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

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.

 

Short film casting call

Friend of the Cine+Mas and local filmmaker Noe Flores wants to see if you fit the bill! Auditions today and Saturday.  This is also posted as an active casting call on SFCasting.com. For more info, you can also contact Noe at noe.m.flores  (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

Here are the character breakdowns and audition info:

Angel, male, Latino, 30-40 years of age, speaks Spanish. Angel is bad dude. No smiles from this guy. Angel is from Mexico originally but has been in the US for many years now. He knows Juan (the principal role) from work, they both work at a restaurant, and has convinced Juan that you have do some illegitimate things if you want to survive as an immigrant. He’s very street savvy and will seize any opportunity to make more money at any cost. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Nicolas, male, Latino, Teenager. Speaks spanish. Nicolas is a teenager. He is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the United States for a year. The only reason he’s here is because his older brother brought him, thinking he would have a better life in the U.S. He’s a good student but what he excels at is running. Running is what got him noticed in El Salvador. The local gangs were looking to him to join them and do some running for them when his older brother saw this and decided to bring Nicolas to the U.S. They now live in a large city in a shabby space and unsure of what the future holds. The younger you appear, the better. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Juan, male, early to mid 20’s, Latino, speaks Spanish. Juan is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the U.S. for 1 year. He came to bring his little 13 brother who was close to getting involved some of the gangs in E.S. He currently works as a busboy in a restaurant but is not earning a whole lot so he sometimes dabbles in criminal activity to get by. He doesn’t like doing it and definitely doesn’t want his little brother to get involved. Juan loves his family and will do what he must for his little brother. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

The auditions are Monday, Wednesday (24 June) from 7-9:30 and Saturday (27 June) from 10am – 1pm.

What: Audition for a short film

When: Wednesday June 24 7-9:30pm & Saturday June 27 10am-1pm

Where: 925 Mission Street, San Francisco

The Feminine Side of Mariachi; Que Caramba es La Vida – This Lovely Shitty Life; January 29 Castro Theater

 

Join us this month for the screening of QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival which runs from January 29-February 1, 2015 in San Francisco.

This Lovely Shitty Life/QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA / Dieses Schöne Scheissleben
Saturday, January 31, 2015  1:00 pm
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Tickets: http://bit.ly/CarambaVida


Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it’s a lifestyle that views the world from a male perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi. The first women mariachi band that formed in 1958 is still performing. And then there’s a band of young female musicians who struggle with family issues and their vocation. Against the backdrop of  Día de los Muertos, director Doris Dörrie accompanies them to their performances on the streets of Mexico and throughout their daily lives, singing about death, love and poverty.

Directed by Doris Dörrie. With- Magdalena ‘Malena’ Berrones, María del Carmen, Estrellas de Jalisco, Las Pioneras de Mexico

For more information about the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival visit: berlinbeyond.org

 

New Waves in Mexican Cinema Series at YBCA Starts December 4

Cine+Mas SF is a community partner in presenting NEW WAVES IN MEXICAN CINEMA. Don’t miss these truly amazing works.

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It’s a new day for Mexican cinema, which is exploding with energy and talent. This four-part series showcases contemporary films from young, up-and-coming directors for a brief but fascinating look at Mexico and Mexican cinema today.

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We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa)
by Samuel Kishi Leopo
Dec 4 & 6, 7:30 PM; Dec 7, 2 PM

(CMSF6 Selection- Somos Mari Pepa)

The Searches (Las búsquedas)
by José Luis Valle
Dec 11, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 2 PM

The Empty Hours (Las horas muertas)
by Aarón Fernández
Dec 13, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 3:45 PM

The Naked Room (El cuarto desnudo)
by Nuria Ibáñez
Dec 18, 7:30 PM; Dec 21, 2 PM

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Love Procession & Art Exhibition Starts December 7

On December 8th 1940 in a San Francisco City Hall court room Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera for the second time. After the nuptials, Diego returned to his painting and Frida, being of ill health, returned to her room at the Hamilton Hotel…they never celebrated their re-union!

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Join Fiestas Fridas San Francisco, Cine+Mas SF, Pig and Pie and La Calle 24 as we celebrate:

The 74th Anniversary of the Second Wedding Love Procession and FRIDArte Exhibit Show Opening

Sunday December 7th from 3 to 6 pm

Love Procession

3:00 pm Meet at 24th street Bart Station Plaza.

3:30 pm The Procession begins down 24th street heading to Pig & Pie.

What to Wear to a Frida and Diego Love procession?
*Flowers in your hair
*Overalls with paint
*Traditional Mexican clothing
*Bridesmaid’s dresses
*Since we’re redoing a celebration from 1940, feel free to come in your best 1940’s duds…maybe even a zoot suit!
*Comfortable shoes, although the walk is only a few blocks.

What to Bring to a love procession?
*Any kind of noise makers: rattles, drums, harmonicas, etc.
*Lots of Bubbles
*Umbrellas in case of rain

FRIDArte Exhibit and Art Opening

4 pm- 6pm Pig & Pie (Discolandia) 2962 24th Street

Featuring FRIDArte by

Eyauuk
Ana Bick
Gaby Rico
Ruby Avila
Jessie Marie
Alana Flores
Phoenix Rose
Laura Salazar
Monica Ramirez Art
Caitlin Woodstock
Hanne-Lori Eggeman
Debanjana Bhattacharjee

and YOU in a community pARTicipation work by
Diego Guttierez Monterubio

This community event is free, donations are welcome but not necessary.

For more information please like our facebook page or email fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com

Que viva la Frida!
Que viva el amor!
Que viva el arte!

El 8 de diciembre de 1940 en una sala de tribunal de la alcaldia de San Francisco, Frida Kahlo se caso con Diego Rivera por segunda vez. Después de la boda , Diego volvió a sus murales y Frida, por estar de mal salud, regresó a su habitación en el Hotel Hamilton. Nunca celebraron su re-union.

Unanse con Fiestas Fridas San Francisco , Cine + Mas SF , Pig & Pie y La Calle 24 en la celebracion del 74º aniversario de la segunda boda con una procesión de amor y una exposicion de FRIDArte.

Domingo 07 de diciembre del 15:00 a 18:00

Procesión de Amor
15:00 Encuentro en la Plaza de Bart en la calle 24
15:30 La procesión comienza bajando la calle 24 con dirección a Pig & Pie.

Qué ponerse para una procession de amor?
* Flores en su pelo
* Guardapolvos/Overalles con pintura
* Ropa tradicional mexicana
* Vestidos de dama de honor
* Ya que estamos haciendo de nuevo una celebración de 1940, no duden en venir vestidos de ropa de 1940…tal vez incluso un traje Zoot!
* Zapatos cómodos , aunque el paseo es de pocas cuadras.

Lo que debe traer a una procesión de amor?
* Cualquier tipo de fabricantes de ruido: sonajeros, tambores, armónicas, maracas, etc.
* Muchas burbujas
* Paraguas en caso de lluvia

FRIDArte exposicion y Apertura de Arte 16:00 a 18:00

16:00 a 18:00 pm- Pig & Pie ( Discolandia ) 2962 calle 24

Con FRIDArte por
Eyauuk
Ana Bick
Gaby Rico
Rubí Ávila
Jessie Marie
Alana Flores
Phoenix Rose
Laura Salazar
Mónica Ramírez
Caitlin Woodstock
Hanne – Lori Eggeman
Debanjana Bhattacharjee

y tú en una obra de participación comunitaria por
Diego Gutiérrez Monterubio

Para obtener más información, visiten nuestra página de facebook o por correo electrónico fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com

Que viva la Frida
Que viva el amor
Que viva el arte
Que viva Mexico

Pichuco Screens Dec 5-6 in San Francisco, Tango doc & Performance

A documentary about Aníbal Troilo, an Argentine Tango giant, in celebration of his 100th birthday. Troilo’s music lives and enjoyed by tango dancers throughout the world. Directed by Martin Turnes.

Synopsis
A teacher at the Escuelar de Música Popular in Buenos Aires, Argentina, together with his students, took on the project of digitizing ~500 original, handwritten arrangements of Aníbal “Pichuco” Troilo orchestra. Through interviews of musicians from different generations and styles, this documentary takes us to a musical tour through the work of one of the most influential characters in the history of Tango and Argentine music.

Tickets & Times
$15 + fee online, $20 at the door
Purchase tickets at EventBrite http://bit.ly/1A0h49b.
Dec 5, 2014 (Fri) . 8pm . Door opens at 7pm
Dec 6, 2014 (Sat) . 8pm . Door opens at 7pm
Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco (Free street parking)

Tango Performance
The screening will be followed by a tango performance. Performances by some of the finest tango instructors and performers of the Bay Area, including Cristian Sierra and Casanova Tango, Doruk Golcu and Erin Malley, Jonas Aquino and Monza Lui.

Documentary Short List for #CMSF6

Bill #945 / Proyecto No. 945
US declared war on drugs tears up countries- Mexico, Colombia. Uruguay flpped the script and legalized it.  See how it came about happened.
The Hand That Feeds
Immigrant workers take on Corporate America in New York City by launching a labor battle.
Rumba Clave Blem Blem Blem
A song of praise to the musical genre of rumba in New York City revealing the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city and unraveling the African and Andalusian origins of rumba. Follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre.

We’re really excited about the line up. Visit our website to read all the details. We’ll profile here a short-list of some of the films in each section.   There are 42 films including shorts from 23 countries. Shorts are paired with some feature films and others are part of a program.  There are several shorts programs including: Made in San Francisco, Not So Short Shorts, and shorts programs at alternative venues like the Red Poppy Art House and Galeria de La Raza.

 Listed above is a short-list of some of the films in each section.   There are 42 films including shorts from 16 countries. Shorts are paired with some feature films and others are part of a program.  There are several shorts programs including: Made in San Francisco, Not So Short Shorts, and shorts programs at alternative venues like the Red Poppy Art House and Galeria de La Raza.

Fiestas Fridas Returns! Events, Performance, Art & Crafts

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Aside from Mexico and Paris, San Francisco was one of Frida Kahlo’s favorite places to be. She spent many days watching Diego paint commissioned murals all over the Bay Area and many days visiting her doctor, whose practice was in San Francisco. In 1931, Frida’s painting “Frieda and Diego Rivera” showed at the “Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists” – the first public showing of her work. She married Diego for the second time at SF City Hall on Diego’s birthday.

Fiestas Fridas SF and Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival seek to revive the love affair between Frida and San Francisco. Our events combine art, food, and music into culturally relevant events that focus on community and Frida’s message of healing through art no matter what tragedies life throws in our path. All funds raised after expenses benefit SF LaTEENo Youth Filmmakers program, Rainbow Teen Center in Oakland and PlayNice Youth programs of the Peninsula.

Our inaugural three day event in 2013 left many wishing they didn’t have to choose between Fourth of July and Frida of July. We have resolved the dilemma by offering a month long celebration this July. Check out what we have in store.

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*This year’s Fiestas Fridas SF (he)Art! Exhbit has moved to la Calle 24. Catch our Virtual Art Exhibit running continuously from July 1st – August 10th.

*Puerto Alegre restaurant hosts Bird Levy’s legendary “Pasion de Frida” exhibit for its fifth season featuring FridArte submissions by over 32 talented Friduchos. July 1 – August 15th

 

*Our “Somos Frida (We are Frida)” Birthday Celebration/Family Day offers shopping, food, art and music. July 6th

  • Stop by our (he)Art! Exhibit Opening celebration of Frida & Mi Otro Yo, meet the artists and
  • Get your Frida PASS for only $10 We’ve got all the Frida stuff you’ve ever dreamed of and more, with over 15 vendors and artisans selling their wares and handmade FridArte at a discount to our Pass holders. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/frida-pass-early-bird-tickets-11819192523
  • We end our celebration at Alley Cat Books and Gallery for the art opening of one of SF’s prolific Friducho artists and San Francisco’s own Santos Perdidos serenading Frida on her special day. Their mix of Latino music will have you on the dance floor throwing down your moves before you can say Diego Rivera.

*JC Events, Mahlae Balenciaga and The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins curate our FriDrAg and Burlesque show at The Café in the Castro for a night of high class drag, no class debauchery and homegrown sass & burlesque. July 7th, doors open at 7, show at 9 PM http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fridrag-burlesque-show-tickets-11912569817

*The 60th Anniversary of Frida’s Death. In honor of her 47 years of life we present two films www.brownpapertickets.com

  • “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to Karen and David Crommie”-40 minutes
  • “Frida – Naturaleza Viva/Frida Still Life” -108 minutes
  • A celebration with music, food and drinks to follow the movie

*The following shops will feature Frida art, Jewelry or clothing for sale in July

  • Runway Style House. Oakland
  • Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery. San Francisco
  • Modern Times Bookstore. San Francisco
  • The Gallery (lower Haight). San Francisco
  • Everlasting Love. San Francisco
  • Niju Jewelry Store
  • Luz de Luna. San Francisco
  • Cliff’s Variety. San Francisco. Join us for the unveiling of the Castro’s Homenaje a Frida Kahlo on July 7th at 5:30 pm. Snacks, beverages and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.

 

Que viva Frida!

Que viva el arte!

Cine+Mas SF co-presenting Latin American Films at 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

The 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival runs from June 19 to June 29 with screenings, parties, and special events taking place in San Francisco and Berkeley over 11 days.

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting several selections from Latin America.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 30th.

Bad Hair/ Pelo Malo  Dir. Mariana Rondón, Venezuela, 2013
Saturday, June 21, 1:30 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets:  http://bit.ly/BadHairFrameline

BadHair_FramelineYoung Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother in Caracas. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.

Everybody’s Got Somebody… But Me/Todo Mundo Tiene A Alguien Menos Yo
Dir.Raul Fuentes, Mexico, 2012
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets: http://bit.ly/EverybodyFrameline

EverybodysGotSomeoneButMeThe dynamics of a passionate love affair between a shy, snobbish middle-aged woman and a brazen, vivacious teenage girl change suddenly and artfully in Raúl Fuentes’s feature film debut, with a unique narrative style, seductive black-and-white cinematography, and an eclectic soundtrack.

 

Holiday/ Dia Feriado
Dir. Diego Araujo, Ecuador, 2013
Thursday, June 19, 10:00 PM &  Monday June 23, 1PM Castro Theatre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/HolidayFrameline

Holiday

Against the 1999 collapse of Ecuador’s banking system in the wake of a corruption scandal, doe-eyed, sensitive Juampi feels his own world turn upside down when he meets leather-clad Juano, an indigenous Quechua, during a holiday visit to the Andes.

 

Visit Frameline.org for complete schedule, film and ticketing details.