Member News 12/17

Posted by on December 18, 2020

Check out member news for 12/17/20!

Rodrigo Reyes’ Documentary ‘499’ Acquired by Cinema Guild For U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

Courtesy of Tribeca

Rodrigo Reyes’ Tribeca prize-winning documentary feature “499” has been acquired by Cinema Guild for U.S distribution. The film follows a 16th century conquistador in modern-day Mexico. Reyes explains,"Many countries with a colonial past, including the U.S., are in desperate need of confronting their own histories of exploitation — not because this past is gone and resolved, but precisely because it is alive and well.” Read more here.

Three Latinx Filmmakers Named Winners of the 2021 Creative Capital Awards

Creative Capital, a New York-based foundation, has named the winners of the 2021 Creative Capital Awards, won by 42 individual artists to 35 projects, including three U.S. Latinx filmmakers: Shirley Bruno, William D. Caballero, and Débora Souza Silva. These winners will receive up to $50,000 in funding to bring their stories to life.

Click here to read more about how Shirley Bruno, William D. Caballero, and Débora Souza Silva are sharing their unique Latinx experience through film!

 Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham Talk to Janicza Bravo About Black Futures

Photographer Andy Jackson; Stylist Kristi Kruzer; Courtesy of the Interview Magazine. 

NALIPster and filmmaker, Janicza Bravo, interviews the co-writers of the empowering book Black Futures. Throughout Bravo’s discussion with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, they speak on the weight of navigating our current climate as Black artists and the strength of their joy. As they dive deep into the heart of their book, they emphasize the power of continuing to create authentic Black art and stories to ensure the presence of black futures. Read more about Black Futures and Bravo’s thought provoking conversation with the writers here.