Pa'lante Theater is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual - Afro Latino Film Festival. is a film festival dedicated to highlighting the Black / Latine / Puerto Rican / Afro Caribbean cultures/communities throughout the world.

We are seeking short films as well as feature films that highlight the lives of our diaspora. All film makers are welcome to submit regardless of your cultural background, we are looking for films that call out and highlight social justice issues of the day that happen to include Puerto Rican / Afro Caribbean communities at the forefront of your work.

All films will be showed live and then uploaded (password protected to the Afro Caribbean Cultural Center YouTube Page).

Two Categories of Awards:

- Judges Awards (Animated Film, Short Film, Musical Film, and Feature Film) to be determined prior to Film Festival screening.

- Audience Awards (Animated Film, Short Film, Musical Film, and Feature Film) to be determined and votes tallied after festival completion.

Prizes for Winners:
- Film Festival Award Winner Official Wreath
- Certificate and Official Letter of Winning Status
- Virtual or In person invitation to film festival (For Judges Award Winners Only)

- All submissions if accepted must be made available for download / shared via google drive/drobox etc.

- Judges decisions are final and we thank you for submitting.

Overall Rating
  • This is long overdue but after a year of film festival runs, myself and the crew would like to thank the Afro Latino Film Festival for selecting us as part of your program this year. It was honor to tell an Afro Latino story from an unlikely place like Tokyo, Japan and have the Afro Latino Film Festival accept us.

    December 2023
  • Enrique Lebron

    It was such an honor having our film INMATE selected for this first annual Afro-Latino Film Festival. Its incredible to have representation in our state of Connecticut. The visual quality and sound of the screenings was absolutely top notch. I will for certain submit again next year. Gracias, y Pa lante mi gente. Estoy muy orgulloso de ser pate de tu festival. Bendiciones. 🙏🏽🇵🇷 ✊🏽

    June 2023
  • Guesnerth Josue Perea

    We are so thankful and humbled to the folks at the Afro-Latino Film Festival for their care and attention to our film, and for awarding us as the Best Documentary Short. The Afro-Latino Film Festival has our highest recommendations, the directors showed the care in the films they selected, and they were wonderfully curated. We are glad to have been a part of its inaugural festival! When we set-out to make this film, we didn’t even envision being in a single festival and are now thankful for the care and attention of folks like the Afro-Latino Film Festival. We hope to cooperate and collaborate again with the folks at the ALFF. The film, this award and collaboration are powerful reminders of the strength and resilience of Black communities. Thank you!

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Gracias Josue! The Film Faith in Blackness is a much needed film and a tool for healing and understanding! The conversations it sparked and the hope it gave to us all. We loved it thank you. Here's to you and your team making many more successful films. Thank you so much! Pa'lante Siempre Pa'lante! Gracias - Pa'lante Theater Company (Afro Latino Film Festival)