Actress Dascha Polanco Honored at The 2017 Dominican Film Festival in New York
Carrying on the yearly tradition of celebrating individuals that continuously contribute to the enrichment of Dominican culture through film and television, the Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNYC) honored the work of Dominican Actress Dascha Polanco during an intimate event at Seawalk Restaurant in Washington Heights.
Independent and driven, the actress and mother of two, Dascha Polanco is widely recognized for her roles on the hit Netflix Original Series, Orange is the New Black (OITNB), JOY by David O. Russell, The Perfect Match by executive producer Queen Latifah, The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, and many other notable projects.
“As a leading young Latina actress, Polanco is at the forefront of entertainment and continues to pave the way for future Hispanic women finding their spotlight in Hollywood and beyond,” says Armando Guareño, Executive Director and Founder of DFFNYC.
The 6th annual Dominican Film Festival in New York runs July 25-30, 2017 under the slogan: “We Are More than Merengue and Bachata… We Are Cinema!” The program includes a variety of cinematic genres and formats- and all films are from the Dominican Republic and/or co-produced with countries such as Spain, France and the U.S. The festival offers a platform for members of the Dominican film industry wherein both new and established filmmakers can promote their works to the public, establishing DFFNYC as a premier cultural event for Uptown and Washington Heights’ residents.
The festival will host screenings at the United Palace Theatre (4140 Broadway, bet. 175th – 176th Streets), the AMC Empire 25 (234 W 42nd Street), the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University Medical Center (104 Haven Ave, at W 171st Street), the Armory Foundation’s Hall of Fame Theater (216 Fort Washington Avenue, near 168th Street), the Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium at NY-Presbyterian Hospital (173 Fort Washington Ave.), and the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura in the U.S. (541 West 145th Street, 2nd Floor).
DFFNYC is organized by Cine Art Entertainment Productions, in collaboration with The Global Film Festival of the Dominican Republic. Its roster of sponsors include the Dominican Film Commission (DGCine), Columbia University Medical Center, the Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood, Telemicro Internacional, Apple Bank, The Hispanic Federation, Delta Air Lines, Councilman Hon. Ydanis Rodriguez, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, Univision Nueva York, UniMás Nueva York, The Armory Foundation, Univision Radio, Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en New York, Dyckman Beers, and Emblem Health, among others.
The complete list of films, schedule and high-resolution photos are available on the DFFNYC website: www.dominicanfilmfestival.com