OKCine Latino Film Festival and Youth Film Institute
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The Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival will be a 2 day event, from March 4-5.
The Oklahoma Cine Latino Youth Film Institute will take place every Saturday from January 28-February 18.
As Oklahoma grows to become the next major hub for the film industry, the OKCine Latino’s mission is to bridge the gap between the industry and those who may not have had previous exposure.
OKCine Film Festival
The Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival promotes the Latino cultural influence on cinema and has become a showcase for local and international filmmakers with submissions from Mexico, Spain, and South America. Our film festival kicks off with opening night on Saturday, March 4 in the Yale Theater. Join us as we present various films and awards and introduce you to the filmmakers behind these experiences. This night aims to introduce film lovers and filmmakers alike and will also include a presentation of short films created by the teams of students from the Youth Film Workshop: Class VII
The following Sunday will consist of free film screenings at the Capitol Hill Library. Join us as we watch these films and also visit with our guests in the filmmakers panel as they give us a behind the scenes look at their experiences creating their work and give us an insight into the film industry.
OKCine Film Festival 2023
(tickets required for entry)
Date: Saturday, March 4th
Time: 5p-9p, doors open at 4:30
Location: Yale Theater
227 SW 25th St
Film Screenings & Filmmakers Panels
Date: Sunday, March 5th (1p-5p)
Location: Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Youth Film Institute
The OKCine Latino Youth Film Institute serves to broaden the exposure and access to the industry of film making and provide hands-on experience to our local Oklahoma students. Students will learn the basic theories and processes of creating their own film and then work together to create their own short films. Students will be involved in every aspect of filmmaking, from the planning and script writing to the filming and editing.
Youth Film Institute 2023
Date Time Location
1/28 9a-1p Capitol Hill Library
2/4 9a-1p Capitol Hill Library
2/11 9a-1p TBD (filming day)
2/18 9a-1p Oklahoma City University
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"Death and Liability (A Period Piece)
Best Actress, Blanca Ordaz
Best Oklahoma Short Film
Best Sound/Music, Benjamin Rodriguez Nevares
Best Screenplay, Miguel Flatow
Best Cinematography, Demian Barba
"Imelda and Luis"
Best Editing, Jorge Alberto Urdapilleta and Leonel Chee
Never Too Late"
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Director, Jeff Adachi and Chihiro Wimbrush
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Editing, Raul Lopez Echeverria and Carlos Espinoza Benitez
Best Student Short Film
Best Actor, Harold Fisch
"The Forgotten Place"
Best Screenplay, Jeff Locker
Best Actress, Miranda Meadows
Best sound/music, Lionel Cohen
"Vecinos: Love Thy Neighbor"
Best Actor, Rupert Reyes
Best Feature Film
"With His Eyes Closed"
Best Director, Jose Navas
Best Cinematography, Angel Barroeta
Check out some of the behind-the-scenes footage of last year's Youth film institute!