Awarded the NALAC 2021 Advocacy Fellowship

I'm a NALAC 2021 Advocacy Fellow representing Philadelphia Latina Film Festival!  The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures announces this year’s cohort of artists and cultural workers participating in its annual Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI). Since 2009, NALAC has traveled to Washington D.C. each year to advocate on behalf of artists and the nonprofit arts [...]

Awarded MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellowship

I'm an 2021 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellow workshopping Expanding Sanctuary. We'll also be discussing collaborative filmmaking and community media practices. This hybrid artistic-academic experience combines the freedom and space to work on independent projects with the fulfillment of mentoring the next generation of practitioners in the beautiful setting of Saratoga Springs. The institute brings together professional artists, [...]

“Queering Latinx” Fireside Chat at the University of Pennsylvania

On March 24th at 6PM EST, I'll be in conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of The Undocumented Americans! The fireside chat titled "Queering Latinx: Imagining Inclusive Urban Space" is moderated by Kareli Lizarraga, Associate Director for the Center of Hispanic Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of the Transdisciplinary Urbanism in Times [...]

Awarded Independence Public Media Foundation Grant

Expanding Sanctuary has been awarded a grant from the Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF)! The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) announces a major investment in the local filmmaking community with grants totaling $1.3 million to filmmakers, festivals, and film organizations, with an emphasis on supporting artists from underrepresented communities, and films with a commitment to social [...]