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HBO Offers First $10,000 Cash Award to Talented Latino Documentary Filmmaker

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. Through the HBO / NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000

Entry deadline: June 26th, 2009
* Submissions must be from a film already in progress or finished – footage and proposal to be screened by judges.

* Filmmakers may be U.S. or international, but film must be in English or with English subtitles

* The winner must be 18 years or older, and of Latino descent.

* There is no limit to the number of entries: each entry must comply with the requirements listed in the submission form, and must submit a separate submission form for each.

* A panel of industry professionals will judge the films based on the following criteria: uniqueness of topic/subject matter, professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to audience. The Judges will select one film as the winner of the competition. Winner to be Notified by August 18, 2009!

For details, requirements, and submission information, download the Submission Form as a Word Doc or PDF File.

East Austin Stories Film Screenings

A couple of East Austin Stories from the past two years have been
making some festival splash. “Quinceanera,” by Sergio Carvajal and
Ruwan Perera will screen at SXSW as one of the Texas Shorts. “Quinceanera” premiered at last December’s screening of East Austin Stories.
“Letters for Las Manitas,” by Joshua Tate, Yuta Yamaguchi, and Jeff
Gipson, is screening at the San Francisco International Children’s
Film Festival, which begins this weekend. “Letters for Las Manitas”
premiered at the December 2006 screenings of East Austin Stories.”
And finally, a note for Austin residents–“Third Ward TX” my documentary about Project Row Houses in Houston TX wil be broadcast on KLRU beginning Monday night:

Feb 25 2008, 9:00PM
Feb 26 2008, 10:00PM
Feb 28 2008, 12:00AM
Mar 1 2008, 2:00AM

Learn about the East Austin Stories Project: http://www.eastaustinstories.org/

Andy Garrison
Department of Radio-TV-Film
The University of Texas at Austin