Puerto Rican Organizations Team to Present Multi-Media Conference In NY

Presented by International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival,Prime Latino Media,  and Center for Puerto Rican Studies  

New York, NY –  International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, Prime Latino Media, and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Present the IPRHFF Multi-Media Conference on November 12, 2016 to be held at the Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue & 119th Street, Room 115AB.  The conference is presented as part of the 6th Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and is free of charge, however RSVP’s are mandatory RSVP HERE.

The full-day conference is comprised of a series of six panel discussions from some of the key thought leaders in the Latino community with a proven track record in the industry.  The goal of the conference is to provide Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians informations and resources to strengthen their skills as content creator and performers in the creative community.  The high industry profile panelist will share their knowledge and expertise while empowering attendees to  begin, or to continue to tell their stories using their unique and authentic voices.

International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Multimedia Conference: TV, Film and New Media

SCHEDULE – 6 Panels 9:30AM-6PM

Saturday, November 12th, 9:30AM-6PM 

Location: Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue & 119th Street, Room 115AB

9:30 – 10 am: Check-in, networking, coffee and continental breakfast

10 – 11 am:

Strategic Planning for Content Creators: Pre-production, Pre-production, Pre-production: Proposals, Mission Statement, Budget, Legal for Filmmaking/TV/New Media

  • Moderator: Roxana Colorado, LN Strategic Consulting Services
  • Danny Jiminian, Esq.
  • Christopher Lopez: Director/Screenwriter, Adrift
  • Sonia Malfa: Filmmaker/TV Producer
11 am – 12 noon:

Distribution & Social Impact: Marketing & Outreach: So you’ve finished your project, now what do you do? Where do you go? Impact Producing and more.

  • Moderator: Roxana Colorado, LN Strategic Consulting Services
  • Julia Carias-Linares: Producer & TV Executive, A+E Television Networks’, fyi
  • Martha Diaz: Filmmaker/TV Producer
  • Neyda Martinez, Filmmaker, Marketing & Communications Strategist

12 noon-12:30 pm: NETWORKING LUNCHEON

12:30-1:30 pm:

Case Study on Community Storytelling: Hartford, CT: Though Puerto Ricans are the largest Latino ethnic group in NYC, their reach in the United States goes from Florida to Hawaii, Chicago to Philadelphia. But if you remove the Puerto Rican umbrella, how do we tell our Latino stories inherent to the community that they dwell in the United States? Short film set in Hartford’s Puerto Rican community will be screened, Hasta Mañana and a feature story produced by Puerto Rican Voices at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies – Hunter College.

  • Pedro Bermudez, Director, Hasta Mañana
  • Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez, Hartford, CT.
  • Anthony Ruiz: Actor of Film/TV/Theater, lead actor in Hasta Mañana
  • Moderator: Erica Lucia Soto, Filmmaker at Centro: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
1:30-2:30 pm:

Master Class: Multimedia-makers: “From Oral History to Documenting with Filmmaking” by Director, Lillian Jimenez  & Editor of Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! Dra. Antonia Pantoja who emigrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in the 1940’s, went on to become a Social Worker and founder of the Puerto Rican youth organization, ASPIRA that celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2016.

  • Lillian Jiménez, Director, Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!
  • Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Editor, Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!  & Web Series Co-creator, Get Some
  • Moderator: TíoLouie/Louis E. Perego Moreno
2:30-3:30 pm:

Master Class: Actors – Training, training, training: Learning & Perfecting Your Craft vs. Content & Metrics in media and entertainment.

  • Luis Antonio Ramos, Actor on Power, Starz & The Stockroom
  • Liza Colón-Zayas, web series, Get Some and theater in Between Riverside And Crazy and Water By The Spoonful
  • David Zayas, Actor on Dexter & Gotham
  • Moderator: TíoLouie/Louis E. Perego Moreno
3:30-5:30 pm:

Being ñ: screening the documentary short that explores the distinct, shared experience of 16 million people living in the U.S. today called Enyes (ñ)s. Enyes (ñ)s are first-generation American-born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking country. It

presents the inspiring, personal story of Denise Soler Cox as she tries to launch a social movement and trigger a massive cultural awakening and build connection among American-born Latinos. Followed by panel discussion. High school and college students welcome.

  • William D. Caballero: screens a clip from HBO Latino, Gran’pa Know Best
  • Denise Soler Cox, Moderator, Filmmaker & Co-founder of Being ñ
  • Victor Cruz, Director & lead actor, Stockroom
  • Flaco Navaja, Singer, poet and actor, and in web series: East WillyB
  • Lorraine Vélez, singer, dancer and theater actor from Miss Saigon to playing Mimi in Rent and the one-woman show she wrote and performed, There She Goes



6th Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival 

The IPRHFF Multimedia Conference: TV, Film and New Media part of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival opens up on November 9th opening with the world premiere of Antes Que Cante el Gallo.  Honoree this year’s are Luna Velez nee Lauren Velez (Dexter) receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award while J.W. Cortés will receive the Humanitarian Award.

The Festival proudly continues to celebrate content creators and actors who represent the best in the Puerto Rican diaspora – from the mainland to the United States.  The festival will screen works in film, television, New Media and present panels, while honoring projects and individuals, past and present that champion its culture through the arts.

For a full schedule CLICK HERE


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