EastLA anthem Sabor A Mi video earns multiple film festival nominations

Directed by Cannes Award Winning Filmmaker Carlos A. Hurtado
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 15, 2020 - PRLog -- arlos A. Hurtado, a multi award winning Mexican-American director filmmaker, has received back to back film festival selections. The French Riviera Film Festival (IG: frfilmfestival) and the Lift-Off Global Network Music Video Filmmaker Showcase (IG: liftoffglobalnetwork) have both nominated Hurtado's "Sabor a Mi" for Best Music Video.

"Sabor a Mi" was a passion project for successful film and TV composer David Lawrence  who chose Carlos A. Hurtado to direct the music video for his re-imagined tribute to his mother 1960's jazz/pop icon Eydie Gorme who made the song famous. Eydie Gorme:

These are just the latest recognitions for "Carlos A. Hurtado. The music video for "Sabor a Mi" has garnered a total of 8 film festival nominations winning 3 awards. Last year "Sabor a Mi" won Bronze Medal at the Global Music Awards, and received an Honorable Mention at the Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles. So far in 2020 "Sabor a Mi" has won Best Latinx Music Video at the California Music Video & Film Awards. All of which add to Carlos A. Hurtado's more than 200 film festival nominations and 63 wins.

Hurtado recognizes the importance of being selected for so many film festivals. "Just being selected for any film festival is a great honor, but to be nominated for more than 200 different festival categories leaves me incredibly humbled" says Hurtado. "To have two more nominations and possibly win my 64th, and 65th award leaves my head spinning" exclaims Hurtado.

The Hurtado directed music video, recorded in the landmark Los Angeles nightclub El Cid, and produced by Jose Mayorquin, and associated producer Elvira Barboa's E-Striving, features actress Nitzia Chama, as well as a cameo by renowned singer-actor Steve Lawrence, the father of the singer David Lawrence, and husband to the late great Eydie Gormé.

Hurtado mentioned that the "Sabor a Mi" project was something that interested him from the first day he met David Lawrence, not only because of the importance of the tribute to Gormé, but also because Gormé's boleros represent a significant artistic connection between different generations and cultures.

Watch "Sabor a Mi" music video

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