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May 10, 2021

LatinX in Animation Announces First-Ever Animation Day

Animation World Network

As part of LALIFF 2021, LXiA is presenting a day of premieres, panel discussions, an animated short contest, and master classes, featuring speakers like Jorge Gutierrez, Sherley Ibarra, Carlos López Estrada, Phil Lord, and Lindsey Olivares.

May 10, 2021

Latinx in Animation Sets Inaugural LALIFF Animation Day for 2021

Animation Magazine

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) is excited to announce its first-ever Animation Day as part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival‘s 20th edition.

Apr 30, 2021

‘In The Heights’ To Get Special Screening At Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Ahead Of Tribeca Bow

Deadline

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival said Friday that it will host a special preview screening of Warner Bros’ In the Heights on June 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It will come ahead of the world premiere of the Jon M Chu-directed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical five days later to open the Tribeca Film Festival.

Apr 30, 2021

Be among the first to see ‘In the Heights’ at L.A. Latino International Film Festival

LA Times

Folks attending the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival this year will get a special treat: a preview screening of Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.”

Apr 30, 2021

LALIFF sets ‘In The Heights’ preview, partners with Tribeca to celebrate 20th anniversaries

Screen Daily

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will host a preview screening of Warner Bros’ upcoming In The Heights on June 4, and is partnering with Tribeca to celebrate the festivals’ 20th anniversaries.

Apr 30, 2021

‘In The Heights’ To Get Special Screening At Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Ahead Of Tribeca Bow

IMDb

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival said Friday that it will host a special preview screening of Warner Bros’ In the Heights on June 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It will come ahead of the world premiere of the Jon M Chu-directed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical five days later to open the Tribeca Film Festival.

Apr 30, 2021

'In the Heights' to Screen at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre Ahead of New York City Premiere

The Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will host a screening of Jon M. Chu's adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical.

Apr 30, 2021

Special Screening of IN THE HEIGHTS to be Presented at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Broadway World

The preview of In the Heights will take place one week before the film premieres in theaters and on HBO Max and will be held at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre.

Apr 27, 2021

Edward Olmos’ LFI Scholar Program Awards Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón $100,000 for Research

Be Latina

Hollywood has been a white bastion since it became the center of the movie industry of the United States in the early 1910s and its lack of diversity a sore point since the cameras began rolling. If this year’s Oscars are anything to go by, where the Latinx community shined by their absence, it continues to be an issue. And when Latinx people manage to carve out some degree of representation, Hollywood gifts us with a stereotypical portrayal. We aren’t all named Maria, you know. And we do not all twirl, sing, wield a knife, and cry on cue like if we were an extra in “West Side Story.”

Mar 29, 2021

UCLA’s Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón Awarded $100,000 as Inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar

LA Social Science

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos announced today that the Latino Film Institute (LFI) has named Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, director of research and civic engagement of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as the inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar. The award comes with a $100,000 restrictive gift to be used over a two-year period for research designated by Dr. Ramón, including but not limited to, The Hollywood Diversity Report and a dedicated study on Latino representation in Hollywood and the Latino audience.

Dec 4, 2020

LALIFF Grant Recipients Unveiled

Variety

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Native American Media Alliance and Netflix have established the Native Americans in the Entertainment Industry COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Dec 3, 2020

LALIFF Selects Five Visionary Afro-Latinos For Their Inaugural Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series

BeLatina

When it comes to representation and diversity on the screen, festivals have a big responsibility. From selection, screening, and dissemination, their platforms are today — especially during a pandemic — one of the fundamental tools for changing the tone of the visual narrative.

Dec 2, 2020

5 Afro-Latinx Filmmakers Receive Grants as Part of LALIFF’s Inclusion Fellowship Series

Remezcla

This week, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) selected five Afro-Latinx filmmakers to receive a $20,000 grant each to produce a short film through its inaugural Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series. The series is sponsored by Netflix.

Dec 1, 2020

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Selects Filmmakers for Netflix-Sponsored Fellowship

Hollywood Reporter

The fellows will be awarded a $20,000 grant to produce a short film while being mentored by industry professionals.

Dec 1, 2020

LALIFF anuncia a los becarios afrolatinos de su primera serie de inclusión

LA Times

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) anunció hoy a los cinco directores afrolatinos que fueron seleccionados para su primera Serie de Becas de Inclusión Latinx, auspiciada por Netflix. La asociación fue creada para desarrollar oportunidades para grupos poco representados de la comunidad hispana.

Oct 6, 2020

LALIFF Launches The Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series

BeLatina

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is launching a new program to build a more inclusive and equitable industry: The Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series.

Sep 24, 2020

Netflix and LALIFF Launch Inclusion Fellowship Series

LA TV

This newly established program will focus on building a more inclusive and equitable industry for all members of the Latinx community.

Sep 24, 2020

LA Latino Film Fest, Netflix launch Latinx Fellowship

Reel Chicago

This newly established program will focus on building a more inclusive and equitable industry for all members of the Latinx community.

Sep 18, 2020

Inclusion Fellowship Unveiled by LALIFF

Variety

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is launching its Inclusion Fellowship Series in order to champion an underrepresented group from within the Latinx community.

Sep 15, 2020

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Launches Inclusion Fellowship With Netflix

Hollywood Reporter

Each filmmaker will receive mentorship from an established filmmaker, one-on-one meetings with industry leaders and a slot in the festival lineup for their short films.