The program kicks off on Thursday, October 14 with a special edition of TropiChat with guest filmmaker Sebastián Silva (The Maid) at The New York Times building, followed by a book presentation on Wednesday, October 20 at Americas Society: Cinema Tropical has partnered with Jorge Pinto Books to produce a special commemorative book on the top ten films, with essays written by guest film critics and scholars. This compilation will be available for purchase throughout the events, an online outlets such as Amazon.
Additionally New York cinephiles will have the chance to indulge into a true feat between Monday, October and Monday, October 25, when the selected top notch productions will be on screen during a special series at the IFC Center in downtown Manhattan.
And the winners are... The selection of the winning titles was made based on a survey among distinguished, critics, scholars and film professionals based in the New York City region, that was made public at the end of 2009.
The Cinema Tropical AWARDS are presented in partnership with Voces, Latino Heritage Network of The New York Times; IFC Center; Jorge Pinto Books; BOMB Magazine and Americas Society. The Cinema Tropical AWARDS are presented by Ooyala and sponsored by Cinelatino; Stella Artois; the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York; and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York City. Media Sponsors: NY1 Noticias and Telemundo 47.