Hebe Tabachnik Named Artistic Director Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival

Posted by Sydney J. Levine

Hebe Tabachnik has been named Artistic Director of the Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival presented by the The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Hebe Tabachnik

The showcase will present some 30 Latino and Ibero American films, panels, workshops and special events with the invited filmmakers and talent. Minneapolis, Minnesota and Saint Paul, Minnesotaare home to an incredible diverse population with great passion for the arts. Says Tabachnik, “I can’t wait to bring the best contemporary Latino and Ibero American cinema there.” Mark your calendars! Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival November 11 to 17, 2016.#‎hebecine#‎cinelatino #‎latino More info coming soon at

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About Sydney Levine:

Sydney Levine is an executive of longstanding in the international film business. She is a writer of the popular blog on international film business, SydneysBuzz which also has run on Indiewire, IMDbPro and IMDb since 2008 when Amazon acquired her twenty-five year old company FilmFinders. In 1988 Sydney created FilmFinders, the industry’s first database of worldwide features used by distributors, sales agents and festival programmers acquiring features. It became industry standard for organizing and tracking the rights-buying activities of the film business and was adopted by the Cannes Marché and developed into what today is called Cinando.com. She and her partner, Peter Belsito continue to provide consulting and strategic planning for producers, national film organizations and other educational initiatives in international film business at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Germany's Deutsche Welle Akademie, Talents in Berlin, Sarajevo, and Guadalajara, EICTV the international film school in Los Banos, Cuba, Chapman University, UCLA Extension, Vilnius University, et. al. She organizes, moderates and participates in panel discussions on the international film business, as well as producing white paper research and reports on SydneysBuzz.com. Sydney works with the markets in Cannes and Berlin in administering buyers’ data for North America, Latin America and Asia and gives tours of the market to newcomers. She opens the Cannes Shorts Corner with a presentation on The International Film Circuit for shorts. She has currently completed a book about Latin American Film Financing published in Spanish by the Guadalajara University Press. The English version on the Iberoamerican Film Business will be published in the fall of 2016.

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