The NYILFF kicks off tonight
The NYILFF kicks off tonight with a celebration fundraiser.
The New York International Latino Film Festival kicks off in Brooklyn tonight (Monday, July 26, 7-10:30 pm) with the CineDulce Showcase, a fundraiser for the Chillin on da Corner & beyond film series. Co-hosted by Rachel ‘Loca La Boca’ Strauss from Urban Latino Radio, the event gets started with a red carpet from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Irondale Center and will feature guests such as Jamie Hector from HBO’s “The Wire,” and Stephanie Andujar and Angelic Zambrana from the film “Precious.”

The suggested donation at the door of $10.00 covers admission, open bar, and the film screenings which include clips from the festival and the feature presentation Take the Bridge. Take the Bridge is the story of four young people set in contemporary Washington Heights New York City, a Latino neighborhood in the northern tip of Manhattan.

Trailer for “Take the Bridge”


Confirmed guests for the event include:

  • Jessy Terrero Film Director “Gun”
  • Rik Cordero Dir 2009 NYILFF Best Film winner ‘Inside a Change”
  • Jamie Hector Heroes, Wire, Max Payne, Night Catches Us
  • Lemon Anderson The Soloist, The Son of no One, Inside Man, Def Poet
  • Al Thompson A Walk to Remember, Royal Tenenbaums Johnny B. Homeless
  • Julito Mccullum Wire, Akeelah & the Bee
  • Nicoye Banks Spare Change, Brooklyn’s Finest, Green Zone
  • Azariah Gunn Writer/Director of Spare Change, Cadillac Records
  • Angelic Zambrana Precious, Fighting, Illegal Tender
  • Stephanie Andujar Precious
  • Gleendilys Inoa Don’t Let Me Drown, Yelling to the Sky, A Kiss of Chaos
  • Bobby Yan Music Video Director
  • Statik Selektah Music Producer, DJ
  • Stephanie Ortiz Love Potion, Inside A Change, Kiss of Chaos, Night at The Opera
  • Danny Hasting Dir of Love Potion
  • Victor Cruz The Socerer’s Apprentice, Nip/Tuck, 30 Rock, Victor Cruz Show
  • Ephraim Benton CODC Festival Founder, Inside a Change Precious

Chillin on da Corner & Beyond is an outdoor film screening series that showcases feature length, documentaries and short films in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn community. The goal is to empower this community to bridge the gap that divides socially & economically from other communities.

Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF’s mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America.


WHO: Chillin’ on da Corner & Beyond and the New York International Latino Film Festival

WHAT: The 11th Anniversary NYILFF Kick Off event featuring the CineDulce Showcase a fundraiser for the Chillin on da Corner & beyond film series.

WHEN: Monday July 26th, 2010. From 7 to 10:30pm, Red Carpet from 7-8pm

WHERE: The Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street. Brooklyn NY (

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