Latino Media Fest Oct 3-5, 2018 AMC Century City 15 - Los Angeles, CA

is the unique presenter of the best U.S. based Latinx content across media platforms: narrative shorts, TV/Streaming pilots, digital web series, virtual reality, and documentary shorts.


Best Latin American Film Award:

Fistful of Dirt - Sebastian Silva





In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, twelve-year-old Yei Yei struggles to adjust to everyday life in his rural village after losing his home and several family members to the deadly storm.


Best Latinx Film:

Blindspotting - Carlos Lopez Estrada

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning.  He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland.  Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Best Latinx Filmmaker:

Eva Vives

Eva is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, she won Best Short at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING, a short she cast, edited and produced. She followed that up with the feature RAISING VICTOR VARGAS, which she co-wrote. Since then, she has been working on numerous projects, including CHROME AND PAINT, which she co-wrote with Ice Cube.She was also one of four writers in Disney’s Writers Program. Most recently Vives wrote and directed her short film ​JOIN THE CLUB​, which was admitted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, among others.She was a finalist for the “2016 Atlanta Film Festival’s Filmmaker to Watch Award” and a “Sundance Institute Academy Nicholl Honoree”. Vives is a proud Sundance Screenwriters, Directors and SkywalkerSound Labs fellow where she developed her directorial debut ALL ABOUT NINA, about a stand-up comedian who has to deal with her past to move forward.

Best Latin American Filmmaker:

Alonso Ruizpalacios

Alonso is a Mexican film and stage director and writer. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. His first feature GÜEROS won over 40 international prizes in festivals around the world, including Best First Feature at the Berlinale 2014, Horizontes Award and Audience Award at San Sebastian, and awards at the AFI Film Festival, Tribeca, Havana, Morelia, Lima, among others, as well as 5 Mexican Academy Ariels - including Best Picture.

His previous shorts CAFÉ PARAÍSO, THE CÚ BIRD ́S LAST SONG, and last year’s VERDE have appeared in the Official Selection at TIFF, Clermont-Ferrand, London Film Fest, Tribeca, and have won over 20 prizes around the world.

He lives in Mexico City where he works with his theatre company Todas Las Fiestas de Mañana. He’s trying to be more patient with his sons Martín and Tomás.


Best Latinx TV Show of the Year:


Vida is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother's identity.





Short Narratives
Short Docs
TV Pilots
Digital Content
Virtual Reality


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Wednesday, October 3

12:30 — 6:30pm
Registration Registration
1:30 — 2:30pm
Crafting the Pitch
3:00 — 4:00pm
How TV Drives Inclusivity: From Packaging to Broadcast
4:30 — 5:30pm
Social hour - Mixer
6:00 — 8:00pm
Latino Lens: Narrative Shorts Showcase
6:00 — 8:00pm
Program ONE
8:30 — 10:30pm
Latino Media Fest Networking Kickoff

Thursday, October 4

12:30 — 5:30pm
Sponsor's Lounge
12:30 — 7:30pm
Thursday Registration
1:00 — 2:00pm
The Animator's Journey
2:30 — 3:30pm
Screenwriting Masterclass
4:00 — 6:00pm
Latino Lens Incubators: Beyond Graduation
4:00 — 6:00pm
Program TWO
7:45 — 9:15pm
NALIP Announcements & Awards

Friday, October 5

1:00 — 3:00pm
Emerging Content Creators Workshop


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AMC Century City 15. 

10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000

Los Angeles, CA 90067  

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