The national alliance organization of Women In Film (WIF) and the General Motors Corporation (GM) announced today five winners of the second annual WIF/GM 2007 Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas: The Acceleration Grant for Emerging Latina Filmmakers . Among them is our very own NALIP LPA Fellow and Mercury Latino Lens Competition winner Sarah Duran!
The grant is a project of the WIF/GM Alliance , the goal of which is to support talented filmmakers from Latina/Hispanic communities and other under-represented groups. The WIF/GM grant is presented to five up-and-coming Latina filmmakers, chosen through an application process overseen by a WIF selection committee comprised of professional filmmakers and entertainment industry executives from the New York-based chapter of WIF, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT).
The grant will provide Sarah with a broad-based understanding of the business of filmmaking through a six-day, full-immersion mentoring program, shepherded by members of NYWIFT, which includes some of the industry’s most successful female talent.
For more information regarding the acceleration grant please visit www.gm.com
The Writers Guild Foundation and the Writers Guild of America, West Diversity Department
Cordially invites the NALIP membership as our guests to
LIVING LEGENDS: Screening and Conversation with three Legendary Writers
Saturday, September 15
11:00 – 9:30pm
Writer’s Guild Theater, 135 S, Doheny Drive , Beverly Hills , CA
Screening of Meet Me in St Louis – 11:00 am
Q&A with Robert L. Freedman
Screening of Teacher’s Pet – 3:00 pm
Q&A with Robin Schiff
Reception (Bar sponsored by Hahn Estates): 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Screening of Bad Day at Black Rock – 7:30 pm
Q&A with Phil Alden Robinson
RSVP online at www.wgfoundation.org or call (323) 782-4692
Please mention that you are a NALIP member
The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) is now accepting film submissions for the Festival taking place April 10-17, 2008. Get visibility in this high-end market and enjoy the sunny beaches of South Florida!
All selected films are eligible to be included in the competition for "Audience Favorite" in the following categories: Feature, Short and Documentary. The competitive part of the film festival is available in the categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short along with other awards. Entry forms and eligibility guidelines are available on www.withoutabox.com and on the festival website, www.pbifilmfest.org (top right corner of home page).
Discounted early bird rate for films submitted by December 15, 2006.
Final deadline is January 21, 2008.
For more information call 561-362-0003. Submit Today!
Festival Dates: September 28-30
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Long Island Latino International Film Festival. Opening night will begin with a reception, the viewing of two awesome films to celebrate the start of the festival. On Friday, September 28th, we will host the screening of and a Mexican comedy love story . Saturday will be Dominican Night , and on Sunday we will have a the Mezcla Short Film Competition and Awards ceremony. Join us in celebrating our Hispanic Heritage , and supporting the art of filmmaking.
For more information go to the festival website: