LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING TO RECEIVE THE TREE OF LIFE AWARD FROM GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES (FICG IN LA)
Award To Be Presented At Festival Opening Night Gala on August 28
(Los Angeles, CA) – Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is pleased to announce that it will be honored with the prestigious Tree of Life Award, presented by the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA). The award, in recognition of LPB’s contribution to Mexican, Latino and Ibero American culture, will be presented on Friday, August 28, 2015, at the Festival’s opening night gala.
The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) is presented by the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA and CONACULTA. The 2015 FICG in LA runs from August 27 to August 30 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and brings the best of contemporary Mexican and Latin American cinema to Los Angeles.
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans, and the producers of the acclaimed series VOCES, PBS’ signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase.
“We’re delighted to be receiving this award,” says LPB Executive Director Sandie Viquez Pedlow. “Like FICG in LA, we are passionate about bringing new audiences to the amazing work currently being produced by Latino and Latin American filmmakers.” LPB’s latest project, “American Masters — Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey,” a joint presentation between THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES, premieres Friday, September 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings.)
FICG was founded in 1986 by the Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, with the tremendous help from young film students like Guillermo del Toro, and support from the University of Guadalajara. It will celebrate its 31th edition in March, 2016.
FICG is the lead film festival in Latin America. It is a forum for the training, education, and creative exchange among industry professionals, film critics, and film students from all over Ibero-America.
About Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Between 2009 and 2014, LPB programs won 85 awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, two Emmys, two Imagen Awards and the Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Director, Documentary. In addition, LPB has been the recipient of the Norman Lear Legacy Award and the NCLR Alma Award for Special Achievement – Year in Documentaries.
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