Latin Media and Multicultural Marketing Consultant Founder + Executive Director, The New York Latino Film Festival

Behind The Programming - Creator's Studio 2 - June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM

  • Founder of the premier Latino film festival targeting second generation Latinos
  • Named as the “Latin Courter” by The Hollywood Reporter
  • “One to watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Most Influential Latino by New York Post
  • Most Influential Latino by El Diario/La Prensa
  • Heralded for running the “Top Hispanic Film Festival in the U.S.” by Hispanic Magazine
  • Honored with Leadership awards from leaders of New York City Government

As the Founder and Executive Director of the New York Latino Film Festival, Calixto Chinchilla has made powerful and impactful progress for Latinos in the film industry. Founded in 1999, and presented by founding partner HBO, the festival realizes his dream to host an international festival that features domestic and international films by and/or about Latinos.  Attracting over 100,000 attendees since its inception and garnering the attention of Hollywood and media from across the globe, the festival has quickly grown as the largest urban Latino film festival in the U.S. Calixto is a graduate of the Hunter College marketing program. He has been a speaker at Columbia University, The City College of New York’s Graduate Center, The Center for Communications and New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts, to name a few.

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