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TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work. In addition, the He...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work....

Fourteen movies will screen in the 1st Latin American Film Festival on-line: iber.film.america

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● Organized by Filmotech.com, the Festival offers for free fourteen Latin-American and Spanish productions through www.iberfilmamerica.com from March 27th to April 16th. ● The Latin-American and Spanish Internet communities will give the Audience Award through the official Facebook application. ● iber.film.america has been created with the vision of presenting and displaying audiovisual content through new distribution channels  Last Tues...

Havana Film Festival New york highlights

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  13th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK (HFFNY) takes place April 12-20, with special events April 20th at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and April 20-22 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. HFFNY features more than 50 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and the U.S. They span a variety ...

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...

The Rhythm Of Haiti At Tribeca Film Festival

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  A sneak preview of the music documentary WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING will be featured at the Tribeca Drive-In this evening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a free live concert by  Haiti's beloved national band Orchestre Septentrional at the World Financial Center Plaza in Battery Park City in lower Manhattan.  WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING is a feature documentary by director Whitney Dow about Haiti’s rich musical culture and the legendary band the Orc...

Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15

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The 12th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) opens April 7-15 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with distinguished international directors, actors, and producers. HFFNY's Cuban films are part of ¡Sí Cuba! Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cuban arts and culture. 14 New York institutions convene to celebrate the rich artistic vitality of Cuba by showcasing the diversity of Cuban culture from the traditional to the modern. ...

Discovering Latin America Film Festival will shine bright in London this month

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From the 18th to the 28th of November the Discovering Latin America Film Festival (DLAFF) will reach its 9th edition exhibiting a compilation of the best recent film productions from Latin America. Award-winning films such as Argentine feature The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) and Brazilian documentary Only When I Dance (2009) will be exhibited in participating venues throughout Central London such as Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street and Tate Modern. The Discov...

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

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Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase     OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO INTERNATIONAL FORUM: CARIBBEAN FILM MARKET & OTHER EXHIBITION ALTERNATIVES.  Caribbean film makers and producers, exhibitors and distribution companies’ representatives from Caribbean zone, Latin America, the Unites States of America, Africa and Europe; to the executives of Public and Private Television companies, the National Film Committees, and to the Caribbean Cultural Aut...

11th New York Intl Latino Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves – June 28, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF’10) presented by HBO will commence July 27 - August 1, 2010 at the Clearview Cinemas Chelsea, and the School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York. The festival founded in 1998, assist emerging Latino filmmaker’s contribute to the world of cinema. This year’s Opening, Dominican, and Closing Night films are New York Premiere THE DRY LAND, directed by Ryan Piers Williams held at School of Visual ...

Open letter from Paul Haggis in Port au Prince, Haiti

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This morning we toured the "street schools" in the slums of Cite Soleil and surrounding areas, the poorest neighborhoods in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; the schools sponsored by NPH International and Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). Most were destroyed. The good news was that the quake hit just as school had let out, so nowhere near as many children were killed as we feared. Still, too many. We met many people who had lost children, sisters and brothers. W...

Open letter from Paul Haggis in Port au Prince, Haiti

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FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT FILMFESTIVALS.COM BRAVO PAUL!..."This morning we toured the "street schools" in the slums of Cite Soleil and surrounding areas, the poorest neighborhoods in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; the schools sponsored by NPH International and Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). Most were destroyed. The good news was that the quake hit just as school had let out, so nowhere near as many children were killed as we feared. Still, too many. We met many people who had lo...

Freshwater Lands wins Big Apple Latin Films Award

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"Tierras de Agua Dulce" (Freshwater Lands), by the Venezuelan director Ana Cristina Henríquez won the prize for Best Ecological Documentary in the Big Apple Latin Films Awards, which awards prizes to films from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Big Apple Latin Films Awards took place Thursday September 16th. These prizes were given by the New York Latin Art Club to film productions from Latin America and the Caribbean produced in the United States or in countries from the continent. Short fi...

2009 Latinbeat Film Festival LATIN-O-AMERICANA Special Panel Discussion

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By Maria Esteves - September 24, 2009 The 12th Latinbeat Film Festival special panel discussion "LATIN-O-AMERICANA" was held at Walter Reade Theater, New York, on Thursday, September 10, 7:00 pm. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinema Tropical and NALIP-NY, the event celebrated emerging filmmakers of Latin American and New York-based Latin American descent. The panelist included filmmakers Natalia Almada (THE GENERAL), Cruz Angeles (DON'T LET ME DROWN), and Alex...

Inkafest 2008: Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival

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International Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival, Inkafest 2008Huaraz, August 20 to 23 The "generous city of Huaraz", one of the most important cities in the Peruvian Andes, which has been recognized as the Natural Paradise of the World by the Swiss Tourism Awards 2007 committee, and an unavoidable destination for adventure and mountaneering tourists, will be hosting the IV International Mountaneering and the Environment Film Festival, Inkafest 2008. This event enriches the cultural...

Strategic Partners, the international co-pro market for filmTV projects

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Strategic Partners International Co-Production Market Focuses on Hot Film & Television Industries in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico Organizers of Strategic Partners, the international co-pro market for film, television and early stage projects held every year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, announced today that the spotlight countries for their 2008 event would be Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Open to applications world-wide, this 3-day concentrated market has a strong core attendance from Canada...

6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival set to open

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London’s leading Latin American film festival will open its door to the public for the 6th time in 2007, featuring internationally acclaimed films, documentaries, and directors to celebrate ethnic diversity and help projects to tackle poverty in Latin America. The Festival will take place between 22nd November and 2nd December, in four of London’s main venues, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street, Ritzy and Tate Modern. The public will have the opportunity to see recent productions, some...

Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London

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6th Discovering Latin America Film Festival22 Nov – 2 Dec 2007London’s leading Latin American film festival will open its door to the public for the 6th time in 2007, featuring internationally acclaimed films, documentaries, and directors to celebrate ethnic diversity and help projects to tackle poverty in Latin America. The Festival will take place between 22nd November and 2nd December, in four of London’s main venues, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon Panton Street, Ritzy and Tate Modern. The ...

Inaugural Cancun International Film Festival

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The 2007 Cancun International Film Festival (14-18 November) will be an exciting 5-day series of events showcasing the best of international films from around the world, as well as specailly selected films from Latin America. Spotlight on Latin AmericaThis Competitive Program will include approximately 10 – 12 films from Mexico, Latin and South American, including Brazil. more »Real World This Competitive Program will include a collection of feature length documentaries from around the world ...

2007 FESTIVAL de CINEMA do BRASIL in Paris

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  Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris 25 April through 8 May, 2007 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS The first week of this 9th two-prong event (feature competition and then documentaries) has ended at the L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of top-knotch Brazilian filmmakers, actors and producers, flown over for the event to present each of the two doze...

Latin American Coprod forum in Mar del Plata

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LATIN AMERICAN COPRODUCTION FORUM MFM 2006 emphasises the meeting among each of the countries of the region to facilitate the coproductions and, for that, it offers a meeting place among their representatives, within the framework of the Mar del Plata Film Festival’s Latin American projects market.The Forum’s objective is to unify an annual space where it converges the presentation of future Latin American coproduction projects. Supplies and Demands to build a cinematography maintainable in ...

Festival de Rio: showcase for Latin American cinema

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Rio International Film Festival 2005 September 22 through October 6The Rio Int'l Film Festival (Festival do Rio), taking place in one of the world's most famous cities September 22 - October 6, will light up Rio de Janeiro with the brightest and best of world cinema. The biggest and most important showcase for Latin American cinema, and one of the biggest in the world, this year's festival will play host to more than 300 features and documentaries from 60 countries with screenings spread over 35...

Austin Cine Las Americas line up

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, bringing the best of Latin American and Indigenous cinema to Austin from April 20 - 24. This year, the festival features a rich selection of dramatic and documentary films made by and/or about Latin and Indigenous groups from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The festival will open on Wednesday, April 20 at t...

Mar Del Plata key events wrap up

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Important eventsSection Latin America the XXIst: With the years this section has fortified and taken more importance inside the festival. This year there were 18 movies that have been presented. Among them the public loved: "Cachimba" by Caiozzi (Chile) and "Machuca" by Wood (Chile) The winning movie was, “Sums and subtractions” by Gaviria ( Colombia), “Voces inocentes” by Mandoki (Mexico) and “One day without Mexicans” by Arau (Mexico). Nevertheless, the rest of the films wer...

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