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HITN’s Film Initiative Secures Three 2024 Telly Awards

May 31, 2024

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The Telly Awards have announced that HITN’s ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Film Festival (TCCYF) has triumphed in three categories at this year’s competition.

The Telly Awards have announced that HITN’s ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Film Festival (TCCYF) has triumphed in three categories at this year’s competition.

TCCYF, an initiative by HITN to highlight up-and-coming Hispanic filmmakers, earned a silver award in Non-Broadcast – Miscellaneous: Official Listing, along with two bronze awards—one for Non-Broadcast – General Not-for-profit and another for General Entertainment.

Co-directors TCCYF: Molina & Rivera

The festival’s success is credited to the efforts of Festival Director L. Alejandro Molina, Co-director Cynthia Rivera, and producer Laura Masnatta. This online event brings together young Latino creatives to share their distinctive narratives with a global audience.

Since its launch in 2021, the ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Film Festival has become a vital platform for emerging Hispanic filmmakers. It has provided new talent with the chance to showcase their work to a broader audience, gaining well-deserved visibility and recognition. In an industry where Hispanic voices are often underrepresented, ¡Tú Cuentas! has been instrumental in amplifying these stories and breaking down barriers.

Expressing her excitement over the Telly Awards, Festival Co-director Cynthia Rivera said, “Each year, we eagerly anticipate the wide range of films submitted to our festival. From animated and documentary to narrative short films, the works submitted by this next generation of filmmakers is a breath of fresh air, delivering diverse perspectives and innovative narratives that captivate and inspire audiences. Huge thanks to our talented filmmakers, dedicated team, and our amazing audience for making this achievement possible. Together, we’re shaping the future of Latinx cinema, one story at a time!”

The Telly Awards, established in 1979, honor excellence in video and television across all screens. With over 13,000 entries from around the world, winners are selected for their outstanding work in various categories, including Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Online and Television Series, Shows & Segments, and Social Video. Judging is conducted by The Telly Awards Judging Council, composed of more than 250 industry experts from top advertising agencies, production companies, and television networks.

HITN’s ¡Tú Cuentas! Film Festival continues to champion inclusivity and representation in storytelling, fostering a vibrant and diverse cinematic landscape. HITN is committed to creating opportunities and platforms that empower underrepresented communities to share their stories and perspectives with the world.


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