PASSION, DRIVE, AND RESILIENCY

Our team builds grit to help students succeed in life.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Youth Cinema Project is project based learning that produces competent, resilient, and real world problem-solvers and bridges the achievement and opportunity gaps by creating lifelong learners and the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Edward James Olmos
Founder
Gina Rodriguez
Director
Bonifacio "Bonny" Garcia
Director
Jay Nomura
Director
Richard L. "Rick" Miller
Director
Steven Zubkoff
Director

LEADERSHIP

Rafael Agustín
Executive Director
Bodie Olmos
Manager
Janel King
Educational Coordinator
Sergio Monserrate
Industry & Technology Coordinator

MENTORS

Gaby Acevedo
Mentor
Maria Alanis
Mentor
Gary Alvarez
Mentor
Brenda Avila
Mentor
Jordyn Barber
Mentor
Maria Cano
Mentor
Emily Cohen Ibanez
Mentor
Mark Columbus
Mentor
Sharis Delgadillo
Mentor
Rodrigo Espinosa
Mentor
Xavier Galindo
Mentor
Luis Garcia
Mentor
Jo Howard
Mentor
Bijon Imtiaz
Mentor
Jody Lambert
Mentor
Nicole Lucero
Mentor
Matias Munoz
Mentor
Joanna Nava
Mentor
Emiliano Ontiveros
Mentor
Farzad Ostovarzadeh
Mentor
Luis Pineda
Mentor
Aldo Pisano
Mentor
Lidia Porto
Mentor
Eugenia Renteria
Mentor
Ben Rodriguez
Mentor
Erika Sabel Flores
Mentor
Marty Sader
Mentor
Rajiv Shah
Mentor
Andrew Wong
Mentor

EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Brian Ahumada
Educational Advisor
Yesenia Fernandez
Educational Advisor
Wes Kriesel
Educational Advisor
Kevin Morris
Educational Advisor
Alice Nezu
Educational Advisor
Gustavo Ortiz
Educational Advisor
Cecilia A. Ramirez
Educational Advisor

Contact Us and Get Involved


Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project is always looking for passionate filmmakers to get involved, funding to support the growth of our program, and industry partnerships to enhance student impact.