"Get Your Project on PBS" - Pitch Session at the San Diego Latino Film Festival Posted by LPB on March 15, 2012 at 2:00pm

Thinking about submitting your proposal to LPB’s Public Content Media Fund, partnering with local PBS station or want feedback from funders and filmmakers? Come and pitch your idea to us! Screen a trailer and get feedback before submitting it anywhere. Join us for: 

At the San Diego Latino Film Festival Saturday, March 17th, 10:00 AM


If you have a project you feel is suitable for PBS, you should not miss the opportunity to have a personal 10-minute pitching session with:

Luis Ortiz, Managing Director, LPB
Anayansi Prado, LPB funded Producer/Director of Paraiso For Sale
Bernardo Ruiz, LPB funded Producer/Director of Reportero

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Lisa Franek at lfranek@mediaartscenter.org to sign up. Signups will be taken until March 15th.


After the pitch session, check out the following screenings of LPB funded films: 

LPB funded films UNFINISHED SPACES and PARAISO FOR SALE have been selected to screen, along with a very special advance screening of REPORTERO, at the 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will take place March 8 – 18, 2012. For more information about the festival and to stay up-to-date with upcoming news, please visit: www.sdlatinofilm.com.


Producers: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray
Documentary/84 min
Thursday, March 15th at 8:00 PM

In 1961, in the heady first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects to build the Cuban National Arts Schools on what had been the golf course of a country club. Before they construction was completed, the Revolution became Sovietized, and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeoise and counter-revolutionary. The story has many more fascinating twists and turns, as these radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who would get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.ajnafilm.com.


Director: Anayansi Prado
Documentary/75 Minutes
Saturday, March 17th at 5:30 PM

What price would you pay for paradise? And who would you be willing to take it from? Panama is one of the most sought after real estate destinations in the world. The archipelago of Bocas del Toro, a gem hidden away in the Caribbean side of Panama, attracts retirees and developers from the US with its crystal clear waters and luscious trees.

Filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, returns to her homeland to document the effects the fast-growing migration of American retirees and developers to Bocas del Toro is having on the local community. PARAISO FOR SALE explores issues of modern day colonialism, residential tourism and global gentrification and reveals that migration between Latin America and the US is not just a one-way street. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.paraisoforsale.weebly.com


Director/Producer: Bernardo Ruiz
Co-Producer: Patricia Benabe
Genre: Documentary/90 Minutes
Sunday, March 18th at 3:00 PM

REPORTERO follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at ZETA, a Tijuana-based muckraking weekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in what has become one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been murdered or have gone missing since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime groups.


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