Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOLA Members Abound at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) in New York City This November

The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF)’s mission is to create platforms that allow Latinos and a diverse pool of international influencers in entertainment and educational filmmaking to reach a broader audience. We will develop programs that will allow a spectrum of filmmakers, from emerging artists to film industry veterans, to reach out to audiences throughout New York City. Our goal is to foster a collaborative environment for all artists to explore issues inherent to the heritage of Puerto Rico and to develop their craft with direct input from their target audiences. 

HOLA members are well represented at this year's International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival. Some of them are listed below.

The Hardest Love (written and directed by Henry B. Roa) – starring Francisco Ramos

Leonard Peres (written by Suzanne Andrews Correa and directed by Missy Hernández) – starring Raoul Daniel Luna

Heysoos (written and directed by Rob Santana) – starring Yvette Quintero

Dirty Shield (written and directed by Edgardo M. Jiménez, also known as Edgar Jimz) – starring Vivienne Jurado

Papi's Promise (written and directed by Félix Rojas) – starring Mel Nieves

Lobo, An Orisha Tale (written and directed by Lina Sarrello) – starring Paola Poucel, Gloria Zelaya and Juan Chaves

Helen of T-Roy (written by Aureo Iván Cardona and directed by Verónica Caicedo) – starring María Cotto

Missing Grandma (written and directed by Adel L. Morales) – starring Sonia Manzano

In addition, Priscilla López will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the film festival. The 2014 edition of the IPRHFF will occur November 12-16, 2014 at various locations in New York City. For more information (including scheduling and screening sites), click here or here.

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