NALIP Announces "Latino Lens" Finalists During Latino Reel Panels at the Sundance Film Festival


Park City, Utah (January 22, 2016)  – Today finalists were announced for NALIP’s new Latino Lens incubation and production initiative during the Latino Reel panels at the Sundance Film Festival.  The final four selections will receive NALIP contributions for pre-production, production, and post-production tools, resources, and assets to support the successful completion of each short film. NALIP will also consult with these content creators on a viable distribution strategy to maximize exposure.


Projects and creators are in no particular order are as follows: “Windows” by writer/director Maru Buendia-Senties, “One Halloween” by writer/director Rebecca Murga, “Swimming in the Desert” by writer/director Alvaro Ron, and “Dying Man” by writer/director Rodrigo Reyes.

Latino Lens, presented by NALIP and supported by a group of industry, media and organizational sponsors, is a new, exclusive incubation and media content production program designed to develop, nurture and produce a series of creative Latino projects.  Serving simultaneously as a distribution model of Latino media screenings, festivals and speaker showcases, the Latino Lens program highlights Latino talent as producers, directors and writers. 


"With Latino Lens, NALIP is thrilled to provide original production programming and support and promote Latino content creators and filmmakers. With the embarrassing and shameful lack of diversity seen yet again at this year’s Oscars, NALIP focuses on actions that directly address this need for change within and without Hollywood’s antiquated system," said Axel Caballero, Executive Director of NALIP.

Latino Lens sponsors include Time Warner Foundation and NEA.



 The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) seeks to inspire, promote, and advocate for Latino content creators in media.  As an established non-profit organization, NALIP advances the development of Latino content creation through its programs focusing on narrative, documentary, TV, and digital formats.  For more information, visit


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