NALIP members Miguel J. Soliman and Alejandro Sugich will be screening their projects at the 25th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF). The festival is produced by the Media Arts Center San Diego, who started SDLFF 25 years ago initially as a student film festival (Cine Estudantil) focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the world. Over 325,000 people have attended during the past 25 years and over 3,880 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.
Image of Miguel J. Soliman courtesy of Miguel J. Soliman
Screenshot of "Desde El Principio" courtesy of the SDLFF
Miguel J. Soliman's short film Desde El Principio screened his film on March 17th at the AMC Fashion Valley 18, and was previously a 2017 NALIP Latino Media Fest official selection. The short film tells the story of a conversation between two voice actors dealing with a shared tragedy. Soliman is a director, writer and producer from Jersey City. His repertoire includes narratives and documentaries in the US and abroad. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Film Directing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Professional Studies in Directing from School of Visual Arts.
Image of Alejandro Sugich courtesy of IMDB
Screenshot of "Helena" courtesy of the San Diego Latino Film Festival
Alejandro Sugich's film Helena will be screening on March 25 at the Digital Gym Cinema. Alejandro has participated as a speaker in multiple panels for NALIP, including one on Virtual Reality during the NALIP Media Summit, and a Scripted Content Showcase at MIP Cancun. Producer, director and writer, Sugich studied Economics with specialty in finance in Universidad de Sonora (UNISON). Sugich worked for five years in Motorola Broadband Communications Sector in Nogales, Sonora and in San Jose, California. In 2008 he founded Sulafilms SA de CV. His productions have been chosen for the film festivals as Morelia, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cannes ShortCorner, Morbido, Ventana Sur, St Kitts, Los Angeles, Sochi Rusia, San Diego, Portland, Guanajuato (Expresión en Corto) and Oaxaca. In 2014 he founded Neverlanding Pictures, a mexican indie film distribution company that became in his first year the #6 ranking of 25 Mexican Distribution Companies. In 2015 Co-founded with Media Artist Jens Kull the company SumoVR A 360/VR/AR production company based in Venice CA and Mexico City.
Helena screened previously on March 22nd at the festival, followed by a Q & A with director Alejandro Sugich. The film received great reviews from the audience.
NALIP at San Diego Latino Film Festival
NALIP will be at the San Diego Latino Film Festival on Saturday, March 25th at 5:30pm to present Hecho en USA Shorts. NALIP Production Associate Laura Lujan will be there presenting the shorts programming.