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The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary
LALIFF, the main catalyst for the promotion and distribution of Latino films will take place JULY 17- 25, 2011
LALIFF, co-founded by Oscar® nominated & Golden Globe and Emmy winner actor, director, and activist Edward James Olmos, celebrates the diversity and richness of the best of emerging and established Latino talent in cinema. The festival’s mission is to support and promote the development and exhibition of the work by Latino filmmakers including producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as movies that depict Latino culture.
Since its inception in 1997, LALIFF has grown to become an internationally renowned festival that attracts and unites film enthusiasts from a culturally diverse audience from the Los Angeles community, as well as industry executives and Hollywood celebrities. Through the years, LALIFF has hosted the premieres of hundreds of Latino films, many of which have followed their world premieres at the prestigious Cannes, Toronto, Venice and San Sebastian film festivals.
The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences validates the festival’s films excellence by recognizing LALIFF as a qualifying festival for the Academy’s Short Film Category for the Oscar® race. LALIFF and the Academy’s Film Archive have also established the LALIFF Collection where Latino films are preserved and available for free viewing to the public.
LALIFF 2011 will present feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings. In addition, filmmakers and the public will be able to participate in workshops presented by the Writers Guild and Directors Guilds of America as well as musical and arts events.
For more information on LALIFF 2011 screenings and events, please visit: www.latinofilm.org.
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