2017 Cine Mas SF Latino Film Festival Opens September 15

The 2017 Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival opens September 15, 2017 at the iconic Alamo DraftHouse. Ticketing website CLICK HERE!

SCREENINGS
15 Sept Alamo Drafthouse- San Francisco
16-21 Sept Landmark’s Opera Plaza-San Francisco
22-28 Sept Roxie Theater- San Francisco
28 Sept Museum of African Diaspora-San Francisco (Co-Presenting)
28-30 Sept Pickleweed Park-San Rafael
29-30 East Side Cultural Center – Oakland
29-30 La Pena Cultural Center- Berkeley
14 Oct De Young Museum-San Francisco

EVENTS & AFTER PARTIES
7 Sept 5:30pm Kick-Off Latino Heritage Month, CMSF Latino Film Fest Reception -KPIX
15 Sept 7pm Opening Night Film -Alamo Drafthouse- San Francisco
15 Sept 9pm Opening Night Party- Gray Area/Grand Theater-Music by Latino Soul, Live Art- San Francisco
23 Sept 9pm Filmmakers’ Night Afterparty-Slate Bar- San Francisco

28 Sept 9:30pm SF Closing After Party- Venue TBD- San Francisco

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2017

 

UPDATED June 19, 2017  

SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Bay Area film group invites creatives to participate in their 9th annual festival

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Cine+Mas, a year round Bay Area film group, invites the film community to submit their short, feature, narrative, or documentary film made by, with or about Latinos to their 9th annual SF Latino Film Festival.

Festival dates are set for September 15-30, 2017 at multiple Bay Area theaters. The community event series is aimed at showcasing film from the Americas and the organizers invite everyone to take part in the festivities.

Those who would like to sponsor, host, or participate in upcoming events can contact a Cine+Mas development rep directly at info [at] sflatinofilmfestival [dot] com. And for more information about year-round programming, follow Cine+Mas on Twitter here.
Click on the FilmFreeway button below to get started with the submission process!

Cine+Mas is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. Outside of the group’s signature event each September, Cine+Mas hosts monthly screenings and collaborations with other festivals in San Francisco including: Calle 24 Arts Walk, Berlin & Beyond Film Fest, SF Int’l Film Fest, SF LGBT Film Festival, SF Jewish Film Fest, and promotional early screenings of mainstream films. Go to sflatinofilmfestival.org for more.

Media contact: Virginia Chavez, gini@sflatinofilmfestival.com

Announcing 8th Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival- Sept 16-Oct 1

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2016

Media Contacts:
Juliana Mojica, Mojica Arts/ Cine+Más SF/ San Francisco Latino Film Festival, 415.225.3725 mojicaarts@gmail.com
David Franco, Cine+Mas SF, 415.754.9580 publicity (at)cine mas sf (dot) org

Cine+Más SF presents
8th Annual San Francisco Latino Film Festival
September 16-October 1, 2016

Calendar Listing / Film / Festival / Community Event
Calendar Editors Please Note:
What: 8th Annual Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Where: SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND / BERKELEY
When: Sept 16-Oct 1, 2016
INFO: http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.org or call 415-754-9580.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –August 10, 2016 – Cine+Más SF presents the San Francisco Latino Film Festival (September 16-October 1, 2016) in theatres and cultural centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, screening award winning and critically acclaimed documentary and feature films throughout Latin America, South America and the USA. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with local and visiting filmmakers after many of the screenings.

The Festival is excited to announce this year it will open at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Mission District and takes the program to cultural venues in the Bay Area including the Roxie Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, La Pena Cultural Center, the de Young Museum and the Eastside Cultural Center. Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.

A short list of this year’s program includes:

H.O.M.E by Daniel Maldonado from New York City. Jeremy Ray Valdez (La Mission) plays a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who finds respite in the subways of New York City. .
SACRED SACRAMENT by Lionel Desai, a San Francisco filmmaker. Familiar sights and faces from the Mission. Boy coming to terms with separation from his mother who was deported as he prepares for his first communion while staying at adoptive family.
SIEMBRA by Samuel Henriquez from Colombia. It’s a drama set in Colombia’s Pacific Coast about a fisherman displaced by the armed conflict yearning to return to his land.
LIBERTAD by Brenda Avila-Haan, a filmmaker from Santa Cruz. A short film profiling a transgender indigenous woman from Oaxaca whose life transcends borders.
CRAVING CUBA by Zuzy Martin Lynch and Rick Lynch, San Francisco filmmakers. A documentary about Cuban-American’s nostalgia and yearning to travel and connect with Cuba. Subjects include Jessica Aguirre (NBC news anchor), George Gascon (San Francisco District Attorney), and singer/actor Carlos Ponce.
SFLFF 8 is pleased to welcome several sponsors back including: KQED, KPFA 94.1FM, KPIX, CBS 5, KBCW, SFstation.com, JCDECAUX, and MDT Agency. Companies or individuals interested in supporting as sponsors or volunteers are encouraged to contact us at 415-754-9580 or programming (at) SFLatinoFilmFestival (dot) org.

SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL SETS LOCATIONS, SEEKS COLLABORATORS

The SF Latino Film Festival is gearing up for its 8th annual September events, celebrating independent film from the Americas and Europe. Our goal is to showcase film by, about, or made with Latinos—to shine a light on inclusion. Other films are presented to expose our innovative and influential Bay Area audiences to popular foreign film as a way to celebrate cultural differences.

The festival committee invites collaborators to sponsor, host, and contribute content to our upcoming events. Venues on the confirmed schedule include the following Bay Area locations.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – New Mission 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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DeYoung Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

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Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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For more information, contact the festival development rep directly here: http://bit.ly/bizdevsf. The SF Latino Film Festival is a 501 C non-profit organization. Outside of our signature event each September, we host monthly screenings and collaborations with other festivals in San Francisco, including: Berlin & Beyond Film Fest, SF Int’l Film Fest, SF LGBT Film Festival, SF Jewish Film Fest, SF Flamenco Festival aside from promotional early screenings of mainstream films.

 

Audience Award Winners!

As a relatively small, niche festival, we like to think that EVERY film in our program is winner! We do, however, appreciate the feedback we get from the audience. Each year we engage the public attending and have them vote on their favorites. The categories are withing Narrative Feature, Documentary Features, and Short.  Here are this year’s winners:

East Side Sushi – Audience Choice Award- Narrative Feature

The Hand That Feeds  Audience Choice Award- Documentary Feature

Ojos Que No Ven/ Eyes That Don’t See– Audience Choice Award- Short Film

If you missed it, keep an eye out for them. They will certainly be in theaters, on demand, or or available for download soon enough. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter where we inform you fo these updates from the filmmakers.

@SFLucho

HBO Premieres New Series Set in San Francisco- Looking

LogoedLookingLooking is a new mini-series on HBO that starts on January 19. Shot in San Francisco and centered on three gay friends each at different points of their lives. It’s sexy, honest, and funny. Also, it includes a couple of Latino cast members- Frankie J. Alvarez & Raul Castillo. Check out an on-the-set clip http://itsh.bo/1apsiKs

Edward James Olmos in ‘Go For Sisters’ – Opens Friday December 20- in SF & SJ

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Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. When Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered, Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of disgraced ex-LAPD detective Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops before Rodney meets the same fate as his partners. As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, GO FOR SISTERS is a welcome return to the border for master filmmaker and 2-time Oscar nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish, City of Hope, Amigo, Matewan, Men With Guns, Eight Men Out, The Brother From Another Planet).

http://www.GoForSistersMovie.com

“Sayles gives us vibrant, complex characters inhabited by actors who burrow deep — a reminder of how scarce classical, involving human drama is at the movies nowadays.” – Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

“A run for the border as gripping and complex as his 1996 Lone Star… The hunt is fraught with tension, though Sayles – as always, keeping the action at street level and vividly filling the screen with a culture’s sights, sounds, and rich, distinctive characters – makes us as concerned for the fate of two women’s friendship as for a man’s life.” – Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle

“John Sayles’ working-class obsessions are put to good use in borderland detective tale… Sisters knows exactly what it’s doing.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“Go for Sisters is an original, artfully blending humor and drama as these three journey to Mexico from California. The performances here are what you expect from a Sayles film: powerful and understated.” –Elizabeth Stoddard, The Austin Film Society

Check listings for times. Will be at Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and Camera 3 in San Jose.

Eduardo Galeano- Talk & Book Signing- May 21- Oakland

An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO

“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm

In 2010, we had a wonderful documentary that a few of you had a chance to see “Eyes Wide Open, A Voyage of South America Today”. The filmmaker, Gonzalo Arijon, was inspired by his countryman’s book The Open Veins of Latin America, a groundbreaking work by author Eduardo Galeano. This is the same book that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez presented to President Barack Obama when they first met.

One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. Born in Montevideo in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for many years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical music composers from all over the world. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.  His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez.  Eduardo is a man of truly progressive principles.

Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland- 2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/371186

Call for Entries Extended – June 7

Cine+Mas SF has extended the call for entries. The deadline is May 17 June 7.  Shorts, features, documentaries, or narrative fiction- all welcome.  The Festival includes films from the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.

eMail us or call if you have any questions or requests (fee waiver?).

For full details and the form click here: http://bit.ly/2013Entries

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Cine+Más SF ha extendido la convocatoria. La fecha límite es el 17 de mayo 7 de junio. Cortometrajes, largometrajes, documentales o narrativas de ficción todos bienvenidos. El Festival incluye películas de los EE.UU., América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal.

Envíenos un correo electrónico o llame si  tiene cualquier duda o petición (¿exención de cuotas?).

Para más detalles y la ficha de inscripción haga clic aquí: http://bit.ly/2013Entries

@SFLucho