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Press Release 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

aluCine heats up April with the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 14th Latin Film+Media Arts Festival

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2014 – aluCine celebrates the launch of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month with the 14th Annual aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival, heating up Toronto for 10 days with a vibrant and festive explosion of Hispano American culture! 

The festival runs from April 3 – 12, 2014 featuring gallery installations, short and feature film programmes, performances, artists’ talks, panel discussions and workshops.  This year, aluCine will celebrate Mexico’s rich and vibrant culture, with a showcase of exciting, contemporary Latin-American cinema and media arts.

Award-winning Mexican Director, Roberto Fiesco will kick off the festival in style, with his critically acclaimed film, Disrupted, which has been celebrated at various international festivals including Raindance Film Festival (Best Documentary), Guadalajara International Film Festival (Best Film) and Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián (Sebastian Award).

Other programming highlights at this year’s aluCine include: 

  • an installation and artist talk by Toronto based artist, Alexandra Gelis;

  • a screening of queer programming, headlined by the special screening of Sugar Cane/Cañaveral by local Director Samuel Lopez;

  • the return of young audiences favourite “Shorts for Shorties”;

  • and a sizzling new addition to Toronto’s art scene, with the launch of an art gallery in the heart of St. Clair Ave.

aluCine is a Latin, Canadian and International festival showcasing the world’s best in short film, video and media art with a strong focus on works made by Latino/a artists living in Canada and abroad. aluCine’s festival creates platforms of communication aimed at fostering a critical discourse among film/video makers, media artists, curators and audiences in Canada, Latin America and the world through screenings, touring exhibitions, installations, performances, artist talks and  workshops.
Films are screened with English subtitles. Some children’s films with no dialogue will contain no subtitles.

For the complete schedule, list of programs and ticket info, please visit: www.alucinefestival.com

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Media enquires, visuals and interview bookings.

Contact: Christopher Trotman, Festival Publicist

pr@alucinefestival.com  – Phone: 647-202-0114

 

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