Posts Tagged ‘The New York International Latino Film Festival’

Q&A With Dominic Colon

Q&A With Dominic Colon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, ever since I saw Crush during the NYILFF’s Dominican Night, I have not stopped telling everyone how awesome and important this film is. Addressing the issues of homophobia, gay rights and equality with humor, style and substance, this short film does a tremendous job of pushing this crucial and […]

Crush – The Trailer

Show them FB Love: Click here for our write up on this very important short film. Also, click here for the behind the scenes video of Crush.

GWB – The World Premiere

BY Rainey Skates (@raineyskates) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC) While thunder and heavy rainfall might have been enough to slow down traffic on the actual George Washington Bridge, it certainly wasn’t the case for the fans and local supporters that came out to the world premiere of the GWB movie last week. Despite […]

Behind The Scenes: Crush

[vimeo w=525&h=295] BTS CRUSH (HBO/NYILFF Short Film Winner) from Will Salomon Orellana on Vimeo.

The 2011 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition Winner – Crush

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Last night at the New York International Latino Film Festival’s Dominican Night, I had the distinct pleasure of watching the short film Crush by Dominic Colón before the excellent feature film, La Hija Natural. I have to say that Crush is by far the most important short film I have ever […]

Win Tickets To The Premiere of Act of Love Courtesy of The Bago Bunch

The good folks at the Bago Bunch are providing 1 lucky winner 2 ticket entries to the premiere of the short film “The Act of Love” starring Michael Diaz (Juan Bago) and Rachel Strauss-Muñiz on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Tickets will be provided tomorrow at the AMC Theaters located on 42nd Street. All you have to do […]

The New York International Latino Film Festival Kicks Off On Monday, August 15th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Like I have said before, this year’s New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), which kicks off on Monday, August 15th will be the biggest ever. The NYILFF has a killer lineup of movies, documentaries and short films. Speaking of which, Uptown is well represented in the 12th annual iteration of […]

Uptown New York International Latino Film Festival Kick-Off Party For GWB & The Short Film Act of Love

Friday, August 12th at 9:00pm – 1:00am  Columbia Social 4009 Broadway (bet. 168 & 169 St.) You are invited to the Uptown New York International Latino Film Festival Kick-Off party for GWB and the short film Act of Love. *Special sneak previews of both films and Q&A with filmmakers from 9:30 to 10:30 *Gift bags […]

Ad Campaign Pokes Fun at Latino Stereotypes |

By TANZINA VEGA FOR some Hollywood movies, clichés are everything. An asteroid destroys a major city. A shadowy figure appears behind someone in the reflection of medicine cabinet mirror. A Latina maid marries a successful businessman and lives happily ever after. A new ad campaign for the New York International Latino Film Festival makes fun […]

It's a Latin film fiesta in New York | NY Daily News

GWB’ has ‘cinematic’ home When Jonathan Ullman moved from the E. 20s to Washington Heights a few years ago, the first thing he noticed was how “cinematic” the neighborhood looked. “The architecture, the parks, the river,” he says. “And the whole Dominican culture that permeates the neighborhood, their sense of community and family. It all […]

Save The Date: The New York International Latino Film Festival Takes Places From August 15th to August 21st

The 12th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival will take place from Aug. 15 to Aug 21. This year the festival will be bigger than ever. Stay tuned right here for more info on all the big movies, big actors and big names that will take part in this year’s festivities. You know the […]

The Official Act of Love Trailer

The Official Trailer for the “Act of Love” Short film that will be premiering at the HBO NY INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL Tickets will be on sale on tomorrow, August 2nd  at There will be an event taking place to celebrate this short film as well as GWB on August 12th at Columbia Social. Details coming very soon! [vimeo […]

The World Premiere of GWB The Movie Is Set For Friday, August 19th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, it’s official; The New York International Latino Film Festival has announced the dates for the World Premiere of GWB. The dates are as follows: Friday, August 19th at 10:30pm and Saturday, August 20th at 9:30pm. Both showings will take place at AMC Empire 25 (Times Square/234 West 42nd St. New […]

The Uptown Collective Garners Praise For It's Coverage of Remezcla + Heineken's The Spot

Sometimes one sentence says its all, check out what Openhouse gallery, the host of The Spot by Heineken, had to say about our coverage of this groundbreaking, next generation Pop Up experience. “We’re hosting Heineken’s The Spot, a Latino pop up curated by Remezcla, but Uptown Collective is covering it best.” Here’s another sentence just […]

Los Rakas, Maluca Mala, Zuzuka Poderosa @ The Spot

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)

Los Rakas, Maluca Mala, Zuzuka Poderosa @ The Spot Tonight – After Party @ Apt 78

Heineken’s The Spot just keeps getting bigger and better. Tonight at the next-level venue will be the Panamanian Hip-Hop hybrid Los Rakas, Uptown’s own Maluca Mala and Brazilian Baile Funk Goddess Zuzuka Poderosa. Did I mention that the after party will be held at the one and only Apt 78 (4447 Broadway)? So tonight once […]

RSVP For Los Rakas, Maluca Mala, Zuzuka Poderosa @ The Spot on July 21st

[youtube=] Los Rakas have a way of making you want to grind. Not like dirty nasty grind, perreo style. More like fiercely get down, popping and locking and shit. Hardcore shoulder bounce and gangsta lean…you get the pictures. With “Soy Raka,” the Oakland via Panama duo introduced us to turfing and all its wonders, and […]

A Behind the Scenes Look At Remezcla + Heineken’s Latino Pop Up The Spot Grand Opening Tonight

Photography by Courtney Schober for Openhouse Gallery Starting today until July 30, Remezcla + Heineken host The Spot, a Latino pop up with live music, DJs, art battles, film screenings, local food and of course, plenty of beer. Remezcla + Heineken’s The Spot brings together All-Star Latino musicians like Tego Calderon, Kinky, Carla Morrison, Diego […]

The Premiere of the GWB Trailer to Take Place At An Undisclosed Location In the Heights on Saturday, July 16th

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay, here is the latest: GWB, the Uptown Collective, Genius Group Productions Inc and Dominican USA are putting together a little shindig to celebrate the world-wide premiere of the GWB trailer on Saturday, July 16th at 10pm. Here’s the deal though, we can’t divulge the actual location just yet. What we […]

RSVP Open for Tego Calderon @ The Spot on July 15th

You can now RSVP for The Spot for Friday 7/15 featuring Tego Calderon & DJ Willie. Click on the link below and fill out the info. Spaces are limited! [vimeo w=524&h=295] The Spot: Lineup from on Vimeo.

Big GWB Event Happening on July 16th

[vimeo w=524&h=295] GWB Trailerette from GWB on Vimeo. Okay, the only thing that I am at liberty to divulge at this present moment is that there is going to be a big GWB event somewhere in Washington Heights on Saturday, July 16th. So with that said, stay tuned for more details in the coming […]

Put You On: GWB The Movie

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The long wait is finally over. We now have a cinematic opus that does justice to our beloved Washington Heights. GWB is a film about our neighborhood, made by folks from the neighborhood, that viscerally documents the drama, joys, highs and lows of this dynamic, diverse and vibrant community. With a […]

Tego Calderon @ The Spot on July 15th

In their 2004 feature on Tego Calderón, the Village Voice said: “Equally an acolyte of Tupac Shakur and Ismael Rivera and an avatar of the Spanish dancehall hybrid known as reggaeton, Calderon made inter-island spice that seemed more reflective of current Caribbean cross-pollination than a dozen Buena Vista retreads.” Calderón, who grew up on salsa and played […]

Save the Date: The Spot by Heineken Launches July 13

Trendsetting Latino artists, musicians, DJs, filmmakers and tastemakers will unite under one roof in New York this summer at The Spot by Heineken. In partnership with Remezcla, a leading creative house and content authority on emerging Latin culture, The Spot by Heineken is a place that inspires and connects everyone to Latin music and culture. […]

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