The 3rd annual Georgia Latino Film Festival was announced by Jose Marquez-Leon President, CEO and Founder of Georgia Latino Film festival and Chief Marketing Officer and Co Founder Lance Robertson CEO Robertson Media Group. The highly-acclaimed event supporting the independent Latino filmmaking community is here for the 3rd year with more workshops, films and music for the Georgia Community than in years past. With the mission of redefining, discovering and honoring artistic excellence in Latino Independent cinema, Georgia Latino Film Festival will provide an unprecedented platform for Latino filmmakers and will attract an annual attendance of more than 700 people.
Event sponsors include : AAA, Georgia Pacific, OVNLatino, Macy’s, Atlanta Film Festival, Coca Cola, La Bodega International, JR Revelry, Big Picture Con, Oz Magazine, Regions, Latin Heat, FilmFreeway, Festhome, Rumbeando Atlanta, Que Pasa Atlanta, Reino Magazine, SBC, Plaza Fiesta, and Univision. Georgia Latino Film Festival is also supported by grants from Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office and the Mayor’s Office of Entertainment.
“Latinos continue to over-index across the board, and according to the Motion Picture Arts Academy, Latinos go to the movie 5 times more than average [person]. As a community, we must cultivate, develop and showcase Latino independent film talent and develop crews for this growing community, in order to stimulate the growth of Latino storytellers, actors, crew, and executives.” said Jose Marquez, CEO of OVNLatino and Co-founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival.
The Georgia Latino Film Festival celebrates the contributions of Latino filmmakers in front and behind the camera in Georgia. Also providing and up close and personal panel discussions with Directors, Producers, Distributers & Actors plus workshops on Distribution, Product Placement to Casting targeting the newest and largest consumer in the America.
“The Georgia T.V. and film Industry has become the second home for most of Hollywood’s motion picture decision makers. As we strive toward making the Georgia Latino Film Festival one of the premier industry events, we determined that Atlanta is the central location in the southeast. We see no better place than Georgia to encourage greater participation, help us attract a multicultural audience, provide state-of-the-art facilities, and build stronger alliances with Hollywood film studios,” Robertson said.
The Georgia Latino Film Festival includes film showcase, workshops, and panel discussions. Invited guests and artists included Kiki Melendez (Hot Tamale), Michael di Lorenzo (NY Undercover), Edward James Almos, Gina Rodriguez, Roger Bobb, Ed Martin, Seich, Tito Puente Jr., E. Vincent Martinez (Fashionado) Michelangelo, Reese Odum and many others. Bringing it all together our hosts Tony Guerrero, Mariela Romero and many others.
The GaLFF will showcase emerging Latino’s independent filmmakers from all over the world. While highlighting Georgia’s TV & Film Industry being camera ready to become the second home for most of Hollywood’s motion pictures decision makers.