Netflix and NALIP launch a new round of Latino Lens narrative short film incubator
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers are coming together for another round of their Latino Len: Incubator of Narrative Short Films for Women of Color, with submissions open starting today.
This year, Netflix and NALIP will again support five filmmakers who identify as women of color, with selected entrants receiving a $25,000 grant to produce a short film, as well as support from NALIP and Netflix executives throughout. along the development of their films and various networks. opportunities through NALIP’s industry events.
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The Latino Lens incubator, which supports the work of women filmmakers of color, was launched last year, with Eileen Álvarez, Caroline Guo, Eunice Levis and Angelita Mendoza as selected artists for the inaugural cohort, whose works screened both at Latino Media Fest 2021 and the NALIP Diverse Women in Media Forum.
“We created this program to build equity and provide access to historically underrepresented communities within the television and film industries,” said Netflix Drama Series Director Pete Corona and Executive Director of NALIP, Benjamin Lopez, in a joint press release. “Our hope is that the support these filmmakers receive through the incubator will help them enhance their careers.”
To learn more about the Latino Lens incubator and how to apply for the program, click here.
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