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

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.

2012 San Francisco Latino Film Fest Passes On Sale Now

Cine+Mas SF kicks off the San Francisco Latino Film Festival on September 13th and runs through September 28th with screenings, meet-ups, and after-parties in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities. Get your early bird festival film passes now; they’re discounted.

Get the entire schedule here: http://bit.ly/2o12Schedule. For the full schedule of events look at this calendar. Select “agenda” calendar view to see it more clearly. The festival dates are September 13-28, 2012.

Buy tickets for San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2012- All-Film & Event Pass

Buy tickets for San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2012 Season- Five Film Pass

September 14 Opening Night Screenings- Victoria Theater in San Francisco

September 15-16 1PM-11PM Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco. Screenings.

September 17, 24 7:30PM Mexican Arts Center in Richmond. Screenings.

September 19 and 26 7:30PM Galeria de La Raza in San Francisco. Screenings & receptions.

September 20-21, 26 7:30PM ATA in San Francisco. Screenings & reception.

September 22-23 1PM-9PM Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Screenings.

September 27 5:30PM-9PM Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Screening & reception. Hosted by KQED. Open event.

September 28 8PM Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland. Free screening.

September 28 7PM MACLA in San Jose. Screening.

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!

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

Spain’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Icíar Bollaín tells the story of Christopher Columbus in También la Lluvia (Even the Rain). Drama. 2009. 103 min.

Mexico’s Official Selection for Foreign Language Oscar Gets Nominated

Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu from Mexico is among the five nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role by the Academy and we are elated. This was a power performance by the veteran Spanish actor.

Bardem said in a statement: “I am truly honored for this nomination and deeply thankful to the Academy members for their trust and support. … It’s really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and mine I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination.”

written by @vc29

Argentina’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Carancho directed by Pablo Trapero from Argentina. 107 minutes, drama.

The film was presented as Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2010, Pablo Trapero as Best Director and Martina Gusman as Best Actress at Fantastic Fest 2010.

Find more info about this film at IMDB.


Costa Rica’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Saludos Cybergente. Award season is here and we’re on the verge of hearing official Oscar nominations. However we already know nominees for the Foreign reign Language Film category. Here is a trailer for Costa Rica’s Official Selection.

Del Amor y Otros Demonios (Of Love and other Demons) directed by Hilda Hidalgo from Costa Rica. 2009, 97 min. Drama.




Click here for more info from IMDB. Read our new posts to see other Spanish language foreign film nominees.

A look back at “El Norte”

Hello Cyberlandia, hope you’re all enjoying a lazy Sunday. We’re featuring a video interview of Gregory Nava at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the making of El Norte at Azucar Mojito Bar in Downtown San Jose, 2008.

El Norte, a film about two Guatemalan natives’ journey to the states, garnered Nava an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay – the first independent filmmaker to have been nominated.

The film is also protected by the United States National Film Registry Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Here’s a trailer of the film, which we highly recommend watching.

written by @vc29