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New York Latino Film Festival Announces 15th Edition

Festival announces move into the summer and new strategic alliances with major industry partners including AMC Theatres and the MPAA

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), will return for its 15th edition this summer, which will be presented by HBO.

The festival will once again ignite screens with the best films that the Latino community has to offer. NYLFF added new industry partners to this edition, including AMC Theatres and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and is set to take place this summer. Final dates will be announced soon and the festival will take place at AMC Empire 25.

“As we (Latinos) continue to dominate the box office, and the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of all things, we are truly proud to be here,” said NYLFF Founder Calixto Chinchilla. “NYLFF’s return to celebrate its 15th edition is a testament to how much we’ve heard from the community including the entertainment industry that the festival is vital at this time.”

“Latinos high movie going rate is a fact the entertainment industry is paying attention to. That makes the NYLFF more important than ever,” added Dennis Williams, HBO senior vice president, corporate affairs and social responsibility. “In offering a platform where Latinos are able to develop their own stories and have their voices represented, the NYLFF is the perfect venue to cultivate the next generation in film. HBO is honored to be a part of the conversation and help showcase tremendous talent during this momentous time in our industry.”

NYLFF’s partnership with MPAA will build on the trade association’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion in and on TV and on behalf of its six-member studios which includes Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.