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The Winter Film Awards Opening Night: Major Studio and Latin Film Gala in New York February 9th

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  Opening Night of the First Annual Winter Film Awards to award the very best in Major Studio productions and Latin American Film with A-list celebrities and entertainers to be performing, presenting and attending. New York, NY, January 17, 2012 - The Winter Film Awards (WFA) Opening Night will be on par with the finest American award shows of our time. Executive Producer Johnny Falcones says "The Winter Film Awards will be another New York tradition where the Stars can shine for ...

REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL Update: First entry in the bag for 2012

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PERSONAL VISION: Phillipps set to screen his film at the 2012 RFF. The 2012 iteration of the Reggae Film Festival is already boasting its first entry. Home, Sweet Harlesden, a documentary recording the oral histories of some the earliest Caribbean immigrants to Britain was produced by Anton Phillipps, a Kingston-born actor (he later attended Manchester High) before his family moved him to Washington DC, where he graduated high school. He then moved to England in the 1960s and attend...

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

London Latin American Film Festival

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Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival 2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year’s LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year’s films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba’s young filmmakers.With 2011 being the United Nations International Year of People o...

Focus on the London Latin American Film Festival 2011

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  21ST LONDON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 18-27 NOVEMBER 2011 Welcome to the 21st London Latin American Film Festival  2011 . At 21 years old this year, we are coming of age at last! This year's LLAFF celebrates 25 years of Havana International TV and Film School , presenting the highlights from the past quarter century of one of the most influential of Cuban cultural institutions, alongside the best of this year's films, which reflect the changing priorities of Cuba's young fi...

NEFIAC, a mix of art and education celebrating Ibero-American culture

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    After a successful first edition, this year the festival brings back a complex representation of fifteen countries with a total of 59 works including feature films, documentaries and shorts. The 2nd edition of the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) will run from September 30 through October 9 with screenings in four cities ...

Chico & Rita to open trinidad+tobago film festival

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  Chico & Rita, an animated tale of star-crossed lovers set to a Cuban beat, will be the opening night feature film of the trinidad+tobago film festival/11, presented by Flow. The film will screen at the ttff/11 opening night gala, which takes place on 21 September in Port of Spain. The Festival runs until 04 October.   Directed by the award-winning Spanish filmmakers Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, and with a score by renowned Cuban musician Bebo Vald...

Interview with Sebastián Mantilla, winner and Jury member at ÉCU

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By Alejandro Contreras Culturamas www.culturamas.es With his first short film Diva (2004), about the life of a homosexual Muslim trying to survive in Barcelona, Mantilla won himself the attention of the Cannes Film Festival, which selected his work to be displayed in the week of criticism, and also at the Sundance festival. After a couple of short films he directed his first feature, Next to Babylon (2008) for which he was awarded with the award for best director of ...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

The Divercine Awards

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Last Saturday, July 9, was the prize-giving ceremony  of the 20th International Festival for Children and Youths, Divercine 2011, in Montevideo. The International Jury conformed by Aldana Duhalde (Argentina), Alejandro Rojas (Chile) and María Angélica dos Santos (Brazil), with broad consensus gave the following awards and special mentions: GURÍ Grand Award: “Luminaris”, Argentina, from Juan Pablo Zaramella, because the originality of the idea much complicated to be narrated...

Los Angeles latino Film Festival program

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     FEATURE LENGTH NARRATIVE FILMS (in alphabetical order):   A TIRO DE PIEDRA (A STONE'S THROW AWAY), Sebastián Hiriart, 118min. MEXICO - WEST COAST PREMIERE ¿ALGUIEN HA VISTO A LUPITA? (HAVE YOU SEEN LUPITA?), Gonzalo Justiniano, 86min. CHILE/MEXICO ALL SHE CAN, Amy Wendel, 91 min.USA AMÉRICA... ELLA SE ATREVIÓ (AMERICA... SHE DARED), Sonia Fritz, 90min. PUE...

Habana Eva, interview with Prakriti Maduro

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  Radiant Venezuelan actress Prakriti Maduro appeared at the second annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) for the screening of the Venezuelan/Cuban film HABANA EVA (2010). The morning after seeing the film, I spoke at length with Prakriti about her film with its many layers and her active acting career in general. We met at the Hyatt Grand, Aruba overlooking the stunning Edenic beaches below. ME: So, how are you today? Are you enjoying the Aruba Film Festival? PRA: ...

Habana Eva, interview with Prakriti Maduro

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 Radiant Venezuelan actress Prakriti Maduro appeared at the second annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) for the screening of the Venezuelan/Cuban film HABANA EVA (2010). The morning after seeing the film, I spoke at length with Prakriti about her film with its many layers and her active acting career in general. We met at the Hyatt Grand, Aruba overlooking the stunning Edenic beaches below. ME: So, how are you today? Are you enjoying the Aruba Film Festival? PRA: Yes, I love it...

Voices From Mariel

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During the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival, the film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011) screened to a tearful audience. The film ran in competition with five other films in the selection of ‘Caribbean Spotlight Series’ and director Jim Carleton received the CSS Special Jury Award for the film.   When the film had finished, festival producer Jonathan Viera went up to speak to the filmmakers, in tears: JONATHAN: You know, the whole time I was watching the film, ...

Voices from Mariel

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 During the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival, the film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011) screened to a tearful audience. The film ran in competition with five other films in the selection of ‘Caribbean Spotlight Series’ and director Jim Carleton received the CSS Special Jury Award for the film. When the film had finished, festival producer Jonathan Viera went up to speak to the filmmakers, in tears:JONATHAN: You know, the whole time I was watching the film, I had to check my phone ...

Caribbean Spotlight Series

The three person CSS jury consisted of journalists Noel DeSouza and Rosalie Klein and producer Emmanuel Itier. The official Spotlight films were selected by the Director of CSS Aaron Hosé and the CSS committee. CSS competition films included: 100,000 (Country: Puerto Rico/ Director: Juan Agustin Marquez) CHILDREN OF GOD (Country: Bahamas/ Director: Kareem Mortimer) CURACAO (Country: Netherlands/ Director

Caribbean Spotlight Series

The three person CSS jury consisted of journalists Noel DeSouza and Rosalie Klein and producer Emmanuel Itier. The official Spotlight films were selected by the Director of CSS Aaron Hosé and the CSS committee. CSS competition films included: 100,000 (Country: Puerto Rico/ Director: Juan Agustin Marquez) CHILDREN OF GOD (Country: Bahamas/ Director: Kareem Mortimer) CURACAO (Country: Netherlands/ Director

Voices From Mariel

Dr. Jose Garcia appears in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Voices From Mariel

Producer Jesse Larson, Dr. Jose Garcia and actor Steve Bauer appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Voices From Mariel

Producer Jesse Larson (left) and actor Steve Bauer (right) appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Steve Bauer and Jesse Larson

Producer Jesse Larson and actor Steve Bauer appear in Aruba for their film VOICES FROM MARIEL (2011), a documentary about returning to Cuba after 30 years and discovering a new Cuba. The film ran in competition for 'Caribbean Spotlight Series' at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival AIFF.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Winners of the Caribbean spotlight

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CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT SERIES AWARD CEREMONY AND PARTY MONDAY, JUNE 12th Children of God, winner of the Caribbean spotlight (Location: Gold Coast) Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Tuesday night at a special Festival event held at Gold Coast Aruba. Encouraged by tremendous local support last year, AIFF expanded its popular "Spotlight" series this year, which was created to showcases movies ...

Aruba Festival reveals line up

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Program details for the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 10-16, 2011, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 13 different countries and feature several international premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira. Among the titles, the international premieres at AIFF include the Massimiliano Bruno directed Italian...

Opening Night of 2011 Hola Mexico Film Festival

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The Opening night of Hola Mexico Film Festival in Hollywood was in the best Mexican spirit of laughter and music. On the Red Carpet  were Alvaro Curiel (Acorazado), José Antonio Zuñiga Rodríguez (Presunto Culpable), Jaime Camil (Salvando al Soldado Perez), Graciela Beltrán (Recording Artist), Yareli Arizmendi (Un día sin mexicanos), Damián Alcázar (El Infierno, De la Infancia, Chicogrande), Jazmin Lopez (Recording Artist), Diego Schoening (ex Timbiriche), Gustavo Galindo (Record...

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