Latino Film and Arts Festival NYC

(released 6/17/2019)

The 5th Annual Official Latino Film and Arts festival is underway. The festival is unique in that is holds semi-finals in 4 different markets made by filmmakers in that market. New York, Atlanta, San Antonio, and Los Angeles will hold semi-final screenings. The Finals and Gala event will take place in Coachella, California between October 11-13, 2019. The New York semi-final screenings will be in blocks from July 7-9, 2019 at the Caveat located at 21 A Clinton Street, 10002. All films in NY are produced by New York Filmmakers.

This year's theme is "Sterotypes End Here". Latinx Filmmakers and Filmmakers of color have for years seen their role on the screen limited to a few lines or supporting roles. This festival is about taking the lead and no longer waiting for the "powers that be" to change the narrative. This year will also highlight the Native Indigenous Spirit showcasing films about Natives from this continent. The festival also supports filmmakers that are non-Latinx, but do showcase the Black, White, Asian, Gay, All who embody a diverse experience.

Filmmaker Danny Hastings created the festival in 2015 with the mission of showcasing America's Diversity.

The lineup for the NY Semi Final screenings is as follows:

NYC BLOCK 1 | Sunday, July 7th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Forgotten directed by Herb Cremer and Joe Cremer
Casualidad Rodriguez directed by Andre M. Zucker
Eleven directed by Ariel Rodriguez
Hunger directed by Ryan Savini and Wesley Wingo
Searching for Wonder directed by Greg Osei
BreakDown directed by Antoine Allen
Sangre directed by Victoria Batista
Hotline directed by Issack Cintron

NYC BLOCK 2 | Sunday, July 7th 8:00pm - 9:30pm

2 Ushers Walk Into A Play directed by Becca Beberaggi
The Cat Can Dance directed by Ariadne Vasquez
Three Periods directed by Kat Lazo
Away From You: Integration directed by Cely Riva
Stacy directed by Julia Delmedico
The Womens World Cup Commercial Parody directed by Lorena Russi
The Birds & the Bees & the Belly Button directed by Alexandra Nader
Pancakes directed by Kai Torres
Plant the Seed directed by Taína Asili

NYC BLOCK 3 | Sunday, July 7th 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Makin Noize directed by Holly Kaplan
Harmony directed by Rachel Navarro
Use Your Words directed by Shauntay Cherry
Waste directed by Michael Huntsman and Carly Otte
Dolls and Cigarettes directed by Christina Breza
Coming Out as a Queen directed by Marissa Zakes, Hugo Mendez, Nick Sintilas, Lauren Alberti and Jessica Peeters
One Night Stand directed by Enrique Lebron

NYC BLOCK 4 | Monday, July 8th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lips directed by Mauricio Zapata
Catalina directed by Paola Ossa
Caught in the Act directed by Eric Espino
Thoreau directed by Gustavo Luciano Gonzalez
The Best Way to Murder directed by Nick Gavin and Mae Claire
Terraza 7 directed by Carlos Freire
Now Boarding directed by Dr. Teresa H Mular

NYC BLOCK 5 | Monday, July 8th 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Abuelo directed by Daniel Rodriguez
Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir directed by D.M. Night Maire
E.very D.ay directed by Jordan Hidalgo
Bad Uncle directed by Robert Torres and Michael L. Walker
The Job directed by Susan W. Caminez
The B-Side Fighter: Wesley "El Bongocero" Ferrer directed by Brian Chu

NYC BLOCK 6 | Monday, July 8th 10:00pm - 11:30pm

I'm Not a Fan directed by Maxy Jimenez
Libertad directed by Anekwe Noel
Atrevidos directed by Jorge Gomez
Fran Gil, Notario/P.I. directed by Carla Robles
Mariposas directed by Adrian Carey
Pride is Costly by Shauntay Cherry

NYC BLOCK 7 | Tuesday July 9th 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Last Shot directed by James Clarke
Pretty Dead directed by Inga Moren Tapias
Neither directed by Daniel Mandoki
Slut directed by Madeleine Van Dam
The Glow Of The Dragon directed by Julio Yurnet
Echoes in Silence directed by Viktoria I.V. King

NYC BLOCK 8 | Tuesday July 9th 8:00pm - 9:30pm

This Boy's Vida (Made in America) directed by Joseph Castillo-Midyett and Adrienne Lovette
The Unknown directed by Maria Palacio
Only The Moon/Solamente La Luna directed by Maya Cueva
Walk of Fame directed by Blaine Morris
The Hookah Guy directed by Carla Franchesca
Leo Dan directed by Antonio De La Cruz
D Train directed by Yudelka Heyer

NYC BLOCK 9 | Tuesday, July 9th 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Antonio Norales: Garifuna Guardian directed by Walker Simon
Mariposa directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa
Subpoena directed by Ramon Pesante
18:22 directed by James Clarke
Solitude directed by Linda Briceno
Voz del Azul directed by Samantha Alvarez
Dak'toká Taíno (I am Taíno) directed by Alba Enid Garcia
Merci Mechanics directed by Kat Lazo
Casual Sex directed by Pavel Ezrohi
The Rigid Chair directed by Lorena Russi

This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served. This is a 21 and up only event.

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