NYFA alum Elizabeth Grimaldo stars in Algo Azul (2021), a selection for this year’s 32nd AFI Latin American Film Festival hosted by American Film Institute. Grimaldo is a 2015 graduate of the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Acting for Film program in Los Angeles. The Panama-born actress is recognized for her roles in Dream Killer (2019), Al Otro Lado del Luro (2018), Acepto (2021), Little Star (2016), and Sueños de Verano (2011).
Grimaldo’s most recent work, Algo Azul is a romantic comedy that follows the story of a high-end wedding planner, Ana (played by Grimaldo) as she organizes the wedding of a famous actress and influencer, along with her own. When a strange turn of events results in Ana accidentally stealing her clients’ $20,000 wedding dress, Ana resolves to make the most of fate before she’s caught. As Ana and her pursuers engage in a mad dash across Panama City, she reflects on the meaning of true love and learns about herself along the way.
Directed by Mariel García Spooner, Algo Azul was filmed in Panama City’s lushly historic Casco Antiguo and was named an official selection for the 2021 Los Angeles Latino and Cine Las Americas film festivals. The film also stars Andrea Pérez Meana, Andres Lutrell, and Pablo Brunstein.
The 32nd annual AFI Latin American Film Festival is one of North America’s largest and longest-running showcases of Latin American cinema. Screened films include work from Spain and Portugal as the festival celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The festival is one of Washington’s top events and features international festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits, and debut works by promising new talents. The New York Film Academy congratulates Elizabeth Grimaldo on Algo Azul’s selection at the 32nd AFI Latin American Film Festival and her continued success.