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HOLLYWOOD<br />

FROM ALL<br />

ANGLES.<br />

Discover comprehensive entertainment coverage that provides<br />

transparency, amplifies silenced voices and showcases emerging<br />

cultural trends. For just $1, LALIFF members and attendees get<br />

6 months of unlimited digital access to the L.A. Times (then $4/week).<br />

Visit latimes.com/laliff or<br />

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JUNE 2<br />

New Season


THANK YOU TO OUR <strong>2023</strong> SPONSORS & PARTNERS<br />

PLATINUM SPONSOR<br />

PREMIER SPONSOR<br />

LALIFF INCLUSION<br />

FELLOWSHIP SPONSOR<br />

GRAND SPONSORS PRINCIPAL SPONSORS SIGNATURE SPONSORS<br />

OFFICIAL SPONSORS<br />

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS<br />

PARTICIPATING SPONSORS<br />

GRANTORS<br />

Los Ángeles<br />

INDUSTRY PARTNERS<br />

MEDIA PARTNERS<br />

COMMUNITY PARTNERS<br />

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LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER<br />

This year we kick off the 22nd edition of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival convinced,<br />

now more than ever, of the importance of our mission. We are doubling our efforts to build<br />

infrastructure for the Latino community in the entertainment industry, while remaining focused on<br />

excellence. Because that is what our community deserves: excellence!<br />

We decided to feature the multiplicity of expressions that exist in the Latino community by<br />

highlighting the individual countries, flavors, colors, languages and perspectives of Latinos in the<br />

US and abroad.<br />

At a time when our industry is faced with the responsibility of evaluating our commitment to fair<br />

practices, LALIFF is proud to offer a safe space for dialogue, connection, and the enjoyment of the<br />

work by the filmmakers and artists of our community.<br />

As members of a historically marginalized group in this industry, we are currently fighting two<br />

battles: one for proper compensation and the other for proper representation in front and behind<br />

the camera. I promise you that the Latino Film Institute will continue to work tirelessly to be part of<br />

the solution for both of these problems.<br />

Enjoy LALIFF <strong>2023</strong>. See you at the movies!<br />

Edward James Olmos<br />

Founder & Chairman of the Latino Film Institute (LFI)<br />

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HOW TO<br />

EXPERIENCE LALIFF<br />

Dear guest! Below you will find some important information regarding tickets and access to all<br />

public LALIFF <strong>2023</strong> events. Please read them carefully to ensure you have the best experience. If<br />

you have any questions you can contact us at boxoffice@latinofilm.org:<br />

Tickets are available for purchase online HERE and at the venue. If a screening appears as “sold<br />

out”, don’t panic! We will have rush line access for last minute openings (subject to availability)!<br />

TICKETS<br />

Ticket Prices<br />

Opening Night Film + Gala: $250<br />

Opening Night Film: $75<br />

LALIFF Music (Live Performances): $25<br />

Regular In Person Screenings: $15<br />

Accreditation Prices<br />

VIP Accreditation: $750<br />

Industry Accreditation: $250<br />

BOX OFFICE<br />

Hours<br />

Wednesday, May 31 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM<br />

Thursday, June 1 - 5:30 PM to 9:45 PM<br />

Friday, June 2 - 5:30 PM to 9:45 PM<br />

Saturday, June 3 - 12:00 PM to 9:45 PM<br />

Sunday, June 4 - 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM<br />

Location<br />

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Lobby<br />

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028<br />

Third Level of the Ovation Hollywood<br />

LALIFF MUSIC<br />

June 1-3, 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM<br />

Roosevelt Theater at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028<br />

Tickets to LALIFF Music events are available online. You must be 21+ to attend.<br />

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GO METRO TO LALIFF!<br />

Take the B Line to Hollywood/Highland Station. The TCL Chinese Theatre<br />

is across the street from the station. Plan your trip on the Transit App.<br />

PARKING<br />

Parking at the Ovation Hollywood<br />

Enter the underground parking garage from Highland Ave. in front of Loews Hollywood or<br />

on Orange Court between Hollywood Blvd. and Franklin Ave.<br />

Please contact the LADOT parking operator SP+ at (323) 468-0720 for questions, concerns, or<br />

more information about this parking facility.<br />

Parking Rates<br />

$2.00 every 20 minutes; $6.00 every hour<br />

Daily Maximum of $20.00<br />

Enjoy up to 4 hours for $3 with validation from the TCL Chinese Theatre and the<br />

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Regular parking rate applies thereafter.<br />

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FLAMIN' HOT<br />

EVA LONGORIA USA 129 MIN. <strong>2023</strong><br />

WEDNESDAY | MAY 31 | 7PM | TCL CHINESE IMAX THEATRE<br />

WEST COAST PREMIERE<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

Flamin’ Hot tells the story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his<br />

Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a<br />

snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon.<br />

Marking Eva Longoria’s fictional feature directorial debut, Flamin’ Hot brings a compelling<br />

and inspiring story to the big screen, with the outstanding performances from an estelar<br />

Latine cast that includes Jesse Garcia, Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert and Emilio Rivera,<br />

among others.<br />

Brilliantly written by collaborators Lewis Colick and Linda Yvette Chávez, this is a dramedy<br />

not to be missed!<br />

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR<br />

Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Eva Longoria has<br />

cemented herself as an industry staple known for her work both in front of<br />

and behind the camera. Named by Variety as one of their most anticipated<br />

directors of 2021, Longoria continues to hone her craft, seek new projects,<br />

and expand opportunities for others by paving the way for future women and<br />

minority producers, directors and industry leaders in Hollywood and beyond.<br />

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PROBLEMISTA<br />

JULIO TORRES USA 98 MIN. <strong>2023</strong><br />

SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 7PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE<br />

LGBTQ+<br />

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas<br />

to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world<br />

outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream.<br />

From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous<br />

worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.<br />

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR<br />

Julio Torres is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El<br />

Salvador. Julio is an Emmy-nominated and WGA-winning writer. His work on<br />

“Saturday Night Live” garnered four Emmy nominations and received much<br />

acclaim from The New York Times, Vulture, Vanity Fair, and more. Julio has also<br />

performed stand up on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as well as “The Tonight<br />

Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. In 2017, Julio headlined his first solo hour at the<br />

Edinburgh Fringe Festival “My Favorite Shapes: By Julio Torres” to rave reviews.<br />

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Celebrating diverse<br />

storytellers at the <strong>2023</strong><br />

Los Angeles International<br />

Film Festival.<br />

UniversalGTDI.com (Film) NBCUniversalLaunch.com (TV)<br />

NBCUAcademy.com (News)<br />

Celebrando<br />

the Storytellers<br />

We are proud to support the<br />

Los Angeles Latino International<br />

Film Festival and their mission<br />

to give Latino artists a platform<br />

to tell their stories.<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All rights reserved.


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FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

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CHARCOAL [CARVAO]<br />

DIR. CAROLINA MARKOWICZ | BRAZIL, ARGENTINA | 107 MIN. | 2022<br />

THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 9:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Somewhere in the Brazilian countryside, married couple Irene (Maeve Jinkings) and Jairo (Rômulo Braga) and their nineyear-old<br />

son Jean (Jean Costa) live with Irene’s bedridden father in a precarious, stagnant situation, barely making ends<br />

meet out of their small charcoal production business.<br />

Their strained lives change when a shady nurse offers them a diabolical deal: put their elder to rest and host instead an<br />

Argentinian drug kingpin who urgently needs a place to hide.<br />

For her unsettlingly precise feature-film debut, writer-director Carolina Markowicz blends biting social commentary on the<br />

pervasive forces that prey on the least fortunate. The subtly shifting points of view often take us back to little Jean, whose<br />

cold and witty analysis of the situation amplifies the disturbing motifs that lie at the heart of this bizarre story.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

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DAUGHTER OF RAGE [LA HIJA DE TODAS LAS RABIAS]<br />

DIR. LAURA BAUMEISTER | NICARAGUA | 91 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 5:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH PRELUDE OF A STORY | ASHLEY SALMAN | CHILE | 17 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

In this heart-rending yet eerily poetic debut from Laura Baumeister — the first feature narrative directed by a Nicaraguan<br />

female filmmaker — the bond between an 11-year-old girl and her mother is tested when they are suddenly separated while<br />

eking out a precarious existence near the country’s biggest landfill.<br />

María lives with her mom Lilibeth near Nicaragua’s biggest landfill, an oppressive place where the pair scramble to survive<br />

by recycling metal scraps and breeding their dog to sell the puppies.<br />

Soon though, the situation gets complicated by local men ready to take advantage of their precarious position, and Lilibeth<br />

decides to leave María in the hands of a couple who run a sweatshop while she tries to solve things.


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CHRONICLES OF A WANDERING SAINT [CRONICAS DE UNA SANTA ERRANTE]<br />

DIR. TOMÁS GOMEZ BUSTILLO | ARGENTINA, USA | 85 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 9PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In the tiny town of Santa Rita lives Rita, an elderly chapel keeper. She and the women in her church group are in constant<br />

competition to see who is the most saintly. But no matter how many times she polishes the chapel floors, her effort is<br />

always overlooked.<br />

Until the day when, in one of the back rooms, she stumbles upon the town’s beloved statue of Santa Rita, believed to have<br />

been stolen decades ago. Seizing the opportunity, she stages a “miracle” that will finally anoint her as the most admired<br />

woman in town.<br />

With the reluctant help of her neglected husband, Rita finds that the road to sainthood is not exactly glamorous, while the<br />

world around her has been brimming with strange magic all along.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

USA PREMIERE<br />

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ESU AND THE UNIVERSE [EXU E O UNIVERSO]<br />

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¸<br />

DIR. THIAGO ZANATO | BRAZIL | 95 MIN. | 2022<br />

SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 4:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH I SEEK YOUR HELP TO BURY A MAN | ANDERSON BARDOT | BRAZIL | 21 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

Èsú ¸ was a sacred African god for thousands of years, but today, after over 300 years of slavery, Èsú ¸ is seen on late night TV<br />

shows, during live exorcism sessions where he is sent “back to hell”. How can Èsú ¸ be both worshiped as a god and hated<br />

like the devil?<br />

Èsú ¸ and the Universe is a poetic excursion into the universe of Èsú ¸ and the historical struggle against the forces that insist<br />

in demonizing Yoruba culture and their people, while exploring how, despite being on the brink of extinction, it has resisted<br />

and flourished again around the world.<br />

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FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

HOPE, SOLEDAD<br />

DIR. YOLANDA CRUZ | USA, MEXICO | 79 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 2:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH EL TESORO | DAVID RODRÍGUEZ ESTRADA | MEXICO, USA | 21 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

Two women, Hope and Soledad, meet on a pilgrimage to the rural town of Juquila in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hope, a college student,<br />

finds herself in her mother’s homeland after being displaced from her home in California. Soledad, on the other hand, tries<br />

to free herself from her deceased lover, and to end her marriage with her husband who lives in the U.S.<br />

Together, they walk in communion with pilgrims as they deal with their struggles and discover the power of self-discovery,<br />

empathy and understanding in their search for a path for healing.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

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MANUELA<br />

DIR. CLARA CULLEN | ARGENTINA | 70 MIN. | 2022<br />

THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH MELA | KRISTIAN MERCADO | USA | 12 MIN. | 2022<br />

Manuela, a Latin American immigrant, walks through the empty streets of Los Angeles, scouring the area for work. She<br />

arrives at a job interview at a large house in an affluent neighborhood and is greeted by a cold businesswoman looking for<br />

a nanny for her daughter, Alma.<br />

After getting the job, Manuela meets Alma, who is initially resistant to her. Alma’s mother, Ellen, is never around. She<br />

occasionally talks to them through the security camera. While Ellen is gone on a business trip, Manuela and Alma create an<br />

undeniable maternal bond. But the days go by, and they still haven’t heard from Ellen. Manuela will discover that her entire<br />

world has been altered, and must make an impossible decision.


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DOCUMENTARY<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

HUMMINGBIRDS<br />

DIR. SILVIA DEL CARMEN CASTAÑOS & ESTEFANÍA “BEBA” CONTRERAS<br />

USA | 77 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 4:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH INES UNFORTUNATELY | ANNA SALINAS | USA | 13 MIN. | 2022<br />

In Laredo, a city in southern Texas on the Mexican border, best friends Silvia and Beba know that the long summer nights of<br />

their youth cannot last forever. Their hang-out spots are so familiar but, stuck in an immigration process, over these places<br />

also hangs the constant threat of deportation. Under these circumstances, home seems a fragile concept.<br />

Between bars, drive-thrus, friends’ couches and the borderlands, they confront the stresses of survival, the future,<br />

and community building. For them, this means protest action for legal abortion and against border control abuses, in a<br />

politically divided America. But the dusty half-light is also a time for poetry and dreams.<br />

Their laughter and creative expression cement a sense of solidarity and belonging in togetherness.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

’<br />

MARTINEZ<br />

DIR. LORENA PADILLA | MEXICO | 93 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Martínez is a lonely man who is forced to face his imminent retirement when Pablo, the guy that is going to replace him, is<br />

appointed to work right next to him. His monotonous and routinary life gets altered when a neighbor is found dead in his<br />

building.<br />

Oddly enough, Martínez discovers that the neighbor has left him a present. At first, involved with his personal struggles,<br />

he doesn’t care about the gift, but later his curiosity is awoken. Little by little, Martínez dives into the neighbors universe,<br />

allowing it to affect his own monotonous present.<br />

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LGBTQ+<br />

WORLD PREMIERE<br />

MOE<br />

DIR. JOSE LUIS VALENZUELA | USA | 80 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 5:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

PRESENTED WITH IN AN ORDERLY FASHION | ADRIAN CARDENAS | USA | 14 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

His name is Moises, but his friends call him Moe. He’s having a going away party because he’s dying of AIDS. He’s a theater<br />

artist working on a one man show. He invites his closest friends over for his “going away for good” party, but his plans go<br />

awry when his best friend, who has given himself to the Lord, and his ex, who he hasn’t seen in 15 years, show up. All the<br />

while his alter ego, a torch singing drag queen, wants to take him for “the ride of his life.”<br />

First produced for the stage in 2002, Moe (then entitled Dementia) won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Theater Production<br />

in Los Angeles, and garnered four Ovation Award nominations.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

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USA PREMIERE<br />

SO MUCH TENDERNESS<br />

DIR. LINA RODRÍGUEZ | CANADA | 118 MIN. | 2022<br />

FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 9:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

So Much Tenderness follows Aurora (Noëlle Schönwald), a Colombian environmental lawyer who is forced to flee her native<br />

country when her husband (Juan Pablo Cruz) is murdered. With the help of a young couple (Deragh Campbell and Kazik<br />

Radwanski), she illegally crosses into Canada from the U.S. inside the trunk of a car, and is forced to start her life from<br />

scratch as a refugee.<br />

Six years later, she leads a seemingly normal life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter Lucía (Natalia Aranguren),<br />

until her estranged cousin Edgar (Francisco Zaldua), who was a suspect in her husband’s murder, resurfaces, threatening<br />

everything she’s built.


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DOCUMENTARY<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

PATRIA Y VIDA: THE POWER OF MUSIC<br />

DIR. BEATRIZ LUENGO | USA | 88 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 7PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

The powerful story of 6 afro descendants rappers who have rewritten Cuban history and sparked a lyrical battle for human<br />

rights through a song called “Patria y Vida”. The song has become a revolution in the streets of Cuba, and it has been<br />

banned by the government, which imprison people for the simple act of listening to it. Maykel Osorbo, one of the rappers<br />

of the song, is in a high security prison in Pinar del Rio because during the massive protests of July 11th, 2021 in the island,<br />

“Patria y Vida” was the loudest cry heard from the crowd. Meanwhile, Yotuel, leader of the Orishas band and the creator<br />

of the song, is forced into an exile that bans him from coming back to his country. Alexander and Randy, 2 of the rappers,<br />

admit that after the release of the song they received a phone call from the FBI warning them of a kidnapping order.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

THE ETERNAL MEMORY [LA MEMORIA INFINITA]<br />

DIR. MAITE ALBERDI | CHILE | 75 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 4:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Augusto and Paulina have been together and in love for 25 years. Eight years ago, their lives were forever changed when<br />

Augusto was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As one of Chile’s most prominent cultural commentators and television<br />

presenters, Augusto is no stranger to building an archive of memory.<br />

Now he turns that work to his own life, trying to hold on to his identity with the help of his beloved Paulina, whose own<br />

pre-eminence as a famous actress and Chilean Minister of Culture predates her ceaselessly inventive manner of engaging<br />

with her husband. Day by day, the couple face this challenge head-on, relying on the tender affection and sense of humor<br />

shared between them that remains remarkably, fully intact.<br />

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ANIMATION<br />

USA PREMIERE<br />

THE OTHER SHAPE [LA OTRA FORMA]<br />

DIR. DIEGO FELIPE GUZMÁN | COLOMBIA, BRASIL | 93 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 9:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In the near future, humanity builds an artificial “square paradise” on the surface of the moon, which can only be reached if<br />

each one has the appearance and the way of thinking of a square. To achieve this goal, people use “squareism machines”:<br />

presses, corrective devices and cosmetic surgeries that mold their bodies like cubes and close their minds to questioning.<br />

Peter Press, probably the most obsessed citizen to fit in that world, has been living with a press in his head for 20 years and<br />

has just completed his Squarism process. About to get the passage to the moon, an incident forces him to take the press<br />

off, and observe a different form. The new shape shakes the foundations of its doctrine and jeopardizes its entrance to the<br />

precious Eden.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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THE TEAM [EL EQUIPO]<br />

DIR. BERNARDO RUIZ | USA | 80 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 7:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

The Team chronicles the unique collaboration between Dr. Clyde Snow, a legendary forensic scientist originally from Texas,<br />

and a group of Latin American university students, Mercedes “Mimi” Doretti, Luis Fondebrider, Patricia Bernardi and others,<br />

who were originally dubbed “unlikely forensic sleuths” by The New York Times.<br />

Initially unsure of whether they would do forensic work at all, the team would go on to challenge the official cover-ups of<br />

violent and repressive regimes through the identification of the missing and the collection of evidence. Working for nearly<br />

four decades, it is work that continues to this day.<br />

Working from a rich trove of archival materials and pulling from interviews conducted over a 10-year period, the film<br />

follows this groundbreaking scientific team as they face increased threats to their safety and official attempts to discredit<br />

their work as they seek to provide families with answers for their missing loved ones.


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LGBTQ+<br />

WORLD PREMIERE<br />

THE SHADOW OF THE SUN [LA SOMBRA DEL SOL]<br />

DIR. MIGUEL ÁNGEL FERRER | VENEZUELA, USA | 98 MIN. | 2022<br />

SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Leo is a salt-of-the-earth blue collar worker going through the motions of life in the city of Acarigua, nestled in Venezuelas<br />

arid inland empire. Plagued by economic hardship, he does any job he can muster to make ends meet and keep his flailing<br />

relationship afloat.<br />

Alex, his deaf younger brother, offers an unusual proposition: To join him in a musical contest and sing a song that he has<br />

written, for a chance to win a cash prize that will get them both out of their financial troubles. Leo refuses his brother’s<br />

“fantasy”, but when a workplace incident gets him fired and ridiculed, Leo must take a leap of faith, rediscover his long<br />

dormant musical abilities, and win against all odds in order to change his and his brother’s future.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

YOU WERE MY FIRST BOYFRIEND<br />

DIR. CECILIA ALDARONDO & SARAH ENID HAGEY | USA | 97 MIN. | 2022<br />

THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 9:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

What if you could rewrite your adolescence? In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia<br />

Aldarondo embarks on a fantastical quest to reconcile her tortured teen years. She ‘goes back’ in more ways than one,<br />

tracking down old foes and friends alike, and re-staging her most primal humiliations while casting herself as a teenager.<br />

In a cathartic, time-bending process of letting go, Cecilia is forced to confront the flawed memories she’s held onto<br />

for years. Oscillating between present and past, hallucination and reality, “You were my First Boyfriend” is a hybrid<br />

documentary that explores the power of adolescent fantasy, the subtle violence of cultural assimilation, and the funhouse<br />

mirror of time’s passage.<br />

Perhaps we will all learn something about growing older and making peace with the things that haunt us.<br />

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JUNE 2<br />

LIGHTS<br />

CAMERA<br />

ACTION<br />

I S P R O U D T O<br />

C O N T I N U E<br />

O U R S U P P O R T O F<br />

We salute the bold and visionary<br />

filmmakers of LALIFF <strong>2023</strong>


Short Films


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AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

23 SEMANAS<br />

DIR. HANSEL PORRAS GARCIA | USA | 13 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Sarah, a young Cuban actress exiled in Miami, and Ernesto, her husband, struggle to find the perfect name for their future daughter. A<br />

dinner night with their friends Vanessa and David, who will be the godparents, will help Sarah make a decision.<br />

ANIMATION<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

ASHKASHA<br />

DIR. LARA MALTZ | SPAIN, ARGENTINA | 6 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Ashkasha is a living being guided by curiosity. This causes her to lose her head and get trapped in the depths, where is submerged on a<br />

discovery journey.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

ANIMATION<br />

US PREMIERE<br />

BLANKET OF WORDS [COBIJA DE RECUERDOS]<br />

DIR. CARLOS ZERPA, JACOBO ALBÁN, BELTRÁN PÉREZ | COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, FRANCE | 5 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Kevin was born in a FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) camp, but grew away for safety reasons in Marta’s house, his<br />

godmother. Escorted by Arturo, Marta’s husband, Kevin paid monthly visits to his mother in the guerrilla camp until the AUC (Autodefensas<br />

Unidas de Colombia) a paramilitary group, took hold of the region.<br />

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DIR. SEBASTIAN SDAIGUI | USA | 9 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Billie comes to in the backseat of a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. Cyd, the head Bumblebee, turns around from the driver’s seat. “Tell Cyd you’re<br />

ready,” she says as she pulls Billie into her initiation of becoming part of the Bumblebee family. Even though Billie may not agree with the<br />

initiation, she still needs to survive it. This is her chance.


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A HISTORY OF SITTING IN WAITING ROOMS; OR WHATEVER LONGER TITLE YOU PREFER<br />

DIR. LORENA RUSSI | USA | 9 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

This is the coming of age story you never knew you wanted. Meet Lorenita: a rambunctious six-year-old with six cavities. One for each of<br />

the letters in her name, no one can pronounce.<br />

Lorenita is a butch Latina fighting to find herself in the cacophony of Queens, NY in the 90s. With the help of her imaginary best friend,<br />

Boo, a civil war ghost, Lorenita will poorly navigate the drawn-out pains of puberty.<br />

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USA PREMIERE<br />

BEFORE MADRID [ANTES DE MADRID]<br />

DIR. ILÉN JUAMBELTZ & NICOLÁS BOTANA | URUGUAY | 20 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Micaela and Santiago, a teenage couple from a small Uruguayan town, try to have their first time having sex the day before one of them<br />

has to leave the country. They will struggle against their own inexperience and the obstacles of their town and the people that live in it to<br />

achieve their goal.<br />

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WORLD PREMIERE<br />

BRUJAS<br />

DIR. ADRIAN SANDOVAL | USA | 5 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In an untouched desert of Mexico, a family of Brujas reside. Abuela concocts a juicy flan for dessert and instructs her two granddaughters,<br />

Lorena and Nina, to not eat the flan before supper time. As the sisters argue while putting the flan away, a passing rat hears the commotion<br />

and demands that they hand over their precious flan.<br />

USA PREMIERE<br />

CLINGING TO AIR [EN EL AIRE]<br />

DIR. ROBERTO THOMAS-DÍAZ | PANAMA | 14 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

After spending 25 years as a domestic worker, Edilsa faces the reality of unemployment in an era where all the rules seem to have changed.<br />

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DIR. JL RUIZ | MÉXICO | 16 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Consuelo lives a solitary life without affection. After a series of circumstances that make her doubt the value of her existence, she finds a<br />

new motivation when she mysteriously meets her idol, the mythical Mexican classical singer Manuel Bravo.<br />

DEAD ENDERS<br />

DIR. FIDEL RUIZ-HEALY, TYLER WALKER | USA | 13 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Young and disaffected gas-station clerk Maya doesn’t care about much, besides messing with her manager and getting her beer discount<br />

at the end of the midnight shift.<br />

But after a sinister race of mind-controlling parasites are set loose by irresponsible oil drillers, Maya realizes that there might be more to<br />

life than spending all your waking hours stacking shelves for a corporate overlord.<br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE<br />

WORLD PREMIERE<br />

EL TESORO<br />

DIR. DAVID RODRÍGUEZ ESTRADA | MEXICO, USA | 21 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 2:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Clemencia, played by Academy Award-nominated Mexican actress Adriana Barraza (Babel, 2006), is not your typical hero: a humble<br />

Christian evangelist woman whose terminally ill son makes his death bed confession to her of the many murders he committed, and<br />

shares a notebook with the names of all those he buried in clandestine graves.<br />

Upon his passing, her mission is clear: She must bring solace to the families of the missing ones by finding their remains.<br />

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US PREMIERE<br />

GO AHEAD [SIGUE]<br />

DIR. MÓNICA SANTILLANA | GUATEMALA | 2 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Emma is a piano student who is about to give up on her dream of being a musician as she is horrified by her mistakes, which appear as<br />

hostile plants among the garden of melodious notes that she has always wanted to form.


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INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE<br />

DANZONEROS<br />

DIR. CHIARA BONETTI | MEXICO | 7 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Entering a ballroom is like being on the edge of another world, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. “Danzoneros” brings a<br />

buoyant glimpse into a community of elegant dance veterans who for 40 years have been gathering in the last remaining historic ballroom<br />

in Mexico City, in honor of Danzón.<br />

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WORLD PREMIERE<br />

DETOX<br />

DIR. FRIDA PEREZ | USA | 10 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Alone for a day, Victoria ruminates over her greatest fear and obsession: food.<br />

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FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO<br />

DIR. JORGE CADENA | SWITZERLAND, COLOMBIA | 16 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In the Colombian Caribbean, a group of queer activists practice a militancy that challenges heteropatriarchal norms while engaging in<br />

other causes to collectively fight against the various social injustices that plague the region.<br />

When the management of the country’s largest coal mine announces a press conference to promote the development of mining, the group<br />

prepares to carry out a denunciatory performative action... and resolutely queer.<br />

HOT LATIN NIGHTS AT THE GRANADA!<br />

DIR. FRANCO VIDAL | USA | 17 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

The Granada, a nightclub owned by the famed salsa singer Tony “El Tío” Lopez is closing down. El Tío’s nephew, Carlos, had no intention<br />

of attending the closing night, until the girl next door asks him to save the last dance for her. Now all he needs to do is learn how to salsa<br />

dance.<br />

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WORLD PREMIERE<br />

HOW TO LASSO<br />

DIR. AMBAR NAVARRO | USA | 4 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A young girl spends her days fantasizing about becoming a cowgirl. Using a book of instructions and having the look down, she quickly<br />

becomes discouraged when she realizes it requires actual work.<br />

IN AN ORDERLY FASHION<br />

DIR. ADRIAN CARDENAS | USA | 14 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 5:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Told through the son’s perspective, this is Juan’s story, a Cuban man who migrates to America and works hard for years only to be<br />

rewarded, shortly after his retirement, with a terminal illness. Not wanting to experience the gruesome death that awaits, Juan tries to<br />

convince his wife, Aida, to shoot him before things get really bad. Aida refuses to comply with Juan’s unwavering wish, but another family<br />

member may be willing to do the deed.<br />

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DIR. ANNA SALINAS | USA | 13 MIN. | 2022<br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 4:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

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Sixteen-year-old Ines is tired of feeling like the world doesn’t appreciate her. For one thing, she’s too smart for Miami. She’s read the first<br />

three chapters of Kafka’s Metamorphosis and she listens to Johannes Brahms... on vinyl! Karina Torres broke her heart into pieces, which<br />

was both unfortunate and embarrassing, so it’s time to end it all. Which is exactly what Ines plans to do -that is, until her perfect plan is<br />

interrupted by the ghost of her chatty neighbor, an older and opinionated Cuban woman. If she hopes to succeed, Ines must find a way to<br />

get rid of Neli... or risk being stuck with her forever.<br />

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LA CURANDERA CUMBIAMBERA<br />

DIR. IVAN FLORES | USA | 13 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Earth has become uninhabitable. People & animals begin to vanish -those remaining suffer and mutate. Shedding his skin, Earth’s dictator<br />

summons a vision to conquer the missing animals’ new home world. Who will rise to challenge the Evil Leader and his dark forces?<br />

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I SEEK YOUR HELP TO BURY A MAN [PROCURO TEU AUXILIO PARA ENTERRAR UM HOMEM]<br />

DIR. ANDERSON BARDOT | BRAZIL | 21 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 4:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Gita is a transgender woman doomed to die or suffer the consequences of her traditions. The half-breed soldier is fated to uphold and<br />

serve the unjust laws of his country. The old woman in black needs to save her indigenous son from the claws of the Brazilian Empire. The<br />

child claims that the purpose of love, the greatest universal law, is breaking the cycle of all tragedies.<br />

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IN THE STATIC<br />

DIR. ROBERT BUTLER III | USA | 10 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A paranoid woman returns to work after witnessing a traumatic experiment in her office’s laboratory, only to discover her coworkers may<br />

be trying to kill her.<br />

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LA CALESITA<br />

DIR. AUGUSTO SCHILLACI | ARGENTINA, CANADA, USA | 10 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A heartfelt story of the beloved Argentinian merry-go-round operators who have dedicated their lives to providing fun and happiness to<br />

children and their neighborhoods. This is a story of perseverance and community above the individual.<br />

ANIMATION<br />

US PREMIERE<br />

LUCKY BRAVE'S SUNSHINE<br />

DIR. CHOGRIN (JOSEPH GAME) & ICHI (ANDRES AGUILAR) | ECUADOR | 9 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Somewhere in space, in a desolate planet lives a young cowboy named Lucky Brave. Lucky must go on a quest to find a cure that will heal<br />

his ailing grandmother and many of the planet’s inhabitants, but at what cost?<br />

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MELA<br />

DIR. KRISTIAN MERCADO | USA | 12 MIN. | 2022<br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Mela is a headstrong dancer and single mother, balancing motherhood and her dreams. After she has an argument with her child’s<br />

teacher, Mela is forced to navigate the day with her daughter, trying her best to make it in time for an important audition. “Mela” is the<br />

story of every young Latina who struggles to define their role in society, both as a mother and as a person fighting for her dreams, all in<br />

the backdrop of a gentrifying Spanish Harlem.<br />

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE<br />

MOTHER'S DAUGHTER [LA HIJA BUENA]<br />

DIR. MAURICIO SOTELO | PERU | 15 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A daughter takes care of her sick mother. They seem to be trapped and hurt by their past. When the daughter senses that her mother is<br />

soon to die, a feeling that there is something yet to be resolved won’t leave her -not even in the middle of a birthday celebration.<br />

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WORLD PREMIERE<br />

PEDACITO DE CARNE<br />

DIR. AKILAH “AK” WALKER | USA | 16 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

“Pedacito de Carne” follows Sandra, a millennial caregiver for her mother, Antonia who is living with a rare form of dementia. The disease<br />

is quickly progressing and both women have to adjust to their new roles. In the midst of her caregiving duties, Sandra runs into an old<br />

flame, Fuzzy who asks her out and reignites her desire. Ignoring her duties, Sandra takes a night off to meet up with Fuzzy. The next<br />

morning will bring a surprise.<br />

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SABORRRR!<br />

DIR. GIANFRANCO FERNÁNDEZ-RUIZ | USA | 17 MIN. | 2021<br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

On the first day of shooting a popular Tex-Mex food commercial, a Puerto Rican actress strives to meet the demands of culturally demeaning<br />

creators for her first big role. The more the stereotypes converge on her beliefs, the more she feels crazed, trapped in a character she’s<br />

unsure she can escape. A surreal nightmare ensues in which the exploitation of her heritage takes hideous and hilarious form, sending<br />

her down a spiralling staircase of identity politics. Can she get out?


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MONARCAS<br />

DIR. DIANA LARREA | USA | 13 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 1 PROGRAM | THURSDAY | JUNE 1 | 6:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

In Florida, over one billion dollars in wages are stolen from the pockets of workers every year. Following the migration journey and<br />

metamorphosis of the monarch butterflies, the short documentary “Monarcas” tells the story of two Guatemalan undocumented day<br />

laborers, Pedro and Alejandro, who migrated from Central America in search of a better future for their families, only to have their wages<br />

extorted by a Miami roofer.<br />

In this inspiring story, the workers seek help from a local organization and navigate the complexities of court proceedings to regain their<br />

dignity. In the process, they become activists and organizers, helping others like them to fight for their rights, despite their immigrant status.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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NEGRA, YO SOY BELLA<br />

DIR. VASHNI KORIN | USA | 18 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Black women in Puerto Rico are leading the Afro-latinidad movement while shifting societal beauty standards. Mar Cruz, an Afro-Puerto<br />

Rican woman, uses Bomba, a rhythm and dance form created by Africans in the 1600s, to connect with her roots and transform and heal.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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PRELUDE OF A STORY [PROLOGO DE UN CUENTO]<br />

DIR. ASHLEY SALMAN | CHILE | 17 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

PRESENTED WITH A FEATURE | SATURDAY | JUNE 3 | 5:15PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

After a mother’s passing, a daughter searches through archival footage to understand who she was, and how it connects to the father’s<br />

abusive behaviour, which is shaping her understanding of womanhood.<br />

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SONG OF THE LAKE [LA CANCION DEL LAGO]<br />

DIR. CARLOS SALLAS, ARIANA NAVARRETE, SAMUEL MENDEZ | MEXICO | 7 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A fisherman faces mystical and natural forces to get what he needs to save the life of his precious granddaughter, at whatever the cost.<br />

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DIR. ÁLVARO HERNÁNDEZ BLANCO | SPAIN | 16 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In the deserts of Baja California (México), Daria and Teresa are the last two speakers of the Ku’ahl indigenous language. In their world of<br />

oblivion and decrepitude, they lament the imminent extinction of the ku’ahl language and culture as the modern world moves on with<br />

indifference. But as long as Daria and Teresa converse together, ku’ahl lives.<br />

ANIMATION<br />

THE BORDERLINE [LA FRONTERA]<br />

DIR. CHRISTIAN ARREDONDO NARVÁEZ | MEXICO | 8 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A man and a dog cross the desert in search of a mighty river that represents the limit with the neighboring territory. Exhausted, they<br />

manage to spot their goal, but they must face other obstacles before conquering its waters.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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THE WALLS [LAS PAREDES DE MI TIERRA]<br />

DIR. BRYAM JIMÉNEZ | PUERTO RICO | 5 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A minimalist animated short film that explores some of the sociopolitical events that have plagued the island of Puerto Rico in recent<br />

years through the contemplation of a place that, although it changes, remains the same.<br />

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THIS ONE IS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD<br />

DIR. MIGUEL MELO | USA | 17 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 2 PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 8:30PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

While browsing Craigslist gigs, Ben finds a well-paid, promising ad. When they call, the job seems easy: painting a portrait of an older<br />

woman named Doña Vicky. Ever since she moved into her new house, she hasn’t warmed up to it and she expects the painting to help. But<br />

Doña Vicky wants Ben to portray not just her likeness, but her essence. After struggling to fulfill her request, Ben will dig deeper to find the<br />

real connection to the work, even when the two of them don’t seem to have much in common.


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STRANGE WORLD [UN MUNDO RARO]<br />

DIR. EUGENIA LLAGUNO | MEXICO | 18 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A sex worker is assaulted by one of her clients in a motel. She visits a bar to get drunk and forget what happened that night. Upon arrival,<br />

she meets his friend Fello, a mariachi from the neighborhood, and asks him to sing her favourite song. As they sing, she connects with a<br />

sad, lonely man drinking coffee at one of the tables and apparently hiding something. She approaches the man to talk and find out who<br />

he is and what he hides.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

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THE HOUR OF THE BIRDS [LA HORA DE LOS PAJAROS]<br />

DIR. EMILIANO UMPIERREZ | URUGUAY | 5 MIN. | 2022<br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

After a long time without leaving her house, Valentina will meet her friends again... Even if it’s the last thing she does.<br />

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THE WORLD'S AFTER [EL AFTER DEL MUNDO]<br />

DIR. FLORENTINA GONZALEZ | FRANCE | 11 MIN. | 2022<br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

Mankind no longer exists, only Fluor and Carlix remain, two ghosts in sportswear. They wander among the remains of an extinct civilization,<br />

one in search of a WiFi connection, the other in search of the head of a giant cetacean. A story of encounters and friendship, punctuated<br />

by a final playlist: that of the end of the world.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

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TO FALL<br />

DIR. IVAN MORALES JR. | GERMANY | 14 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

After an accident, a man is forced to live with limitations. His everyday life is characterized by isolation and strenuous rehabilitation. A<br />

reflection on falling and getting up.<br />

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TRANSLATORS<br />

DIR. RUDY VALDEZ | USA | 21 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SHORTS 3 PROGRAM | SUNDAY | JUNE 4 | 1:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

In the United States, there are over 11 million child translators. Our story follows Harye, Densel, and Virginia as they translate for their<br />

parents in everyday situations.<br />

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LALIFF INCLUSION<br />

FELLOWSHIP<br />

Indigenous Latino Cohort<br />

USA - 71’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

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FLAMIN’ HOT<br />

LALIFF Eva Longoria INCLUSION<br />

FELLOWSHIP<br />

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Afro/Black Latino Cohort<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

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SCHEDULE<br />

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HOLLYWOOD<br />

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OPENING<br />

NIGHT<br />

GALA<br />

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VISUAL<br />

STORYTELLING<br />

MASTERCLASS<br />

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Comcast<br />

NBCUniversal<br />

Telemundo<br />

HOPE, SOLEDAD<br />

Yolanda Cruz<br />

USA - 79’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

EL TESORO<br />

David Rodríguez Estrada<br />

Mexico/USA - 21’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

5:15 PM<br />

DAUGHTER OF RAGE<br />

Laura Baumeister<br />

Nicaragua - 90’<br />

PRESENED WITH<br />

PRELUDE TO A STORY<br />

Ashley Salman Herrera<br />

Chile - 17’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:45 PM<br />

THE TEAM<br />

Bernardo Ruiz<br />

USA - 80’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

11:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

10:00 AM<br />

DISTRIBUTION<br />

MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by<br />

Comcast<br />

NBCUniversal<br />

Telemundo<br />

4:30 PM<br />

THE ETERNAL<br />

MEMORY<br />

Maite Alberdi<br />

Chile - 85’<br />

6:30 PM<br />

MARTINEZ<br />

Lorena Padilla<br />

Mexico - 93’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:00 PM<br />

CHRONICLES OF A<br />

WANDERING SAINT<br />

Tomás Gomez Bustillo<br />

Argentina - 84’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

SATURDAY, JUNE 3<br />

11:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

6:45 PM<br />

MANUELA<br />

Clara Cullen<br />

USA - 70’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

MELA<br />

Kris Mercado<br />

USA - 12’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:15 PM<br />

CHARCOAL<br />

Carolina Markowitz<br />

Brasil - 107’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

6:30 PM<br />

Adrián Cárdenas 7:00 PM<br />

USA - 13’<br />

SHORTS 1<br />

Multiple Directors<br />

Multiple Countries<br />

106’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:30 PM<br />

11:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

1:45 PM<br />

EPISODIC SHORTS<br />

Multiple Directors<br />

Multiple Countires - 87’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

5:30 PM<br />

MOE<br />

José Luis Valenzuela<br />

USA - 80’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

IN AN ORDERLY<br />

FASHION<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

YOU WERE<br />

MY FIRST<br />

BOYFRIEND<br />

Cecilia Aldarondo<br />

Puerto Rico - 97’<br />

WITH LOVE<br />

Gloria Calderón Kellett<br />

USA - 60’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

VIRTUAL<br />

HOLLYWOOD<br />

ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

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HIP HOP X<br />

SIEMPRE<br />

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Happy Hour<br />

Presented by<br />

Amazon Music<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

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LALIF<br />

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SUAL<br />

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Universal<br />

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MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by<br />

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NBCUniversal<br />

Telemundo<br />

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ANIMATION TELEVISION<br />

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YCP@LALIFF WRITING PROGRAM<br />

12:00 PM<br />

NETFLIX WRITING<br />

FOR ANIMATION<br />

WORKSHOP<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

11:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

11:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

12:00 PM<br />

WARNER BROS.<br />

ANIMATION PANEL<br />

11:00 AM<br />

10:00 AM<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

VISUAL<br />

STORYTELLING<br />

MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by<br />

Comcast<br />

NBCUniversal<br />

Telemundo<br />

10:00 AM<br />

DISTRIBUTION<br />

MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by<br />

Comcast<br />

NBCUniversal<br />

Telemundo<br />

1:45 PM<br />

SHORTS 3<br />

Multiple Directors<br />

Multiple Countries - 102’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

1:30 PM<br />

THE SHADOW<br />

OF THE SUN<br />

Miguel Ferrer<br />

Venezuela - 98’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

1:00 PM<br />

2:00 PM<br />

WALT DISNEY<br />

ANIMATION STUDIOS PRIMO<br />

PANEL Shea Serrano<br />

Screening, Q&A and<br />

YCP Live Reads<br />

2:30 PM Presented by<br />

FREEVEE<br />

DISNEY TELEVISON<br />

ANIMATION PANEL *TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

:00 PM<br />

ORKING<br />

Y HOUR<br />

ented by<br />

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4:15 PM<br />

HUMMINGBIRDS<br />

Silvia Del Carmen Castaños,<br />

Estefanía “Beba” Contreras<br />

USA - 78’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

INES UNFORTUNATELY<br />

Anna Salinas<br />

USA - 13’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

4:30 PM<br />

ÈŞÚ AND THE<br />

UNIVERSE<br />

Thiago Zanato<br />

Brazil - 80’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

I SEEK YOUR HELP<br />

TO BURY A MAN<br />

Brazil, 20’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

4:00 PM<br />

4:30 PM<br />

DE LA CALLE<br />

NETWORKING MEXICO CHAPTER<br />

HAPPY HOUR Nick Barilli<br />

USA - 42’<br />

Presented by<br />

Nickelodeon<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:00 PM<br />

PROBLEMISTA<br />

Julio Torres<br />

USA - 98’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:00 PM<br />

PATRIA Y VIDA:<br />

THE POWER<br />

OF MUSIC<br />

Beatriz Luengo<br />

USA - 88’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

YCP FELLOWSHIP<br />

6:45 PM SOL SUPERNOVA<br />

Presented by<br />

ANIMATED Amazon Studios<br />

* TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

SHORTS<br />

Multiple directors<br />

Multiple countries<br />

93’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

6:30PM<br />

:30 PM<br />

F MUSIC<br />

ented by<br />

amount+<br />

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SO MUCH<br />

TENDERNESS<br />

Lina Rodriguez<br />

Canada - 118’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:15 PM<br />

THE OTHER<br />

SHAPE<br />

Diego Felipe Guzmán<br />

Colombia/Brazil - 99’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

8:30 PM<br />

SHORTS 2<br />

Multiple Directors<br />

Multiple Countries<br />

102’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:30 PM<br />

LALIFF MUSIC<br />

Presented by<br />

Paramount+<br />

9:00 PM<br />

CLOSING<br />

NIGHT<br />

RECEPTION<br />

APPY HOURS<br />

LYWOOD<br />

VELT HOTEL<br />

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SUNDAY, JUNE 4<br />

YCP@LALIFF GALAS/RECEPTIONS SPECIAL SCREENINGS EPISODICS<br />

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

HOLLYWOOD<br />

ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

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1:30 PM<br />

SPIDER-MAN:<br />

SPIDER-MAN:<br />

ACROSS THE<br />

SPIDER-VERSE<br />

ACROSS THE<br />

SPIDER-VERSE<br />

Presented by<br />

Sony Presented Pictures by<br />

Sony Animation Pictures<br />

Animation<br />

5:00 PM<br />

5:00 PM<br />

LALIFF INCLUSION<br />

LALIFF FELLOWSHIP INCLUSION<br />

Indigenous FELLOWSHIP<br />

Latino Cohort<br />

Indigenous USA Latino - 71’ Cohort<br />

USA - 71’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:00 PM<br />

7:00 PM<br />

LALIFF INCLUSION<br />

LALIFF FELLOWSHIP INCLUSION<br />

Afro/Black FELLOWSHIP<br />

Latino Cohort<br />

Afro/Black USA Latino - 85’ Cohort<br />

USA - 85’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

SCHEDULE<br />

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

11:00 AM<br />

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YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

2:30 PM<br />

2:30 PM<br />

HOPE, SOLEDAD<br />

HOPE, Yolanda SOLEDAD<br />

Cruz<br />

Yolanda USA - 79’ Cruz<br />

USA - 79’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

EL TESORO<br />

EL TESORO<br />

David Rodríguez Estrada<br />

David Mexico/USA Rodríguez - Estrada 21’<br />

Mexico/USA - 21’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

5:15 PM<br />

5:15 PM<br />

DAUGHTER OF RAGE<br />

DAUGHTER Laura Baumeister OF RAGE<br />

Laura Nicaragua Baumeister - 90’<br />

Nicaragua - 90’<br />

PRESENED WITH<br />

PRESENED WITH<br />

PRELUDE TO A STORY<br />

PRELUDE Ashley Salman TO A Herrera STORY<br />

Ashley Chile Salman - 17’ Herrera<br />

Chile - 17’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:45 PM<br />

7:45 PM<br />

THE TEAM<br />

THE Bernardo TEAM Ruiz<br />

Bernardo USA - 80’ Ruiz<br />

USA - 80’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

1:45 PM<br />

1:45 PM<br />

EPISODIC SHORTS<br />

2:30 PM<br />

EPISODIC Multiple Directors SHORTS <strong>FILM</strong> FESTIVALS<br />

Multiple Countires Directors - 87’ <strong>FILM</strong> PANEL FESTIVALS<br />

Multiple Countires - 87’ PANEL<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

4:30 PM<br />

4:30 PM<br />

THE ETERNAL<br />

THE MEMORY ETERNAL<br />

Maite MEMORY Alberdi<br />

Maite Chile Alberdi - 85’<br />

Chile - 85’<br />

6:30 PM<br />

6:30 PM<br />

MARTINEZ<br />

MARTINEZ<br />

Lorena Padilla<br />

Lorena Mexico Padilla - 93’<br />

Mexico - 93’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

9:00 PM<br />

9:00 PM<br />

CHRONICLES OF A<br />

WANDERING CHRONICLES SAINT OF A<br />

WANDERING Tomás Gomez Bustillo SAINT<br />

Tomás Argentina Gomez - Bustillo 84’<br />

Argentina - 84’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

SATURDAY, JUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 3<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

YCP@LALIFF<br />

5:30 PM<br />

5:30 PM<br />

MOE<br />

MOE<br />

José Luis Valenzuela<br />

José Luis USA Valenzuela<br />

- 80’<br />

USA - 80’<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

IN AN ORDERLY<br />

IN AN FASHION ORDERLY<br />

Adrián FASHION Cárdenas<br />

Adrián USA Cárdenas - 13’<br />

USA - 13’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

VIRTUAL<br />

VIRTUAL<br />

Paramount+<br />

2:30 PM<br />

current state of affairs<br />

current and state strategies of affairs<br />

and strategies<br />

HOL<br />

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FEATURES<br />

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TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

HOLLYWOOD<br />

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ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

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YCP@LALIFF<br />

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YCP@LALIFF<br />

1:45 PM<br />

1:45 PM<br />

SHORTS 3<br />

SHORTS 3<br />

Multiple Directors<br />

Multiple Multiple Countries Directors - 102’<br />

Multiple Countries - 102’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

1:30 PM<br />

1:30 PM<br />

THE SHADOW<br />

THE OF THE SHADOW SUN<br />

OF Miguel THE Ferrer SUN<br />

Venezuela Miguel Ferrer - 98’<br />

Venezuela - 98’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

2:00 PM<br />

2:00 PM<br />

PRIMO<br />

PRIMO<br />

Shea Serrano<br />

Shea Serrano<br />

Screening, Q&A and<br />

Screening, YCP Live Q&A Reads and<br />

YCP Live Reads<br />

Presented by<br />

Presented FREEVEEby<br />

FREEVEE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

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:00 PM<br />

ORKING<br />

ORKING Y HOUR<br />

Y HOUR<br />

ented by<br />

eda ented Usby<br />

eda Us<br />

4:15 PM<br />

4:15 PM<br />

HUMMINGBIRDS<br />

HUMMINGBIRDS<br />

Silvia Del Carmen Castaños,<br />

Silvia Estefanía Del Carmen “Beba” Castaños,<br />

Contreras<br />

Estefanía USA “Beba” - 78’ Contreras<br />

PRESENTED USA - 78’ WITH<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

INES UNFORTUNATELY<br />

INES UNFORTUNATELY<br />

Anna Salinas<br />

Anna USA Salinas - 13’<br />

*TALENT USA IN ATTENDANCE - 13’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

4:30 PM<br />

4:30 PM<br />

ÈŞÚ AND THE<br />

ÈŞÚ UNIVERSE AND THE<br />

UNIVERSE<br />

Thiago Zanato<br />

Thiago Brazil Zanato - 80’<br />

PRESENTED Brazil - 80’ WITH<br />

PRESENTED WITH<br />

I SEEK YOUR HELP<br />

I SEEK TO BURY YOUR A MAN HELP<br />

TO BURY Brazil, A 20’ MAN<br />

Brazil, 20’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

4:30 PM<br />

4:30 PM<br />

DE LA CALLE<br />

MEXICO DE LA CHAPTER CALLE<br />

MEXICO Nick CHAPTER<br />

Barilli<br />

Nick USA Barilli - 42’<br />

USA - 42’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

7:00 PM<br />

7:00 PM<br />

PROBLEMISTA<br />

PROBLEMISTA<br />

Julio Torres<br />

Julio USA Torres - 98’<br />

USA - 98’<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

*TALENT IN ATTENDANCE<br />

:30 PM<br />

:30 PM<br />

F MUSIC<br />

F MUSIC<br />

ented by<br />

amount+ ented by<br />

amount+<br />

9:00 PM<br />

9:00 PM<br />

CLOSING<br />

CLOSING NIGHT<br />

RECEPTION NIGHT<br />

RECEPTION<br />

APPY HOURS<br />

APPY HOURS<br />

YCP@LALIFF GALAS/RECEPTIONS SPECIAL SCREENINGS EPISODICS<br />

YCP@LALIFF GALAS/RECEPTIONS SPECIAL SCREENINGS EPISODICS<br />

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EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODI<br />

EPISODICS<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

ASTROPACKERS<br />

DIR. LUISA VELASQUEZ, SILVIA PRIETOV, FELIPE RODRIGUEZ | COLOMBIA | 11 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

"Astropackers" tells the story of an unexpected backpacking trip across the galaxy, where two unlikely travel companions will live the most<br />

absurd and crazy adventures. Norman, unbeknownst to him, belongs to a rare species known as Camaleonis Dualidaris. As a result of a<br />

strange occurrence, he falls into a wormhole and becomes trapped in a meticulous and rigid extraterrestrial. Dissatisfied with his own<br />

state of mind, Norman collapses and escapes from Quadropolis falling into an adventure through the unknown galactic universe where he<br />

will be reunited with his own species.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

CHUCHI AND ADALIZ<br />

DIR. DANI ADALIZ (EP.1,2,4,5) LANCE HOLLOWAY (EP.3) | USA | 30 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

Set in the Bay area, buddy comedy Chuchi & Adaliz is a five episode, single-camera digital series that follows two childhood besties who,<br />

despite having a shared racial and ethnic identity as Afro Puerto Ricans, couldn’t be more different.<br />

When Adaliz loses her high-power corporate job in San Francisco is forced to move in with Chuchi, in Oakland. They’re in for a rude<br />

awakening as they realize that what brought them together as kids isn’t enough to keep them together as adults.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

40<br />

ESMERALDA<br />

DIR. SABRINA EHLERT | USA | 8 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

Esmeralda is a unique and quirky woman who works as at a dry cleaner, and who has an undeniable talent for investigating crimes.<br />

Throughout this episode, Esmeralda navigates an arson case involving a mysteriously burnt down church, a case where she suspects<br />

three of her own customers.<br />

One by one, she interviews her top suspects to find their motives: Local realtor Susan Verde, Pastor Roland, and Land man John Guerra.<br />

Getting as far, as inspecting their dirty laundry — literally.


CS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPISODICS EPIS<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

ARROZ, LECHE Y POWERBALL!<br />

DIR. MARIANA SERRANO | USA | 19 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

“Arroz, Leche y Powerball” is the pilot episode of the proposed series Livin’ Con Los Cabo. It follows la Familia Cabo – a dysfunctional,<br />

multi-generational, Cuban American family whose problematic nature, hope for togetherness and dreams of success drive their struggles<br />

and triumphs.<br />

Over the course of a night, they decide to play the Powerball and take their chance at winning the grand-prize in hopes to better their lives.<br />

After overcoming unforeseen obstacles and dealing with their habitual family conflicts, they soon learn the real prize lies within them.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

BROWNSVILLE BRED<br />

DIR. ELAINE DEL VALLE | USA | 22 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

“Brownsville Bred” is a coming of age drama based on a true story and adapted from the award-winning novel and critically acclaimed<br />

stageplay of the same name.<br />

A spunky Latina must find her own path as she comes of age to face the grim realities of the father she once idolized and the deteriorating<br />

neighborhood she calls home.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

DE LA CALLE: MEXICO<br />

DIR. ALEXANDRA POSADA | USA, PUERTO RICO, MEXICO, ARGENTINA, COLOMBIA, SPAIN, CUBA AND PANAMA | 44 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

SUNDAY I JUNE 4 I 4:30 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

Hosted and conceptualized by & Concept by Nick Barili, “De la Calle” is a documentary series that takes a journey into the Latino diaspora<br />

to explore — and map — the evolution of Urbano music and cultures that ignited the musical revolution of Rap, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin<br />

Trap, Cumbia and other sounds that are influencing music and culture worldwide. On this episode, Nick travels to Mexico during the Día<br />

de los Muertos and explores how artists such as Santa Fe Klan, Alemán, Yoss Bones, Aczino and Mare Advertencia Lirika are combining<br />

traditional culture and music like cumbia and coplas with rap and reggaeton to create their own sounds.<br />

DOCUMENTARY<br />

LGBTQ+<br />

STONED BREAKUPS: SHARI<br />

DIR. BENJAMIN-SHALOM RODRIGUEZ | USA | 8 MIN. | 2022<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 I 1:45 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

Spanning across nearly a decade, and from a heavy metal bar in Florida to Griffith Observatory in LA, Shari gets super high and retells her<br />

tumultuous relationship with a gaslighting musician named "Kent," their impromptu nuptials, and inevitable divorce.<br />

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LALIFF INCLUSION FELLOWSHIP<br />

SATURDAY I JUNE 3 | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

INDIGENOUS COHORT 5:00PM | AFRO/BLACK COHORT 7:00PM<br />

The LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix, is an ongoing program focused on building a more<br />

inclusive and equitable industry for all members of the Latino community.<br />

On its third edition, the program granted 5 Afro/Black Latino and 5 Indigenous Latino filmmakers $30,000<br />

each to write, direct and produce a short film. The completed films will have a special screening during<br />

the festival.<br />

INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

DEATH IN TRAINING<br />

DIR. MIGUEL ANGEL DURAN | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

On his first day as a trainee, Death mistakenly takes the wrong soul<br />

and embarks on a hilarious journey trying to correct his mistake,<br />

but his antics only seem to cause more chaos and confusion in<br />

this zany comedy.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

DEVELOPMENT<br />

DIR. CHLOE CAUDILLO | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

Struggling to climb the corporate ladder, a Latina office worker<br />

finally lands a leadership training seminar, only to realize that to<br />

be successful, trainees must become clones of the boss.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

LEGEND OF EL CUCUY<br />

DIR. CYNTHIA GARCIA WILLIAMS | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

A mother refuses to discipline her misbehaved child, opens the<br />

door for a visit from El Cucuy , and pays the ultimate price for her<br />

indifference.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

MARQUE DOS<br />

DIR. ASHA CHAI-CHANG | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

An aspiring tour manager moves up the ranks in the marketing<br />

industry where discovering herself and her place in the world<br />

faces off with the demands of her dream job.<br />

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FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

NA SAVI<br />

DIR. SOFIA AYERDI | USA, MEXICO | <strong>2023</strong><br />

As its tradition in her indigenous tribe, fourteen year old Areli is set<br />

to be married, she will have to choose between her community's<br />

traditions or what she truly desires.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

PUNTA SALINAS<br />

DIR. MARÍA DEL MAR ROSARIO | PUERTO RICO | <strong>2023</strong><br />

After having sex for the first time, Alba, a 16 year old, searches for<br />

a strength she has never exercised before.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

SISTERS BY WATER<br />

DIR. SHENNY DE LOS ANGELES | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

A Caribbean-American coming-of-age story. Two best friends,<br />

bonded by a shared fear of getting into the ocean, heal<br />

generational fears through the intimacy of sisterhood.<br />

FEMALE DIRECTOR<br />

AFRO/ BLACK LATINO<br />

SUPA HAIR<br />

DIR. GLENÍS HUNTER | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

After her Mother's passing, a young Dominican girl and her sister<br />

move to Arizona where she discovers the hair she so deeply<br />

despises actually holds an ancient power.<br />

INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

WORTHY<br />

DIR. JALMER CACERES | USA | <strong>2023</strong><br />

A mischievous 10-year-old boy determined to show his mother<br />

that he can handle the responsibilities of caring for his first dog<br />

is forced to make a decision that changes his childhood forever.<br />

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LXIA SPARK ANIMATION GRANT<br />

Sponsored by Netflix, the Spark Animation Grant is designed to uplift Latino<br />

animation filmmakers. The selected filmmakers received a $10,000 grant each<br />

towards the production of an animated short film. The completed films will<br />

have a special screening during the festival.<br />

INDIGENOUS LATINO<br />

BACK TO NORMAL<br />

DIR. CECILIA DE JESUS | USA | 11 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

A little blob couple named Red and Orange are suddenly thrust into a world-altering pandemic. As the days of lockdown<br />

drag on, they work from home, do various quarantine activities to pass the time, and connect with friends and family<br />

virtually. They both end up being laid off from their jobs and months pass with them feeling listless. Orange gets a job<br />

that brings it back to the office, leaving Red home alone.<br />

As things steadily open up, Red remains inside, feeling increasingly isolated as other blobs return to their happy lives<br />

full of activities. Red’s mental health continues to deteriorate as Orange tries to find ways to show Red love and support.<br />

LGBTQ+<br />

URIE<br />

DIR. ANTHONY GALLEGO | USA | 10 MIN. | <strong>2023</strong><br />

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM | FRIDAY | JUNE 2 | 6:45PM | TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES<br />

After an accident, a man is forced to live with limitations. His everyday life is characterized by isolation and strenuous<br />

rehabilitation. A reflection on falling and getting up.<br />

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LALIFF WORKS IN PROGRESS<br />

LALIFF Works in Progress, sponsored by Amazon Studios, is intended to support<br />

independent US based Latino filmmakers in the completion of a feature film<br />

(fiction or documentary), by granting them financial support through the final<br />

stages of post-production.<br />

The fund will support films with high production value, a distinctive directorial<br />

voice, culturally significant and commercially viable and will allocate $50,000<br />

between three projects selected through an open call.<br />

YOUTH CINEMA PROJECT FELLOWSHIP<br />

FRIDAY I JUNE 2 I 6:30 PM I TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRE<br />

Sponsored by Amazon Studios, the Youth Cinema Project Alumni program will<br />

premiere at the festival the film “Sol Supernova,” created by the inaugural<br />

YCP Fellowship cohort. The program provides college bound students with<br />

mentorship and resources to make a high-quality short film as a team to<br />

strengthen their film school applications and scholarship opportunities.<br />

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS<br />

HIP HOP X SIEMPRE<br />

This documentary, executive produced by Jessy Terrero—one of the most influential urban culture directors with a long history of<br />

bringing the two worlds together—will look to the past to remember and celebrate the Latinos who were a foundational part of hip-hop.<br />

Artists from the East to the West Coast and the South—all the way down to Argentina—who have shaped hip-hop’s story in diverse and<br />

significant ways reflect on what the movement means to them on a personal level. We’ll hear from legends like Fat Joe, B-Real, N.O.R.E.,<br />

and Residente, and newer voices on the scene, including Eladio Carrión, Myke Towers, Alemán, Snow Tha Product, Villano Antillano,<br />

and Trueno. Hear how they’re reinventing this art form and continuing to inspire the next generation of artists and fans. Where will the<br />

movement go next? One thing is certain—hip-hop has never played by any rules, so anything is possible.<br />

“Hip-Hop X Siempre’’ will feature an exclusive to Amazon Music soundtrack song by Eladio Carrión, that will be available as an<br />

Amazon Original.<br />

PRIMO<br />

The coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio, TX, follows Rafa Gonzales, a wide-eyed<br />

16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea, and his five overbearing uncles (Rollie, Mike, Ryan, Jay, and Mondo) as they live their<br />

lives on the southside of San Antonio. Rafa is at an inflection point, as three big life moments coincide: he and his friends are nearing<br />

the end of high school; he’s pretty sure he just met the girl of his dreams; and he just found out he has a real chance to become the first<br />

person in his family to go to college. Over the course of the series, the group—Rafa, his mom, uncles, friends, and crush—will all affect<br />

each other and help one another grow in ways they weren’t expecting, whether they like it or not.<br />

Created by Shea Serrano and Michael Schur.<br />

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS<br />

WITH LOVE<br />

With Love is a romantic dramedy centered on siblings Lily and Jorge Diaz as they navigate big life changes and rely on their equally big<br />

family to get them through. Following her whirlwind romance with Santiago, Lily decides to focus all her energy on a personal journey of<br />

self-love by growing her makeup styling business and looking into homeownership. But when both Santiago and Nick profess their feelings<br />

for her, Lily wrestles with what is best for her future. Meanwhile Jorge begins to question whether he and Henry are truly compatible. When<br />

he meets Henry’s proud Texan parents, he can’t decide whether the relationship is a fairy tale or a nightmare.<br />

With Love is created and executive produced by Gloria Calderón Kellett and produced by Kellett’s production company, GloNation and<br />

Amazon Studios.<br />

SPIDER MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE<br />

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting<br />

with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team<br />

of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself<br />

pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.<br />

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson.<br />

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EGEDA US<br />

IS THE US-BASED<br />

IBEROAMERICAN<br />

PRODUCERS<br />

ASSOCIATION.<br />

EGEDA US, as a major link between the Spanish film industry and the<br />

North American and Latino film industries is proud to bring the best<br />

of Ibero-American cinema to audiences in the United States. As the<br />

premier association dedicated to promoting and protecting the<br />

interests of Ibero-American audiovisual producers, we are<br />

committed to showcasing the talent and creativity of our<br />

filmmakers on the global stage.<br />

Join us in celebrating the vibrant world of Ibero-American cinema<br />

at our upcoming events and screenings. Follow us on social media<br />

and stay tuned for updates! With EGEDA US, you'll discover the best<br />

of Spanish cinema and more.<br />

We invite you to share the news about your projects with us<br />

Email us to: garlene.mendez@egeda.com<br />

egedaus<br />

www.egeda-us.com<br />

NETFLIX IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE<br />

LOS ANGELES<br />

LATINO<br />

INTERNATIONAL<br />

<strong>FILM</strong> FESTIVAL<br />

AND CONGRATULATES THE <strong>FILM</strong>MAKERS<br />

FROM THE LALIFF INCLUSION FELLOWSHIP<br />

AND SPARK ANIMATION GRANT PROGRAMS


PRESENTED BY


CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 3<br />

.. ,<br />

CHANGUI MAJADERO<br />

AFRO-CUBAN SALSA<br />

Changüí Majadero is a Los Angeles-based band that blends traditional Afro-<br />

Cuban music with modern influences to create a unique sound that has<br />

been captivating audiences for years. The band’s name is derived from the<br />

Cuban musical style changüí, which originated in the eastern region of the<br />

country in the late 19th century.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 2<br />

DJ JULICIO<br />

HIP-HOP, ELECTRONIC, LATIN<br />

For almost two decades, DJ Julicio has scratched, spun and pulsated his<br />

way across clubs, hotels, bars, and festivals around the world. A night of<br />

beats crafted and curated by DJ Julicio is a journey into the beauty and<br />

power of music.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 2<br />

DEUCE ECLIPSE<br />

BILINGUAL HIP-HOP, CUMBIA<br />

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, dynamic bilingual emcee/rapper<br />

Deuce ECLIPSE; co-founder/vocalist of Bang Data; and member of Discos<br />

Resaca Collective, draws influence from both his Nicaraguan heritage as<br />

well as the culture of Hip-Hop he grew up with in the United States.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 2<br />

DONDE MACHI<br />

VIDEO ALBUM FOR DAWER X DAMPER’S NEW RELEASE<br />

La Ruta Studio presents a conceptual video based on Dawer X Damper’s<br />

new album of the same name. “Donde Machi” is an audiovisual treat not<br />

to be missed.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 1<br />

EL HARU KUROI<br />

NUEVA TROPICALIA<br />

East Los Angeles trio drawing their original musical style from their own<br />

experiences with life and music from which they are surrounded. Natives<br />

to Los Angeles’ Eastside, their music not only is a representation of their<br />

cultural upbringing in the city, but also a reminiscence of Mexican, South<br />

American, African, and American Jazz elements.<br />

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FRESKO<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 3<br />

PSYCHEDELIC CUMBIA, ELECTRO TROPICAL, SALSA,<br />

DANCEHALL, REGGAE<br />

Latin vinyl junkie and veteran member of Los Angeles’ underground music<br />

scene, Fresko’s profound love for Latin/Afro-Caribbean rhythms and soundsystem<br />

culture is highlighted in his explosive all-vinyl sets laced with deep<br />

Cumbias, Champeta, Salsa and Dancehall/Reggae with a flare of Hip-Hop<br />

style mixing.<br />

..<br />

J GUERO<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 3<br />

ELECTROPICAL<br />

Latin electronica project founded by LA based chilean producer Juan<br />

Covarrubias. With 2 EPs and 3 singles released since its foundation in 2019,<br />

the project has collaborated with artists such as rock en español legend<br />

Enrique Bunbury, theremin superstar Carolina Eyck, and taiko group Asano<br />

Taiko Ensemble, among others.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 1<br />

JOSE GALVAN<br />

CUMBIA, ROCK, ELECTRONICA<br />

José Galván started DJ-ing in 2008, when his job as an On-Air personality at<br />

the now defunct Indie 103.1fm demanded it. He had produced The Crystal<br />

Method’s weekly radio show, Community Service for 2 years, and with their<br />

guidance and some of their gear on loan, he took to the 1’s & 2’s one Cinco<br />

de Mayo.<br />

LA JUNTA<br />

TROPICAL, AFRO-LATIN<br />

THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

MAY 31<br />

"La Junta”, a Spanish translation of “the gathering”, is the moniker of<br />

the four-person DJ team that produces the series and related deejay/live<br />

music events.<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 3<br />

LA MERA CANDELARIA<br />

SALSA, CUMBIA<br />

Queer Xicana musician, educator and activist from San Juan Bautista,<br />

California (Amah Mutsun tribal land), now based in the occupied Tongva<br />

territory of Los Angeles. She utilizes the irresistibly sensual cumbia, salsa,<br />

and son rhythms of Latinoamérica to turn a world of misogyny and power<br />

structures on its own head.<br />

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THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

MAY 31<br />

LA MISA NEGRA<br />

NEO-RETRO CUMBIA, LATIN ALTERNATIVE<br />

8-piece band from Oakland, California, known for their unique blend of<br />

cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music.<br />

THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

MAY 31<br />

NANCY SANCHEZ<br />

MEXICAN FOLKLORE, LATIN ALTERNATIVE, POP, JAZZ<br />

Nancy represents a new voice in the world of ranchera music, providing<br />

a first-person, woman's perspective within a historically male-dominated<br />

genre. La Gran Civilización features a collaboration with ®Latin Grammywinning<br />

all-female mariachi band Flor De Toloache on “Puerta Del Sol”.<br />

~<br />

NINA DIOZ<br />

BILINGUAL HIP-HOP<br />

THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 4<br />

Carla Reyna, better known as Niña Dioz, has grown accustomed to breaking<br />

barriers for more than a decade into Mexico’s predominantly male hiphop<br />

scene as an openly queer rapper. Now based between Los Angeles<br />

and Mexico City, she continues to create meaningful songs that reflect her<br />

identity, reality, vision and voice.<br />

¿QIENSAVE?<br />

?<br />

CINEGRILL THEATER AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL<br />

JUNE 2<br />

CUMBIA URBANA<br />

A Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas, California with roots stretching back<br />

to Michoacán, Mexico. ¿Qiensave? creates high-energy dance music<br />

LALIFF MUSIC<br />

June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel<br />

Tickets to LALIFF Music events are available online. You must be 21+ to attend.<br />

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LALIFF INDUSTRY<br />

PROGRAMS<br />

DISTRIBUTION FOR US LATINE<br />

<strong>FILM</strong>MAKERS MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by Comcast, NBCUniversal Telemundo<br />

Hosted by Giancarlo Nasi<br />

May 31 - June 2 I 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM<br />

This three-day masterclass aims to address the distribution challenges that emerging and mid-career US<br />

Latine directors and producers face, and empower them to navigate the growingly complex distribution<br />

landscape. The program will offer hands-on training in strategic distribution, effective marketing and<br />

legal advice.<br />

REGISTER<br />

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VISUAL STORYTELLING MASTERCLASS<br />

Presented by Comcast, NBCUniversal Telemundo<br />

Hosted by Roman Cuilla Martinez<br />

May 31 - June 2 I 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM<br />

Learn visual storytelling from your favorite Latine filmmakers! In this 3-part workshop series from Film Reframed, you'll uncover<br />

actionable techniques to create your own cinematic images. Each workshop features dozens of illustrative examples, making this a<br />

truly unforgettable experience for visual learners.<br />

Join us virtually from May 31st through June 2nd and walk away with unique insights to improve your craft at every level - whether you're<br />

an aspiring filmmaker or industry veteran!<br />

Be sure to bring paper and a pencil to the webinar to get the most out of this session.<br />

REGISTER<br />

NETFLIX ANIMATION: WRITING FOR ANIMATION<br />

In partnership with LXiA<br />

Thursday I June 1 I 12:00 PM I Virtual<br />

Join us for an interactive Writing for Animation Workshop during LALIFF, aimed at preparing experience Latin/a/o/x/e writers with the<br />

necessary tools to sharpen their skills.<br />

[By Invitation Only]<br />

WORKSHOPS<br />

WRITING FOR ANIMATION TELEVISION WITH<br />

THE NICKELODEON WRITING PROGRAM<br />

Hosted by Kate Blatchford, Sr. Manager, Creative Talent Development & Outreach<br />

Thursday I June 1 I 10:00 AM I Virtual<br />

Writing for animation television brings its own unique challenges and opportunities. Writers from Nickelodeon Animation Studio and<br />

the Nickelodeon Writing Program will give insight into what makes it different, making the jump to being an animation writer from live<br />

action or a completely different career. At the end of the program attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in small group<br />

conversations with working writers.<br />

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PANELS<br />

DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION PANEL:<br />

LATINX LEADERSHIP ON MARVEL'S MOON GIRL<br />

Featuring Rafael Chaidez, Producer, Jose Lopez, Character Art Director,<br />

Luciano Herrera, Background Artist, Sandra Powers, Lead Editor<br />

Moderated by Pilar Flynn, Co-Executive Producer<br />

6/2 1:10pm<br />

Join LatinX in Animation and Disney TVA for an incredible discussion on Latinx Leadership on “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”.<br />

Open to Accreditation Holders<br />

<strong>FILM</strong> FESTIVALS: CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS<br />

AND STRATEGIES<br />

Panelists: Diana Sanchez and Ana Souza<br />

Saturday I June 3 I 2:30 PM I Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel<br />

This discussion will cover how the industry shifts have affected festivals, and include some practical advice on how to optimize festival<br />

submissions and how to navigate the sometimes nebulous area of festival premieres.<br />

Open to Accreditation Holders<br />

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS<br />

Hosted by Juan Pablo-Reyes<br />

Panelists: Albert Ramirez, Natalia Adame Mendoza, and Jasmine Reed<br />

Friday I June 2 I 1:00 PM I Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel<br />

Join us for a conversation about how movies at Walt Disney Animation Studios are made through creative collaboration, iteration and<br />

innovation - from story through production. Speakers will share insights and examples from several animated films, as well as the<br />

teaser trailer for Disney Animation’s next feature film, Wish.<br />

Open to Accreditation Holders<br />

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION /<br />

CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS<br />

Featuring Juan Meza-Leon, Director & Moderated by Jen Hurler<br />

Friday I June 2 I 12:00 PM I Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel<br />

From “Kung Fu Panda” to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to “Rick and Morty” and now HBO Max’s highly anticipated animated epic<br />

“Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios” - join us on Animation Day, June 2nd at 12:00pmat the Hollywood Roosevelt Theatre to discuss<br />

Director Juan Meza-Leon career’s trajectory in animation.<br />

Open to Accreditation Holders<br />

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CAFECITOS<br />

AVAILABLE ON LALIFF'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL STARTING MAY 31 AT 10:00 AM<br />

NALIP: PRODUCING IN A CULTURE OF CHANGE<br />

AND INNOVATION<br />

Featuring Frida Torresblanco, Jamie Goncalves, Carlos Lopez Estrada<br />

Wednesday I May 31 I 10:00 AM I Virtual<br />

A conversation on the challenges and changes of producing for a global and digital age. Producers discuss their experiences and lessons<br />

from securing financing for projects, navigating the shifting independent landscape, and finding sustainability within the industry.<br />

Diving on topics of co-productions, the impact of streaming on packaging and distribution, and finding and supporting emerging talent.<br />

ON ANIMATION AND CREATIVE LEADERSHIP<br />

Tito Ortiz, Director, Original Animation, Film at Netflix<br />

Wednesday I May 31 I 10:00 AM I Virtual<br />

Join us in a discussion on executive creative leadership with Tito Ortiz, Director of Original Animation, Film at Netflix, and learn about<br />

what it takes to set yourself up for a successful career in animation. Premiering on Latinx in Animation’s Youtube channel on Animation<br />

Day, June 2nd at 9:00am PT.<br />

THE INSTITUTO CERVANTES IN L.A.: THE POWER<br />

OF <strong>FILM</strong> & TV IN THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE<br />

Featuring Dani Adaliz, Rudy Valdez<br />

Moderated by Luis García Martín, Diana Cadavid<br />

Wednesday I May 31 I 10:00 AM I Virtual<br />

THE PATH TO ANIMATION SHOW RUNNER<br />

Featuring Natasha Kline, Executive Producer and Creator at DisneyTVA<br />

Moderated by Angela M. Sánchez (she/they), Staff Writer at DisneyTVA<br />

Friday I June 2 I 10:00 AM I Virtual<br />

LatinX in Animation seeks the representation of our community from page to post -- and Disney Television Animation’s highly<br />

anticipated series PRIMOS is everything we’re eager to see! PRIMOS showrunner and creator Natasha Kline will share her own journey<br />

in this exclusive fireside chat.<br />

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AWARDS<br />

& JURY<br />

BEST US LATINO LIVE ACTION SHORT<br />

Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo<br />

This award comes with a $4000 USD cash prize to be shared by the director and the<br />

Producer (based on the “Produced By” credit).<br />

BEST US LATINA DIRECTOR OF A LIVE ACTION SHORT<br />

Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo<br />

This award comes with a $4000 USD cash prize granted to the director.<br />

BEST US LATINO DIRECTOR OF A LIVE ACTION SHORT<br />

Presented by Fotokem<br />

This award comes with the Lodge Finishing Package (post-production services) at<br />

Fotokem, which includes Color Grade Package (2K) - Conform, DI Color Garde, and DCP/<br />

ProRes422. valued at $15,000 USD. The prize is granted to the director.<br />

JURY FOR THE LIVE ACTION SHORTS<br />

Aitch Alberto, Writer And Director<br />

Linda Yvette Chavez, Creator, Director, Writer, Showrunner, And Producer<br />

Kevin Shih, Manager, Creative Talent & Content, Global Talent Development & Inclusion<br />

For Universal Pictures<br />

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BEST US EPISODIC SHORT<br />

Presented by FX Networks<br />

This award comes with a $2,000 USD cash price<br />

granted to the creator.<br />

JURY FOR THE EPISODIC SHORTS<br />

Rossana Baumeister, Film Producer<br />

Jorge Alfaro, Film & TV Producer And Executive<br />

Summer Joy “SJ” Main Muñoz, Drama Director<br />

and Director Of Development<br />

BEST ANIMATED SHORT<br />

This award comes with a $2,000 USD cash<br />

prize granted to the filmmaker.<br />

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LFI houses three signature programs<br />

including: the Youth Cinema Project (YCP), the<br />

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival<br />

(LALIFF), and Latinx in Animation (LXiA).<br />

JURY FOR THE ANIMATION SHORTS<br />

Natasha Kline, Creator & Executive Producer of “Primos” for<br />

Disney Television Animation<br />

Octavio Rodriguez, Director At Dreamworks Animation<br />

Karissa Valencia, Showrunner and Executive Producer of<br />

Netflix Animation’s Upcoming Preschool Series, Spirit Rangers<br />

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