Latino Filmmakers Network at the Sundance Film Festival

Monday, 23 January 2023 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

480 Swede Alley, Park City, UT, 84060, United States

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Monday, 23 January 2023 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

Acura Energy Stage, 480 Swede Alley, Park City, UT, 84060, United States.



On Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Sundance Film Festival, Latino Filmmakers Network - a non profit that connects, inspires, educates and creates opportunities for the Latino/é community & underrepresented storytellers; will host our Main Event at the Acura Energy Stage. Starting at 2:00 PM "Our Road to the Sundance Film Festival" panel will be celebrating with various Filmmakers who have their films showcased in this year's festival. At 3:15 PM we will have a panel that focuses on funding and distribution for films, followed by an industry mixer at 4:30 PM presented by Acura.  

Come spend time with these incredible creators and connect with your future collaborators! 


***Special Instructions for RSVP***

In order for anyone to get in to the Acura Village please create an account on the Sundance Film Festival website. It is free to create the account. This is the Sundance site link to create an account:
After you create your account click on your name to go to your profile, then click on Festival, then go to the Hot Pink button and click on Scan My Festival ID. A QR code pops up. This is the QR code you need in order to get in to any Sundance Film Festival event including ours at the Acura Energy Stage. 

Monday, January 23, 2023

2:00 PM-2:45 PM | Our Road to the Sundance Film Festival

A candid conversation celebrating some of the Filmmakers and their films playing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This panel will inspire you to get your projects going, no matter the obstacles. 


Patricia Ortega "Mamacruz"

Christopher Murray "Sorcery"

Glorimar Marrero Sánchez "La Pecera"

Christopher Zalla "Radical" 

Selma Cervantes Aguilar "Sweatshop" 

Melina Valdez "Weapons & their Names" 

Moderated by Latino Filmmakers Network, Founder, Maylen Calienes 


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM | Funding and Distribution for your Films

An insightful panel discussion with industry professionals, about the sources of funding and distribution paths for independent films in the 21st century. 


Maria Altamirano, Producer, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (premiering at Sundance)

Sylvia Carrasco, Creative Executive of Hillman Grad Ventures - Sylvia Carrasco joined Hillman Grad Productions in 2019 and has been a Creative Executive across Film and TV since 2021. Prior to joining Hillman Grad, she worked at Paramount Television, Echo Lake Entertainment, and FactoryMade Ventures. Most recently, she served as Co-Executive Producer on THE CHI. Sylvia was born and raised in LA.

Mat Levy, Vice President of Deskpop Entertainment 

Moisés Zamora, co-showrunner Selena: The Series on Netflix & Founder of Astrolucha

Seth Needle | EVP, Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions - CSS ENTERTAINMENT | SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES


Moderated by Amanda Sarabia, Filmmaker, Producer


🎊 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM |  Acura Hours Networking Mixer with live music and cocktails 🎊 



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