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Published on Apr 15, 2014
CineFestival en San Antonio, the nation's original and longest-running Latino film festival.
Each Spring some of the best in contemporary U.S. and International Latino films screen at the Guadalupe Theater in San Antonio. The eight day program boasts world, regional, and U.S. premieres culminating with the Premios Mesquite honoring the festival's stand out entries in documentary and narrative filmmaking.
The grassroots history of the festival — formed in the fervent days of the Chicano Movement — gather in one place a unique mix of filmmakers, audience, activists and artists from New York to LA to Mexico City all to the West Side of San Antonio, the city's historic center for Mexican American culture, art, and social life for over a hundred years.
And for the second year in a row CineFestival will host the Latino Screenwriting Project, a 3-day writing conference, organized with consulting support from the Sundance Institute, designed to support emerging U.S. based Latino screenwriters and filmmakers working on independent narrative feature screenplays.