MIAMI BEACH, Fla.
April 1, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- With mighty star power and a national Hispanic media and social media stage as the backdrop, Hispanicize 2013 organizers today unveiled the event's film festival selections, celebrity screenings and professional development sessions. Hispanicize 2013 (
), the fourth annual Latino trends event, will take place at the Eden Roc Hotel in
This year's feature film and documentary selections are: "Blaze You Out", "Aftershock," "Filly Brown", "Dreamer" and "Mission Park". The special Documentary and Short Film Showcase night of the event will consist of a screening of the documentary "Los Wild Ones" and eight shorts.
celebrities confirmed to attend the festival's red carpets and sessions are: Oscar nominee
Edward James Olmos
Lou Diamond Phillips
and more. An Oscar-winning actress will be announced next week.
In the spirit of building synergies through collaboration, this year's festival was created in consultation with an advisory board that included
, founder of the New York International Latino Film Festival;
, executive director of the
International Film Festival and festival co-founder Bel Hernandez, CEO of Latin Heat Media.
"This is a tight film festival with movies, filmmakers and professional development sessions that will truly elevate the growing voice of current and future Latino filmmakers," said
, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2013. "During Hispanicize 2013 the Eden Roc hotel and our film screenings will be buzzing with celebrities and media in a way we believe will be very exciting."
"This year we wanted to focus specifically on the up and coming Latino filmmakers and it was a hard task but we feel that we have identified some of the top Latino influencers to pay attention to this year," said
, the film festival's director.
Special Hispanicize Film and Music Festival Badges for limited access to those portions of the event are available online for
. Full access to the event can also be purchased online. Hispanicize 2013 (
) will take place
April 9-13, 2013
at the Eden Roc Hotel in
Among the presenters of this year's 19 professional development film sessions and workshops will be master class sessions with accomplished documentarian
("Celia the Queen") and Det. Gomez of the hit syndicated reality show "Cheaters". Sessions will feature topics ranging from funding your films to marketing movies to Latino audiences.
Below is a detailed, day-by-day schedule of the sessions and films playing at Hispanicize 2013. Please note that all sessions will take place at the Eden Roc hotel.