NALIP’S 2018 LATINO MEDIA FEST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latino Media Fest Official Selection Program ONE is showcasing:
Showing at AMC Century City 15 at Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00pm.
Through audio recordings and re-enactments, former white supremacist Angela King relives the memories of, and motivations behind, the eight years she spent inside the white power movement—and the path she took to get out. While the monsters of Angela’s past define the years she spent mired in hate, she finds redemption only after acknowledging the ultimate monster: herself.
Directed by Gabriela Arp.
NALIP presents the following short films for Latino Media Fest Official Selection Program TWO:
Showing at AMC Century City 15 on Thursday, October 4th at 4:00pm.
NALIP, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and World Channel present Latino Lens: Beyond Graduation Digital Incubator Showcase.
Alan Dominguez - American Graduate: Turns in the Road
Carla Dauden - The Jump
Carlos Valdivia - The Internship
Dez Hernandez - The Service Gap
Georgina Gonzalez - Passion Drives Us
Screening on Thursday at 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
It's 2029. Augmented reality is ubiquitous.
ARGOS is the top brand in neural technology, leading the way in Personalized Realities and Memory Recording.
Thanks to ARGOS nearly one-third of the Earth's population is addicted to recording and sharing their own memories.
A world not so different from our own.
Directed by Josema Roig.
NALIP and Time Warner Foundation present Latino Lens Incubators: Narrative Shorts.
Screening on Wednesday at 6:00pm - 8:00pm.