Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza in pictures @bhlife

My screening was great. The theater was full and most of the films were really good.

Mariachi Divas
Mariachi Divas performs on opening night.

Josefina Lopez

Pictured left to right:
Sandra Verona, Fanny Veliz, Lucy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Otero, Maria Keohan,
Gianze Perez, and Regina Gomez

Pictured: Debby Wolfe, Talia Zapien, Teri Carson, Gianze Perez, Emmanuel Macias, Angeles Reine, Sara Martin, Gabriela Egito, Cheyann Montiel Reagan, Josefina Lopez, Fanny Veliz

Pictured left to right:
Debby Wolfe, Talia Zapien, Teri Carson, Gianze Perez and Gabriela Egito

Awards ceremony

Sandra Varona, Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown), Josefina Lopez

Promising Director Award:  Morning After/Regina Gomez

Award winner: Le Petit Chef/Sara Martin

Mujeres de Juarez Award: Soleil/Jessica McMaunn Macias

Award winner: Barrio MMA/Belinda Salazar

Audience Award: Ese Beso/Kamala Lopez

Theme of the Festival Award: Gordita/Debby Wolfe

Documentary Award: Paraiso for Sale/Anayansi Prado

Screenwriting Award: Understudy/Cristina Malavenda

Directing Award: Child of the Desert/Lliana Sosa

This is truly a special festival.  The organizers really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special.  You got the feeling that your work and unique voice was appreciated by all, but most importantly, the audience.  I hope to be back every year.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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