The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), "Bridging Communities Through Movies," is in its 17th 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 2016 and 2018.
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 August 4, 2017 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.
NOTE: ALL PIECES IN SPANISH MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Please send your submissions to:
Boston Latino International Film Festival
1510 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131