Press Release

The Georgia Latino Film Festival Announces New Members to its 2nd National Advisory Board.

Atlanta, September 1st 2013,  As the Georgia Latino Film Festival looks to expand its reach in terms of audience, diversity and financial support, leaders hope a team of big names from the region and beyond can help.

The new members are people whom Georgia Latino Film Festival staff and board of directors members have consulted in recent years in an informal capacity, GALFF, CO Founder and Executive Director Jose Marquez said.

“We are very interested in seeking the advice of experts in the fields of marketing, cinematic arts, animation, television arts, technology and education, which is what this group represents,” Lance Robertson, Co Founder, GALFF said. “this group of experts will take the Georgia Latino Film Festival to a whole other level.

Dr. Ramona Houston, Fulton County Special Director, Manny Ruiz, CEO Hispanicize, Mariela Romero, Broadcaster Univision, Christopher Escobar, CEO, Atlanta Film Festival, Autumn Bailey-Ford, CEO Autumn Bailey-Ford Entertainment and Productions Bel Hernandez, Latino Heat and Javier Polit, CIO,  Coca Cola, Chairman LISTA.

“Beginning with Dr. Ramona Houston, Manny Ruiz, Christopher Escobar,  Autumn Bailey-Ford and Javier Polit, each of these new advisers has a close connection to our work, and I’m very enthusiastic about naming these wise, out of the box thinkers and continuing to seek their counsel and support,” Robertson said.

The goal is for the national board of advisors to provide valuable connections, ideas, experience and influence for the Georgia Latino Film Festival’s vision, Jose Marquez, GaLFF Co-founder, Executive Director, says  said. Our strategic five-year plan includes maintaining financial sustainability, enhancing stature of our festival and our initiatives and programs, increasing support for Latino Film Artists, Directors and Producers, maintaining a robust scholarship program and a commitment to our vibrant Georgia’s growing Latino community.

Also on Friday, the Georgia Latino Film Festival announced its new and returning members of the board of advisors for 2013-2014, a group that includes 4 new faces and 10 returning members.

Other New Members include Javier Camacho Partner InTouch Financials, Frank Gonzalez,  Partner Nationwide Insurance, Aisah Gayle, LISTA GATC Board member LISTA, Arturo Jones, Cinematographer,

Returning National Advisory Board members are Jose Marquez, GaLFF Co-founder, Executive Director,  Founder, Founder, CEO and President of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, Lance Robertson, GaLFF Co-Founder and President of Robertson Media Group,  Ray Benitez, Actor, Vince Bailey, CEO, Vince Bailey Productions,  Tony Guerrero, CEO Talento Latino, Yvette Moise, National Director, LISTA, Adrian Bernal, Voice over and Foley Director, John Simmons, COO EVP LISTA, Loveless Johnson, President, MMG Communications Group, Richard H. Jordan, Director of Corporate Relations National Black Arts Festival

Georgia Latino Film Festival

October 11th-13th 2013

Multiple Locations Throughout Georgia

Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

More Information: 800-775-0889 or email:



About the Georgia Latino Film Festival (

About GALFF:  The Georgia Latino Film Festival (GALFF) was founded in 2012 by co-founded by Jose Marquez , CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and Lance Robertson CEO Robertson Media Group. GALFF is a working non-profit 501c (3) organization with the mission to educate and develop and exhibit the richness of Latino filmmakers and to promote and create awareness of the Latin cultures, artistry and countries through film. GALFF also offers industry workshops, panels, networking receptions and educational programs non competitive festival the GALFF does award Best Movie Long/Short and Best Documentary Long/Short, chosen by the audience. GALFF serves as a place where Latino filmmakers can come together and build their network with industry buyers and distributors.

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