Alberto Ferreras is a New York based writer and filmmaker, author of the award-winning novel "B as in Beauty," creator and director of the "Habla" series for HBO Latino, co-creator of the HBO Family animated series "El Perro y el Gato," and writer and director of the web-series "Madres y Comadres" for Kmart. His work on film has been presented at the Berlin Film Festival and the British Film Institute. He has directed ad campaigns for Walgreens, Verizon Wireless, Wise, HBO, HBO Latino, V-me, and he has worked as media consultant for MTV, Nickelodeon, HBO, the Meredith Corporation, Sesame Workshop, Cris Morena Group, Source Communications, Animus Group, the Joe Torre Foundation, and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, among others. He has been a guest speaker at the Smithsonian Latino Center, Dartmouth College, Wellesley College, NALIP, The Brooklyn Book Festival, and El Barrio Museum in New York City. Before joining Latino Media Works, Ferreras was Executive Producer at HBO Creative Services and Creative Director at V-me.
NYILFF 2012 SPONSORS
The 2012 NYILFF is presented by HBO® and HBO Latino® and made possible with the additional support of American Airlines, Daily News/Viva, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47, 103.5 KTU, Z100, Power 105.1 and Wing Advertising. The NYILFF is also proud to have Aquafina, Barefoot Wine, Café Bustelo, General Motors, Heineken, Macy's and Pepsi as Benefactors. Media partners consist of El Diario, El Especial/El Especialito Newspaper, Hispanic PRBlog, Hispanicize, HOMBRE Magazine, HuffPost LatinoVoices, Latina Media Ventures, LatinTRENDS, The Village Voice and Marketwire, as the exclusive wire partner. Venue partners include Clearview Chelsea Cinemas 9, Columbia University Medical Center's Office of Government & Community Affairs, Imagenation Cinema Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital. The Industry partners are AVID and SAG-AFTRA. Technology and Creative partners include Analog Digital, Click3x, Eleet Tech, Heard City and spoon+fork. Special Thanks to the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, the New York Latin Media and Entertainment Commission and Reyes Entertainment.
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF's mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community. Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, family and community events, scholarships for aspiring filmmakers, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO. The NYILFF is the only film event to have had the endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its formation in 2003.
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