Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2012

Latino Trailblazers: Calixto Chinchilla

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Celebrate the importance of Latino culture with Being Latino, Best Buy and our partners.

We’re paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. A new tribute airs each weekday from September 17 – October 12

Today’s Trailblazer is Calixto Chinchilla, creator of the urban
influenced New York  International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF),  a 13 year old showcase of about 110 films from the U.S. and Latin America that is expected to welcome tens of thousands people including moviegoers, actors, filmmakers and industry executives.

“The need to better represent Latinos in film motivated Chinchilla to “showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community.” With that sole mission in mind, NYLIFF launched in 1999 with its first major supporter: HBO. Soon after an entire village — corporations, non-profits and media outlets, as well as generous angels — have ensured that the festival remains an annual affair. “

[Jessica Rodriguez,]

 Watch the video and join us in honoring Calixto Chinchilla, one of our Latino Trailblazers.



George Torres
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Latino Trailblazers: Calixto Chinchilla