The 19th annual CortoCircuito Latino Shortfest will take place in New York City November 6-9, 2023.

CortoCircuito was created to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain and the United States. The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life and diverse cultures of the Spanish, Portuguese and indigenous speaking communities. Each year, the selections include animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental works, many of which have US and NY premieres.

The Festival involves multiple programs, Q&A’s and fiestas to celebrate the contributions Latino cultures have made to New York’s cultural landscape.

The focal point of the festival programs and workshops are films and conversations that contribute to the foundation and development of a more collaborative, just, and peaceful society.


*Films should be from, or deal with topics about Latin America, Spain and Latinos in U.S. in the categories of Fiction, Experimental, Animation, and Documentary

* Foreign Language Films must be subtitled in English

* Films should be no longer than 26 minutes in length and must have been released
during the 24 months prior to the date of the Festival (November 6, 2023)

* Formats for film exhibition: 1080p H264 .mov .mp4, ProRes. Other formats
may eventually be used and will be analyzed case by case by the festival

*Deadline for film submission is September 19, 2023


* All screenings are in-person at venues around NYC, and are free of charge & open to the public