NALIPsters Juan Martinez Vera and Chelo Alvarez-Stehle Win Big!


NALIP is proud to acknowledge the work of both Juan Martinez Vera and Chelo Alvarez-Stehle whose hard work, passion and dedication have garnered their films critical acclaim and recognition.

Juan Martinez Vera recently accepted the DGA Student Film Award for his short film ‘Spark’ in the Latino Category, “I feel honored to receive this award because it spotlights the creators of diversity in Hollywood. I'm excited to start my directorial career with this award and to continue using my  work to tell the stories of our Latino experience.” ‘Spark’ was also part of the Official Selection Screening at the NALIP Media Summit back in June.

Read more about Juan Martinez Vera HERE

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle's film 'Sands of Silence' wins big at the Malibu International Film Festival taking two awards one for Best Documentary and the Audience Choice Award. Chelo's documentary film has received much praise and recently accepted the Documentary Feature Audience Award from the Awareness Film Festival. 

"Our film creates awareness on the need to break the silence on sexual violence and this award is dedicated to all the courageous women that broke the silence in our film, and in particular to all those that are breaking the silence in this election season, when we must fight more than ever against all kinds of abusive sexual behavior, even if they seem insignificant."

-Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Read more about Chelo Alvarez-Stehle's 'Sands of Silence' HERE

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