NFMLA + the Academy 2022 Latinx and Hispanic Cinema
Sep 24 - Sep 24 1:00pm PT - 10:30pm PT
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NFMLA + the Academy 2022 Latinx and Hispanic Cinema

Linwood Dunn Theatre
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine St. | Los Angeles, CA 90028
(Parking entrance on Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga)

SCHEDULE DETAILS
Presentation on Creative Technologies in Filmmaking with Annie Chang
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Presentation


Program #1 – InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts I – Connection and Disconnection
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Pre-Reception
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Program
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2 – InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II – The Surreal
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM – Pre-Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Program
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3 – InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts III – Representation
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM – Pre-Reception
8:30 PM – 10:15 PM – Program
10:15 PM – 10:30 PM – Audience Q&A

EVENT LOCATION
Linwood Dunn Theatre
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine St. | Los Angeles, CA 90028
(Parking entrance on Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is excited to present the NFMLA InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Festival. The Festival is slated to run in-person for the first time since 2019 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The program line-up consists of three short film programs. The Festival is co-presented by The MBS Group and includes screenings, filmmaker Q&A sessions, industry development programs and educational panels, including a panel centering around POV’s newest film The Last Out by Oscar® nominated Sami Khan and Tribeca Film Festival Special Jury Mention Winner Michael Gassert.

The Festival features independent films from emerging talent that highlight a range of genres, storytelling styles and narratives from filmmakers and stories hailing from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States. The Festival hosts two world premieres and one North American premiere.

The weekend’s programming begins with InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts I – Connection and Disconnection, a rich collection of narrative and documentary work about the nature of connection and disconnection. We explore the complexities of family, the pain of loss and trauma, the traditions that bind generations and chance encounters that change everything. From finding love to fighting for safety and offering comfort, these films offer a range of emotions, experiences and impacts of family and community.

Next, InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II – The Surreal, a selection of stories expressed through horror, science fiction, magic and narratives that blur the line between the real and surreal. There is a pointed realness to the vivid worlds these films create using enchanted spaces, body horror, space exploration and dreamlike landscapes.

The evening concludes with InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts III – Representation, a line-up of films that explore the idea of representation from a variety of angles and ask what it means to represent and be represented – in media, geographically, in the crafting of an onstage persona and in the way individuals choose to engage with their culture and what it means to them. 

NFMLA, with the partnership of the Academy, has brought together industry professionals, executives and creatives to support the programmed filmmakers and projects. Those taking part in the 2022 edition include Alex Gutierrez at Warner Bros. Discover OneFifty, Alexander Zahn at Netflix, Annie Chang at Universal Pictures, Beatriz Sequeira at Blumhouse Productions, Christine Davila at Ojala Productions, Cristina Garza and Endeavor Content, Crystal Caicedo and Matt Martin at CAA, Dana Jackson at Echo Lake Entertainment, Georgina González Rodriguez at HBO Max, Jessica Rose at Open Road, actor Jon Huertas, Paul Perez at Perez Pictures, Roberto Larios at Verve and Sandra Condito at UnbeliEVAble (the production company founded by Eva Longoria), among others.

NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within its filmmaking community as part of its monthly program. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

A full list of official selections is available below.

● Pool Boy (Dir. & Writ. Luke Willis)
● Any Place (Dir. Minerva Rivera Bolaños, Writ. Fanie Soto, Minerva Rivera Bolaños)
● No Soy Óscar (Dir. & Writ. Jon Ayon)
● Ember (Dir. Manuel Del Valle, Writ. Alexandra Segel, Manuel Del Valle)
● Aion (Dir. & Writ. Giulio Meliani)
● All Because Of The Damned Blonde's Son (Dir. Danilo Vargas Martinez, Cristian Roberto Hernández Figueroa, Writ. Cristian Roberto Hernández FIgueroa)
● Breathe (Dir. & Writ. Victor Velasco)
● Preggers (Dir. Sylvia Ray, Writ. Marco Antonio Parra)
● Tundra (Dir. José Luis Aparicio, Writ. Carlos Melián)
● Who? How? And Where? (Dir. & Writ. Victoria Garza)
● Mancha (Dir. Nicole Mejia, Writ. Nicole Mejia, Don DiPetta)
● I'm A Vampire (Dir. & Writ. Sofia Garza-Barba)
● Noche Del Infierno (Hell Night) (Dir. Andrew Reid, Writ. Jesenia Ruiz, Vee Saieh)
● Bad Hombrewood (Dir. & Writ. Guillermo Casarin)
● Más Latina (Dir. & Writ Janeva Adena Zentz, Tim Young)
● Sabor Ártico: Latinos En Alaska (Arctic Flavor: Latinos In Alaska) (Dir. & Writ. Indra Arriaga Delgado)
● Tejano Night (Dir. & Writ. Alexander Rosales)
● Bertie The Brilliant (Dir. Gabriela Garcia Medina, Writ. Gabriela Garcia Medina, Joshua Sankar)

Additional Festival information is available at www.NFMLA.org/Events

About NFMLA

NFMLA is an L.A. based arts and culture non-profit organization in its fifteenth year. NFMLA champions emerging storytellers from around the globe and offers year-round programming including the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival, InFocus diversity and inclusion series, Best of NFMLA Awards, DocuSlate Documentary Film Festival, STARZ #TakeThe Lead Writers’ Intensive, NewNarratives in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery OneFifty, CineCessions Student Mentorship program, and more.