IDA’s Getting Real Conference | NFMLA Film Festival InFocus: Latino & Hispanic Cinema Event

Posted by on August 02, 2018

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You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners NALIP and SAG-AFTRA on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 for the annual NFMLA Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event.  The event will be hosted at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The festival presents a powerful lineup of local and international films by world-class emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina and the United States across three short film programs. The talented filmmakers include multiple-award-winning directors, writers and producers whose films have been programmed and awarded across Europe, South America and in the United States, including at SXSW and Sundance. 

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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Getting Real is a biennial conference on documentary media. This three-day conference will attract over 800 participants and is the only gathering of its kind in North America. The 2018 edition will take place September 25-27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Unlike any other event on the documentary calendar, Getting Real is designed to inspire filmmakers and give them the skills, information, and networks they need to push their careers to new heights. The event serves as a critically needed field-building incubator that tackles the most meaningful and challenging issues facing the documentary ecosystem.

The 2016 Getting Real Conference hosted over 700 participants, featured keynotes and master classes from creators, thought leaders and filmmakers, provided mentor meetings, networking and brainstorm sessions, and generated important dialogue among film professionals, innovators and documentary enthusiasts. Getting Real ‘18 will present an all-new program that will challenge assumptions and bring about lasting change. It is one of the prime documentary gatherings in the world - don't miss it! 

Conference Themes


Keeping the documentary community healthy, diverse, productive and ready to grow.


Clarity in documentary and media: funding, ethical, budgetary, journalistic, decision-making.


Exploring the creative process and highlighting innovation in art and technology.

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