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The Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival has been called a gem in our community, but we think it’s more valuable than any gem because this event series fosters communal pride, strengthens Latino life, and celebrates the global Latino experience in the Bay Area.

Here are some comments from the audience & supporters:

“The film made me appreciate so much of what I take for granted.”

I heard about this film but never expected to be able to see it here!”

“I didn’t grow up speaking Spanish or in a Latino community. This kind of event makes me learn more about my identity.”

“We’re so glad that San Francisco still has a Latino film festival!”

The SEVENTH edition of the Latino Film Festival will be taking place September 18-27, 2014. We hope that you will be able to attend but even if you cannot, we ask that you make a generous donation to guarantee this Festival’s continued viability, vigor and value to the community as a whole and to Latinos in particular.

Without your support, this is what can be lost:

Screening of stellar independent and award winning Latino, Latin American and Iberian films in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities and the fascinating dynamics of visiting directors and local audiences

Inviting dialogue in an accessible, welcoming environment

Offering free tickets, screenings or programs to schools and libraries and non-profit partners.

There is something for everyone at the fest- fun parties, encounters with visiting filmmakers and actors, and most importantly, thought provoking and engaging films that explore the commonalities of the human condition through the lens of Latino and Latin American experience.

Please consider making a meaningful gift so we can continue to be a cherished resource and vibrant beacon for our community. Your support is invaluable. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Donate online or by check. Checks are to be made payable to Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor, and mailed to us. You can also SCHEDULE a monthly donation through that link.

Donor Recognition and Benefits for the 2015 Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

$5,000- $9,999    Studio Head DONATE

  • “Studio Head” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • Verbal recognition at all festival screenings
  • Opportunity to introduce a film
  • Film Sponsorship – select a film to sponsor and receive verbal, print, screen, and special signage recognition
  • Invitation for 2 to a private screening event
  • Invitation for 2 to a private dinner with a Guest Artist
  • 4 Full Festival All Access Passes (includes all films and ticketed special events)
  • 8 Invitations to VIP Encuentro- private, invite only event
  • Festival poster

 

$2,500-$4,999     Executive Producer

  • “Executive Producer” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • Film Sponsorship – select a film to sponsor and receive verbal, print, screen, and special signage recognition
  • Invitation for 2 to a private screening event
  • Invitation for 2 to a private dinner with Guest Artist
  • 3 Full Festival All Access Passes (includes all films and ticketed special events)
  • 6 Invitations to VIP Encuentro- private, invite only event
  • Festival poster

 

$1,000-$2,499     Producer DONATE

  • “Producer” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • Film Sponsorship – select a film to sponsor and receive verbal, print, screen, and special signage recognition
  • Invitation for 2 to Private Event with Guest Artist
  • 2 Full Festival All Access Passes (includes all films and ticketed special events)
  • 4 Invitations to VIP Encuentro- private, invite only event
  • Festival poster

 

$500- $999     Director DONATE

  • “Director” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • 14 film tickets (general admission films only)
  • 2 Tickets to Opening Night party
  • 2 Invitations to private, invite only event
  • Festival poster

 

$250-$499        Celebrity

  • “Celebrity” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • 8 film tickets (general admission films only)
  • 2 Invitations to private, invite only event
  • Festival poster

 

$100-$249        Film Buff DONATE

  • “Film Buff” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • 4 Film tickets (general admission films only)
  • Festival poster

 

$50-$99        Big Fan DONATE

  • “Big Fan” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • 2 Film tickets (general admission films only)
  • Festival poster

$10- $49        Fan DONATE

  • “Fan” listing in 2015 Festival Guide
  • Festival poster

 

Deadline to receive donor recognition in the 2015 Festival Guide:

September 1, 2015

Donate online by clicking here. You can also mail a donation to us:

Cine+Mas SF
695 Connecticut, #1
San Francisco,CA 94107

Make check payable to Fractured Atlas. You will receive a donation receipt.

Thank you for supporting the exhibition and promotion of Latino & Latin American film!
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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



Documentary film distributor adds foreign film division

Snag Films an online distribution network for documentaries struck a $10 million dollar deal Monday to expand its digital network which includes a division for foreign produced independent films.

Bingham Ray, former president of United Artists, will help shape the group into this new market.

High five Snag Films, we can’t wait to see more Latino film online.

Reminder: the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Click here for our PDF entry form. Good luck.

If you aren’t already, follow us on Twitter for film news tweets and like us on Facebook to join the conversation.

written by @vc29



In rememberance of the late Dr. King

January 15, 1929 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, one the finest men this country has produced.

Below is the legendary speech “I have a dream,” which is in so many ways as relevant today as it was when it was given on August 28, 1963 at the Washington Mall.

“You cannot kill the dream. The dream remains alive.” Reverend Samuel Kyles.

Do you have a dream?



Oakland art show this weekend

If you’re a fan of fine art, this show should not be missed:

“Foundation” an exhibition of new art works by Francisco Franco and Poesia at Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery 362 Grand Ave Oakland, CA.

January 15 at 8 PM – Sunday at 12 AM.

Don’t forget, the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011.

Click here for our PDF entry form. Good luck.



Call for entry update

We’ve made a change to our call for entry form which you can view here in PDF. Official Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Entry Form.

The programming team looks forward to seeing your work. The call to enter is open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now and short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Good luck.

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