¡Sorpresa!, the Spanish-language children’s network, has selected the five ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition finalists that will screen as part of the Youth Media Program at the 16th annual Hamptons International Film Festival to be held on Oct. 15-19, 2008.
This year’s films focus on immigration issues and the importance of preserving Hispanic culture, highlighting the competition’s 2008 theme and ¡Sorpresa!’s tagline, “The World You Imagine.”
The winner will be selected at the Hamptons International Film Festival, and featured with the other finalists in the 2nd annual original special, “Luz, Cámara, ¡Sorpresa!,” hosted this year by filmmaker Jorge Colon and scheduled to premiere on ¡Cine Sorpresa! on Oct. 26 at 8:30 PM EST after an encore presentation of the 2007 special at 8 PM EST.