The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF)’s mission is to create platforms that allow a diverse pool of influencers in filmmaking to reach a broader audience. We develop programs that allow local and international filmmakers, from emerging artists to film industry veterans, to reach out to audiences throughout New York City and beyond.
Our goal is to foster a collaborative environment for artists from all countries to explore issues inherent to the heritage of Puerto Rico, its diaspora, and explore stories relevant to the larger Latino community.
1:00pm- 2:10pm Shorts
Boricua, A bartender at one of the most popular bars in Puerto Rico (and the world), recounts the story of how him and his coworkers try to keep La Factoria open post hurricane Maria during a dry law and curfew.
From the Ground Up, What’s next for the farm to table movement in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria? A short film about farmers, activists and an island in flux.
Resiliensia, Resiliencia follows NY-born Puerto Rican social justice musician Taína Asili as she travels across Puerto Rico to have intimate conversations with four women artists and activists. The film documents the natural and unnatural devastation while lifting up the resilience, creativity, and strength of the Puerto Rican nation and the human spirit.
Forgotten Island, Forgotten Island is a six-part documentary web series about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The series features people from across the island as they find ways to cope with the devastation. Each episode employs archival footage, split screens, slow motion and ambient electronic music to create an immersive and impressionistic portrait of an island in emotional turmoil.
Connie Saves Gilbert, Connie must protect her best friend after his life insurance welcomes unlikely assassins.
The Glow of the Dragon, The descendants of the Last Dragon’s Leroy Green and his archenemy Sho’nuff are the new heirs to The Glow, a level of mastery shared only by the great Bruce Lee. Destiny will bring these forces to battle once again.
Escape, A man is granted the chance to travel to his fondest memories as a way of escaping his apocalyptic reality.
Eavesdropping, Tony and Kim try to sort through the rift in their relationship while investigating the next door neighbor they think murdered her husband in this psychological thriller.
For more information, please visit IPRHFF's website.