Samuel Douek has a strong passion for promoting Mexican cinema.
He’s done so for most of his professional career trough the Hola Mexico Film Festival which initiated in Sydney, Australia. Since then, the festival has played in more than twenty cities worldwide. However, Los Angeles had been the heart & soul of the festival with a yearly event with more than 10,000 attendees, 50 million impressions and more than 50 guests from all over Mexico including high profile personalities like Damian Alcazar, Kate Del Castillo, Cecilia Suarez and hundreds more.
Recently, Douek launched Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today, a seminar to help 20 young latino filmmakers of East LA to help their career and close the gap between Mexicans in LA and Mexico.
Marketing, event management and sponsorship are his passions, thus making possible for the Hola Mexico Film Festival to flourish as the largest Mexican film event outside Mexico.