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    When Are Films Political? LALIFF film acquired by International Film Circuit

    Skylight Pictures’ award-winning new film, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, will bow theatrically September 14 at New York City’s IFC Center via distributor International Film Circuit followed by a national rollout. It can be seen at LALIFF this Monday July 18 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theater on Ho...

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    Patricia Martinez de Velasco's Debut Film Opens LALIFF July 17

    LALIFF’s 15th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Celebration will take place on Sunday July 17 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. Produaced by Beverly Hills and Mexico City based production company La Banda, this family comedy is the directing debut of Patricia Martinez de Velasco ♀ ♀ ♀ ...

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    Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Celebrates its Quinceanera

    Fifteen years old! Under Marlene Dermer's leadership, with her founding partner, Eddie Olmos, LALIFF shows the best of Latino films.76 films, including 42 feature films (29 narrative and 13 documentaries) and 34 short films from 14 different countries. The feature films selected include 2 World Premieres, 6 USA Premieres, 5 West Coast Premieres and 11 Los Angeles Premieres. This year's program offers a balanced selection of new voices and voices that we have heard before. Together and individually they go beyond telling Latino stories; they narrate in film the human experience. LALIFF is one of few film festivals in the world recognized by ...

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    Berlinale's World Cinema Fund Announces New Films

    The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has selected four new film projects for production funding as well as four films for distribution funding at the 14th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 3.

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    Latino Time

    With LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival) coming up in July, a look at what's happening with Latino films worldwide is due. I will put together and moderate a panel on New Modes and Old of Distribution which will target Latino films. Meanwhile, Rotterdam FF's Hubert Bals Fund has financed 8 new Latino films and a call for entries for Films in Progress, the twice-yearly rendezvous at the San Sebastian Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse, has opened the registration period for its coming edition and will close June 30! Films in Progress 20 will take place in San Sebastian on 20 and 21 Septem...

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    San Sebastian Film Festival: Latin American Works in Progress

    Films in Progress, the twice-yearly rendezvous at the San Sebastian Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse, opens registration period for its coming edition.

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: FilmSharks

    Filling a vacuum for an international sales agent coming out of the deep movie culture of Argentina, FilmSharks brings not only Latin American but world cinema to the market. They also handle several back catalogs of some of the finest production companies such as Disney-backed Patagonik, Alta Vis...

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    France and Brazil CoPro Workshop in Cannes

    A Franco-Brazilian co-production workshop will be held in Cannes May 13. It is being offered by the French film board CNC and Brazil's Ancine cinema agency to introduce French and Brazilian producers to one another and to network with potential partners -- broadcasters, distributors and ...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Odin's Eye

    Odin's Eye is an Australia based international sales agent. Odin's Eye was launched in 2006 and represents films from all over the world. A prime example is this year's Go For It!" title="Go For It!">Go For It!, the first film of Latina filmmakers Carmen Marron ♀ which won the Audience Prize at Los...

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    Mexican Documentary Presumed Guilty One Screening Only

    Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF)'s free monthly screening this April 13 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater at 7:30 pm. One time only: Presumed Guilty (Presunto Culpable), the award winning documentary about Mexico’s legal system was briefly banned in Mexico until its producers showed it on You Tube and it showed recently at Guadalajara Film Festival. International sales are by Films Transit. One day after a Mexican judge ordered theaters to halt screening a hit documentary about Mexico’s system of justice, an appeals court has reversed the order, saying that it violated constitutional guarantees of freedom of informatio...

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