SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), one of the largest and most wellrespected Latino film festivals, is excited to announce Marketwire as its official 2013 wire sponsor. The partnership will provide increased visibility of the festival through Marketwire's comprehensive U.S. Hispanic Newsline, which delivers news and information to more than 1,800 media outlets and 50 key websites reaching Hispanics throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
For 20 years the SDLFF has provided a venue to showcase the latest in Latino feature films, documentaries, shorts and student films. Guests also enjoy access to starstudded galas, after parties and industry workshops with filmmakers and artists. In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the SDLFF will screen their top 10 groundbreaking and influential Latino films from the past 20 years funded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Showcasing the latest in Latino film from the highly anticipated documentary Hecho en Mexico, the historical drama Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla, to the film that delves into the life and death of Colosio this year's SDLFF promises to bring a unique and exciting film experience to audiences and participants. Opening Day is March 7th, 2013, with the festival running through March 17th. As the largest Latino Film Festival in Southern California and its unique location on the border the SDLFF draws audiences from San Diego, Los Angeles and Baja California.
"We're excited about this new partnership that will allow our 20th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival to connect with new audiences outside the San Diego/Baja California Region," states Founder/Executive Director Ethan van Thillo.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival, organized by the nonprofit Media Arts Center San Diego, began as a student film festival 20 years ago. The film festival has evolved into one of the largest and most wellrespected Latino film festivals in the nation, screening films from all over Latin America, Spain and the United States. The SDLFF is dedicated to representing the diversity of Latino communities in the U.S. and throughout Latin America with its programming. Cine Gay, Borders on Film, Cine Mujer, Hecho en U.S.A. and the new Science on Screen Showcase are some of the highlights of the SDLFF. Staying true to its student roots the film festival provides a space for up and coming filmmakers with its student film program. All proceeds from the festival go to help fund the Media Arts Center's Teen Producers Project, providing tools for youth empowerment and access to the arts for underserved and low income youth in the San DiegoTijuana Border region. For more information visit www.mediaartscenter.org, www.sdlatinofilm.com, and on twitter @sdlatinofilm
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