Havana Film Festival New York
The annual Havana Film Festival New York, celebrating Latin American cinema since 2000, takes place in April. The festival presents more than 40 films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the U.S. and pays tribute to important members of the film community. It was founded by Ivan Giroud, President of the Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana; Carole Rosenberg, President of AFLFC, Kenneth Halsband, President of Physical and COO at Relativity Media; and Marcia Donalds (deceased), who was a film professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Every year the Festival presents the Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actor/Actress and Best Screenplay.