10th annual Philadelphia Latino Film Fest in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Check out the 10th annual Philadelphia Latino Film Fest in the Philadelphia Inquirer! 📰 Muchas gracias María Paula Mijares Torres and Jesenia De Moya Correa for the incredible article! "The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival has shaped filmmaker Kristal Sotomayor’s journey in the industry. In 2016, Sotomayor volunteered for the festival during her junior year at [...]

Expanding Sanctuary Rough Cut at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

I'm super excited to share some Expanding Sanctuary updates! 🎉 ♦️ The amazing Maria Luisa Santos will be joining the team as editor! ♦️ Catch a rough cut, sneak peak of Expanding Sanctuary during the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival! The film will be available for a virtual community screening for 24 hours on Saturday, June 5th and geoblocked to Philadelphia. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Expanding Sanctuary SIFT Media 215 Community Rough Cut

On Thursday, June 25th at 8:00 PM EST, join SIFT Media 215 for a community rough cut screening of Expanding Sanctuary followed by a filmmaker Q&A and discussion about the effect of Covid-19 on the immigrant population with protagonist Linda Hernandez.For the past decade, Philadelphia has been a leader in the sanctuary city movement. Juntos, a Latinx immigrant rights organization, [...]

Philadelphia Independent Media Fund Award Winner

So excited to announce that Expanding Sanctuary has been awarded the Philadelphia Independent Media Fund! With the grant, we’ve brought on Neyda Martinez as Consulring Producer and Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz as Consulting Editor! The Philadelphia Independent Media Fund awards grants to Philadelphia area independent media makers with digital video and audio projects in three areas: [...]