San Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego Latino Film Festival is partnering with the international and local film communities to bring you a live set of workshops and panel discussions. Reel Talks will take place at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas during the course of the festival. Reel Talks offers emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, artists, scholars, students and film lovers an outstanding opportunity to meet with top professionals and learn the craft of the cinema in the real world, with its new trends, insider tips and emerging technologies. Saturday, March 14 -- Reel Talks I - Panel on Special Effects and Animation led by legendary animator Raul Garcia with guests Joaquin Baldwin, Leo Sanchez Barbosa, Renato Dos Anjos and Juan Sebastian Gomez. The panel will explore the unique journey of these talented filmmakers as well as discuss how creative talent can position themselves to enter the industry. See GLAGO'S GUEST & SEBASTIAN'S VOODOO and panel -- Nickelodeon Writer's Script Reviews -- Documentary: WALT & EL GRUPO with director Theodore Thomas -- Disney Studios travels to Argentina, Brazil and Chile in 1941 on behalf of the government during the infamous studio strike. GLAGO'S GUEST will be screened with this documentary Sunday, March 15 -- Documentary: EL ULTIMO TRUCO - Special effects wizard and set painter Emilio Ruiz del Rio (Including interviews by Gulliermo del Toro, David Lynch and Ray Harryhausen). Saturday, March 21 -- Reel Talks II - A documentary seminar and book presentation by Isaac Artenstein and Gustavo Vazquez, who is the co-author of DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: A CONTEMPORARY FIELD GUIDE. Vazquez (VIVA LA LUCHA!) and Artenstein (IMAGINING TIJUANA) will discuss their experiences as documentarians in the border region and use this new book to explore documentary filmmaking from initial idea to postproduction to distribution (bring all your questions). Collaborators since high school, they both teach production courses for the University of California and continue to make award-winning films. IMAGINING TIJUANA will premiere that same Saturday, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 -- Documentary: MYSTERY OF THE FIRST ANIMATED MOVIE - Argentinean Quirino Cristiani creates the world's first animated short and feature length films in early 1900s. Panels and films $9.50/$7.50 for students, seniors, military and members or purchase a Reel Talks Package for a complete experience for $20. Information: www.sdlatinofilm.com. UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Drive #100, San Diego CA, 92108. Located at: Off the 163 freeway in the bottom section of the Hazard Center just off Friars Road.