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2012 New York International Film Festival Awards - List of Winners
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2012 - 15:28

Indie film lovers were in for a treat as the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented over 30 features last week. The event, sponsored by HBO, ended yesterday with a ceremony honoring the best films in the categories including, “Best Short” and “Best International Feature.” The prizes varied and included up to $5,000 in cash. Not a bad way to end the festival!

Here’s the list of NYILFF winners:

Best Short: Pescadora


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Introducing Gina Rodriguez
Filly Brown’s Gina Rodriguez on Why She Won’t Play a Maid
By Sugey Palomares | 08/20/2012 - 13:00

Actress Gina Rodriguez has earned positive praises for her powerful role as an aspiring rapper who struggles to survive after her mom (played by Jenni Rivera) is incarcerated in the indie NYILFF favorite, Filly Brown. Now movie lovers wonder what kind of roles the talented 27-year-old actress plans on pursuing next.


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Gina Rodriguez in Filly Brown
New York International Latino Film Festival 2012: Movies to Keep on Your Radar
By Sugey Palomares | 08/15/2012 - 13:07

Movie lovers, it’s that time of year again to support Latino independent films! The New York International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the premiere night screening of the Sundance hit, Filly Brown. The film directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, features Gina Rodriguez as an aspiring hip-hop artist who struggles to balance success and her personal life while her mother, played by Jenni Rivera, is incarcerated.


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Lin Manuel Miranda at Peter and the Starcatcher opening night on Broadway 2012
Lin-Manuel Miranda On The Movie 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green': "It's Really a Beautiful Movie"
By Latina Staff | 08/14/2012 - 19:00

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer of In the Heights, is tackling a new kind of tale: The Life of Timothy Green. The story, which focuses on a childless couple who come to take care of a very interesting child, is a magical movie about life and family. Check out the interview with Lin-Manuel below!

How was your experience filming The Odd Life of Timothy Green?


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Selena Gomez Dishes On Her New Film 'Hotel Transylvania'
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2012 - 13:00

Vampires are totally in these days, and Selena Gomez is getting ready to take part in the trend as she prepares to hit the big screen as a 118-year-old teenage vampire in Hotel Transylvania.


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Selena Gomez Starts Work on Film 'Feed the Dog'
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/30/2012 - 16:00

After recently turning 20, Selena Gomez is definitely beginning to shed her teen image. The former Disney star is starting to work on a new role for a movie called Feed the Dog. And she's even sporting a new hairdo which she posted a picture of on Facebook.


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Summer Movie (Rental) Guide!
By Alanna Nunez | 07/27/2012 - 17:00

Nothing says summer like going to the movies! And with mega hits The Dark Knight Rises, Brave, The Avengers, and more already in theaters, this summer promises to be a record-breaker in more than one way. But if you're looking to enjoy a movie from the comfort of your own home (and save a little money to boot), we've got you covered. So pop some popcorn and check out our summer movie rental guide, plus what new movies are worth the ticket price.

If you're excited for: The Dark Knight Rises (in theaters now)


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Flash Mob in Trafalgar Square in London
'Step Up Revolution' Kicks Off a Global Flash Mob
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/27/2012 - 16:00

The hottest dance movie, Step Up Revolution, is out in theaters today. But before you head out to watch it, you've got to take a glimpse at this Step Up Revolution flash mob video. It's a global flash mob featuring 300 dancers from 25 countries performing four dances demonstrated by the stars and choreographers of the flick.


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'Step Up: Revolution' Makes Us Want to Dance
By Sally Mercedes | 07/26/2012 - 18:00

We've been (somewhat impatiently) waiting for the dance movie of the summer and it's finally here! Step Up: Revolution opens this weekend with breakout stars Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick dancing their butts off. Ryan Guzman's character, Sean, is the co-founder of a flash mob group that incorporates a myriad of dance styles and street art into their mobs. Kathryn McCormick plays Emily, the daughter of a hotel owner who quits school to dance -- against her father's wishes, of course.


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Actress Elena Goode
Introducing Actress & ‘Elliot Loves’ Star Elena Goode
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 16:03

Elena Goode, who starred on As the World Turns from 2005 to 2008, is one to watch: with an indie movie starring role as a Dominican single mother in Elliot Loves, which has won several movie festival awards, this Boricua star is just starting to make her mark. We chatted with the New York native to get the scoop on her life, role, and being a Latina in the industry. 

Can you tell me a bit about your background?


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