What does the name mean?
Our name is meant to evoke our position in relation to both Independent Film,
and to commercial Hispanic Film.
The edgy, intelligent work produced by Independent Latino Film and Video makers
over the past decades has been almost entirely absent from the official history of
American Independent Film.
Similiarly, we find ourselves as Independents equally invisible in relation to purely
commercial attempts to reach "The Hispanic Market."
Our work then, as Independent Latino Film and Video makers, is of a Sub-Cinema-
a rich, active, but parallel and distinct cinematic universe,
existing on the edges of recognized and celebrated American Cinemas.
We take the name 'SubCine' to describe this position in relation to American film culture.
It is ironically exactly that position we hope to challenge by organizing ouselves and forming SubCine.