NALIP Announces Awardees of the 2021 Latino Media Fest Awards


NALIP’s Latino Media Fest presented by NBCUniversal Telemundo, brings together Latino filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 2-day event.

RITA MORENO Foto Wikipedia

RITA MORENO. Photo: Wikipedia

The festival featured premieres, workshops, master classes, and a star-studded awards ceremony to recognize substantial work in entertainment that inspires Latinx creatives to continue moving their projects forward in front and behind the camera.

At the virtual festival, NALIP announced the 2021 Latino Media Fest Awardees:

Best Latinx TV Show – Tie between POSE (Accepted by Steven Canals) and Diary of a Future President (Accepted by Ilana Peña)

Best Latinx Film (Documentary) – Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It (Accepted by Mariem Pérez Riera and Ilia Velez)

Best Latinx Film (Narrative) – In The Heights

Excellence in Entertainment Journalism – Clayton Davis (Film Awards Editor, Variety)

Peruvian filmmaker Kantú Lentz received the Jury Award for her short-film Coche Bomba. The NALIP Latino Media Fest Jury Award is presented to one of the Latino Media Fest’s Official Selection filmmakers after a selection process conducted by the panel of jurors including: Chelsea Rendon, Cristo Fernández, Danay Garcia, Danny Ramirez, Jesus Trejo, Karrie Martin Lachney, Melissa Barrera, and Oz Rodriguez.

The event was hosted by comedian, writer, and actor, Erik Rivera, with awardees being selected by an internal committee of judges, as well as over 20,000 member NALIP supporters voting via the NALIP newsletter.

The Latino Media Fest is supported by Sony Pictures, Netflix, , A+E Networks, 3Pas Studios, Endeavor, Spotify, and The Walt Disney Company. With Variety supporting its distribution as the official media partner.

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