Every Story Has a Voice

The Heineken VOCES grant encompasses an invaluable mentorship by the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute

By LaresNYC
Published on LatinoLA: April 24, 2012

Every Story Has a Voice

Heineken joined the Tribeca Film Institute in honoring the first-ever Heineken VOCES grant winners, Cristina Ibarra her documentary Las Marthas and Diego Araujo for his narrative titled Feriado (Holiday) this past weekend at a celebration for Latino filmmakers during the Tribeca Film Festival at Tenjune in New York City. Heineken VOCES is a grant designed to encourage U.S. Latino filmmakers to define, explore and create stories that reflect their diverse culture.

"We are excited to recognize and honor the first-ever Heineken VOCES grantees and to help empower these filmmakers on their creative journey," said Carolyn Concepcion, Brand Manager of Heineken. "At Heineken, we celebrate and open your world through unique and unexpected experiences, making them unforgettable and extraordinary.

Heineken VOCES Award for Documentary: Las Marthas, a documentary about an extraordinary rite of passage in Laredo, Texas where Mexican American debutantes are presented at a grand Colonial ball dressed as American revolutionaries ÔÇô a border tradition that's 114 years old. Directed & Produced by Cristina Ibarra and produced by Erin Ploss Campoamor.

Heineken VOCES Award for Narrative: In Feriado (Holiday), the sheltered life of Juan Pablo is turned upside down when he must spend the carnival holiday with his wealthy family at their hacienda in the Ecuadorian Andes and meets Juano, a self-assured black metal fan from the nearby pueblo. Written & Directed by Diego Araujo. Produced by Hanne-Lovise Skartveit, Juan Sebasti?ín J?ícome & Andr?®s Longares. Executive Produced by Frida Torresblanco. Cinematography by Bradford Young

To learn more about Heineken VOCES please clickhere.

About LaresNYC:
Urban Latina that enjoys exploring the duality of bilingual and bicultural Latino life within the United States.

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