Hispanicize 2012: Winning films “Spanish Harlem” and “Spaceflight” Get Encore Screenings

Miami, FL- An encore screening of the best of show feature length and short films of Hispanicize 2012’s National Film Showcase  will be held May 31st in Miami as part of a special event that will also include a networking reception for South Florida filmmakers.

The Miracle of Spanish Harlem, a feature length film directed by Derek Velez Partridge, and The History of Spaceflight, a short directed by Chris Caraballo,, will be exhibited back to back from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Miami’s historic Tower Theater, 1508 Southwest 8th Street in Little Havana.

The screenings will be followed by a special filmmakers and social media networking event on the second floor of the theater that will include a discussion about the future for filmmakers at Hispanicize 2013 (April 2013).

Sponsored by one of Miami’s premier restaurants Truluck, the Starz network show, Magic City, BlackBerry and Freedom Concierge Services, the screening and networking event is free for filmmakers, actors, bloggers and media who RSVP at http://hispz12film.eventbrite.com/.  RSVPs are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.

“This special screening is well deserved by Derek and Chris, two up and coming directors who we proudly support because we need more talented Latinos in Hollywood,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of annual Hispanicize event.  “We are proud of these filmmakers and are grateful to our sponsors for helping make this event possible.”

The National Latino Film Showcase of Hispanicize 2012 is a co-production with Latin Heat Media and Getty Images Hispanic . Event sponsored by BlackBerry and Diageo. For more information, visit: www.hispanicize.com

The Miracle of Spanish Harlem
The Miracle of Spanish Harlem is directed by Derek Velez Partridge, the screenplaywritten by Carlos Bermudez.  The cast includes Kate De Castillo, Luis Antonio Ramos and Tony Plana, among others.

The History of Spaceflight 
Directed and produced by Chris Caraballo, The History of Spaceflight with a cast includes Christian Kramme, Cole Jensen, Rachel & Amanda Pace.


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