The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), "Bridging Communities through Movies," is in its 19th year. BLIFF will screen the best current films in Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Narrative and Documentary Short Film categories.
Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Latino International Film Festival has been committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together and reveal the complex issues that affect the Latinx community in the United States and the cultures of Latin America and Spain.
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Audience Award – Short (narrative or documentary)
Audience Award – Feature (narrative or documentary)
Our preference is online submissions. In rare cases, we will accept blu-rays, but online is always preferred and a way to guarantee that the film will be viewed by numerous panelists.
The BLIFF Selection Committee will choose the films to be screened at this year's festival. The committee will look for innovative works that are by or about the U.S. Latino community, Latin America and Spain. They must have been produced between 2018 and 2020.
All entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by the Selection Committee; however, not all entries will be programmed. If your work is selected, you will be notified no later than July 10, 2020 to send the film in its original format.
Films must be postmarked by the submission deadline date.
All fees are nonrefundable.
To enter your film, please submit each of the following:
1. Completed Submission Form
2. One copy of your film in one of the accepted formats
3. Brief synopsis (40 words) in English or Spanish. Any synopsis in Spanish should also have an English translation.
4. Biography information (director, producer, actors, or writer)
5. Press kit and/or still photos (300 dpi if submitted electronically)
6. Entry Fee
Due to the large number of submissions, the Festival cannot return any submission materials that are submitted with your entry form.
Participants are responsible for paying their own shipping costs.
NOTE: ALL PIECES IN SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Please send your submissions to:
Boston Latino International Film Festival
1510 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131