Latinx Women in Film was organized with Mezcla Collective as a part of DCASE professional development series to provide educational business resources for participants to learn and grow their craft, provide helpful feedback from industry leaders on their film shorts and help increase connectivity within Chicago creative community in film.
Diana Quiñones Rivera – Diana Quiñones Rivera is a Puerto Rican filmmaker based in Chicago since 2015. Since her move away from the East Coast, Diana has collaborated with numerous local dance and music artists and with various non profits on music videos, promos, documentaries and a docu-series. She is currently working on writing a narrative feature length script and on premiering/ distributing her second feature length documentary titled “Resistimos”.
About Mezcla Collective:
Our mission is to provide resources to ensure that women and non-binary filmmakers of color realize their full potential as storytellers and agents of change at a local level. Mezcla currently has three tiers of resources offered: hyper-local, knowledge transfer, and career advancement. By creating a local hub in Chicago, women of color can be provided with resources to enhance their craft by way of creating access to a network, workshops, and a centralized local community without having to look to coastal cities such as Los Angeles or New York City. Mezcla also seeks to level the playing field, ensuring that women and non-binary filmmakers of color are able to participate in their city’s bustling media production scene.