LALIFF is one of few film festivals in the world recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science as a qualifying festival, making the winner of its Short Film Category eligible for Oscar® consideration. In the spirit of celebration, this year LA Times / Hoy launches the first ever Best Short Audience Award at LALIFF. Please check out this year's Shorts' trailers at www.vivelohoy.com/laliff2011
LALIFF's selection of 34 short films is divided into 8 programs: Urban Stories - Coming of Age, Family, Relationship, Suspense/Drama, Unspoken Stories I & II, Urban Stories - Drama, and A Kid's World. In the spirit of celebration, this year LA Times / Hoy launches the first ever Best Short Audience Award at LALIFF.
LALIFF FESTIVAL PASSES
VIP PASS: $450.00 - All Access (access to all Films, Panels, Nightly Receptions, Filmmakers Café, Galas and Festival Catalog)
ALL MOVIE PASS: $350.00 - Ticketed Access to all regular screenings during the Festival. It also includes a festival catalog. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE GALAS. Limited Amount will be sold
INDUSTRY PASS: $250.00 - This pass is for Executives working in the Entertainment Industry (distributors, sales agents, Studio Executives etc.). They must have a business card and the request needs to be on company stationery. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE GALAS. Limited Amount will be sold
STUDENT PASS: $75.00 - Ticketed Access to all regular screenings during the Festival. It also includes a festival catalog. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE SPECIAL SCREENINGS OR GALAS. You must have a current school ID. Limited Amount will be sold
"CAFE CON GUILLERMO NAVARRO" ADDED TO THE 2011 HOLLYWOOD CONNECT
LALIFF presents Hollywood Connect.
A series of meetings, receptions, panels, and conversations created to build bridges between participating filmmakers and the professionals from the Hollywood film community.
Come join our "Café con..." series.
This year LALIFF will be hosting one-on-one conversations with top innovative professionals in the Film and Television industry. "Café con..." will be scattered over the course of the Festival as - so be sure to check in, re-energize and be inspired. You don't want to miss this!
These events will take place at the Arena Stage & Filmmakers Café beginning Monday July 18th through Sunday, July 24.
MONDAY, JULY 18TH
THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT - BREAKING IN AND SUCCEEDING
Presented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
at The Arena Stage
Presented by Hollywood's leading talent agency, CAA, this panel will explore the role of a talent agency and how to break into the business.
Special guest speakers will include:
Jacqueline Sacerio- Agent-Motion Picture Literary
Christy Haubegger-Agent-Lifestyles/Brand Coverage
Marisa Garcia-Agent-Motion Pictures Marketing
Laura Walker-Agent-Film Finance
Gisselle Ruiz-Executive-Human Resources
Matt Mazzeo-Agent-Business Development
TUESDAY, JULY 19TH
"CAFÉ CON...Sandra Pedlow"
New Executive Director of Latino Public Broadcasting.
at the Filmmakers Café
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH
THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF MAKING MOVIES AND TELEVISION IN L.A. -WHY THE CHALLENGE WON'T GO AWAY
Presented by LA Business Today
at The Arena Stage
LA Business Today will explore how to bring money to marketable independent film making. Invited panelists include featured guests on LA Business Today. Panelists subject to change. Moderated by Bob and Sharon Jimenez, Hosts LA Business TodaySpecial Guests:
SATURDAY, JULY 23RD
CAFÉ CON... SHOWTIME'S DEXTER
Presented by the Writers Guild of America, West
1:00PM - 2:00PM at The Arena Stage
Join us for an intimate talk with the Latinos in front and behind the camera, Executive Producer and writer, Manny Coto and actors Lauren Velez and David Zayas, who help give Dexter it's authentic Latin sabor. Moderated by: Oscar Garza, former Senior Editor, LA Public Media
NEW MODES AND OLD OF DISTRIBUTION FOR LATINO FILMS
2:45PM - 3:45PM at The Arena Stage
What are traditional distributors doing digitally for their films and what are the new distributors offering? We will have specialists in Latino film distribution discuss their most recent successes and failures. Moderated by Sydney Levine, indieWIRE, SydneysBuzzSpecial Guests:
SUNDAY, JULY 24TH
"CAFÉ CON...GUILLERMO NAVARRO
Award winning Mexican Cinematographer and this year's LALIFF GABI Award Recipient
6PM @ The Arena Stage
Come and celebrate his great artistic achievement and join us in an intimate and compelling discussion with Guillermo Navarro, Academy winner for Best Cinematography (Pan's Labyrinth) and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography (Pan's Labyrinth) in 2006. His most recent project The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is currently in post-production and will be released later this year.Please visit www.latinofilm.org for updated calendar of panels, information and additional events. You may also write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323.446.27700.
Admission tickets to regular screenings are available on pre-sale online at $12 with a $2 discount to LALIFF members. Metro riders could purchase general admission tickets with a $1 discount at the festival's box office. For more information, purchase advance tickets and to see the list of films and countries represented, please go to www.latinofilm.org
LIFI/LALIFF Co-founder & Executive Director