Q&A With Hispanicize Founder Manny Ruiz and Calixto Chinchilla on the Exciting Vision for This year Event
Hispanicize 2014 (www.HispanicizeEvent.com), the nation’s largest gathering of Latino influencers in blogging, journalism, film, marketing, music and tech is now right around the corner April 1-4, 2014. The 5th anniversary edition is expected to bring more than 1,700 attendees and for the third year in a row will feature a Latino Film Showcase directed by Calixto Chinchilla, founder and emeritus executive director of the New York International Latino Film Festival.
We recently sat down with Hispanicize event founder Manny Ruiz and Calixto to learn what’s in store for Latino filmmakers at Hispanicize 2014.
What is Calixto’s role in this edition of Hispanicize?
Manny: Having Calixto lead our U.S. Latino Film Showcase is a great privilege because he is the biggest advocate I know for Latino filmmakers and he’s got an incredible track record of pioneering the space of film festivals and Hispanic entertainment in general. We couldn’t be more pleased to work with him because he’s laying down a strong foundation for the evolution of U.S. Latino film at Hispanicize.
Calixto: I want everyone to know that this coming year will be special. The Hispanicize team and I are working at breakneck speed to build a stronger, more effective and memorable Hispanicize event in 2014.