#POSTMODEM(USA, 2012, 13 min)Writers/Directors: Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer, Logline: A comedic, satirical, sci-fi pop musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists, #PostModem is the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with technological singularity, as told through a series of cinematic tweets. (View the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/56263224).
FIREWORKS(USA, 2012, 11 mins)Director: Victor Hugo DuranWriter: Kevin James McMuillinLogline: During the Fourth of July in South Los Angeles, a teenage boy and his brother scour the neighborhood for fireworks in order to win the admiration of a girl. View the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/42566725.
CLARA COMO EL AGUA(USA, 2012 10 min)Director: Fernanda Rossi Writer: Fernanda Rossi Logline: Clara is the only light-skinned and clear-eyed girl in an all-black neighborhood. Teased incessantly, the children claim her unknown father is actually a "gringo" tourist. However, Clara was told a different story, and to find out the truth, she will venture into the magical waters of the bioluminescent bay all on her own. View the trailer here: http://www.fernanda-rossi.com
VINCENT VALDEZ: EXCERPTS FOR JOHN(2012, USA, 12 min)Directors: Mark and Angela WalleyLogline: Two years in the making, this beautifully shot and perfectly paced short documentary captures the creative process of painter Vincent Valdez, as the artist works on a series of pieces dedicated to a childhood friend John Holt Jr. an Army combat medic who died in 2009 after serving in Iraq. Visit www.WalleyFilms.com for more information.
EL COCODRILO(2012, 15 min)Director: Steve AcevedoWriter: Alfredo Barrios, Jr.Logline: A Mexican journalist and a cartel assassin collide in a diner, with tragic consequences for both. Starring Jacob Vargas. View the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/48999841.
ECHO BEAR(USA, 2012, 6 min) Writer/director: Yolanda CruzLogline: Bear, a single Latino man in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood, looks for love online. Fearing traffic, he searches locally, but soon discovers how geographic convenience can turn to heartache overnight. View the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qzU3vOjXSs.
REINALDO ARENAS(USA, 2012, 3:29 min)Writer/Director: Lucas LeyvaLogline: Told from the point of view of a dying shark, 'Reinaldo Arenas' metaphorically captures the current state of the aging Cuban-American exile community, many of whom have still not come to terms with the Communist Revolution that changed their lives forever. The film culls from various Cuban films and works of literature to create not a singular voice, but a feeling of a particular moment in time. For more information about this film visit http://www.borschtcorp.com.
GABI(2012, USA, 20 min)Writer/Director: Zoe Salicrup JuncoLogline: A Puerto Rican saying haunts single women in their 30's: "If such a woman is not married by this time, she must be a slut, a lesbian, or a prude." This is the story of that woman. View the film trailer here: http://vimeo.com/14803579.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Film related sessions include:
Financing & Securing Distribution for Your Film: Introduction to the Latino Film Fund
Thumbs Up: Meet the Fanatical Film Bloggers
Almost White: Author / Producer Rick Najera Shares Excerpts From His New Book about Latinos in Hollywood
The Hispanicize 2013 Film Festival will close with a red carpet featuring "Aftershock" and "Mission Park". Among those appearing in this red carpet will be Vivica Fox, Nicolas Lopez and Jeremy Ray Valdez.
AFTERSHOCK(USA, 2012, 90 min)Director: Nicolas LopezWriters: Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolas Lopez and Eli RothLogline: In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. View the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wVgWKQjOVU.
MISSION PARK(USA, 2013, 120 min)Writer/Director: Bryan RamirezLogline: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends. View the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CitYsSg5hug.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Film related sessions include:
The Abbreviated Magnitude of the Short Film
Master Class: Creating, Shooting and Distributing Award-winning Documentaries (1 hr., 30 min.)
From Novelas to Hollywood: Making the Acting Switch
The rest of the film festival advisory board consists of: Ivette Rodriguez, CEO of American Entertainment Marketing; Hugo Perez, award winning producer and Director of Hispanic Marketing for The Zocalo Group; producer Piedad Palacios; director Adam Schlachter; and Monica Taher, Business Development Director Getty Images Hispanic and Getty Images Latin America.
Sponsorship and Registration Information
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The title sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble. As of today, other sponsors include: Pandora, Telemundo, Bumble Bee Foods, Tide, NASCAR, Charmin, Lowes, Coca-Cola, MundoFox, Sherwin-Williams, Ford, McDonald's, The Clorox Company, Maseca, ViSalus, Swiffer, Fender, Radio Shack, Transitions, Avocados of Mexico, UnitedHealthcare, NBC Latino, Yo Soy Segundo, The Axis Agency, ESPN Deportes, The American Latino Museum, JeffreyGroup, NBCUniversal, Lanugo, Visit Orlando, Fox News Latino, AARP, Business Wire, Sensis Agency, PR Newswire, The Zocalo Group, El Sentinel, BajaLibros.com, The American Latino Museum, Marketwire, The St. Augustine Visitor's Bureau, Collective Bias and several more brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Latin Heat Media, Getty Images Hispanic, Media Moves, Voxxi, Mamiverse, PRODU and Hispanic Market Weekly.
About Hispanicize 2013
Now in its fourth year, Hispanicize 2013 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz13) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.
Hispanicize 2013 brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos.
Hispanicize 2013, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, April 9-13, 2013.Hispanicize 2013
Web site: http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com/
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