NALIPster Juan Martinez Vera Wins DGA Student Film Award



Congratulations to NALIPster Juan Martinez Vera whose film, ‘SPARK’, won the 22nd Annual DGA Student Film Award in the Latino Category. 'SPARK' was part of the official selection and screened during the NALIP's Media Summit back in June. The short film, is inspired by the violence in Venezuela following a teen who seeks for his father in the midst of protests.

SPARK is an incredible film directed by Juan Martinez Vera, a student at the University of Southern California. Every year the DGA chooses a selected few of outstanding student films from different universities to highlight minority & women creators. 'SPARK' is a film inspired by the student protest that shook Venezuela in 2014 starring, Oscar, a 19-year-old Venezuelan student.

In the film, Oscar along with his mother and friend create a bluetooth based software called SPARK to create a campaign which pressures the government to find Oscar.

For more information on SPARK and to view trailer visit:


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