FUNAVE is a place for the convergence and training
of a new generation of Spanish-language audio-visual narrators in the United
States – A platform for the study and exploration of new storytelling
techniques, research and collaboration in content development in Spanish.
The rapid growth of the Spanish
speaking community in the United States
has marked a new phase in the culture of this country particularly in
the audio-visual area - the demand of contents and professionals who can write in Spanish is continuously increasing.
FUNAVE was created in response to the insufficiency of Spanish-language
training options for screenwriters and youth within the U.S and is
the first laboratory for the learning, development and research
audiovisual narratives in Spanish within the United States.
WHY FUNAVE IN NEW YORK
New York is one of the main landmarks for the audio visual industry worldwide as well as the quintessential Tower of Babel for the Spanish. Here, the Spanish language is not only a tool for communication and coexistence but also an element of transformation and mixing - With more that 3 million people who speak the language, in New York we find every and each accent and culture from over 20 Spanish speaking countries in the world. This is a microcosm of endless possibilities where many of the new stories of the 21st Century will be born.