Latino Lens Fest & Showcase Highlights!
The Latino Lens Festival & Showcase 2016 presented by NBCUniversal, took place Sunday, October 30 at the Avalon Hollywood. Thank you all for the support, it was an honor to host the second annual Festival and Showcase! Let’s take a look at the highlights of a successful, energized and inspiring evening!
The Short Films Presentation
NALIP was honored to have the fellows of the Latino Lens Short Narrative Incubator present the Directors of the shorts featured during the Showcase. The four shorts, ‘Mosca’ by Lizette Barrera, ‘Toyed’ by Jokes Yanes, ‘Disco Inferno’ by Alice Waddington and ‘Blast Beat’ by Esteban Arango were highly praised and received incredible responses by the audience. Congratulation again to the filmmakers!
NALIP Announced the Winners for Best Latinx and Latin American Films
Thank you to all of the NALIP members who made their vote count! The winner for Best Latinx film went to ‘Don’t Breathe’ by Director Fede Alvarez. Rodo Sayagues co-writer and co-producer of the film was present to receive the award and gave a great speech.
Pablo Larraín Latino Lens Award Recipient
The big winner of the night was the acclaimed Director Pablo Larraín, who picked up the award for Best Latin American Film for ‘Neruda’ and received NALIP’s Latino Lens Award for Best Director. It was an incredible moment for NALIP and Latino content creators present to see such a talented director receive the acknowledgement for his hard work and dedication. It solidified the work of Latino artists everywhere and inspires new generations to lead in the industry.
The night concluded with a live performance by Cunyá during the industry mixer. They were introduced by the lively and humorous Chonga Girls. The band spread the passionate and infectious afro-caribbean rhythm of plena and bomba all across Hollywood! It was a night of culture, art, community and celebration.
NALIP wants to send a special thank you to our sponsors and supporters who made the night a success!