Thursday, September 27, 2012

Georgia Latino Film Festival

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Georgia Latino Film Festival (GLFF) Kick’s off on October 4th and 5th 2012 at the Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th Street NW Atlanta, Ga 30318. It was announced by Jose Marquez-Leon President and CEO of OVNLatino and Lance Robertson CEO Robertson Media Group co Founders of the Festival. The highly acclaimed event supporting the independent Latino filmmaking community is a first for the Georgia Community.

 “Latinos continue to over index across the board, and according to the Motion Picture Arts Academy, Latinos go to the Movies 5 times more than average. As a community we must cultivate, develop and show case Latino independent film talent from around the country, in order to stimulate the growth of Latino storytellers, actors and executives.” said Jose Marquez CEO of OVNLatino and Co-founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival.

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead, OVN Latino and the National Black Arts Festival are the founding sponsor of the event and presenting of the Short Film competition. Mercedes Benz of Buckhead is again a platinum sponsor and will this year present the Filmmaker Trophy for a Feature Length Film. Additional top-tier sponsors will be announced shortly.

The Georgia Latino Film Festival will celebrate the contributions of Latino filmmakers in front and behind the camera. Also providing and up close and personal panel discussions with Directors, Producers,& Actors plus workshops on Distribution, Product Placement to Casting targeting the newest and largest consumer in the America.

“Georgia TV & Film Industry is quickly becoming the  second home for most of Hollywood’s motion pictures decision makers.  As we strive toward making the Georgia Latino Film Festival one of the premier industry events, we determined that Atlanta is the central location in the southeast for an event like this. We see no better place than Georgia to encourage greater participation, help us attract a multi-cultural audience, provide state-of-the-art facilities, and build stronger alliances with Hollywood film studios,” Robertson said. With the mission of redefining, discovering and honoring artistic excellence in Latino Independent cinema, GALFF will provide an unprecedented platform for Latino filmmakers and will attract an annual attendance of more than 500 people.

The 2-day Festival includes film showcase, workshops, and panel discussions. Invited participants included Edward James Almos, Bel Hernandez, Gina Rodriguez, Roger Bobb,  Robert Rodriguez, Los Pichy Boys, Jessy Terrero, Joe Martinez,  Ed Martin, Tyler Perry,  Luis Antonio Ramos, Pepe Serna, Steven Bauer and many others participants.

The GLFF will showcase emerging Latino’s independent filmmakers from all over the world. While highlighting Georgia’s TV & Film Industry as becoming the second home for most of Hollywood’s motion pictures decision makers.

Location: Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 Fourteenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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