éVENTS | First Annual Latino Short Film Festival

Calling all American Latino Filmmakers; get your cameras ready!


Latino Short Film Festival

Alright, young filmmakers, get your cameras ready!

The Official Latino Short Film Festival mission is to showcase, nurture and support the emerging creative American Latino filmmaker in the United States. With the evident lack of representation of Latinos in studio films and T.V. it’s really up to US (The American Latino) to tell our stories from our perspective. This Festival is created, funded and organized by American Latino Filmmakers who believe that supporting the emerging talent is the only way we will start to see a real representation of us in the BIG SCREEN. 

If you are an American Latino Filmmaker and have something to say, write it, rehearse it, film it, edit it and submit it. There is NO charge to submit your film.

There will be awards for the following:  

Best Short Film: $ 1,000 Grand Prize

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $500

In addition, there will be a few $250 merit awards.

According to the official terms and conditions, the film can be any genre so long as it is scripted, contains at least one lead Latino/a actor/ress, is filmed between January 1, 2013 and July 4, 2015, is edited on 720 or 1080 HD format, and is between 3-20 minutes long. Filmmakers must be at least 14-years-old to participate, and those under the age of 18 will need parent’s consent to submit. Other than that, let your imaginations run wild and get crazy and creative!

The contest is FREE for all participants, so don’t let anything hold you back.

For full terms and conditions see The Official Latino Short Film Festival website.

About the author:

As Latin é's Editor-in-Chief, Caitlin believes in quality over quantity, doing things right the first time, and humming to herself during difficult tasks. A true Texan at heart, she also believes in the power of cowboy boots, that the stars at night should always be big and bright, and that everything (especially the food) is bigger in Texas. When she's not writing or editing she enjoys curling up to read a good book (or three), going on grand adventures (the more walking involved, the better) with her adoring and adorable husband, bright colors (in clothes, cooking, and everything else), and going barefoot. She likes her food spicy, her music soulful, and her news breaking. You can read more of her work on her website, www.themathom-house.com!


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