Latino film makers encouraged to submit entries

HBO® & THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE 6TH ANNUAL “CALL FOR ENTRIES” FOR THE HBO/NYILFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION
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New York, N.Y., February 18, 2009 – HBO and The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) today announced the 6th annual open call for entry for the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition. Jointly created in 2004, the competition seeks to foster films by Latino filmmakers and/or about the Latino experience.

One winner will be chosen from among applicants to receive $15,000 in funding from HBO to produce and direct a short film based on an original script entry. The completed short will be presented on screen this summer at the 2009 New York International Film Festival, July 28 - August 2, and considered for broadcast on one of HBO’s programming services.

“This year, as the NYILFF celebrates its tenth anniversary, the Latino community at large can take pride in all the festival’s accomplishments” said Lucinda Martinez Desir, vice president, Market Development at HBO. “We heartily congratulate the NYILFF on this milestone, and as creators and producers, are proud that our enduring partnership continues to promote and advance new Latino talent.”

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