Thursday, October 4


Schedule of Events

12:30 — 5:30pm

Sponsor's Lounge

Latino Media Fest attendees will network with sponsors and exhibitors who will display career opportunities, diversity programs, and initiatives. Plus, experience interactive shorts, Gabriel Arp's Meeting a Monster and Josema Roig's Argo's File at XR Tales booth. Enjoy!

The Sponsors Lounge is open to all LMF pass holders.



12:30 — 7:30pm

Thursday Registration

All attendees must pick up their Latino Media Fest passes at AMC Century City 15 lobby.

Parking structure available on corner of Century Park West & Constellation Blvd.


1:00 — 2:00pm

The Animator's Journey

Storytelling can be done in so many creative ways and animation is one that never ceases to amaze. From miniature details to the eye-popping large scale realm, Animators from all backgrounds discuss the careful crafting of the characters, their worlds and their inspiration. Join us and learn about their personal journeys and the steps to becoming a first class animator!


Carlos Puertolas

(Animator, director, and storytelling explorer - Dreamworks Animation)


Vitor Vilela 

(Animator - Walt Disney Animation Studios)


Andrea Fernandez

(Art Director, Creator)



Maria Escobedo

(Writer - Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, Elena of Avalor)

2:30 — 3:30pm

Screenwriting Masterclass

Auditorium #1

No matter how big or small, each film begins on the page. This intensive masterclass focuses on the nature of film writing, challenges of adaptation, and finding the heart of your story.


Tatiana Suarez-Pico 

(Co-Producer on POSSUM for Starz)


David Arata

(Screenwriter Children of Men)



Kala Guess

(Marketing professional at Final Draft)


4:00 — 6:00pm

Latino Lens Incubators: Beyond Graduation

NALIP, World Channel and Corporation for Public Broadcasting present Latino Lens Incubators: Beyond Graduation


  • 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


4:00 — 6:00pm

Program TWO

NALIP presents the following short films for Latino Media Fest Official Selection Program TWO:

Claudia Murray - Gringa

Jonatas da Silva - Life on a String

Rosger Toledo - Narration of Your Death

Miguel Alvarez - Atlantic City

Mary Angelica Molina - Dichos

Luciano Podcaminsky - The Back of My Mind

Christopher Santiago - Negrón

Francisco Ramos - Zoo Animals


More information about each film.

7:45 — 9:15pm

NALIP Announcements & Awards

Latino Media Fest awards celebrates outstanding filmmakers and films of 2018.

Co-hosted by:

Erik Rivera

(Stand Up Comedian)