September Film Programming Update

Filmmaker

Our programming team has been screening, discussing, arguing and carefully deciding on the final few films that will makeup the official selection for our film festival, which kicks off September 15th.

If you’ve submitted a film, hold tight. You will be notified if your film has been selected. We received an amazing crop of film to choose from and we’re very excited about reporting our selections soon.

The development team has been ironing out community partnerships and will also be reporting those and exciting new additions to the festival’s dynamic.

Stay tuned to our industry shout-outs via Twitter or spark a convo with us on Facebook. We’re chatty, so feel free to voice your film thoughts with us!

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO

Pancho Villa

The Mexican Revolution was the first major revolution to be filmed. The Storm that Swept Mexico incorporates photographs and motion pictures from these earliest days of cinema, many of which have never before been seen outside of Mexico.

Ten years in the making by Bay Area filmmakers Ray Telles and Kenn Rabin, The Storm that Swept Mexico is a powerful exploration of one of the most fascinating eras in modern history.

This exclusive new documentary The Storm that Swept Mexico, which tells the epic story of the Mexican revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, will screen only one night in the Bay Area and will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

This rare footage will be on the big screen Thursday, March 31, 7:00pM at 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Call 415.454.1222 for more information. This is a California Film Institute screening.

Watch the trailer.



@vc29

One Day San Francisco Film Festival

The Wall by Ricardo Martinez

SOMArts Theatre in San Francisco will screen seven films, followed by a Q&A session and reception with the filmmakers
 on Sunday, March 13 from noon – 8:00 p.m.

This free one-day-only San Francisco film festival celebrates crossings and dismantling of symbolic, nationalistic, cultural, internal, and external borders.

Also catch a chance to see the SF Latino Film Festival Audience Choice 2010 winning documentary The Wall by Bay Area native Ricardo Martinez. View trailer here.

More stand out films include: Crepe Covered Sidewalks by acclaimed singer and actor Renee Wilson and In The Matter of Cha Jung Hee by Deann Borshay Liem.
For a complete film schedule and summaries click here.

@EricAvilaThomas

 

Mystico Fantástico Makes World Premiere at Cinequest

SF Latino Film Co-Presents at Cinequest Film Festival

The SF Latino Film Festival is pleased to co-present the world premiere of Mystico Fantastico.

This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.

Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico. Accompanied by a tour guide, the story of this woman from the sea reveals the true meaning of what it means to live on the edge.

Mystico Fantastico stars Beatriz Yuste, Jean-Luc Chartier, Pablo Núñez Belmont and Jose Guadalupe Sansedo.

Click below for showtimes and tickets
03/03, 7:00pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/05, 4:30pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/08, 4:30pm San Jose Repertory Theatre

For more information follow Mystico Fantástico on Facebook

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Short film contest to be juried by Peter Bratt

Short film contest to be juried by Peter Bratt

WritersCorps announces their first-ever film event:  the Poetry Projection Project.  This contest calls on filmmakers of all ages to create short films based on poems by the kids at WritersCorps.  In keeping with WritersCorps’ mission of helping youth through creative expression, the Poetry Projection Project encourages filmmakers to explore the power of young people’s words and voices.

Entries will be juried by filmmaker Peter Bratt, and will compete for two $150 cash prizes and the opportunity to screen at two venues in San Francisco, CA April 16 and 19th, 2011. Entry deadline is March 27. Completed entries should be five minutes long or under. Enter here.

written by @EricAvilaThomas

Latino Casting Call in Oakland

Nicole Kidman

Latinos are needed for feature film ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn‘ starring Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen. The film shoots in Oakland, CA over 9 days in March, 2011.

To be considered, actors must be between the ages of  18 – 75 years old. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Beau Bonneau Casting at beaubonneaucasting.com.

Good Luck!

@vc29

Win tickets to exclusive screening of ‘Even the Rain’

Tambien la Lluvia with Gael Garcia Bernal

We’re awarding 10 lucky winners two tickets to an exclusive Feb. 8 preview screening of Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) starring Gael Garcia Bernal at Landmark’s Embarcadero Theater.

This is Spain’s Official Oscar Selection which was also nominated for 13 Goya Awards – Spain’s Oscar equivalent.

(Exclusive screening will have English subtitles.)

HOW TO ENTER
Submit your full name, phone number and email address to info@sflatinofilmfestival.com and write EVEN THE RAIN in the subject line. We’ll choose 10 winners who will be contacted via email with instructions on how to pick up passes. One email per entry.

Visit Tambien la Luvia (Even the Rain) on Facebook for a full synopsis. Para informacion en espanol visita: tambienlalluvia.com.

Tambien la Luvia opens February 18 in SF Bay Area theaters and will have English subtitles. Check back for showtimes.

written by @vc29