OUR MISSION

 

In honor of Latin America’s countless contributions to the silver screen, a group of local actors, producers and film scholars has formed to put together the second annual Festival de Cine Latino Americano in the beautiful town of Denton, Texas.  The University of North Texas will be the backdrop for the festival being held February  22 -25, 2018.

 

   Dozens of films from all over the world—from Texas to South America, and everywhere in between—are being screened to bring attendees the best of the best from short films to documentaries to feature-length pieces.  Entries will be judged and winners will be chosen to win awards that will be presented on the final night of the Festival (Sunday, the 25th).  Entries should feature Latin talent and/or be filmed in the Spanish language.  Anyone wishing to learn more about entering should visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FestivalDeCineLatinoAmeria.

 

   FDCLA International, LLC is a group formed by members of the Latin American film community in the DFW Metroplex whose mission is to increase awareness, exposure and participation in the Latin American film and arts.The Festival De Cine Latino Americano focuses on finding the very best international Latino content. Our goal is to showcase & support existing and emerging creative Latino filmmakers from across the world. FDCLA is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form. We officially launched in 2016 year, and we are eager--and honored-- to screen your work. Submissions will be selected by an experienced panel of judges.

 

   FDCLA 2018 is seeking innovative, original, and thought-provoking works that are ‘by’, ‘about’ and ‘for’ the Latino community, that have been completed between 2014-2017. Work previously exhibited in the whether theatrically at another local festival or broadcast on television, – is not eligible to apply. A panel of distinguished curators from the film community will select the films to be screened in the “Official Selection” of the festival.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

GABRIEL DURAN

     I'm proud to be Mexican American. I was born In Wichita Falls TX and moved to DFW in 2004. I started my college career as a business major but found my niche in film and video soon after. I am an award winning filmmaker with a masters in film from UTA. Currently I teach film and video as an adjunct at Texas A&M Commerce, Art Institute in Dallas and in the past I have taught intro to film at UTA as a graduate teaching assistant.

     As a writer and director my films have won several awards and have screened on more than 40 different occasions all over the United States and London including a television showing on PBS (KERA). I am currently working on a highly anticipated experimental feature film called Streets of a Scion that is soon to be out this year. I also teach at school for acting and film production that I help co-found called the C.T.C Cinema Group. As a successful filmmaker I have been invited to be a judge on several film festivals such as Dallas Videofest, Fort Worth Independent Film Showcase and the Denton based Granatum.

     My goal as the director of the Festival De Cine Latino Americano is to bring the independent filmmakers of Latin America into the spotlight. I strongly feel that not only do these filmmakers need a place screen their work but they also need an audience to listen. This is why my partners and I have come together to bring DFW the compelete Latin American film experience.

VICENTE MOCTEZUMA

After several years of successfully running his own business Executive Producer Vincent Moctezuma decided he wanted to follow a longtime passion of his: acting.

     Vincent received his formal education at Dallas’ KD Studio’s Actor’s Conservatory in 2005.  After graduating he found success in small roles, but found himself increasingly fascinated with the work required to put together large scale film productions.  Learning the ropes, Vincent’s first full scale Producer role was on the film Ghost of Goodnight Lane starring Billy Zane and Lacey Chabert.  Most recently Vincent made his directorial debut with the zombie thriller “Ghede Origins”

ALEX GARCIA TOPETE

Alex has had extensive experience writing, directing, and producing film, television, radio, and other media since 2005, both in the U.S. And his native Mexico. Alex is also an advocate for promoting the arts and the film industry in particular, which led him to be a part of the programming team of the Dallas International Film Festival since 2007, from which he has derived his expertise regarding the film festival circuit. Alex hopes that FCDLA will become a prime platform for Latino filmmakers to showcase their talents and raise the prominence of Latino arts worldwide.

KEZIAH SANCHEZ

Keziah’s (BFA 2016 in Visual Communication with emphasis in Design) work has been featured at the Creative Summit, National Student Show 11 & 12, Creative Quarterly 43, Graphis New Talent Annual, and had work displayed at the One Show in New York, all while a student at TAMU-C. Post graduation, her work was exhibited in the People's Republic of China.

MARIELENA CARPANZANO

Born and raised in South Texas, Marielena Carpanzano (MEHR-ee-uh-LAY-nuh  KAR-puhn-ZAH-noh) made her way to Denton in 1997 and became a part of the University of North Texas staff.

     She was part of UNT’s Survey Research for 15 years as Program Research Assistant and Spanish translator. Her work experience there included quantitative research and population research. Carpanzano helped conduct numerous research endeavors for industry, local governments, state agencies, and needs assessment projects.

She joined UNT’s Department of Media Arts office staff in July 2010 and began sharing her zest for life in several areas. In 2011, she became the coordinator of our Media Arts Ambassadors – these are students who serve as university representatives and tour guides for the Media Arts department.

     Then in 2013, she replaced a departing staff member as the mentor for the Media Arts Living and Learning Community. The LLC is a university initiative the houses incoming students together in a wing of the Kerr Hall dorm so they can meet similar souls and begin taking part in Media Arts learning opportunities before they are actual majors in our department. This allows the students to begin friendships with their classmates and take part in their own film projects (we’ve got equipment just for them to get them started), go on tours of broadcast and film environments, and get together for Friday night film screenings – there’s even popcorn included! She’s done such a great job working with these students that she received a Student Success Award from the university.

Carpanzano also serves as the Media Arts social media coordinator and event coordinator. As if her plate wasn’t already completely full, she is a fundraiser coordinator for the annual Thin Line Fest, a board member of UNT’s Feral Cat Rescue Group, and volunteer coordinator of Friend with Benefits.

     AND, she’s got a couple dogs and one cat at home that she takes care of along with her husband, Michael, who is also part of the UNT community.

DOMINGO GARCIA

     Mr. Garcia has led an active civic, legal and political career. He was born in Midland, Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Texas in 1980. In 1983, he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In 1982 he won a scholarship to study at the El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and obtained a Masters diploma in International Relations.Domingo Garcia is a former Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Dallas and State Representative for Texas. In addition, he has been an editorial columnist/TV commentator and a successful trial lawyer for thirty years.Mr. Garcia is a highly demanded public speaker on civic, political and Latino issues. He is a regular speaker for the U.S. State department on issues of democracy and municipal affairs.

     He has spoken at numerous local, state and national events. However, his favorite audiences are students at public schools and universities. He is a speaker at several schools every year.

     Mr. Garcia has traveled throughout the world on both business and pleasure. He has visited over 116 countries in Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

LANCE DE LOS SANTOS

     Lance is a film actor born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has studied under the guidance of R.E.A.C.T., The Michele Condrey Studio, and Don Shook Acting.  He prides himself on working with the surrounding colleges and art institutes because of his belief in supporting the talented up and coming student film makers.

     His credits include being a cast member of the award winning cast of 2013's, Coyote.  He worked along side Carlos Gomez (Desperado, Fools Rush In), Carlos Pratts (FX's The Bridge, MCFarland, USA), Anthony Dilio (NCIS: Los Angeles, Day of Our Lives) and Fernanda Romeo.  Coyote grabbed The 2013 Grand Jury Award/Feature at The Dances with Films Festival  in Los Angeles, CA.  It was also nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Imagen Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.

     He has earned personal honors by winning The Best Actor Award at the 2014 UTA Underexposed Film Festival.  In 2015, Lance was a supporting cast member in the 2015 Lake Charles Film Festival's Best Feature, Calamity.  Also in 2015, he co-starred in the All American High School Film Festival's Best Comedy, The Surgeon of Seoul.

Lance also had the lead role in the Kaela Sinclair music video, Original Sin,  which was nominated for BEST MUSIC VIDEO by the 2015 Dallas Observer Awards.  He can now been seen in the award winning short, 1917, which is  currently in several film festivals around the country.

     He co-stars in the upcoming feature film, Apocalypse Road II: Female Robbery, due out next year by the award winning director, Brett Bentman.

ROSY DURAN

      Rosy  is successful business owner and professional event planner since 2012. Her strong connection to the Latino community has really made Rosy Duran’s a highly sought-after event planner. She is the owner of Vivid Vita Events and is also FDCLA’s events planner. With her focus on the Latino community Rosy is making strides in connecting the beautiful Latino cultural to a world around us. Rosy looks forward to making each and every FDCLA’s event a most memorable one.

ISABEL DENIZ

      Raised in Houston, Isabel moved to Denton to attend UNT and graduated with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film specializing in film production and radio. Her sophomore year she was signed to Page Parkes Texas and has experience doing voice over work, acting, and commercial print. While at UNT, she was a DJ at KNTU 88.1 FM and also gave tours to prospective students around the department as a Media Arts Ambassador. The Department of Media Arts awarded Isabel the Media Arts Executive Board Scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. She has volunteered at local film festivals such as Thin Line and the Denton Black Film Festival. Isabel is excited to work with FDCLA as it continues to shine light and support Latino arts and culture.

BETHANY Larrañaga

         Bethany Larrañaga is currently studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton. She aspires to become a producer within the media industry and create content to better represent the Mexican-American culture that she grew up with.

 

 

MEET OUR PAST

GUEST JUDGES

GUEST JUDGES

 

DANNY DE LA PAZ

     Danny De La Paz was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. De La Paz began his acting career by debuting in films like "Boulevard Nights" (1979) with Richard Yñiguez and Danny De La Paz and the Sean Connery film "Cuba" (1979).

     Mr. De La Plaz is known all around the world for his role as "Puppet" in the the classic movie, "American Me" starring Edward James Olmos and William Forsythe.

LIZETTE BARRERA

     Lizette Barrera is a Chicana filmmaker based in Dallas/Ft.Worth and Austin, Texas. She has worked on numerous projects as a Camera Assistant including music videos from Blue October’s ANGELS IN EVERYTHING, Cameron Nelson’s feature film SOME BEASTS, and Yake Smith’s short film DAWN. She won The Texas Archive of the Moving Image Award for her narrative short film, ANA CON ELISIO at Cine Las Americas and was awarded The Filmmaker to Watch Award at the Women Texas Film Festival. Her film MOSCA (FLY) is an official selection for the Austin Film Festival, a finalist for NALIP’s Latino Lens Festival & Showcase, and in distribution with HBO. She has recently been awarded the EBW by Sandra Adair cash grant from the Austin Film Society for her latest film CHICLE (GUM).  She has received her MFA in Film Production at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Senior Lecture at The University of Texas at Arlington

EDUI TIJERINA CHAPA

 

Originario de Monterrey, Nuevo León (México)

Licenciado en Comunicación Social y Máster en Educación Superior con mención honorífica por la Universidad Regiomontana. Escritor, dramaturgo, guionista, instructor-asesor de desarrollo de proyectos audiovisuales y analista de medios. Cuenta con 35 años de experiencia en producción televisiva, 20 como tallerista en guion de radio, cine y televisión y 12 como docente universitario. En televisión destaca su labor local como coordinador de información de programas inolvidables como “Esta Mañana” y “Club Infantil”, bajo la batuta de Héctor Martínez.

También fue colaborador de “Regio Musical”, con Perla Cecilia Ayala y “Premio al Saber”. En televisión nacional, fue coordinador de información de “Siempre en Domingo” y las producciones de Raúl Velasco como Estrellas de los 80, Valores Juveniles, Festival OTI Nacional, Señorita México, Nuestra Belleza México, Entrega de Diosas de Plata, Trofeo TVyNovelas, Festival Yamaha en Japón y Festival Acapulco, entre muchos otros Autor de las piezas teatrales “Exorcismo” y “Mariposas Enjauladas”, así como de 8 breves, como “Cría Cuervos”, “Esqueletos en la Cama”, “Sorbos de Café”, “Rojo 33” y “Vuelo 1111”, entre otras que se han montado en Miami, Chicago, Houston, Ciudad de México, Monterrey y muy pronto algunas de ellas estarán en Hamamatsu, Japón. En enero y febrero se estrenarán en “Mi Teatro Monterrey” dos de sus piezas breves:

“Esqueletos en la cama” y “Tengo frío”. Además, prepara una trilogía de monólogos:

“Donde viven los muertos”, “Muerto en Vida” y “Renacer”.

Ha sido guionista de la película biográfica “Cantinflas”, que en el 2015 representó a México en la contienda por el Oscar en la Categoría de Película Extranjera. Escribió “Juan Diego”, “Juan Apóstol: El más amado” y “Jesús de Nazaret”, próximas a estrenarse, y “Nacimiento”, “Santas Peregrinas” y “Niebla Negra” que se producirán en España, Chile y Argentina, respectivamente.

También ha adaptado a cine la pieza teatral “Sangre en los tacones” de Humberto Robles y la novela erótica “Tacones en el armario” de Mónica Soto Icaza. Entre sus trabajos más recientes están la consultoría de guiones para “El Sueño de Alicia” y “El hijo pródigo”. Actualmente desarrolla una serie de TV de 30 episodios que se

coproducirá entre México y España; el guion para “Frágiles”-su primer filme de suspenso y horror- y un monólogo teatral que se estrenará en Miami durante la primavera del 2018.

 

 

 

 

FILMS AND FILM MAKERS FROM AROUND THEW WORLD

PAST WINNERS

2016 WINNERS

2016

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

 "EL SUEÑO"

"THE DREAM"

"ASALTO HACIA LA LIBERTAD"

"ASSUALT TO FREEDOM"

2016

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"THE TASTE OF KNUCKLES"

"EL SABOR DE LOS NUDILLOS"

"EVERY ROW A PATH"

2016

BEST STUDENT SHORT

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE FEATURE

"PARA ELLOS"

"FOR THEM"

"LO SIENTO LAURA"

"SORRY LAURA"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE SHORT

"QUINCE"

CONTACT

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ROSY DURAN

      Rosy  is successful business owner and professional event planner since 2012. Her strong connection to the Latino community has really made Rosy Duran’s a highly sought-after event planner. She is the owner of Vivid Vita Events and is also FDCLA’s events planner. With her focus on the Latino community Rosy is making strides in connecting the beautiful Latino cultural to a world around us. Rosy looks forward to making each and every FDCLA’s event a most memorable one.

ISABEL DENIZ

      Raised in Houston, Isabel moved to Denton to attend UNT and graduated with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film specializing in film production and radio. Her sophomore year she was signed to Page Parkes Texas and has experience doing voice over work, acting, and commercial print. While at UNT, she was a DJ at KNTU 88.1 FM and also gave tours to prospective students around the department as a Media Arts Ambassador. The Department of Media Arts awarded Isabel the Media Arts Executive Board Scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. She has volunteered at local film festivals such as Thin Line and the Denton Black Film Festival. Isabel is excited to work with FDCLA as it continues to shine light and support Latino arts and culture.

BETHANY Larrañaga

         Bethany Larrañaga is currently studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton. She aspires to become a producer within the media industry and create content to better represent the Mexican-American culture that she grew up with.

"ASALTO HACIA LA LIBERTAD"

"ASSUALT TO FREEDOM"

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"THE TASTE OF KNUCKLES"

"EL SABOR DE LOS NUDILLOS"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE FEATURE

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In honor of Latin America’s countless contributions to the silver screen, a group of local actors, producers and film scholars has formed to put together the second annual Festival de Cine Latino Americano in the beautiful town of Denton, Texas.  The University of North Texas will be the backdrop for the festival being held February  22 -25, 2018.

 

   Dozens of films from all over the world—from Texas to South America, and everywhere in between—are being screened to bring attendees the best of the best from short films to documentaries to feature-length pieces.  Entries will be judged and winners will be chosen to win awards that will be presented on the final night of the Festival (Sunday, the 25th).  Entries should feature Latin talent and/or be filmed in the Spanish language.  Anyone wishing to learn more about entering should visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FestivalDeCineLatinoAmeria.

 

   FDCLA International, LLC is a group formed by members of the Latin American film community in the DFW Metroplex whose mission is to increase awareness, exposure and participation in the Latin American film and arts.The Festival De Cine Latino Americano focuses on finding the very best international Latino content. Our goal is to showcase & support existing and emerging creative Latino filmmakers from across the world. FDCLA is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form. We officially launched in 2016 year, and we are eager--and honored-- to screen your work. Submissions will be selected by an experienced panel of judges.

 

   FDCLA 2018 is seeking innovative, original, and thought-provoking works that are ‘by’, ‘about’ and ‘for’ the Latino community, that have been completed between 2014-2017. Work previously exhibited in the whether theatrically at another local festival or broadcast on television, – is not eligible to apply. A panel of distinguished curators from the film community will select the films to be screened in the “Official Selection” of the festival.

 

ROSY

DURAN

      Rosy  is successful business owner and professional event planner since 2012. Her strong connection to the Latino community has really made Rosy Duran’s a highly sought-after event planner. She is the owner of Vivid Vita Events and is also FDCLA’s events planner. With her focus on the Latino community Rosy is making strides in connecting the beautiful Latino cultural to a world around us. Rosy looks forward to making each and every FDCLA’s event a most memorable one.

ISABEL

DENIZ

      Raised in Houston, Isabel moved to Denton to attend UNT and graduated with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film specializing in film production and radio. Her sophomore year she was signed to Page Parkes Texas and has experience doing voice over work, acting, and commercial print. While at UNT, she was a DJ at KNTU 88.1 FM and also gave tours to prospective students around the department as a Media Arts Ambassador. The Department of Media Arts awarded Isabel the Media Arts Executive Board Scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. She has volunteered at local film festivals such as Thin Line and the Denton Black Film Festival. Isabel is excited to work with FDCLA as it continues to shine light and support Latino arts and culture.

BETHANY Larrañaga

         Bethany Larrañaga is currently studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton. She aspires to become a producer within the media industry and create content to better represent the Mexican-American culture that she grew up with.

2016

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

"EL SUEÑO"

"THE DREAM"

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

"ASALTO HACIA LA LIBERTAD"

"ASSUALT TO FREEDOM"

2016

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

"THE TASTE OF KNUCKLES"

"EL SABOR DE LOS NUDILLOS"

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"EVERY ROW A PATH"

2016

BEST STUDENT SHORT

"PARA ELLOS"

"FOR THEM"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE FEATURE

"LO SIENTO LAURA"

"SORRY LAURA"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE SHORT

"QUINCE

   In honor of Latin America’s countless contributions to the silver screen, a group of local actors, producers and film scholars has formed to put together the second annual Festival de Cine Latino Americano in the beautiful town of Denton, Texas.  The University of North Texas will be the backdrop for the festival being held February  22 -25, 2018.

 

   Dozens of films from all over the world—from Texas to South America, and everywhere in between—are being screened to bring attendees the best of the best from short films to documentaries to feature-length pieces.  Entries will be judged and winners will be chosen to win awards that will be presented on the final night of the Festival (Sunday, the 25th).  Entries should feature Latin talent and/or be filmed in the Spanish language.  Anyone wishing to learn more about entering should visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FestivalDeCineLatinoAmeria.

 

   FDCLA International, LLC is a group formed by members of the Latin American film community in the DFW Metroplex whose mission is to increase awareness, exposure and participation in the Latin American film and arts.The Festival De Cine Latino Americano focuses on finding the very best international Latino content. Our goal is to showcase & support existing and emerging creative Latino filmmakers from across the world. FDCLA is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form. We officially launched in 2016 year, and we are eager--and honored-- to screen your work. Submissions will be selected by an experienced panel of judges.

 

   FDCLA 2018 is seeking innovative, original, and thought-provoking works that are ‘by’, ‘about’ and ‘for’ the Latino community, that have been completed between 2014-2017. Work previously exhibited in the whether theatrically at another local festival or broadcast on television, – is not eligible to apply. A panel of distinguished curators from the film community will select the films to be screened in the “Official Selection” of the festival.

 

ROSY

DURAN

      Rosy  is successful business owner and professional event planner since 2012. Her strong connection to the Latino community has really made Rosy Duran’s a highly sought-after event planner. She is the owner of Vivid Vita Events and is also FDCLA’s events planner. With her focus on the Latino community Rosy is making strides in connecting the beautiful Latino cultural to a world around us. Rosy looks forward to making each and every FDCLA’s event a most memorable one.

ISABEL

DENIZ

      Raised in Houston, Isabel moved to Denton to attend UNT and graduated with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film specializing in film production and radio. Her sophomore year she was signed to Page Parkes Texas and has experience doing voice over work, acting, and commercial print. While at UNT, she was a DJ at KNTU 88.1 FM and also gave tours to prospective students around the department as a Media Arts Ambassador. The Department of Media Arts awarded Isabel the Media Arts Executive Board Scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. She has volunteered at local film festivals such as Thin Line and the Denton Black Film Festival. Isabel is excited to work with FDCLA as it continues to shine light and support Latino arts and culture.

BETHANY Larrañaga

         Bethany Larrañaga is currently studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton. She aspires to become a producer within the media industry and create content to better represent the Mexican-American culture that she grew up with.

 

 

 

 

 

FILMS AND FILM MAKERS FROM AROUND THEW WORLD

PAST WINNERS

2016

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

"EL SUEÑO"

"THE DREAM"

2016

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

"THE TASTE OF KNUCKLES"

"EL SABOR DE LOS NUDILLOS"

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"EVERY ROW A PATH"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE FEATURE

"LO SIENTO LAURA"

"SORRY LAURA"

 

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DE LOS SANTOS

     Lance is a film actor born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has studied under the guidance of R.E.A.C.T., The Michele Condrey Studio, and Don Shook Acting.  He prides himself on working with the surrounding colleges and art institutes because of his belief in supporting the talented up and coming student film makers.

     His credits include being a cast member of the award winning cast of 2013's, Coyote.  He worked along side Carlos Gomez (Desperado, Fools Rush In), Carlos Pratts (FX's The Bridge, MCFarland, USA), Anthony Dilio (NCIS: Los Angeles, Day of Our Lives) and Fernanda Romeo.  Coyote grabbed The 2013 Grand Jury Award/Feature at The Dances with Films Festival  in Los Angeles, CA.  It was also nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Imagen Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.

     He has earned personal honors by winning The Best Actor Award at the 2014 UTA Underexposed Film Festival.  In 2015, Lance was a supporting cast member in the 2015 Lake Charles Film Festival's Best Feature, Calamity.  Also in 2015, he co-starred in the All American High School Film Festival's Best Comedy, The Surgeon of Seoul.

Lance also had the lead role in the Kaela Sinclair music video, Original Sin,  which was nominated for BEST MUSIC VIDEO by the 2015 Dallas Observer Awards.  He can now been seen in the award winning short, 1917, which is  currently in several film festivals around the country.

     He is currently working on projects with graduate students at The University of Texas Arlington and also working on two Texas based indie films.

ROSY

DURAN

      Rosy  is successful business owner and professional event planner since 2012. Her strong connection to the Latino community has really made Rosy Duran’s a highly sought-after event planner. She is the owner of Vivid Vita Events and is also FDCLA’s events planner. With her focus on the Latino community Rosy is making strides in connecting the beautiful Latino cultural to a world around us. Rosy looks forward to making each and every FDCLA’s event a most memorable one.

ISABEL

DENIZ

      Raised in Houston, Isabel moved to Denton to attend UNT and graduated with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film specializing in film production and radio. Her sophomore year she was signed to Page Parkes Texas and has experience doing voice over work, acting, and commercial print. While at UNT, she was a DJ at KNTU 88.1 FM and also gave tours to prospective students around the department as a Media Arts Ambassador. The Department of Media Arts awarded Isabel the Media Arts Executive Board Scholarship in the 2015-2016 academic year. She has volunteered at local film festivals such as Thin Line and the Denton Black Film Festival. Isabel is excited to work with FDCLA as it continues to shine light and support Latino arts and culture.

BETHANY Larrañaga

         Bethany Larrañaga is currently studying Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton. She aspires to become a producer within the media industry and create content to better represent the Mexican-American culture that she grew up with.

LIZETTE BARRERA

     Lizette Barrera is a Chicana filmmaker based in Dallas/Ft.Worth and Austin, Texas. She has worked on numerous projects as a Camera Assistant including music videos from Blue October’s ANGELS IN EVERYTHING, Cameron Nelson’s feature film SOME BEASTS, and Yake Smith’s short film DAWN. She won The Texas Archive of the Moving Image Award for her narrative short film, ANA CON ELISIO at Cine Las Americas and was awarded The Filmmaker to Watch Award at the Women Texas Film Festival.  She has received her MFA in Film Production at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Senior Lecture at The University of Texas at Arlington

EDUI TIJERINA CHAPA

 

Originario de Monterrey, Nuevo León (México)

Licenciado en Comunicación Social y Máster en Educación Superior con mención honorífica por la Universidad Regiomontana. Escritor, dramaturgo, guionista, instructor-asesor de desarrollo de proyectos audiovisuales y analista de medios. Cuenta con 35 años de experiencia en producción televisiva, 20 como tallerista en guion de radio, cine y televisión y 12 como docente universitario. En televisión destaca su labor local como coordinador de información de programas inolvidables como “Esta Mañana” y “Club Infantil”, bajo la batuta de Héctor Martínez. Actualmente desarrolla una serie de TV de 30 episodios que se

coproducirá entre México y España; el guion para “Frágiles”-su primer filme de suspenso y horror- y un monólogo teatral que se estrenará en Miami durante la primavera del 2018.

2016

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

 "EL SUEÑO"

"THE DREAM"

2016

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

"THE TASTE OF KNUCKLES"

"EL SABOR DE LOS NUDILLOS"

2016

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

"EVERY ROW A PATH"

2016

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

NARRATIVE FEATURE

"LO SIENTO LAURA"

"SORRY LAURA"