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Sunday September 9, 2012

Coco Latino Honors Aspiring Filmmakers After Nationwide Search (VIDEO)

Coco Latino Honors Aspiring Filmmakers After Nationwide Search (VIDEO)

Photo: Brianna Torres

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The Coco Latino Hispanic Identity Video Project recently announced the winners of its inaugural, nationwide competition.  The grand prize winner, who took home $10,000, was Arizona resident Brianna Torres.  The project’s runner-up was New Yorker Frisly Soberanis.

The Coco Latino Project’s goal has been to identify and support young and developing Latino filmmakers with the potential for greatness. The stories captured through the Coco Latino project reflect the current political, economic and cultural climate of our country from the Latino perspective.

Two young filmmakers were selected for their skillful storytelling through the medium of video.  The two finalists, Brianna and Frisly, were flown to Los Angeles for a special event co-hosted by Univision Radio.

The winner, Brianna Torres, is an aspiring filmmaker with a Cuban father and Mexican-American mother.  She’s holding down two jobs while seeking a career in film and has considered moving to L.A. to get her career off the ground.  Brianna hails from Flagstaff, AZ.
Here is Brianna’s winning video:

The runner-up, Frisly Soberanis, is just 18 years old, will be starting school at Brooklyn College soon and is the oldest of five brothers.  He too is an aspiring filmmaker, and we see a lot of potential in him.  Frisly hails from Corona, NY. Here is Frisly’s video: