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The Georgia Latino Film Festival is 2 Days Away Oct. 11-12-13

The Georgia Latino Film Festival is 2 Days Away Oct. 11-12-13 2

Georgia Latino Film Festival



Georgia Latino Film Festival announces its 3-day program to take place from Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th  2013. Featuring Films, Workshops, Awards Luncheon Fashionm and performing Seich, Christina Q, and Ricky Luis. 

The Georgia Latino Film Festival (GALFF) has released the program for its 2nd Georgia Latino Film Festival which will take place from Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th 2013. The 3-day event will highlight the best films and showcase directors and actors from all over the world, as well as musical talent .

See  for the detailed program.

“We are very excited and honored to have this many directors and actors submit their film to our festival and who will be presented at Georgia Latino Film Festival, our committee has worked very hard to make this festival happen, this year is going to be special” said Jose Marquez, Co-founder/Executive Director/Programmer of Georgia Latino Film Festival. “This only goes to prove that Georgia is being seen as a Mecca for the Latino film industry.”

“This is our second year and already there is a buzz about this festival in the Southeast and it just going to keep getting better because of the films workshops being provided.” added Co-founder and Marketing director Lance Robinson .


Friday at Clark Atlanta University 9:00am- 3pm

—At Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Latino Film Festival will screen and hold workshops on technology and producing on a shoestring. Hosted by Dr Ramona Houston and Vince “the Voice” Bailey, This event is open to the public and complimentary for students across the state of Georgia will bring some of the top directors actors and producers to have a candid discussion of the Georgia Film Industry and their role in it.


Friday Evening at Georgia Pacific Convention Center October 11th 2013 6-30pm -10:00pm

—-The opening night Reception Friday, October 11th at 6:30pm at the Georgia Pacific Conference Center of Hispanicize HX Kicks off the Georgia Latino Film Festival Hosted by OVNLatino Star Chef, Chef Raul Thomas with Key Speakers which include Legendary Director Felipe Cazals, the viewing of 2012 Film of the Year, The Shooting Star Salesman directed by Kico Velarde and showcasing the versatile talents of Producer, Director, Author, Playwright and Actor, Rick Najera with Musical interludes by Guitar Virtuoso and Singer Seich will serve as the capstone for an impressive lineup that will feature 20 films, including 6 features, 4 documentaries and 10 shorts and one major motion picture premiere.


Saturday at October 12th 2013 9:00am-7:00pm at Georgia Pacific Convention Center and the Venue 

—-In addition to the film screenings, the festival will host filmmaker panels on Saturday, October 12th @ Georgia Pacific Conference Center and Sunday, October 13th at the Plaza Theatre . An Awards Luncheon will be on Saturday at the Georgia Pacific Conference Center Honoring legendary Director Felipe Casals of Mexico with the Nuestra Legenda Latina Lifetime Achievement Award.


A diverse selection of award-winning films and shorts make up this year’s program for Saturdays activities. Titles include THE BORINQUENEERS by Noemí Figueroa-Soulet,  TROZOS DE LUZ/STRING OF LIGHT by Asher Emmanuel, A HEAD HELD HIGH by Eric Haviv, El Toro by Juan Diego Ramirez,  ZENAIDA by 16 year old director sensation Alec Cano, Rebel by Maria Agui Carter, PULSE OF THE INDIGO by a Brent Conley, LATINOS BEYOND THE REEL by Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun, HOMEBOUND by Fanny Véliz, SEX, LOVE & SALSA, Adrian Manzano, SAVING WESTBROOK HIGH by Gary Wheeler, Cuidadano Buelna by Felipe Cazals, Celebrating the 40 Years of “Our Latin Thing” Fania Allstars Live at the Cheetah by Leon Gast and Imprisoned by Love by Michael Angelo


Location:  The Venue 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Atlanta GA 30308 8:30pm -2:00pm

—-The Georgia Latino Film VIP Fiesta (Invitation Only) featuring Ricky Luis and Christina Q and a Special Viewing of the LISA Nicole Cloud Winter and Special Events Line will be held at the Venue 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Atlanta GA 30308. The Georgia Latino Film VIP Fiesta is presented by OVNLatino, My Salsa Classes, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Fania at the Venue 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Atlanta GA 30308.


Plaza Theatre on Sunday 13th 2013 Atlanta Georgia

—-A special Sunday screening celebrating the 20 Years of the Original Latinologues by Rick Najera and of release of Chicogrande by Felipe Cazals and Motion Picture Premier of Machete Kills BY Roberto Rodriguez.


GALFF 2013 Sponsors:

This year’s Georgia Latino Film Festival is being sponsored by PMPublicidad, Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, State of Georgia Film Commission, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, Black Latino Council,  AeroMexico, OvnLatino, My Salsa Classes, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Hispanicize Wire, Univision, Telemundo, Mundo Hispanico, SBC, Mi Amiga Magazine, InTouch Financials, Pase La Voz, Fania, Atlanta Film Festival, the Plaza Theatre and Verizon.


Visit for more information and festival passes.

Due to the Generosity of our sponsors

·        VIP All PASS $50 (grants VIP admission to all films, panels, Machete Kills and receptions)

·        ALL MOVIE PASS $30 (with admission to all regular screenings except galas and allows access to all panels, workshops)

·        STUDENT PASS $20 (with access to all regular screenings. Current student status verification required)


For more information, to purchase tickets and to see the list of films please visit


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Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association’s, Jose Marquez and the National Black & Latino Council’s, Executive Director Lance Robertson in honor of Hispanic Heritage month formed an alliance in order to make sure that Latino stories are being told around the world and have a place in Georgia where Latino film executives and artists at the forefront of the Latino Film industry, can come together to discuss the future of Latino Film Makers, Writers, and Directors. The Georgia Latino Film Festival will bring together inspiring days filled with premieres, panels, VIP parties, and awards showcasing the top storytellers and film makers.

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