From July 11-14, 2019, CineFestival will present the best in contemporary Latino independent films at the historic Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio. For four decades, CineFestival has hosted many of the industry’s pioneering U.S. Latino and Mexican films, actors, and directors. Its grassroots history and approach provide community members immediate access to and unique encounters with artists who create engaging films. Here in a fertile and innovative climate, lifelong learners, film enthusiasts, and community are invited to honor and celebrate the presentation of Latino cinema.
Past guests and filmmakers have included:
Gina Rodriguez, Guillermo del Toro, Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Esai Morales, Hector Galan, Luis Valdez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cheech Marin, Lourdes Portillo, Lalo Alcaraz, Miguel Arteta, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Culture Clash, and some of the fresh voices in Latino film including Aurora Guerrero, Cruz Angeles, Alex Rivera, and last year’s special guest Raul Castillo.
Other CineFestival highlights include:
- Q&A sessions, panel, and informal discussions: Filmmakers travel to San Antonio for their film screenings and participate in pre- and post-screening receptions, open discussions, and special events that are open to the public; casual and relaxed, these events are created specifically to encourage dialogue with artists.
- Networking opportunities for both filmmakers and audience.
- Master classes for Texas Latino filmmakers: theme-based workshops centered on the technical and fundamental aspects of filmmaking while encouraging discussion and critique of contemporary and historical issues.
- Special programs: Free Family Day screenings, a Youth Program showcasing San Antonio student filmmakers, and a Senior Screening for the area’s elderly film lovers.
- The prestigious Premios Mesquite for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, and Special Jury Award presented to invited filmmakers.
About Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center:
GCAC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano, Latino, Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
723 S Brazos St., San Antonio, Texas 78207
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