To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we are collaborating with Being Latino, Best Buy, and various brands you know and trust, to highlight a Latino Trailblazer daily for the next few weeks. Some of the names you might recognize, but others you may be hearing about for the first time, or learning more about.
Thanks to Panasonic, today we would like to honor New York International Latino Film Festival Founder and Co-Executive Director Calixto Chinchilla. It was twelve years ago when Calixto launched the first NYILFF and his has grown exponentially each year. I had the pleasure to attend this year and it featured fantastic films for latinos including Filly Brown starring Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, and Lou Diamond Phillips and the documentary “Lemon” based on the life of poet Lemon Anderson.
To learn more about Calixto, check out the video below: