The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), "Bridging Communities Through Movies," is in its 18th year. BLIFF will screen the best current videos and films in Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories.

The Boston Latino International Film Festival showcases films that deal with issues of importance and interest to the Latino community in the US, Latin America, and Spain. An important part of our mission is to portray an accurate image and representation of Latinos in the US and Latin America.

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 2017 and 2019.

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 8, 2019 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. Two (2) copies 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 (Blu-ray, DVDs, press kits, etc.) that are submitted with your entry form.

Participants are responsible for paying their own shipping costs.


Please send your submissions to:

Boston Latino International Film Festival
1510 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131

Overall Rating
  • janice rogovin

    I was delighted to attend BLIFF this fall, as a filmmaker with a film screening. The venues for the screenings were excellent and the audiences enthusiastic. Besides locally produced films, many other films originated in Central and Latin America, making the contents rich in culture and of social interest. Participants I met - other fillmakers, staff and volunteers - were warm and fun to be with. The Director, Sabrina Aviles, works hard to expand the quality and reach of the Festival with good results!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Janice. We love supporting local filmmakers!

  • Debora Totton

    I was so so pleased to be part of such a wonderful event in which celebrates films and give visibility to our under represented latin film community. Although, I was not able to attend the film festival, I was so honored to have my film exhibited at a nice venue at one of the most prestigious universities in Boston. The communication with festival was smooth and they did their best to ask all my inquiries. Thank you so much for your great contribution to elevate the Latino visibility in American film industry. Definitely, I'd be submitting again my future projects.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias, Debora!

  • it was a Beautiful Festival...and a great time

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias, Oldren! It was a great time!

  • John Summa

    I want to thank the BLIFF team for making my participation in 2017 a very memorable one. I've been to many film festivals in the past two years, and seen the best and worst. BLIFF falls in the former category. Very dedicated people who put on an outstanding film festival, one that supports true indie filmmaking. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to participate in the 15th annual BLIFF with our feature film.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias, John. Also happy to support local filmmakers!

  • Alexandra Hidalgo

    This is a very well organized festival with excellent and fast communication with filmmakers. They really are committed to valuing and enjoying films by Latinxs. Very honored to participate.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias, Alexandra!