The National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ (NALIP) Latino Media Fest Awards Gala 2017 took place at the AMC Century City 15 on Wednesday September 27 to recognize extraordinary Latinos that are presented by Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo and additionally sponsored by FOX Inclusion, MPAA, Labo Digital, El Rey Network and venue sponsor AMC Independent.
For two days NALIP presented a diverse schedule of panels, workshops, screenings and showcases, which concluded with the Awards Gala on Wed Sept 27. The awardees were voted in four award categories recognizing their work behind the camera.
- Best LatinX Film awarded to Beatriz at Dinner, received by Miguel Arteta, director of the film
- Best LatinX Filmmaker awarded to director, writer and editor José María Cabral, for his film Woodpeckers
- Best Latin American Film awarded to Lemon, received by Janicza Bravo, director and writer of the film
- Best Latin American FIlmmaker awarded to director and writer Amat Escalante, for his film The Untamed
“NALIP has been more ambitious this year in actively changing the conversation in the industry and advocating for a truly diverse and inclusive media landscape,” says Executive Director, Ben Lopez.
The NALIP Latino Media Fest attracts Latino content creators, industry executives and media from around the globe for invaluable learning and networking opportunities. Passes to the Latino Media Fest can be purchased at www.latinomediafest.com.