UNAM-LA and Hola Mexico Awarded FilmCraft Grant by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2017
Contact: Diana Luna
Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today
(Los Angeles, CA) - UNAM Los Angeles and the Hola Mexico Film Festival are proud to announce that Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today has been awarded with the prestigious FilmCraft Grant by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. This award will help fund the 2017 edition of the professional development program for emerging Latino filmmakers in Los Angeles.
Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today connects talented Latino filmmakers with film industry leaders in the U.S. and Mexico through seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities. In addition, fellowship recipients attend all screenings of the Hola Mexico Film Festival and participate in Q&A sessions with Mexico’s most prominent directors, producers, and actors. Past guests have included Rodrigo Prieto, Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography, Patricia Riggen, the first Mexican female director to enter Sony Pictures, and representatives from NALIP, WGA-West, DGA, CAA, and Fox Audience Strategy.
The headquarters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Los Angeles (UNAM-LA) promotes educational, scientific and cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States. It represents Mexico’s leading public university, the oldest higher education institution in the Americas and one of the largest universities in Latin America. For more on UNAM LA’s work and current initiatives, please visit www.unamla.org, connect on Facebook at @unamla, and Twitter at @UNAM_LosAngeles.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside Mexico. Each year, it brings the best Mexican films to Los Angeles. For more on the Hola Mexico FF, please visit www.holamexicoff.com, connect on Facebook and Twitter at @holamexicoff.
"The Academy's FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants were established to identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds, cultivate new and diverse talent, promote motion pictures as an art form, and provide a platform for underrepresented artists". To learn more about the FilmCraft Grant of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, please visit www.oscars.org/news/academy-announces-2017-18-filmcraft-and-filmwatch-grant-recipients.