17th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – MARCH 11-21
17th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN OVER 40 FEATURE & SHORT MEXICAN FILMS AT UPCOMING MARCH 11-21 CELEBRATION
MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego’s 17th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to celebrate Mexico’s Bicentennial with an exciting array of Mexican short and feature films. This year’s festival will screen over 40 Mexican films during the March 11-21, 2010 run to take place at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center, San Diego, CA 92108).
The 2010 San Diego Latino Film Festival will screen such feature films as ARRANCAME LA VIDA (Daniel Gimenez Cacho), TRASPATIO (Ana de la Reguera), CINCO DIAS SIN NORA (Cecilia Suarez), NIKTE (Pedro Armendariz Jr.), PARADAS CONTINUAS (Silverio Palacios), AMAR A MORIR (Bruno Bichir), MORENITA EL ESCANDALO (Maya Zapata), COSAS INSIGNIFICANTES (Barbara Mori), SOLO QUERIO CAMINAR (Diego Luna) and many more.
Additionally, SDLFF 2010 will screen over 20 short films from Mexico, including a special collection of animated shorts, SUERTES, HUMORES Y PEQUEÑAS HISTORIAS DE LA INDEPENDENCIA, in celebration of Mexico’s Bicentennial.
Founder and Executive Director, Ethan van Thillo, is honored to screen such a great array of Mexican films at this year’s festival. “Looking at this year’s line-up, it shows what great diversity the Mexican film industry is producing currently. Our 2010 will screen award-winning art-house films from Mexico, popular films with telenovela stars, animation features, documentaries and even a science-fiction feature this
Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD) is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture and support media artists working in film, video, audio, and computer-based multimedia. The San Diego Latino Film Festival was originally established as a student film festival. Since that time, the festival has developed into one of the larger and most well respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 180,000 people have attended and over 4,000 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.
Celebrating the best in international Latino cinema at the longest-running Latino Festival in Southern California, San Diego Latino Film Festival proudly announces its 17th anniversary edition. The Festival will be held from March 11-21, 2010 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr. San Diego, Ca 92108). Close to 20,000 festival goers will have the opportunity to attend over 150 screenings, meet approximately 100 actors and filmmakers and attend workshops, live music events, parties and other exciting events.
Sponsors for San Diego Latino Film Festival ‘10 include Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, San Diego Union-Tribune, Night & Day, Signonsandiego.com, Aeromexico, Bank of America, Enlace, Cox Communications, Neighborhood House Association, Cine Latino, Sharp HealthCare, Northwestern Financial, GEO Residencial, SiTV, 100% Actitud, Modeling Training Center, La Cúspide Residencial, John Lenore Company, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, SanDiego.com, MTS, National Endowment for the Arts, County of San Diego, Nickelodeon, San Ysidro Health Clinic, Univision KBNT 17, Telemundo 33, MyTV 13, La Invasora 99.7, Pulsar 107.3 FM, La Poderosa 860 AM, Jack FM 100.7, Azteca America San Diego 15, ABC10, Blindajes Goldman, El Latino Newspaper, El Mexicano, Latino Public Broadcasting, U.S. Grant Hotel’s The Grant Grill, California State University San Marcos, Brazil Today, Anuncio e Imagen, Gente Bien Magazine, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, La Mejor 99.3 FM, Brazilian Pacific Times, Z90.3 FM, Magic 92.5 FM, EXA 91.7 FM, Centro Cultural Tijuana, TijuaNEO, The SE San Diego Hotel, Diario San Diego, All American Grill, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Hoy, San Diego Padres, Advantage Homes, Actual Mujer Magazine, LegoLand, Amtrak, Think Blue San Diego, Harrah’s Rincon Casino, State Farm Insurance, VeneMovies, Puerto la Boca Argentinian Steak House, Berta’s Latin American Restaurant, Vibra Bank, San Diego Zoo, and Yolanda S. Walther-Meade.
Tickets are $9.50, for general audience, and $7.50 for Students, Seniors, Military & MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Members (ID required). 2010 Film or Festival Passes are also available. Film Pass is $90, which includes entrance to 11 films, no waiting in lines and VIP seating and the Festival Pass, which is $180 and includes OVER 100 programs, no waiting in lines, VIP seating, 4 workshops, 1 year FREE MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Amigo membership, and entrance into all Festival Galas.
For additional information about the film festival, group rates, festival schedule, festival passes or the Media Arts Center please call (619)230-1938, EXT. 101 or visit the SDLFF website at www.sdlatinofilm.com