Each year, Cine las Americas organizes a festival showcasing films made by or about Latinos or indigenous peoples of the Americas. This year’s festival takes place from April 22-26, 2015 at several locations around the city.
The Emergencia Youth Film Festival will highlight the work of young filmmakers and take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), starting at 11am. The event is FREE and open to the public.
At 11am, Latinitas, a local nonprofit focused on empowering Latina youth using media and technology, is partnering with Cine las Americas to present Cine Joven, a selection of short films from Latinitas’ after school clubs, camps and weekend workshops.
At noon, you can watch works made by filmmakers who are 19 years of age and under. Members of local youth film organizations and high schools curate and present these selections from the Emergencia Youth Film Competition.