The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project in the news.
At Union Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, a classroom of fifth grade students are buzzing during the last week of school. The students are high-fiving, grabbing popcorn and forming a circle around a makeshift stage. One of those students is Dylan...
Fifteen-year-old Alejandra Santos is about to celebrate becoming a woman, but the evening of her quinceañera will not be what she or anyone in her family expects. Her father is missing and a sinister figure from a Mexican cartel shows up at the...
Paris-based international sales agent Stray Dogs has picked up Bangladeshi filmmaker Abdullah Mohammed Saad’s “Live From Dhaka.”
"I felt blessed to spend time with such imaginative, talented future writers!"
"The Latino Film Institute/Youth Cinema Project is a remarkable program, connecting filmmakers, writers, and TV creators with talented kids in under-served communities. Encouraging the creativity of young people and helping kids find their voice has been an unforgettable experience for me. This program is a real treasure!"
“It has been a long time since I’ve witnessed such a powerful partnership between a classroom full of students and working professionals.”
“This is work-based learning at its best that’s engaging, inspiring and fun.”
“I’ve seen a lot of students who were generally hesitant to write, excited to write.”
“I’m learning how to express my feelings.”
4th Grade Student