Sorpresa! Announces Partnership with Hamptons Film Festival

The ¡Sorpresa! Network announced  that it has joined as a partner and sponsor of the 15th Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival to be held October 17th – 21st, 2007. The ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition is a new signature program that will be part of the Hamptons International Film Festival's Youth Media Program for youth ages 6 to 17.

¡Sorpresa! will be working with area school districts, community and cultural organizations, its multiplatform operators and digital community to promote film submissions that showcase Hispanic culture and identity. ¡Sorpresa! will select five finalists and these films will be shown at the 15th Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival and will be aired on ¡Sorpresa! throughout Hispanic Heritage Month which concludes on October 15th. The grand prize winner will be selected at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Visit for competition details and learn more about the Festival at

"We know that our viewers have tremendous pride in their Latino heritage and we want to stimulate and encourage their creative abilities", commented Leonard Firestone, ¡Sorpresa! President and COO. "Our partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival allows us to deliver a new category with which to engage our ¡Sorpresa! viewers and digital community."

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