Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by Toyota announces the 7th annual edition of TOMORROW’S FILMMAKERS TODAY

Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by Toyota announces the 7th annual edition of TOMORROW’S FILMMAKERS TODAY

During Hispanic Heritage Month

Brings together emerging, U.S.-based filmmakers with a wide range of Latin American roots for an immersive, 10-day program to help increase Latino representation in the film & television industries

Los Angeles, CA. September 2022– This year marks the 7th edition of the prestigious and competitive career development program focused on inclusion, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today (TFT).

For the past seven years, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today (TFT), also a non-profit organization, has selected 20 talented Latin emerging filmmakers (21-35 yrs old) from CA, FL, NY, TX, and Latin America, to be immersed in an intensive 10-day intensive program.

The experience is designed to forge creative relationships among the participants and to serve as a bridge between their work and professionals in decision-making positions. As part of the program, the 20 filmmakers screen their short films as part of the Hola Mexico Film Festival. During their time at TFT, they will be able to expand their professional network by meeting key executives, directors, talent, and leading figures in the television and filmmaking industries of Mexico, Latin America and the U.S.

TFT alumni, now a group of 100 individuals, continue growing as a strong collective by collaborating on projects and advancing their careers successfully, together. Year after year they remain engaged with TFT by attending the festival and other alumni events. This year the TFT alumni Centerpiece screening will highlight the work of presents Selina Ringel (TFT ’18) and Jimena Muhlia (TFT ‘18) on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at Regal L.A. Live.

Ringel will present her most recent feature film, SINGLE MOTHER BY CHOICE, which she wrote, produced and stars in, and debuted on HBOMax in 2021; while Muhlia’s recent short film LILY will open the festivities.

Over the years, TFT has enjoyed the support and presence of: Warner Media’s 150, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), NewFilmmakers LA, the Sundance Institute, Hillman Grad Ventures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Universal Pictures as well as multiple programs aimed at talent development and career advancement.

“With every passing year our commitment to TFT’s mission of inclusion and communal advancement is strengthened by the recurrent support of the entertainment community, but more importantly because we have witnessed the evolution and artistic growth of many of our alumni following the program,” said Diana Luna, director of Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today. “This year we have come across an incredible group of storytellers from across the country who represent a myriad of experiences within the diverse and complex Latine identity. We are excited to share their work with the Hola Mexico audience.”.

Tomorrows Filmmakers Today (TFT) participants:

Juliana Betancourth “ Marble Worms” – Colombian
Jeanette Dilone “Hoar” -Latina/Black/Dominican-American
Thais Drassinower “Baby”- Latina/White/Peruvian
Eric Ibarra “Glafira”–Latino/Chicano
Daniel Larios “Superestar”- Latino/Salvadoran
Fernando Lopez “Novena” -Mexican-American
Gerardo Maravilla “Cross” – Mexican-American
Julian Morales “The Fallen” -Latino/Puerto Rican/Guatemalan
Gabriella Moses “Sin Raices”- Afro-Latina/Dominican, South Asian/Guyanese
Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez “Calabaz”- Mexican-American
Daniel Pradilla De Bedout “ Let’s Pretend”- Latino /White/Mexican
Jorge Ramos “Dennis Likes Olivia” – Latino
Jan Fernando Rischbieth Córdoba “Fleck”- Latino/Honduran
Wesley Rodriguez “Palante”- Hispanic/White/ USA
Mariana Serrano “Un Pequeno Corte
Hispanic/Multi-Racial/Peruvian American
Diego Toussaint “Onán” – Mexican
Ann Valdés “Arroró –“Cuban
Victor Velasco “Spoon”- Latino
Fiorella Vescovi Garcia “Mal de Amores”- Hispanic/Uruguayan
Evelyn Martinez “Calabaza” Mexican- American
The Director of Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today is Diana Luna, originally from Mexico City. Luna has more than 16 years of experience in developing and managing academic and non-academic programs that combine the concepts of entrepreneurship, community, arts, and culture at higher education institutions such as Claremont Graduate University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Loyola Marymount University. Her focus is to provide accessible learning opportunities and professional advancement to the creative industry. This program brings her two strongest passions together: providing programs that have a professional impact and helping Latino filmmakers create a community with an entrepreneurial spirit.

About Hola México Film Festival presented by Toyota
Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Celebrating its 14th edition, Hola Mexico Film Festival will take place both during October 2022, offering film enthusiasts a chance to view a variety of significant Mexican films. Sponsors include, Toyota, Hollywood Foreign Press, Warner Media, DCA, and LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes.

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Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today 2022

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