NALIP’S 2017 LATINO MEDIA FESTIVAL
is the unique presenter of the best U.S. based Latino content across all media platforms: narrative shorts, TV/Streaming pilots, digital web series, virtual reality, augmented reality and documentary shorts.
Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat the distance that separates them by using a sign language created by the inmates in Najayo, called “Woodpecking”, enabling them to effectively communicate and develop personal and even intimate relationships without the knowledge of dozens of guards. Directed by Jose M. Cabral.
A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Directed by Miguel Arteta.
Janicza Bravo is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. She was raised on an army base in Panama City, Panama. She's mounted plays in the states and abroad. Her foray into film began 5 years ago. Her first short, Eat, premiered at SXSW. Her followup Gregory Go Boom played in competition at Sundance and took home a Short Film Jury award. Her work has screened at AFI, BAM, Carnegie Hall, Rotterdam and Tribeca. Filmmaker Magazine named her one to watch. TV credits include a short for Amazon, The New Yorker Presents and an episode of FX’s award winning Atlanta starring Donald Glover as well as Judd Apatow’s Love and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce on HBO.
Amat Escalante is a Mexican director/producer/screenwriter. He was born in Barcelona, Spain and grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, living briefly in Los Angeles as well. He studied film editing and sound in Spain and was part of the International School of Film and television in Cuba. His 2005 film Sangre was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2005 Cannes film festival. He won the award for best director at the 2013 Cannes film festival for his film Heli. In 2016, he won the Silver Lion award for Best Direction at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for his film La Region Savage.
Latino Media Fest Shorts Program A will showcase the following films:
NBC TIPs Panel with TIPS alumni: Marvin Lemus (GENTE-FIED), Debby Wolfe (One Day at a Time), Erik Rivera (NBC Standup), and Julian Kiani (Marlon).
An advance screening of NBC's hit series, Superstore will be showcased at the Latino Media Fest + a discussion with Superstore writers Sierra Ornelas and Vanessa Ramos.
Tuesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Based on Disney Channel's Imagen Award-winning animated series "Elena of Avalor," a new short-form series titled "Scepter Training with Zuzo" will debut early 2018. Written by NALIP member and alumni of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Television Writer's Program, Manuel Nieto Jr., the shorts follow Princess Elena and her spirit guide, Zuzo, as they work together to learn how to master Elena's new-found magical powers.
Emerging Content Creators Workshop, Tuesday at 11:30am.
WEEDS is the story of a little Dandelion struggling to get from the dry, barren side of a driveway to the other side, where water is plentiful and the grass is greener. After watching neighboring weeds wilt and die, the dandelion faces a decision - take action or suffer the same fate.
Writer & Director: Kevin Hudson
Producer: Bradford Simonsen
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) will be presenting Son of Jaguar, Jorge Gutiérrez’s first interactive VR 360° short on September 26th and September 27, 2017 produced by Google Spotlight Stories and Reel FX. Latino Media Fest attendees will have the chance to experience the short at the Sponsor Lounge from 12:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m Tuesday and 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m Wednesday. Jorge Gutiérrez will be at the Latino Media Fest Wednesday to lead the Animation Master Class from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The VR short film tells the story of the once-mighty, masked luchador, Son of Jaguar, faces his legacy, his family, and what it means to be a part of something bigger than himself. Jorge Gutiérrez is the creator and director of “Book of Life ” and El Tigre.Co-creators of Son of Jaguar include Producer David Eisenmann and Kirk Bodyfelt, Supervising Technical Directors Cassidy Curtis and John Anderholm.
Activation Sponsored by: Well Played Studios
Available in the Sponsor's Lounge.