Ticketing is up for #CMSF6 San Francisco Latino Film Festival

4x6_postcardVisit the tab #CMSF6 to see films listed under Narrative, Documentary or Shorts. Tickets on sale through BrownPaperTickets.com or you can call 1-800-838-3006 English/Español.

Visita la pestaña # CMSF6 para ver las películas que figuran bajo Ficcion, Documental o Cortometrajes. Entradas a la venta a través de BrownPaperTickets.com o puede llamar al 1-800-838-3006 Inglés / Español.

 

 

Updates

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It’s taken us a while but here it is. You can download the schedule here with all the film notes and screening details. 2011 Festival Schedule

Tickets are available at the door for all films today except “La Salsa Cubana”. You can buy tickets online until two hours before the screening or by phone 1-800-838-3006. / Entradas disponibles para todas las peliculas salvo “La Salsa Cubana”. Puede comprar entradas por internet hasta dos horas antes de la funcion o por telefono 1-800-838-3006. Despues de eso en el cine. Gracias!

Iris Disse, director of Following the Stars, is here to present her film. Tickets are available online and at the door. She’s traveled all the way from Quito. It’s a wonderful film I hope you can come out to see!

After the screenings today, there’s a party organized by: Eric Joseph Johnson, director of “La Salsa Cubana”. Party and reception for La Salsa Cubana at ODC Dance in the Mission district, 9pm – midnight, Sept 17, after the screening of the film, with casino style salsa dancing and Cuban Music. Dance performance by the Bay Area’s RUEDA con RITMO. ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. (between 17th and 18th streets). FREE!!

September Film Programming Update

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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!

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?