Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema | IDA Getting Real Conference | Sundance Ignite Film Challenge Now Open

Posted by on August 30, 2018

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Doors will open to the public at 4PM with a pre-reception for the first shorts program, and the night will include a pre-reception before each of the evening’s programs, where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. The event will conclude at 11:30PM. 

Tickets are available for $5 per program advanced purchase / $7 per program at the door and $15 for all-night access passes, which provide access to all three film programs with open bar throughout the entire event. NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are  presented throughout the year with support from Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA, The Coca-Cola Company and HBO, Producers Circle Sponsors SAG-AFTRA, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA | Golden Globes),  LA County Arts Commission and LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
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The lineup for Getting Real '18 is now live! Produced by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Getting Real is the premier gathering for documentary filmmakers and industry professionals.

This year's conference themes—sustainability, transparency, and creativity—are highlighted through a number of workshops and sessions, and additional tracks for new documentary filmmakers or those with specific interests in: history, journalism, and international documentary have been added to the program as well. Check out the full program and get your pass before they sell out!



 Submit your films to the Sundance Ignite Film Challenge 

The Ignite Fellowship is a competitive and intensive yearlong Sundance Institute experience designed to provide artistic and professional development, mentorship, and industry exposure for emerging filmmakers. The fellowship kicks-off with an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival plus Sundance Ignite fellows are paired with a Sundance alumni filmmaker for a full year, gaining industry exposure and meaningful mentorship. Past mentors include Effie Brown (Dear White People), producer Jason Berman, and Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral).

A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.

Interested in joining the team? Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Want to become a member? Check out NALIP's different membership rates. Learn about NALIP's upcoming Latino Media Fest and volunteer opportunities fast approaching!