From the team that previously brought you the Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) comes Cinefest Latino Boston, a new and better premiere film festival, founded and led by Boston filmmaker Sabrina Avilés. Cinefest Latino Boston is committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together and reveal the complex issues affecting the Latinx community in the United States, as well as communities in Latin America and Spain.
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Audience Award Winners (short & feature)
Our preference is online submissions.
The CINEFEST LATINO BOSTON 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 2020 and 2023.
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 7, 2023 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.