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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival

September 25-26, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) co-host a virtual edition of the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event, powered by Seed&Spark. The InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema line-up consists of two shorts programs and a presentation of Varda Bar-Kar’s feature documentary Fandango at the Wall. This event will include virtual screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s and industry panels.

Fandango at the Wall
92 min Documentary Directed by Varda Bar-Kar

FANDANGO AT THE WALL follows New York City maestro Arturo O’Farrill, Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder, to Veracruz, Mexico where he meets up with the masters of a 300-year-old folk music tradition called son jarocho and then joins them for a historical music festival called “Fandango Fronterizo” that takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border transforming the wall from an object that divides to one that unites.

Suggested screening time: September 26th at 3:15pm PT
Live Filmmaker Q&A: September 26th at 5:00pm PT

$10.00

Program #1: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts I - Figments, Fictions and Fantasies
84 min

A collection of films that play on narratives, both real and surreal, that we create for ourselves and the things that we choose to believe when confronted with uncertainty. Stories told in this block include a couple facing the choice of spending eternity together, a boy finding his own moral compass, a man using his childhood imagination to cope with a grim reality, a woman on a quest to regain her ability to dream, a college student orchestrating a fiction about his life for his visiting mother, a pair of trapeze artists whose trust is critically tested, and a young girl who escapes deportation by becoming a mermaid.

Suggested screening time: September 26th at 12:15pm PT
Live Filmmaker Q&A: September 26th at 2:00pm PT

$10.00

Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes
87 min

A selection of narrative and documentary films centered on the relationships between generations and the meaningful effects that they have on one another. The program includes the story of a man visiting his deceased father’s partner, a time traveling woman grappling with her younger and older selves, a group of millennials delving into the history of the El Mozote massacre, one woman’s portrait of her father, parents facing the risks of traveling undocumented to see their daughter after an accident, a prehistoric family drama, and a young boy’s relationship with a grandfather whose reality is starting to slip away from him.

Suggested screening time: September 26th at 6:15pm PT
Live Filmmaker Q&A: September 26th at 8:00pm PT

$10.00

NFMLA Panel: Film Financing Featuring wiip and Banc of California
Friday, Sep 25, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for a conversation about the film financing process with Motion Picture Executive & Producer Luke Rodgers from wiip and Entertainment Finance Executive Adrian Ward from Banc of California's Entertainment Banking Division.

All event times are Pacific Time.

A ZOOM link will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the start time.

NFMLA Panel: Ryan Murphy Televisions' Half Initiative
Friday, Sep 25, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for a conversation about professional development opportunities in television with Program Director Shari Page at the Half Initiative, an entertainment industry diversity program established by Ryan Murphy and Ryan Murphy Television.

All event times are Pacific Time.

A ZOOM link will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the start time.

NFMLA Panel: Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program
Friday, Sep 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for a conversation about the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program with Deputy Director Ilyse McKimmie.

All event times are Pacific Time.

A ZOOM link will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Program #1: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts I - Figments, Fictions and Fantasies Q&A
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Live Q&A with the filmmakers of Program #1: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts I - Figments, Fictions and Fantasies Q&A moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.

All event times are Pacific Time.

Before the live event, a link to join will appear here!

Program #2: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Feature - Fandango at the Wall Q&A
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Live Q&A with the filmmaker of Program #2: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Feature - Fandango at the Wall Q&A moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.

All event times are Pacific Time.

Before the live event, a link to join will appear here!

Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes Q&A
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Live Q&A with the filmmakers of Program #3: InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema Shorts II - Generational Echoes Q&A moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.

All event times are Pacific Time.

Before the live event, a link to join will appear here!

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