Member News 9/3/20

Posted by on September 03, 2020

Check out our Members News for September 3, 2020!

U.S. virtual theatrical and VOD release of The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind, the debut feature film by Flavio Alves hits your screens soon! Following a string of festival awards, including SXSW's Audience Award, The Garden Left Behind opens Friday, August 28th on Virtual Cinemas across the country, and on Tuesday, September 8th on VOD (iTunes, Amazon, and more).

Find out where to watch nationally here!

Lizette Barrera's Film Chicle Received A Grant From The Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society on Tuesday announced the 15 recipients of its grants for feature film projects by Texas filmmakers.

The cash awards totaled $111,000. According to a news release, the film society this year expanded the grant program, in part as a response to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on independent filmmakers in the state. Among the filmmakers awarded is  Lizette Barrera, from Arlington, for her film “Chicle." 

Lizette Barrera is a Chicana filmmaker based in Dallas/Ft.Worth with ties in Austin, TX.  Her film MOSCA (FLY) is currently in distribution with HBO and her latest film CHICLE (GUM) world premiered at SXSW. She has received her MFA in Film Production at The University of Texas at Austin and is represented by Inclusion Management.


Watch NALIPster's During The Boston Latino International Film Festival

Streaming 9/23 @ 4pm – 9/27 @ 6pm

Shorts Program #3 – Magic Realism  

Louise (18 mins, Natalie Camou, USA, 2020)

Shorts Program #4 – Familia

Bibi (18 mins, Victor M. Dueñas, USA, 2020)

Hacienda Paraíso

Piel Canela (Cinnamon Skin)


Colombian Go-To Producer Fidelio, Spanish Publishing Giant Editorial Planeta Seal Alliance

The news comes as Fidelio prepares to present at Spain’s Conecta Fiction, a Europe-Latin America TV production forum, the supernatural drama series “Tenebris,” which won an Our Local is Global grant from the Tribeca Film Institute.

“Tenebris” was initially selected for the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Episodic Lab & Film Weekand Nalip Media Summit, before being prized by Tribeca.

Read more about the alliance here

Felipe Esparza Talks New Netflix Specials, East LA And Performing In Spanish

Courtesy of Forbes

Two new comedy specials Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones are set to launch on Netflix on Tuesday, September 1st. The set of specials are the first Netflix Original Comedies from the veteran comic, Felipe Esparza. This is the first time a Netflix comedian has recorded a stand up special in two languages that will be released simultaneously on September 1, 2020 The trailer released earlier in August showcases clips from both specials, one performed in Spanish, the other in English. 


Read more at Forbes

Alberto Belli & Omni Cultural TV Fest Virtual Pre Show

Learn from the pros! It’s all about directing with 2 time Emmy winner and Omni advisory board member MaryLou Belli and 'Casa De Las Flores' Director Alberto Belli
Tune in Today @ 4:00 PM PST on YouTube Omni Cultural TV Fest channel.