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4th PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) OCTOBER 27 & 28th, 2018

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 26•18

4th PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA)

PANAFEST is a Celebration of Latino Film and Culture! PANAFEST will be featuring screenings of shorts, documentaries, and feature films both from Panama and Latin American/U.S. Latino filmmakers, along with panel discussions, music and food. In its 4th edition, PANAFEST will also screen 360 VR short film

List of Film Makers

1. Filmmaker Jesus Nebot ( writer, actor, director, producer) of American Nightmare
The film will be showcased on the second day of the festival.  
https://www.americannightmarefilm.com

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0623896/?ref_=nv_sr_1

2. Carlos Carrasco, creator and Artistic Director of the Panamanian International Film Festival in los Angeles and Panafest. Carlos is well known for his Iconic Role as Popeye in the cult classic Film Blood in Blood Out, and his performance in Speed opposite Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Carlos has also been in many TV shows including  Star Trek, and HBO’s Looking, and Insecure. Carlo’s recent films include Turnover and Diablo Rojo (PTY).

IMDB:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140033/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

3. Alejandro De Hoyos- Star and executive producer of El Contratista. Alejandro is the founder of the production company Alta California. He plays the role of El Cano.El Contratista will be the feature film showcased on opening night of the festival on October 27th.

El Contratista tells the story of a group of mercenaries who join their jaded veteran leader in protecting a boy whose activist family was murdered by the cartel. The film becomes a taut exploration of right and wrong with the impressionable child’s sense of morality hanging in the balance.

 

Panafest tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panafest-a-two-day-film-festival-celebrating-latino-culture-tickets-50622912494

Get an All-Weekend or All-Day Pass or choose from Eight Blocks of films from Panama, Spain, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, the U.S. and more!

IMPORTANT: When purchasing tickets please specify the Block or Blocks you want to attend. All-day passes will grant you access to all Blocks and activities throughout the day.

PANAFEST by PIFF/LA SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 27, 2018

INDUSTRY PROGRAM

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: SAG-AFTRA CONTRACT WORKSHOP. Lunch included. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Panelists: Tim Kuhl, Lilliana Barzaga.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER. Presented by NALIP. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Host: Danny Arroyo

Panelist: Brian Bravo, Shahrook Oomer

OCTOBER 28, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: WOMEN IN FILM. Presented by Film Gals. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Moderator: LaShawn (co-founder of Revry TV)

FILM PROGRAM

3:00 pm
RELATIONSHIPS & COMIC (BLOCK 1: SHORT FILMS)

Night and Fun directed by Delfina Kroeck (Panama)

Meeting Brown directed by Ana Lydia Monaco (USA)

Ultimo Supper directed by Eddie Zapata (USA)

Brillas (Shine) directed by Juan Daniel Pinzón (Panama)

Pura Pantalla directed by Javier Farías (Venezuela)

Virgencita directed by Giselle Bonilla (USA)

Tortoise directed by Stephen Cervantes (USA)

4:30 pm
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (BLOCK 2: SHORT FILMS)

YumYum Chicle Tree directed by Art Bonilla (USA)

Lines of Communication directed by Elizabeth Lyle, Kimberly Lyle (Panama)

La Mola de Lucía directed by Ana Elena Tejera (Panama)

Pasajeros en Tránsito (Passengers in Transit) directed by Luis Romero (Panama)

Aurora directed by Laura García (Mexico)

ALTERIDAD + (HINTERLANDS) directed by Martín Proaño and Ginés Sánchez Arias (Panama)

6:00 pm
RELATIONSHIPS & DRAMA (BLOCK 3: SHORT FILMS)

Retiro (Central Station) directed by Alejandro Juan Sorin, Miguel Dianda, Nicolás Ferrando (Argentina)

Together Again directed by Antonio Darwiche (USA)

Desde el Principio directed by Miguel Soliman (USA)

Mi Amor directed by Yeniffer Behrens (USA)

From Now On directed by Ivonne Coll (USA)

Familia? directed by Marlene Forte and Kase Pena (USA)

Marisol directed by Juan Escobedo (USA)

8:00 pm
BLOCK 4: FEATURE FILM

El Contratista directed by José Angel Henrickson (USA/Mexico)

OCTOBER 28, 2018

3:00 pm
FANTASY & ANIMATION (BLOCK 5: SHORT FILMS)

Silencio Siesta (Nap Silence) directed by Lucas Saporosi and Luz Marquez (Argentina)

Sandman directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

Mientras Duermes (While You’re Sleeping) directed by Morella Moret (Peru)

Del Mar y la Luna (From the Sea to the Moon) directed by Ramiro Maldini (Argentina)

Gamberger directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

Viajero Casero (The Homesick Traveler) directed by Christian Bradford Alvarez (Panama)

ONE directed by Carlos Carrasco (USA)

4:30 pm
IMMIGRATION STORIES (BLOCK 6: SHORT FILMS)

Pasajeros en Trance (Transient Passengers) directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

To Infinity directed by Gabriel Savodivker (USA)

Uno directed by Javier Marco (Spain)

I.C.E. Cream directed by Aditya Patwardhan (USA/Panama)

American Nightmare directed by Jesus Nebot (USA)

6:00 pm

Terapia (Therapy) directed by Jhonatan Tabares (USA)

8:00 pm
BLOCK 8: FEATURE FILM

Una Noche de Calypso (A Night of Calypso) directed by Fernando Muñoz (Panama)

Event organized by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Thanks to our partners NFMLA, Los Cortos, Material Extra. Learn more at piffla.com

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at arts.ca.gov

Have questions about PANAFEST – A two day film festival celebrating Latino culture ? Contact Panamanian International Film Festival in LA

DRAMA (BLOCK 7: SHORT FILMS)

Las Hormigas (The Antz) directed by Mariana Wainstein (Argentina)

Entropia directed by Rodrigo Quintero Arauz (Panama)

Fuera de Control (Out of Control) directed by Reynaldo Quijada (Panama)

Blood Stains directed by Blake Vaz (USA)

Exit directed by Haslam Ortega (Panama

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CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN BRAZIL STYLE WITH RIO’S CARNAVAL PARADE WINNER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018 from 9pm to 2am Union Club – 4067 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 24•18

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN BRAZIL STYLE WITH RIO’S CARNAVAL PARADE WINNER


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“Traditional samba school Beija-Flor is crowned winner of the Rio carnival after a performance that portrayed politicians as rats with money-stuffed briefcases in sharply political parades.” – AFP News


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018 from 9pm to 2am
Union Club – 4067 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Tickets: $30 – General Admission
Costume encouraged but not required
Phone: (818) 566-1111 / www.BrazilianNites.com

Brazilian Nites brings Rio’s Carnaval 2018 parade winner, leader singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor to recreate the joy of Brazilian largest popular festivities on the Halloween on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Union Club, in Los Angeles.

With the samba-enredo “Monstrous is the One Who Does Not Know How to Love”, Beija-Flor samba school made a parallel between the Mary Shelley’s terror novel Frankenstein, which turns 200 this year, and the Brazilian social ills. Corruption, inequality, violence, and intolerance of gender, race, religious and even sports formed the scenario of “Brazil monstrosity”. In the original story, a scientist gives life to a creature constructed with parts of dead people, becoming an ugly figure.

Additionally to the best of Carnaval Samba, Neguinho da Beija-Flor also brings a potpourri of Brazilian sounds from Axé to MPB.

As part of his 6-cities U.S. tour (North Carolina, DC, New Orleans, Houston, San Francisco, and L.A.), Neguinho da Beija-Flor performs in Los Angeles accompanied by California based band, CaliSamba with a repertoire that includes original songs and covers, which aims to get any audience on their feet and dancing.

Carnalloween lineup also includes DJ Yukicito (La Junta), DJ Novinho, and DJ Roger Milan with a range of exciting Brazilian rhythms, plus LA Samba Dancers troupe as an eye-candy for the crowd.

Neguinho da Beija-Flor – FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE

CaliSamba – FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE

DJ Yukicito – FACEBOOK

DJ Novinho – INSTAGRAM

DJ Roger Milan – INSTAGRAM

LA Samba Dancers – INSTAGRAM

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Mardi Gras meca, New Orleans welcome Neguinho da Beija-Flor as an official Guest of the City in honour to his contribution to Rio’s Carnaval. 

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About Brazilian Nites
Brazilian Nites is a production company that celebrates the culture of Brazil in California and beyond. Founded in 1989 by former dancer Patricia Leão, the company has presented the finest Brazilian artists in the U.S., including Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and Gilberto Gil, among others. Major annual events includes Brazilian Carnaval, that attracts over 2k party goers, and Brazilian Summer Festival featuring a line-up of great talents directly from Brazil.

Press Inquires:

Patricia Leão
(818) 590-5481
shows@braziliannites.com

Tatiana Cesso
(773) 677 2460
taticesso@gmail.com

©2018 braziliannites.com | 1839 N Kenwood St, Burbank, CA 91505

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The “Haunted Mansion of Bel Air” with Celebrity VIP Red Carpet, presented by Casazul Tequila. Friday, October 26, 2018 _ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT ~ Red Carpet begins at 7 pm

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 23•18

The “Haunted Mansion of Bel Air” with celebrity VIP red carpet, presented by Casazul Tequila.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, delicious foods, giveaways and prizes for the best Halloween Costume. Model Talent will be selected as new brand ambassadors and win a one year contract as the new face of Casazul Tequila. Expected celebrities include, 6 time Emmy award winning cast of TV series The Bay, Westworld, This is Us, General Hospital Ballers, Victoria Secret models, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima in addition Joanna Krupa, Brook Burke, Sommer Ray and many more.

Open bars all night and celebrity Performances. Special gifts and prizes to the top 3 best costumes presented by Gucci.

Join celebrities, leaders, investors and influencers at a lavish 30 million dollar private estate in Bel Air, California.

Proceeds help the Stop against Human Trafficking

Friday, October 26, 2018 _ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT ~ Red carpet begins at 7 pm

Opportunity for gift bag product placement and talent host submissions are now being accepted.

Limited space available. Sounds By: Celebrity DJ Jay Lew Valet parking, Prizes and giveaways

 

EventBrite link to purchase event tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/galaxy-hope-11078492374

Address will be sent upon ticket confirmation.


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Imprisoned Benefit Screening Thursday, October 25, 2018 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 22•18

APERTURA SHOWCASE, in association with the

American Cinematheque & Equitas Entertainment Partners

Present a special benefit screening of the feature length film

IMPRISONED
In support of Puerto Ricans In Action

Equitas Entertainment’s Film, “Imprisoned,” is an Exemplary Model of Making Social Change Through the Lens of Entertainment

Imprisoned Benefit Screening

Thursday, Oct. 25th

Egyptian Theatre

HOLLYWOOD, CA, October 5, 2018 – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria devastating the island of Puerto Rico, Equitas Entertainment Partners announced they are hosting a benefit screening of their latest production, Imprisoned, and will donate contributions raised to aide Puerto Ricans In Action.

“The spirit of the Puerto Rican people is still unbending, but support has never matched the devastation to the island,” stated Paul Kampf, Imprisoned writer, director and co-founder, Equitas Entertainment Partners.

Kampf along with businesswoman, Holly LeVow, and Tom Sperry, launched Equitas Entertainment Partners in 2016. Equitas is a film production company with the unique and progressive mission to produce compelling and important projects that empower underserved voices in the film industry while closing the gender pay gap. Equitas has produced Best Fake Friends, and Imprisoned.

Imprisoned, is a tragic tale of two men whose past mistakes reunites them, while one of them wants redemption, the other seeks revenge. Laurence Fishburne III (The Matrix) plays the role of warden Daniel Calvin, and Colombian actor, Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos), portrays Dylan Burke, a wounded soul who has put his dark past behind him when he falls in love with Maria portrayed by fellow Colombian, Juana Acosta (Velvet). The diverse cast also includes Jon Huertas (This is Us), Esai Morales (How to Get Away with Murder), Edward James Olmos (Mayans MC), John Heard (Sopranos) and Ana Isabelle (Dementia 13).

“My focus as a filmmaker,” explained Kampf, “was to tell a story that challenges our notions of right and wrong. ‘Imprisoned’ is a revenge thriller wrapped around the heart of a love story that transcends time and geographical limitation.”

Imprisoned was the last film to complete principal photography before hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. Equitas recruited local cast and crew for the production of the film and generously made personal donations to help them get through the aftermath immediately following the destruction of their beloved island. In continuing their efforts and keeping with their mission, Equitas has partnered with Puerto Ricans in Action, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to raise funds and make a significant monetary contribution to Hurricane Maria relief through donations made at this special event.

The festivities will kick-off with a red carpet parade and private reception for cast, sponsors and VIP’s, followed by the screening and Q&A with the filmmakers, cast, social impact specialists, industry executives and community leaders about the importance for filmmakers and content creators to produce projects that make a social impact on-screen as well as behind-the-camera. The evening will continue with a Puerto Rican themed celebration complete with live music, spirits and light fare.

The American Cinematheque screening of Imprisoned is also an opportunity for attendees to show their support for pay equality regardless of gender.

“Every time someone purchases a ticket at the box office for one of our films [Equitas], they have the assurances that the women—working in front or behind the screen, are getting paid equally as their male counterparts,” said Levow.

Proceeds of this benefit screening will be donated to the people of Puerto Rico to assist in their on-going recovery efforts. APERTURA Showcase and the American Cinematheque, or their programs, will not benefit from this screening. All, if any, tax benefits to sponsors and donors to this screening will be granted by Puerto Ricans in Action.

Imprisoned Benefit Screening

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

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Twitter @MovieImprisoned

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Jazz in Pink turns 10 and will be celebrating with a concert, vendors, a panel discussion including Melissa Manchester When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 3PM-8PM. Where: FBC NoHo 11210 Otsego St. North Hollywood, CA Registration: $25

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 19•18

Jazz in Pink: Women Making Music a Choice Celebrates 10 Years with Its First Annual Event, Featuring on the Panel Melissa Manchester

Jazz in Pink turns 10 and will be celebrating with a concert, vendors, a panel discussion including Melissa Manchester, Eloise Laws, Kaylene Peoples, and others discussing the current music industry, followed by a jam session, and a raffle.Gail Johnson, co-founder of Jazz in Pink is the face of the forward moving, all-female band, and is delighted to announce their 10-year anniversary. Jazz in Pink consists of women musicians Gail Jhonson (Keyboards), Althea Rene (flute), Karen Briggs (violin), and others, including a full rhythm section, harp, and horns. A trained arranger and pianist, Jhonson serves as the Music Director for the popular group.

“This event celebrates a group of female musicians who have given women a platform to perform their original music and this is just a time to celebrate those women and their musical accomplishments.” – Jackie Goodson Smith, Co-Founder

Jazz in Pink was formed in 2008, and has enjoyed performances across the country and abroad with over 50 musicians and vocalists that compose, arrange, and produce music in the genre of smooth jazz; Their stage performances combine a variety of musical styles, including classical, funk, gospel, Latin, World, and jazz.

“Jazz in Pink is contemporary jazz music with a beat, generally not too fast, not too slow, but grooving music that you can sit at your desk and enjoy if you’re a corporate person. We take solos. The live shows of course are much more edgy. We can play up-tempo and some really touching ballads. When our harpist first came to us, she was doing wedding music, songs like “On the Wings of Love.” Now she’s doing Curtis Mayfield. And she got dancers!” – Gail Jhonson quoted from Schmooze Jazz Magazine

This celebration serves as a networking opportunity for women in the music industry.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 3PM-8PM.
Where: FBC NoHo
11210 Otsego St. North Hollywood, CA
Registration: $25

Gail Johnson, co-founder of Jazz in Pink is the face of the forward moving, all-female band, and is delighted to announce their 10-year anniversary. Jazz in Pink consists of women musicians Gail Jhonson (Keyboards), Althea Rene (flute), Karen Briggs (violin), and others, including a full rhythm section, harp, and horns. A trained arranger and pianist, Jhonson serves as the Music Director for the popular group.

“This event celebrates a group of female musicians who have given women a platform to perform their original music and this is just a time to celebrate those women and their musical accomplishments.” – Jackie Goodson Smith, Co-Founder

Jazz in Pink was formed in 2008, and has enjoyed performances across the country and abroad with over 50 musicians and vocalists that compose, arrange, and produce music in the genre of smooth jazz; Their stage performances combine a variety of musical styles, including classical, funk, gospel, Latin, World, and jazz.

“Jazz in Pink is contemporary jazz music with a beat, generally not too fast, not too slow, but grooving music that you can sit at your desk and enjoy if you’re a corporate person. We take solos. The live shows of course are much more edgy. We can play up-tempo and some really touching ballads. When our harpist first came to us, she was doing wedding music, songs like “On the Wings of Love.” Now she’s doing Curtis Mayfield. And she got dancers!” – Gail Jhonson quoted from Schmooze Jazz Magazine

This celebration serves as a networking opportunity for women in the music industry to share resources and information, and to create new performance and career opportunities. Author/journalist Sheryl Aronson will be moderating a panel with recording artists Melissa Manchester and Eloise Laws; international musician Kat Dyson; recording artist and media/image consultant Kaylene Peoples; radio personality Jazzy Rita; booking agent Barbara Collin; and promotion/management expert Kyna Hubbard. The panelists will be discussing topics about helping women succeed in music.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 3PM-8PM.
Where: FBC NoHo
11210 Otsego St. North Hollywood, CA
Registration: $25
Go to jazzinpink.com or email jazzinpink2018@gmail.com.

There is nearby parking in North Hollywood. There is a GoFundMe and EventBrite Newsletter, payments to: PayPal or Cash App to jazzinpink2018@gmail.com….”Moms, the music lessons will pay o?. Dads, it’s ok to let your daughters play jazz!” Come and join us and be sure to wear pink!

 

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