Manuel A. Morán, shown at right, co-directed (with Kristian Otero) the multi-part documentary Títeres en el Caribe hispano, which is an official selection of the Havana Film Festival, taking place in Havana, Cuba. For more information, click here (note that the website is in Spanish).
Vladimir Ríos collaborated with photographer Lester Blum on two photo series: Warrior of Hope and I Still Remember, respectively. Both are photographic narratives taken by Blum featuring Ríos (who also served as artistic director) as the main or lead character. Both photo series have been published as photo books and are hitting the art gallery circuit. The next stops for the two photo series will be a joint presentation of both photo series at The Loft: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, New York, and the second will be at the LGBTQ Center of Durham (sponsored by the Durham County Department of Health and Human Services) in Durham, North Carolina. Both exhibitions will open on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in commemoration of World AIDS Day.
Jennica Carmona's film Millie and the Lords was the recipient of a "Made in NY" Marketing Credit, presented by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. As such, advertisements for the movie (starring Jessica Carmona, Cedric Leiba, Jr., 2016 HOLA honoree Modesto Lacén, Plinio Villablanca, and Mateo Gómez) can be seen throughout the New York City transit systems, be they on billboards in subway stations and bus shelters, or ads in train cars (examples shown above left and right), as well as a public service announcement for the film. For more information, click here and here.
2016 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera co-stars in the feature film Dondequiera que vayas (written and directed by Danilo Arroyo). The film is screening in October and November at The Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinema in the Melrose section of the Bronx. For more information, click here, or look at the trailer below (note that the trailer and film is in Spanish).
Iliana Guibert shot a national commercial for IKEA, which can be seen below.
Éric-Dominique Pérez starred in the short film Crusade in Wonderland: Rise of the Drumpf (written by Alejandro Marín and Andrés Martínez Tutek and directed by Marín). The timely satirical film also co-stars Francisco Fuertes and HOLA Awards recipient Emely Grisanty and is available for viewing on YouTube. One can click below to see the film (caution: strong language).
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