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An Image is Worth a Thousand Words

Did you know…..Not only is film-watching the most popular leisure activity, but a whopping 72% of all Americans go to the movies at least once a year. If you are a filmmaker or have any role in media, you will have to think twice about your responsibility as a media maker when you ingest these… Continue Reading

CASTING: Locate the Next Rising Star

Most of you screenwriters, directors and producers of Latino-themed films want to cast more Latinos in movies and the performing arts. While someday you won’t have to source specialty agencies or online databases to find undiscovered Latino talent, today you just might need to. Until there is an equal representation of Latino talent in the media,… Continue Reading

LATINO THEMES – What are yours?

MADDOGGIN’ Premiere at LALIFF 2011

The film MADDOGGIN‘ enjoyed a well-received premiere at one of the country’s most established Latino film festivals: the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, also known as LALIFF, which was held July 17-25 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. With an opening screening for MADDOGGIN’ on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 in the shorts panel “Coming… Continue Reading

LFF Q & A: Eddie Ruiz & Terence Heuston

The LFF is proud to present a conversation with filmmakers Eddie Ruiz (Producer) and Terence Heuston (Writer/Director) to discuss their latest film MADDOGGIN’, a powerful short film (TRT 23:50) which presents a day-in-the-life of two Latino teens in East Los Angeles who are pressured to join the local gang and fight to survive life on… Continue Reading

2011 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition

Winner receives $15,000 to be used to produce his/her film Winner is provided a mentorship with an HBO Executive Completed short film premieres Aug 16th – 21st during 2011 New York International Latino Film Festival SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM SCRIPT TODAY!! HURRY! DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2011 NYILFF will provide round-trip travel and hotel accommodations for the… Continue Reading