The 1st Latin American Poetic Short Film Festival (LAPSFF) 2008 (dedicated to Bimbo Rivas) took place at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, located at 236 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009, Tuesdays in September and on October 7, 2008.

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The 1st Latin American Poetic Short Film Festival (LAPSFF) 2008 (dedicated to Bimbo Rivas) took place at The Nuyorican Poets Café, located at 236 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009, Tuesdays in September and on October 7, 2008.

Sponsored by Loisaida Evolutionary Arts, "Poetic Film is a combination of expressive images and sound. It is original and personal. It need not be about poetry and yet, it can be set to poetry. It is lyrical and dreamlike; it expresses new ideas, evokes emotion, triggers thought and heightens the spirit. If we are fortunate, Poetic Film may someday be uncovered for us to discover."

The distinguished Panel of Judges was comprised of the following individuals ...

Judith Escalona: Filmmaker, writer, curator/professor of film and television production at The City College of NY; founder and director of Prdream (Dot) com and MediaNoche.

Merriman Gatch: Theatre director and playwright

Edwin Pagán: Filmmaker...

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