Inside A Change Wins Top Prize at the 2009 HBO NY International Latino Film Festival

Inside A Change Wins Top Prize at the 2009 HBO NY International Latino Film Festival

New York City, NY – Rik Cordero’s coming of age drama Inside A Change won the 10th HBO New York International Latino Film Festival’s (NYILFF) Best Picture Award as the event drew to a close over the weekend. Lead Actor, Ephraim Benton, who accepted on behalf of Rik Cordero, was presented with prize money provided by HBO and the Best Picture trophy.

“I’m shocked that we won, considering all of the amazing films on the roster this year.” said Cordero. “We created a simple heartfelt picture about the importance of family and I think it’s something audiences strongly connect with during these tough economic times. Even if you strip away all the heavy grassroots promotion we did, the film follows the same basic principle: Tell a good story”.

Three/21 Films thanks HBO, the New York International Latino Film Festival and congratulates the entire cast and crew of Inside A Change for winning the Best Picture Award.

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About Three/21 Media (
Three/21 has pioneered the landscape of independently produced videos by shooting major recording artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Consequence, The Roots and many more. Three/21 has already produced two movies (“Mend” and “Inside A Change”) and is currently developing television and commercial projects to be produced in 09.

About the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF)
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2009, The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. The NYILFF’s mission is to showcase the works of the hottest emerging Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S. and Latin America, offer expansive images of the Latino experience, and celebrate the diversity and spirit of the Latino community. Programming includes the flagship film festival in NYC, new music and art showcases, free community events, scholarships, and a nationally recognized short film competition in partnership with HBO. The NYILFF has been endorsed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s NYC Latin Media and Entertainment Commission since its inception in 2003.

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