The Coco Latino Hispanic Identity Video Project Announces Winners!
The inaugural Coco Latino Hispanic Identity Video Project launched this summer in association with Univision Radio‘s first ever H20 Music Festival that took place in Dallas y L.A. The competition invited aspiring filmmakers and creatives to enter video submissions which documented what it meant to them to be, live and succeed as Latinos in the United States, and as a result offered young filmmakers a chance to share their POV on the current political, economic and cultural climate of our country. The contest wrapped up in August, and the winner and runner-up have officially been announced!
The grand prize winner is Flagstaff, Arizona resident, Brianna Torres, an aspiring filmmaker with a Cuban father and Mexican-American mother. She’s holding down two jobs while seeking a career in film. The runner-up is 18 year old New York native, Frisly Soberanis who will be starting school at Brooklyn College, is the oldest of five brothers, and also hopes to build a career in film. The two were chosen on their creativity and the level of skill they demonstrated in telling a story through the video format. You can view both their entries below!
When you watch these videos, it is easy to understand why these two walked away as winners. They both provide intimate and heart-warming snap shots of their experiences, and they do so with projects that are very well constructed (aesthetically and technically…that’s my professional opinion!). Gracias a Coco Latino y Univision for giving these young filmmakers a platform to share their voices through!
This is Frisly’s runner-up video: http://youtu.be/xXYWJEyE4iU