Texas State hosts ‘Puntos de Vista’ documentary film festival

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 5, 2011

The Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets (El Centro) at Texas State University-San Marcos will present the 2nd international documentary festival, “Puntos de Vista 2011,” on Thursday, April 7 in the LBJ Student Center.

“Puntos de Vista,” or Points of View in English, invites film and communication students from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean to submit documentaries about environmental, religious and social issues. Six universities confirmed participation with 15 entries. Based on these entries and voting, six will be selected and shown during four film sessions.

“This is an encounter with our culture and reality,” said Sindy Chapa, festival organizing committee president, assistant professor and associate director of El Centro. “It’s a window that allows us to convey the strengths of our language, character and convictions to the rest of the world, as well as our concerns and demands.”

The documentaries, 15-20 minutes in length, will have English subtitles. Viewers may vote for their favorites online. Three awards, ranging from $2,000 to $500, will be presented.

For more information on documentary film session times, parking and additional information visit www.masscom.txstate.edu/cslmm/Puntos-de-Vista-2011.html, e-mail elcentro@txstate.edu, or phone (512) 245-3412.

About El Centro

The Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets (El Centro) (www.masscomm.txstate.edu/cslmm/about.html) is a guiding light on Latino-oriented media and markets in the United States at Texas State University-San Marcos. It hopes to generate research and knowledge about Latino-oriented markets, media and the new multicultural America. Also, it drives the engine of a series of complementary activities that enhance the academic, professional and business opportunities related Latino-oriented media and Latino markets.