Panels are free and admission is on a first come, first served basis.
From the Streets to the Screen:
The Influence of Hip Hop Music and Culture on Film
Wednesday, August 15, 5:00 pm to 6:30PM
Clearview Chelsea Cinemas Mezzanine
THE PANEL: This panel explores how hip hop culture, its music, aesthetics and issues are portrayed on the silver screen and the ways it has infl uenced fi lm and vice-versa, spawning a new genre of film and storytelling.
MODERATOR: Martha Diaz / Professor Hip Hop Studies NYU
PANELIST: Papito Garcia / Hip Hop Artist
PANELIST: Gina Rodriguez / Actress
PANELIST: Ulysses Terrero / Director & Casting Director
The Changing Face of Latinas in Media
Presented by Macy's and the New York International Latino Film Festival, in partnership with Latina Magazine and Barefoot Wine
Thursday, August 16, 5:00 to 7:00PM
Macy’s Herald Square, 9th Floor
THE PANEL: Moderated by Damarys Ocaña, Editor of Latina Magazine, join us in a conversation with our panel of experts as we discuss the past, present and most of all future of Latinas in media. Plus, enjoy light refreshments and music after the event!
MODERATOR: Damarys Ocana / Executive Director, Latina Magazine
PANELIST: Monique Curnen / actress, Sunset Stories
PANELIST: Andrea Sixtos / actress, Sunset Stories
PANELIST: Oscar Montes de Oca / Stylist
PANELIST: Elsie Stark / Casting Director
PANELIST: Trina Bardusco / Director & Producer
Marketing & Distribution for Your Latino Independent Film
Friday, August 17, 5:00 to 6:30PM
Clearview Chelsea Cinemas Mezzanine
THE PANEL: Prominent industry members will examine the current state of the market for Latino and Latin fi lms, addressing important questions, such as: how do you market a Spanish-language or bilingual film?; what distributors are interested in Latino or Latin American films?; what organizations can provide support for Latino fi lmmakers?; what role can grassroots marketing and social media play?; and, should you market the fi lm just to a “niche” audience or to a mainstream one?
MODERATOR: Louis Perego Moreno / President, Skyline Features & Prime Latino Media
PANELIST: M. Nicole Sioban / President, Social Butterfly
PANELIST: Leslie Cohen / VP of Film Programming, HBO
PANELIST: Carlos Gutierrez / Executive Director, Cinema Tropical
PANELIST: Eric Schnedecker / Head of International Sales and Aquisitions, Urban Distribution Int.
A Talk with HBO and Winner Carmen Pelaez
HOSTED BY THE TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 to 3:30PM
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street
THE PANEL: This year, the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) will host a candid one-onone conversation between HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition winner, Carmen Pelaez, and an executive team from HBO. Join us to learn more about HBO, the competition and other up and coming fi lmmaker opportunities!
THE COMPETITION: HBO and the New York Int’l Latino Film Festival solicited original scripts for their annual HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition. This year’s winner, Carmen Pelaez for her script “The Acting Lesson”, was awarded $15,000 plus HBO mentorship to produce and co-direct with Nicolas Calzada an originalscripted short fi lm to be screened before every fi lms at this year’s New York Int’l Film Festival and possibly on HBO. In addition, Carmen will join the Tribeca Film Institute Feature Programming team, along with executives from HBO and organizers of the New York Int’l Latino Film Festival, for a business lunch to celebrate the success of her short and receive guidance about the next phase of her career.