Free Screening of "Mad Hot Ballroom."

If you have yet to see the award winning film "Mad Hot Ballroom", here is your chance.


Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way.

Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to compete in the final citywide competition.

Providing unique insight into the incredible cultural diversity that is New York City, this film profiles several kids from three schools (out of 60) at this dynamic age, when becoming that "cool" teenager vies for position with familiar innocence, while they learn the merengue, rumba, tango, the foxtrot and swing.


Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 at 8 PM.


Highbridge Park, Amsterdam Ave. at W. 175th St.



This event is part of the Uptown Arts Stroll.


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The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition Call for Entries is now closed!

We thank you for your submission.

Accepted filmmakers to this year's film festival will be notified starting from

May 14-25.


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Check out this video of Paula DeAnda's closing night performence from last years film festival.

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Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country.

The NYILFF's mission is 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.

Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, family and community events, scholarships for aspiring filmmakers, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO.

The NYILFF is the only film event to have had the endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its formation in 2003.