MIAMI, FLORIDA – February 10, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize 2014 is partnering with Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) to host its biggest night of film April 1 at South Florida’s most historic movie theater, the 1920s era Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. This is the second year in a row that Hispanicize and MIFF are joining forces to help promote the works of U.S. Latino filmmakers.

“We’re honored to continue this great partnership with MIFF and to be able to tell our Hispanicize 2014 attendees that this year we’re going to take them to the movies to the Gusman Center, a cultural crown jewel of South Florida and one of the most majestic movie houses in the country”

“We’re honored to continue this great partnership with MIFF and to be able to tell our Hispanicize 2014 attendees that this year we’re going to take them to the movies to the Gusman Center, a cultural crown jewel of South Florida and one of the most majestic movie houses in the country,” said Hispanicize Film Showcase Director Calixto Chinchilla. “Rest assured, we will marshal all our resources to give that opening night event a lot of red carpet media and social media love.”

“Hispanicize has done a great job of highlighting the cultural contributions Latinos are making to culture and entertainment,” said Jaie Laplante, executive director of MIFF. “We’re proud to be uniting forces and audiences behind our shared love of film.”
The Hispanicize 2014 Red Carpet Night will feature a special night of food, drinks as well as celebrities from a U.S. Latino film that will soon be named. As they did last year with the premiere of “Filly Brown”, Hispanicize 2014 and MIFF are collaborating to bring strong media and social media attention to the film.

Built in 1926, the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center features an enchanting Mediterranean courtyard with shimmering stars and golden balconies. Majestic turrets and towers suggest another era when performances were events, and grand theaters provided a dreamlike escape from the modern world.

Sponsorship and Registration Information

As of today, announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, Vme, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Texter and many more brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, El Sol Newspaper and PRODU.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit:

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About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About Miami International Film Festival
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 31st anniversary March 7–16, 2014, is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. MIFF’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2014 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more, visit http://www.miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-MIFF (3456).