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Inclusion Fellowship Unveiled by LALIFF

Dave McNary


Sep 18, 2020

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.

For its inaugural year, Netflix is sponsoring the program for five directors who identify as Afro Latino to create a short film that will have its world premiere at LALIFF 2021.

Edward James Olmos, co-founder of LALIFF and the Latino Film Institute, said, “For Latino representation in Hollywood to change, we need to create funding and distribution opportunities for our storytellers. The LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship is exactly that. For our first fellowship, we are proud to highlight Afro Latino voices because Black lives are Latino lives.”