|THE CHILDREN OF HIP HOP|
|Winner: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: MUMBLECORE VÉRITÉ |
|Cast: ||Tatiana Suarez-Pico, Eddy Rimada, J.W. Cortes, Jeff Lima, Omar Knight|
|Crew: ||Producers: Lloyd De Leon, Antonio De La Cruz, Frank Cepeda - Screenwriters: Antonio De La Cruz - Gaffer- Pedro Abreu, Make-up Anatalia Fernandez - Cinematography: Justin, van Wie - Editing: Jose Grafals, Cesar Rodriguez - Music: Steven Rodriguez, Je' Billie, Luis Landesbort, Alphonso Hardy, Gabriel Gforce - Sound: Dmitry Volovik
Three vignettes that explore the impact of Hip Hop music and culture on the community of the South Bronx. These vignettes examine the lives of three individuals and are thus named "Mark," "Bobby V" and "Iris". Through these disparate but interweaving stories what unfolds is a balanced portrayal of the influence of Hip Hop music and culture on this community from the vantage points of these individuals. The film particularly focuses on how the music shapes the community and conversely how the community shapes the music.
Antonio De La Cruz grew up in New York City. He came from the Dominican Republic when he was four years old. He majored in Communications (Filmmaking) and Theater arts at the City College of New York. "107 Street" his 1st feature film premiered at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. "Salsa Lessons" his 2nd feature won a number of awards at the Park City Film Music Festival. His 3rd feature "The Children of Hip Hop," won a special award at the Queens World Film Festival and Best USA Feature at the Latino Market Film Festival. He recently finished his 4th feature called "Three from the Block." He's currently editing his 5th feature film called "Mataré," composed of three vignettes or stories that are interconnected.