This year the Dominican Film Festival in New York is proud to celebrate a very special event honoring the accomplishments of award-winning Dominican actress, comedian and TV host Kiki Melendez. As part of the “1,000 Friends of the Dominican Film Festival Spring Soirée,” Ms. Melendez will be the recipient of our Annual Achievement Award. The Dominican Film Festival’s Achievement Award was established to honor an individual for his or her ongoing contribution in enriching the Dominican culture through film and television.
Kiki Melendez is an actress, writer, producer, host and creator of Kiki Melendez’ Hot Tamales Live! – A talent showcase that celebrates diversity in America through performances by comics, sketch artists and dancers. Among her many awards: American Latino Pioneer in Entertainment, The Lupe Ontiveros Visionary Award (Georgia Latin Film Festival), American Latino Award (nomination) and the prestigious MAVERICK AWARD (Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival.) Film credits include her critically acclaimed film biopic Journey of a Female Comic, Day Shift, National Lampoon’s Cattle Call, and Benny Bliss and The Disciples of Greatness.
Television credits include Hot Tamales Live!, (Showtime Networks), Kiki Desde Hollywood (Galavision) #Locos Y Contentos, Tracy Ullman Takes On (HBO), Strong Medicine (Lifetime), City Guys (NBC), Steve Harvey Show (WB) and more. As a writer her credits include: Chase Hope and Faith, Gina and Blair and Exonerating Evidence. Theater credits include Latina’s Don’t PMS in Los Angeles which she directed and produced and Madres y Heroinas, a surprising breakthrough performance in a dramatic role. Currently, Kiki has just premiered a groundbreaking show on national television #LocosYContentos in the tradition of SNL and Mad TV for Latinos in America. “This is a launching pad for talented Latinos” said Kiki Melendez, Executive Producer.
This special event will include drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, music, and the opportunity to network with other business professionals. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dominican-film-festival-spring-soiree-tickets-15827229670