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In partnership with NALIP, Cine Sony is proud to announce the first annual Voces Nuevas – A Cine Sony Short Film Contest which will provide a platform to showcase and champion the talent and creativity of aspiring filmmakers.

Grand Prize: A Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000, a trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the 2019 NALIP Media Summit and to meet with Sony Pictures Entertainment executives, and a NALIP Scholarship. The trip package includes 1 coach class plane ticket, 5 nights’ accommodation in one hotel room determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and $600 spending money. The NALIP Scholarship will include: (a) one (1) year Media Maker Basic Membership; (b) access meetings/mentorship that occur throughout the year; and (c) a complimentary pass to NALIP tentpole events, such as the “NALIP Media Summit” (basic pass; access to keynotes and gala are not included), Latino Media Fest, and, if applicable, the “Diverse Women in Media Initiative”. The Media Maker Basic Membership includes: discounted member rates for the “Latino Lens” workshop and waived fees for the “Latino Media Market” application. The Grand Prize has a combined approximate retail value of $15,600.

In addition, grand prize recipient will screen their short film at the NALIP Media Summit.

First Prize: A First Prize winner will be awarded $5,000.

Second Prize: A Second Prize winner will be awarded $2,500.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Contest begins on 10/20/18 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on 1/31/19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For Official Rules and complete details, visit

How to Enter (subject to Official Rules):

- Participants must be 18 years or older.
- Participants cannot submit more than 2 submissions per name or email.
- Each participant must create a video in length between 2 minutes and 20 minutes.
- Participants must be the sole creator of their content.
- Participants video must have been completed within the last three years (October 2015 or later)
- Your video must be submitted in the following format: (i) Codec: ProRes 422 HQ; (ii) Resolution: 1920 x 1080; (iii) Frame rate: 23.98; (iv) Audio: 48 KHz 24 bit audio stereo; (v) File types: AV1, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2.
- If your video is in Spanish, your submission must have English subtitles. If it’s submitted in English, the submission must have Spanish subtitles.
- The content may not have been exhibited on broadcast TV, cable or licensed to a streaming platform (user generator content platforms are okay).
- Participant must submit a Director’s Statement. Once you’ve uploaded a project, under “View Project”, click on “Add Director Biography” to complete your Director’s Statement in the space provided. Your Director Statement CANNOT exceed 400 words and suggested topics may be included:
(i) the genesis of the project (where the idea came from);
(ii) why is the project important?;
(iii) why you’re the only one who can tell this story (what do you bring to the table that is unique to this project?);
(iv) what are your cinematic aspirations and influences?;
(v) what are the visual and technical approaches you took that make the film unique?

- If you’re selected as potential winner, you will be notified via email on or around May 17, 2019.

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