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The Media Arts Center San Diego -- home of the San Diego Latino Film Festival -- kicks off the New Year with a special pre-SDAFF reception announcing the winner of the 20th Anniversary poster competition.

The tournament of posters will be held at the Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery (2165 India Street) on Wednesday January 9th, 6-8 pm. All are welcome. Click to RSVP.

The press release has the following printed in bold type: Complimentary food, drinks and live music. Thai appetizers will be provided by Papaya Bay. There's no mention of who will be performing the live music. I'm hoping that festival director Ethan Van Thillo and artistic director Lisa Franek will perform a duet from Cats.

All seriousness aside, there's a thousand bucks in it for the winner. MACSD received over 120 entries. The list has been whittled down to 10 finalists: Alejandro Franseschini, Juan Luis Garcia, Diana Mota, Hugo Espinosa, Lupe Duarte, Sami Kähkönen, Tu Anh, & Ricardo Vallejo.

This year’s poster selection committee include: Nuvia Guerra, artist; Franko Rosas, graphic designer; Isaias Crow, artist; Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director – San Diego Mesa College; Ana Brown, The Roots Factory; Bob Green, The Roots Factory; and Perry Vasquez, artist/professor – Southwestern College.

The 20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival will be held March 7 - 17, 2013.

Click to view the ten finalists.

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realnuf Jan. 16, 2013 @ 5:29 p.m.

I agree with the photo caption. This design/photograph is professional but really?!...All it is missing is a nopal and la virgen de Guadalupe. When are we going to stop seeing these latino icon cliche's? Also, the copy looks like an after thought.


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