25TH PROVIDENCE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES

2016 JURIED AWARD WINNING FILM

SALERO

The 2016 Jury has unanimously selected SALERO by Mike Plunkett as this year’s BEST FILM

 

The world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, is a pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. For generations, the only signs of life have been the ‘saleros’ who harvest salt from its radiant surface. This remote region is thrust into the future when Bolivia’s leaders embark on a plan to extract a precious mineral found beneath the salt crust, and to build an infrastructure connecting the Salar to the outside world. SALERO is a poetic journey through the eyes of Moises, one of the last remaining salt gatherers. Set at the dawn of the modern age in one of the most secluded places on earth, Moises’ story explores how identity is formed by both tradition and progress.

 

(Trailer)


THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 FESTIVAL JURY

Joelly Mejia

President of the Jury

Los Angeles-based TV & Film Producer, Manager of Development at Pie Town Productions

Christina Pagán

TV, Film & Theatrical Producer, Owner of CMProductions, NYC

Victor Ramos

Film Director, Writer, Producer, Owner of Project 9 Productions, Rhode Island

Manny Siverio

New York based Latino Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, 2nd Unit Director, Actor & Writer

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 PLAFF TALK PRESENTERS

(All of our Jurors presented at the Latinos In Film PLAFF Talk)

Victor Capellan

THE POWER OF MICRO-DOCUMENTARIES

Board Member of the RI Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Superintendent of the Central Falls School System

Rebecca Flores

FASHION DESIGN & FILM

Visual Artist & Fashion Designer

Josue "Sway" Mendez

THE CONVERGENCE OF FILM & MUSIC

Filmmaker, Film Producer, and One of the music industry’s top music video producers and Rhode Island native, working with artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Drake, French Montana, and many more at locations all around the world.

Maria Del Carmen Mercado

FASHION DESIGN & FILM

Fashion Designer

Marcelo Mitnik

MAKING A FILM (SKYPED LIVE FROM BUENOS AIRES)

Writer, Director, Producer – Director and Writer of the Award Winning Short EN LAS NUBES (IN THE CLOUDS), and Executive Producer of the 2016 Academy Award Nominated Short Film CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES.

Lina Marcela Barrientos Montoya

SHORT FILMS BY COLOMBIAN FILMMAKERS &

THE POWER OF MICRO-DOCUMENTARIES

A Filmmaker, and an Assistant to the Directors of the Medellin International Film Festival (MIFF) & Festival Itinerante De Artes Audiovisuales Colombianas (FIDAAC), events organized by Corporacion Lomas.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO AURELIE CARMOUZE & JORGE PARRA, THE CO-DIRECTORS OF MIFF & FIDAAC, AND TO THE FILMMAKERS OF THE SHORTS FOR SHARING WITH PLAFF A WONDERFUL SERIES OF FILMS FROM COLOMBIAN DIRECTORS.

THANK YOU TO THE DIRECTORS WHO JOINED US FOR Q&A’s

Juanma Calderón

Director & Writer of AMORES GATOS | USA

 

Victor "Victorious" Ramos

Director & Writer of LA GUAGUA | USA

 

Yesenia Rego

Director & Writer of the short REACHING ZERO | USA

 

Oldren Romero

Director & Writer of the Award Winning Short Film UNA HISTORIA CON CRISTO Y JESUS | Cuba

 

Marcelo Mitnik

SKYPED LIVE FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Director & Writer of the Award Winning Short Film EN LAS NUBES (In The Clouds) | Argentina

 

THANK YOU…GRACIAS…OBRIGADO.

VOLUNTEER TEAM

(Listed Alphabetically)

Raena Camacho

Julia Jimenez

Jessica La Brie

Connor Lester

Byron Monge

Carina Monge

Helen Morales

Luis Morales

Yennery Rodriguez

Sonia Saavedra

Georgina Weeks

Reyna Zapata

MAJOR SPONSORS

Bryant University | the College of Arts and Sciences; Modern Languages; English and Cultural Studies; International Business; History and Social Sciences; Global Studies; BUSCO; MSU; ISO; and Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI), which includes the Hochberg Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, Pride Center, Interfaith Center, and Campus Ministries

RI State Senate, Office of Senator Juan M. Pichardo

Warwick Public Library

America News

VENUE PARTNERS

ECAS Theatre

Gilder Center for the Arts – Isenberg Auditorium at Wheeler

Brown University, Watson Institute | Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Bryant University

Providence Community Library | So. Providence

CCRI | Community College of RI, Liston Campus

Providence Career & Technical Academy | Feria de Libros

HOSPITALITY PARTNERS

Hotel Dolce Villa

Blend Restaurant

Los Andes Restaurant

La Broa Pizza

MEDIA

America News

Acontocer Latina

Providence En Español

RI En Español

Poder 1110

Latina 100.3

Latino Public Radio

Sonic Watermelon

 

SPECIAL MENTION

Alfonso Acevedo | America News

Tech Team | Bryant University

Jessaca Leinaweaver | Executive Director, Center for Latin American & Carribean Studies at Brown University

Kate Goldman | Center for Latin American & Carribean Studies at Brown University

Merrill Sterritt | Cinereach

Susana Esquivel | Seceretario, Consulado General de Guatemala en Providence

Stephanie Knapp | Dept. of Cultural, Tourism, and Academic Affairs; Consulado General de Mexico en Boston

Dr. Meghan Hughes | President of CCRI

Alix Ogden | Chief of Staff to the President, CCRI

Walter Crocker | Liston Campus Administrator, CCRI

Sarah Durvin | CCRI

Barry O’Connor | CCRI

Edna O’Neill Mattson | CCRI

Timothy Poulin | CCRI

Linda Richard | CCRI

Kevin Ziegelmayer | CCRI

Deborah Zielinski | CCRI

Tech Team | CCRI

Aurélie Carmouze | Co-Director, MIFF & FIDAAC produced by Corporacion Lomas

Jorge Parra | Co-Director, MIFF & FIDAAC produced by Corporacion Lomas

Francis Parra | ECAS Theatre

Gonzalo Cuervo | ECAS Theatre

Jeffrey Winter | The Film Collaborative

Richard Snyder | IVY LEAGUE RUMBA Producer

JC Imports

Jonathan Hertzberg | Kino Lorber

Board of Directors | LADO

Diana Capellan | LADO

Anna Cano-Morales | Latino Policy Institute

Roger Shockley | McGowan Excess & Casualty

Carolina Briones | Providence Community Libraries

Marta Martinez | RILA

Wil Gregersen | Warwick Public Library

Gary Esposito | Business Manager, Wheeler School

Tech Team, Alex & Tony | Wheeler

Gladys Baker

Bibiana Jaramillo Goméz

Chris Ridolfi

Delia Rodriguez

Orlando Santos

Boris Urquiola

Jhomphy Ventura

OUR VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Jose Ramirez … Co-Director, 2016 PLAFF

Saul Ramos … Co-Director, 2016 PLAFF

Analia Alcolea … Chair of the Board

Patricia Gomez … Secretary of the Board

Ron Crosson … Treasurer & Coordinator of Programming, 2016 PLAFF

Barbara Lee

Carmen Adrisani Songwe

Maritza Martell

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