The Tribeca Film Institute & Heineken’s Latino Filmmakers Celebration – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Cynthia Lopez, Vice-President of American Documentary/POV; Ryan Harrington, Director of Documentary Programming for the Tribeca Film Institute; Carolyn Concepcion, Brand Manager for Heineken; Cristina Ibarra, Heineken VOCES documentary winner; Diego Araujo, Heineken VOCES narrative winner; Fernando Rovzar, Executive Producer of La Casa de Mi Padre and Producer of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark; Tamir Muhammad, filmmaker.

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Tribeca Film Festival celebration for Latino Filmmakers at Tenjune in the meatpacking district. Our good friends at Heineken joined the Tribeca Film Institute in honoring the first-ever Heineken VOCES grant winners, Cristina Ibarra for her documentary Las Marthas and Diego Araujo for his narrative titled Feriado. Heineken VOCES is a grant designed to encourage U.S. Latino filmmakers to define, explore and create stories that reflect the dynamism and diversity of our culture.

Much love also goes out to the entire East Willy B family who were in attendance at the event. Don’t forget to support their Kickstarter campaign. By the way, check out the awesome Babygirl, which features newcomer Yainis Ynoa as well as our good friend Flaco Navaja among others.

Somaya Reece, Love and Hip Hop

April Hernandez-Castillo, SAG Nominated Actress

Tony Plana, Award Winning Actor, Ugly Betty; Edwin Torres, NYS Supreme Court Judge & Writer; Liza Colón-Zayas, Writer & Actor and David Zayas, SAG Nominated Actor, Dexter.

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