NFMLA: LatinX and Hispanic Cinema

You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event. The program will be hosted at The Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
This month’s festival presents a powerful lineup of local and international films by world-class emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Australia, Canada and the United States across three short film programs. The evening presents three world premieres, Spanish filmmaker Fany de la Chica’s Something to Believe In (Algo en lo Que Creer) and Priscila Torres’ Thank You for Calling.
The programs begin with a collection of stories that capture experiences from a female point of view, exploring spirituality, violence and female friendship.
The lineup continues with a hard-hitting collection of films about immigration, emigration, processes bureaucratic and grassroots, and the people who are fighting to make a difference for those impacted by these life-changing and sometimes sudden journeys. The final program culminates with an eclectic mix of genres that capture the spirit of persistence and challenging the status quo.
NFMLA and AMPAS have formed industry-wide alliances and partnerships to support this initiative. Industry Delegates include Carlos Gaona at Warner Bros., Jessica Rose at Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Senzer at The Gersh Agency, Aaron Ashford at Pantelion (a partnership between Lionsgate Entertainment and Grupo Televisa), Brian Pacheco at Walt Disney Television, Robert Patla at HBO, Christine Davila at Warner Bros. Digital Networks Stage 13, Joan Wai at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Aimee Rivera at Skydance Media, Kate Hurwitz at Cinetic Media, Nacho Gil and Casey Meurer at VICE Studios, Matthew Brodlie at Disney+ and more. Program Moderators include Rosy Cordero at Entertainment Weekly (EW) and Claudia Puig at The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).
Doors will open to the public at 3:30 pm with a pre-reception for the first shorts program, and the night will include a pre-reception before each of the evening’s programs, where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. The event will conclude at 11:00 pm.
Tickets are available for $15 for an all-night access passes, which provide access to all three film programs with complimentary beverages throughout the entire event. NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are presented throughout the year with support from Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA and HBO, Producers Circle Sponsor Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Supporting Sponsor Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Foundation Supporters The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA | Golden Globes), Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the California Arts Council.
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