‘Pose’ and Walter Mercado Documentary Win Latino Media Fest Awards

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The Nationwide Affiliation of Latino Unbiased Producers has introduced the winners of this yr’s Latino Media Fest Awards.

Winners will likely be introduced at a digital ceremony on Friday afternoon.

“Pose” was named greatest Latinx TV present. Co-creator, author, producer and director Steven Canals will settle for the respect on the collection’ behalf.

Netflix’s Walter Mercado documentary “Mucho Mucho Amor” picked up the trophy for greatest Latinx Movie. The doc’s co-directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabash will supply remarks together with their producer Alex Fumero.

Finest Latinx director was awarded to Flavio Alves for “The Backyard Left Behind.”

The jury award went to the brief “By the River” from filmmaker Sofia Camargo.

Longtime journalist and president of the Los Angeles Movie Critics Affiliation Claudia Puig is the recipient of the excellence in leisure journalism award.

Comic and author Al Madrigal will host the awards ceremony, beginning at 2 p.m. PT.

NALIP’s Latino Media Fest is a three-day occasion for Latino filmmakers, business reps, executives and cinema followers.

The awards come on the heels of Thursday’s open letter to Hollywood signed by greater than 270 Latinx tv and movie creatives calling for a radical overhaul of the leisure business.

As Hispanic Heritage Month involves an in depth, greater than 270 Latinx present creators, tv showrunners and writers for screens each huge and small have written an open letter calling for systemic change within the leisure business.

“We’re incensed by the continued lack of Latinx illustration in our business, particularly among the many Black and Indigenous members of our group,” the letter says, partially. “Our tales are vital, and our erasure onscreen contributes to the persistent prejudice that stops actual change on this nation. This prejudice just isn’t as overt because the one which retains immigrant youngsters in cages and separates households on the border, or as violent because the racism that’s killing our Black, Brown and Indigenous group members by the hands of police. However once we are onscreen, we’re usually relegated to stereotypes or villains.”

Stemming from  Untitled Latinx Venture (ULP), which was based by “Vida’s” Tanya Saracho, the letter outlines concrete methods the business might help and promote Latinx voices and tasks.

Learn the complete letter right here.