ATLANTA, GA (PR) - The Georgia Latino Film Festival announced today 2014’s awardees of the film, fiction, documentaries and shorts categories. The Award for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Script honors goes to Argentina's submission "GATO NEGRO".
“Our mission which includes the development of the next generation of filmmakers and connecting them with the industry leaders, it is imperative that the Latino Community of Georgia get more involved in the film industry. We are also grateful to our judges for volunteering their time and knowledge,” said festival director Yvette Moise.
Here are the Georgia Latino Film Festival 2014 Awardees.
The Award for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Script honors goes to Argentina's submission "GATO NEGRO", written and directed by Gaston Gallo. Best Actor Award was given to Columbia's Marlon Moreno "CAZANDO LUCIÉRNAGAS". Best Dramatic Actress prize will be awarded to “Eterna Venganza ” star Anna Ochoa which made their North American debuts at the Georgia Latino Film Festival, most awardees will attend 2015 award ceremony which opens on Friday, October 23, 2015 with The Georgia Latino Film Festival VIP Screening and awards ceremony at the Center of Civil and Human Rights.
Other winning submissions were "Bloody Knuckles" best Student Film directed by Omar Torres. The Best Short Film Award went to Valerio Mendoza Guillen for "Bolero para Surfear en Moravia". The Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to "Buscando A Gaston", directed by Patricia Perez. Honorable mention "After School" Carlos Mendoza and Mauricio Mendoza.
"It was difficult choosing the winners, as they all were winners in my book," said Jose Marquez, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Geoorgia Latino Film Festival. "These new filmmakers are the future of Latino Films and we are excited to have been able to showcase them at the Festival in 2014, they are the best of the best".
"Our Festival is a place where producer and director's can come and meet the power players in the film industry in Georgia, our goal is simple to continue to develop the next generation of storytellers so Georgia has a great talent pool to choose from," says Lance Robertson, Co-Founder, Georgia Latino Film Festival.
About the Georgia Latino Film Festival
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, Jose Marquez and the Black Latino Council Lance Robertson in honor of Hispanic Heritage month formed an alliance in order to make sure that Latino stories are being told in the Hollywood of the South, Georgia.
The Georgia Latino Film Festival is a place where Latino film executives, producer and artists at the forefront of the Latino Film industry can come together, to discuss the future of Latino Film Makers, Writers, and Directors and create what will be known as one of the “largest film festivals in the country
Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month the Georgia Latino Film Festival will bring together 3 inspiring days filled with premieres, workshops, panels, exclusive parties, and awards showcasing the top storytellers and film makers.
2015 Georgia Latino Film Festival Agenda
October 23 2015 9am -1pm -
Meadow Creek High School. Student Workshops in Acting, Production and On Camera Combatives.
October 23, 2015 6:00pm -10:00pm -
Center for Civil and Human Rights. Vip Reception Panel Discussion and Red Carpet Screening " Maria and the Loards
October 24 2015 11:00am -7:00pm -
Georgia Public Broadcasting Main Stage
October 24 2015 8:00pm - 1:00pm -
Georgia Latino Film Fiesta at Studio 7 Lounge Featuring Magic Juan
October 25 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm -
Cine en la Plaza- Plaza Santa Fe.
The Georgia Latino Film Festival is produced by JAMIII Productions.