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Be sure to grab your tickets and passes here before the festival ends Monday October 14th!

After a year hiatus the Los Angeles community anxiously awaits the opening of the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. With over 60 films, panels (including one hosted by our very own Sydney Levine), filmmaker cocktails, and a growing youth program, LALIFF patrons will have plenty to experience.

Moderated by Sydney Levine, IndieWire, SydneysBuzz

Sydney Panel

Sunday October 13th, 2013 / 1:30 pm Lowes Hollywood Hotel — 4th level meeting rooms

L.A. Latino International Film Festival has returned after its one year hiatus. In addition to the films as listed, 17 are by women.

Sydney Levine will be moderating a panel on Latino Film Financing with participants:

Diego Velasco from Venezuela whose film The Zero Hour (La Hora Cero) played in LALIFF

Pedro Uriol from Spain whose production company Morena Films has just moved to L.A. From Spain (Farewell My Queen, Even the Rain)

Jeremy Ray Valdez producer and actor from L.A. whose film Dreamer is showing in LALIFF this year

How do Latin American films get financed? Each country has it’s system, and most countries are offering financing as incentives for local filmmakers. Are they offering nationals living in the U.S. these incentives? Find out at this panel moderated by Sydney Levine who is in the process of writing Iberoamerican Film Financing to be published in English and Spanish in 2014. Participants will be filmmakers from various Latin American countries.

LALIFF 2013 Festival Program
Download the LALIFF 2013 Festival Program PDF (or click program below for larger view)