Canela Media and AudPop launched a Latin Film Challenge in 2021.
The challenge closed at the beginning of this year, and it was fantastic! We invited Latin filmmakers to create documentaries and fiction films. We needed two things from them.
First, we needed them to celebrate Latin culture and life. Second, we needed them to submit high-quality, multicultural content. And our Latin filmmakers delivered. AudPop juried the films, looking at creativity, technical merit, perspective, and adherence to the assignment.
As a result of AudPop’s collaboration with Canela Media, a unique opportunity resulted. One, Latin filmmakers showcased their culture. Two, the chance to win money prizes was realizable. And three, the real possibility to receive funding for further productions was at their fingertips. Partnering with Canela generated a life-changing opportunity.
Furthermore, Canela Media is a minority and female-owned tech company. They lead the way in digital media and connect all people through many media streams. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you should.
Canela Media Funding the Top Two Winners
The top two winners of the Latin Film Challenge will receive funding from Canela. The winners need to create a Latin Docuseries or Feature that will showcase on Canela Media. Subsequently, Canela gets amazing Latin content for their site. The filmmakers get to have their films seen by Canela’s 8.3 million users.
But that’s what we do here at AudPop. We bridge the gap between businesses like Canela Media and talented filmmakers. Besides, filmmakers utilize AudPop to jumpstart their careers. Also, they find an audience and change the world with their stories. We offer film festivals and challenges throughout the year. Doing this increases these life-changing opportunities for every filmmaker.
We won’t stop for this reason. We can’t help ourselves. Basically, we love assisting talented filmmakers. We want them to catapult themselves into a world that needs new stories. There are businesses out there like Canela Media. Companies that need to connect with powerful stories, so we step in and bridge the gap.
Here are the Grand Prize and Runner Up winners of the Canela Media and AudPop Latin Film Challenge.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Canela Media and AudPop Latin Film Challenge
Gabriella Moses took Grand Prize for her short film Las Mañanitas. In short, her film is about the Virgin Mary visiting a young girl tempted to lose her virginity. In addition, Las Mañanitas won Best Film at Katra Film Fest Series. Her film also won Best Ensemble Cast, Production Design, and Score at NYU’s First Run Film Festival. Moses is a production designer, a director, and a writer in Brooklyn, NY. The Hispanic Coalition of NY selected her for their 2015 Rising Latino Stars. Since graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she’s worked with many companies. Companies like Google, VOGUE, Target, Bombas, and Keystone. Check out her film here.
“Submitting to AudPop was an empowering and validating experience that helped elevate my work to new audiences. The [AudPop] team streamlined the experience and has continued to be incredibly supportive to make things more personal and catered to me as a Latinx female creative. They are there to hear your goals and build a relationship around your body of work. Being an AudPop filmmaker means visibility and access, which is what all us storytellers need. Honored to now have my work on Canela Media through the opportunity they provided.” – Gabriella Moses
RUNNER UP – Canela Media and AudPop Latin Film Challenge
Julian Nunez took Runner Up with his film De La Luz. In a nutshell, his film is about the risks a Mexican family experience while crossing the border. Nunez bounces between filmmaker, music producer, writer, TV Host, and digital marketing specialist. Also, he has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Media and Digital Filmmaking. At his business, Line In Media, he’s worked on various projects. Those projects range from digital marketing to documentary films.
Another exciting bit of news is that news publications have highlighted his film. Check out these articles in Deming Headlight, Yahoo! Noticias, Albuquerque Journal, and El Diario. You can watch his film here.
“AudPop is a filmmaker’s greatest resource to connect with businesses looking for video, and a great platform for creatives to showcase their films in challenges all across the globe. AudPop’s collaboration with Canela Media for the Latin Filmmakers Challenge is a significant step forward for the industry. It gives a diverse set of creative artists a platform to share their films, promote their work with new audiences, and a chance to network with filmmakers everywhere!” – Julian Nunez
At AudPop, we’re filmmakers, designers, marketers, strategists, and writers. But mostly, we’re dreamers! Dreamers who believe stories can change the world. Our mission at AudPop is to connect partners with creators. Filmmakers with partners. Audiences with authentic stories to facilitate collaboration and change.
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