latinos in film, television, and music and promotes the diverse, accurate, and proportional portrayals of Latinos in American media. The 10th ALMA Awards telecast will showcase extraordinary tributes to salte this historic event.
Visit us online at www.almaawards.com to see a complete listing of categories for consideration, qualifying rules, submission forms, and more.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, June 6, 2008 - 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST
Call for Entries: East LA Chicano Film Festival
Deadline: August 30th, 2008
Requirements: NO ENTRY FEE, send any length (format VHS or DVD) film with synopsis and press kit (if available), to:
Cine Sin Fin
c/o A La Brava P.R., Inc.
673 South Fickett Street
Los Angeles , California 90023
The Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival will be taking place in November at various locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.
Cine is a growing part of the cultural landscape in Los Angeles, in California, in the United States and Internationally. Each year we screen 50-60 films (feature length documentaries, narratives, shorts and experimental cinema) with an approximate attendance of 5000 people a year. We have consistently drawn in families, artists, producers, directors, youth and persons from all walks of life. Our previous venues include screenings of selected films at the LA Film Festival, Southeast Student Film Festival, Reel Rasquache Film Festival, Cinemas Film Festival and Sin Fronteras Film Festival. We have also had Cine Sin Fin screenings at film festivals in San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Canada and Cuba. In the past several years, Cine has expanded its venues to include Coachella, CA; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Cine Sin Fin was established by A La Brava Productions in the summer of 1995 to create a permanent venue to screen, develop, produce and promote Chicana/o and Raza filmmakers. We have played a significant role in fostering positive images of our community in film and video. For the past 14 years, we have empowered those individuals and organizations whose films humanize the Chicana/o and Raza experience and have reached audiences who would otherwise not be familiar with it.
In addition, we host several panel discussions with industry leaders who give insight about the perceptions the film industry has towards Chicana/os and the impact of our community's market share. Established Chicana/o filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers and activists moderate a forum in which aspiring artists can ask career-defining questions and have them discussed among peers. We also provide workshops which are coordinated by industry professionals and include topics such as: Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Production Management, and Technical Production. A networking/closing night reception is planned with live entertainment (local East LA Chicano bands) to bring the entertainment communities together. The event is open to the public.
Finally, Cine Sin Fin is proud to recognize the achievements of independent filmmakers, writers, directors, and actors. We close the event with the "Annual" Firme Awards Ceremony which includes Best Documentary, Best Feature Film, and Best Short, the John Alonzo Award for Cinematography, the Anthony Quinn Award for Acting, the Lalo Guerrero Award for Best Soundtrack and the Corky Gonzales Social Justice Award.
For questions contact: Jaime Segall-Gutierrez at email@example.com or Ernesto Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org