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La Merced Intermediate

La Merced Intermediate has been with YCP for 2 years. Here are some of the awesome movie pitches from students with scripts about ghosts, vampire BFFs, and dogs who must save the world from cats! We couldn't be prouder of these students!

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Press Pass Registration

Registration for Press Accreditation for the 2024 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, is now open to all media until Monday May 15, 2024.

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Industry Pass Registration

Registration for Industry Accreditation for the 2024 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, is now open to all film professionals until Monday, May 15, 2024.

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Master Classes Pre-Registration

Be the first to be notified when the Masterclass schedule is published and open for registration and learn from top filmmakers in the industry.

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Youth Cinema Project

YCP is project-based learning that impacts its participants in life-changing ways. Graduates of the YCP are resilient, real-world problem solvers. They are budding artists who learn the skills needed to bridge achievement and opportunity gaps – they are passionate, lifelong students catapulting towards the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.

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Latinx in Animation

LXiA unearths the exceptional, diverse talent that exists within the animation, VFX, and gaming industries. They wield the power of artmaking to champion the growth of LatinX diversity in all facets of the animation industry by organizing activities and events focused on networking, camaraderie, community service, education, communication, and professional development. LXiA provides resources to promote and develop artists and decision-makers in the animation, VFX, and gaming industries.

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Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

LALIFF is the premier international event dedicated to reveling in the Latino human experience through film, television, music, visual art, or any form of expression that defies category. With five days of both in-person and virtual screenings, masterclasses, panels, and performances, LALIFF is a garden of creativity and a celebration of Latino life.

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Edward James Olmos

Olmos’ career in entertainment spans over 30 years. In that time he created a signature style and aesthetic that he applies to every artist endeavor, often grounding his characters in reality and gravitas. His dedication to his craft has brought him attention across the industry, and with audiences worldwide.

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