SOURCE: San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 04, 2013 22:16 ET

International Star Kate Del Castillo Among the Many Celebrity Guests Attending the 20th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) - Every year the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) attracts amazing actors and filmmakers and this year's 20th Anniversary is no exception. The San Diego Latino Film Festival is honored to announce the celebrity guests and up and coming actors and filmmakers in attendance this year.

The festival kicks off on Thursday March 7th with the highly regarded film Filly Brown and Sundance breakout star Gina Rodriguez. Gina Rodriguez was named the "next big thing" and one of the hottest young Latinos in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter. Gina Rodriguez and other cast members will party with guests at the opening Gala on March 7th at Cafe Sevilla.

International film and television star Kate Del Castillo will be in attendance on March 8th with two festival films, K-11 and Colosio. Kate Del Castillo is one of the most popular and acclaimed actresses in Mexico. She is known for portraying strong characters and her appearance in K-11 will not disappoint.

Mexican star Martha Higareda will also be in attendance March 8th with the film Mariachi Gringo. Despite her young age Martha Higareda is already considered one of the top Mexican actresses. The SDLFF is honored to have acclaimed and award winning directors Luis Mandoki and Gregory Nava in attendance for its 20th anniversary. Luis Mandoki is bringing his latest film La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas on March 15th. The SDLFF will present a special drive-in screening of Selena with San Diego native Gregory Nava March 14th. Luna Escondida will close the festival with Mexican star Ana Seradilla on Sunday March 17th. Ana Seradilla will be among the many celebrity guests celebrating the conclusion of the festival at the Closing Gala on March 16th at the Air and Space Museum at historic Balboa Park. The schedule for Special Guests can be viewed online at http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/celebrities-filmmakers-attending-20th-sd-latino-film-fest/

Opening Day is March 7th, 2013, and the festival runs from MARCH 7-17 at the Digiplex Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off THE 163 Freeway at Friars Rd, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108)

Tickets: General Admission - $10.50 per film. Students, Seniors, Military and MACSD Members - $8.50 per film. Pre-sale tickets, special passes, gala tickets, and family discounts are available. For more information, PLEASE contact us at 619-230-1938 x 102 or visit us online: www.sdlatinofilm.com.

San Diego Latino Film Festival Sponsors: Major Sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, U-T San Diego, Vida Latina - San Diego, Enlace, City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture. Showcase Sponsors: "Science on Screen" - Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Neighborhood House Association, San Ysidro Health Center, KPBS, County of San Diego, Azteca San Diego 15, El Latino Newspaper, ViendoMovies, Cafe Sevilla, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Centro Cultural Tijuana. Screen Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino. Gala Sponsors: Union Bank, Stella Artois, Uniradio, Radio Latina, Vida Latina - San Diego, Univision, Fluxx. Award Sponsors: Macy's, ViendoMovies. Film Sponsors: Channel 933, San Diego Natural History Museum, Bamboo Lounge, Diego 99.3 FM, 5 Star Tours, Latino Public Broadcasting, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, New York Life Insurance, Mujer Actual, Para Todos, TijuaNEO, El Informador, Frontera San Diego, Gang Kitchen, EULA Radio, KISS FM 95.7. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Official Hotel Sponsor: Town & Country Resort Hotel. Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17. Official English-Language Television Sponsor: ABC10. Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM. Official Airline Sponsor: AeroMexico. Official Transportation Sponsor: Amtrak. Official Wire Sponsor: Marketwire.

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