LOS ANGELES, CA, December 27, 2023 — The nonprofit Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival announced today the jurors granting awards for artistic and cinematic excellence at the 2024 Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival. The 2024 Festival will take place January 13, 2024, in person in at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the virtual Festival will take place January 14 – February 14, 2024 via Filmocracy and Hoopla BingePass. Ticket sales begin on January 2, 2024.
Diverse voices across film, art, and culture will grant this year’s grand prize awards for film, documentaries, and music videos which will be announced on Saturday, January 13, 2024. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM during the closing ceremony of the festival.
This year’s jurors are: Daniel Alvarado, Ernie Bustamante, Robyn Charles, Yvonne Delarosa, Linda Dillon-Moya, Carl Leslie, Porsche Lowe, Amara Norman, Bertha Reynoso, Walt Richardson, Carlos Rodriguez, Bechir Sylvain, and Jackie Thornton.
“The jury plays a pivotal role in creating a space and place where Caribbean and Latino filmmakers showcase their unique stories, amplify their voices, and inspire audiences around the world,” said Charles Alleyne, Chief Operating Officer, Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival.
“We are excited that the jury helps create a space and place where filmmakers from Caribbean and Latin American diaspora are able to share their work, reach their audience, and turn their dreams into reality,” said Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival.
Festival audiences attending in person will have a role in voting for the 2024 Audience Awards, open to films in the features and shorts categories. Attendees are also able to vote for the Festival Favorite, which is selected across the entire festival program.
Jury members will vote upon films in the following festival categories: Narrative Feature Films, Documentary Feature Films, Narrative Short Films, and Documentary Short films.
Adding to this year’s festivities, special awards will be given to the Barbados Association of Southern California (BASC) and the immigrant rights advocacy organization, Espacio Migrante, based in Tijuana Mexico.
A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival godmother, Isaura Espinoza, for her career as a film and television actress appearing in well over 100 films and television shows.
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The Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a space for Caribbean and Latino filmmakers to tell their stories and share their work. To support the work of the festival and promote Caribbean and Latino Filmmakers please visit our-vision.org to contact the festival and offer your support.