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EXECUTIVE CIRCLE SPONSORS

FilmLAHBO

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

CAAEl TesoroLA Confidential

FOUNDATION SPONSORS

Hollywood Foreign PressLos Angeles County Arts CommissionDepartment of Cultural AffairsCalifornia Arts CouncilHollywood Chamber of Commerce

ACADEMIC DELEGATION PARTNERS

Emerson College
Los Angeles City College (LACC)
Occidental College
New York Film Academy (NYFA)
California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)
Columbia College Hollywood
Chapman University – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Berklee College of Music

COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Consulate General of Spain – Los Angeles
Consulate General of Mexico – Los Angeles
Producers Guild of America (PGA) Diversity Committee
Latinx Film and Media Association of USC
EGEDA
Los Cortos
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
Nosotros
Las Fotos Project
Hola Mexico Film Festival
Latin American Cinemateca Los Angeles
Latino Professionals

FESTIVAL INDUSTRY DELEGATION MEMBERS

Aaron Ashford

Aaron Ashford

Pantelion (partnership of Lionsgate Entertainment + Grupo Televisa)

Aimee Rivera

Aimee Rivera

Skydance Media

Brian Pacheco

Brian Pacheco

Walt Disney Television

Carlos Gaona

Carlos Gaona

Warner Bros. Pictures

Casey Meurer

Casey Meurer

VICE Studios

Christine Davila

Christine Davila

Warner Bros. Digital Networks Stage 13

Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Joan Wai

Joan Wai

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

Kate Hurwitz

Kate Hurwitz

Cinetic Media

Michael Senzer

Michael Senzer

The Gersh Agency

Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

VICE Studios Latin America

Robert Patla

Robert Patla

HBO

Matthew Brodlie

Matthew Brodlie

Disney+

María López De León

María López De León

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Focus Features

Luane Gauer

Luane Gauer

Focus Features

Natalie Wegner

Natalie Wegner

Focus Features

Michael Sauvage

Michael Sauvage

United Talent Agency (UTA)

PROGRAM MODERATORS

Carlos Aguilar

Carlos Aguilar

Film Critic | Los Angeles Times

Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

LAFCA

Dino Ray-Ramos

Dino Ray-Ramos

Editor | Deadline

Hebe Tabachnik

Hebe Tabachnik

Film Festival Programmer | SIFF and PSIFF

Rosy Cordero

Rosy Cordero

Entertainment Reporter | Entertainment Weekly (EW)


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 Matthew Brodlie at Disney+, Carlos Gaona at Warner Bros., Michael Senzer at The Gersh Agency, Aimee Rivera at Skydance Media, Aaron Ashford at Pantelion (a partnership between Lionsgate Entertainment and Grupo Televisa), Jessica Rose at Fox Searchlight Pictures, 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, Kate Hurwitz at Cinetic Media, Nacho Gil and Casey Meurer at VICE Studios and more. Program Moderators include Rosy Cordero at Entertainment Weekly (EW) and Claudia Puig at The Los Angeles Film Critics Assoication (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 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 throughout the entire festival day. 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) and 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.

Schedule

InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #1
3:30 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
5:45 PM – Audience Q&A
InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #2
6:00 PM – Pre-Reception
6:30 PM – Program
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #3
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Program
10:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Venue

Event Entrance
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine St. | Los Angeles, CA 90028
Directions

Parking (complimentary)
Please make sure to enter parking off of Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga (note: you can only enter Homewood Ave. from Cahuenga)

InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #1
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Argemira

Dir. Bosco da Costa
10 Mins | Brazil/Canada
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
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Taylor and Vanessa

Dir. Christina Santa Cruz
17 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
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Insomniac

Dir. Anna Victoria Salinas
3 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

We Vanish

Dir. Astrid Dominguez
23 Mins | Mexico/Australia
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
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Something to Believe In (Algo en lo Que Creer)

Dir. Fany de la Chica
13 Mins | USA/Spain
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #2
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Thank You for Calling

Dir. Priscila Torres
13 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

La Casita Rosa

Dir. Elvin Herrera
13 Mins | Mexico/USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
This happened to you? (Esto Le Paso a Usted) Thumbnail

This happened to you? (Esto Le Paso a Usted)

Dir. Ana Maria Estrada
15 Mins | Peru
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Finding Shelter

Dir. Marissa Chibas
28 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
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Processing Station

Dir. Rodrigo Espinosa
15 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Program #3
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Kiss Me Malibu

Dir. Mikel Arraiz
4 Mins | Spain
Film Synopsis

And The Brave Shall Rise

Dir. Adam Schlachter
15 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Caminante, Caminante: La Leyenda del Huay Chivo

Dir. Luis Quijano
10 Mins | Mexico/USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Until Dawn Comes

Dir. Aaron Acuna
31 Mins | Costa Rica
Film Synopsis
Media Kit
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A Low-Budget Film

Dir. Paulo Leierer
13 Mins | Brazil
Film Synopsis
Media Kit