Independent Filmmakers Shine at the Latino Film Festival

We are so excited that the 11th annual New York International Latino Film Festival is just a couple of weeks away!  The festival kicks off on Tuesday, July 27th with films featuring established actors like America Ferrera (starring in The Dry Land) and Michelle Rodriguez (starring in Tropico De Sangre). Taking place until Sunday, August 1st at New York's Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9 (260 W. 23rd between 8th and 9th Ave)  NYILFF's mission as the premier Urban Latino film event in the country is to showcase hot up-and-coming Latino filmmaking talent from the US and Latin America. It promises to be a celebration of the diversity and spirit of the Latino community.

Tickets are on sale now at www.nylatinofilm.com

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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