The third annual CreArte Expo Latinx Short Film Awards takes place in Brownsville, Texas. We want to encourage, support and honor emerging Latinx filmmakers and films that have Latino themes. We accept all genres, including sci-fi, fantasy, horror, animation and documentary. We will honor filmmakers whose work exemplifies originality, diversity and creativity.

Films cannot be longer than 15 minutes. The judging committee will review all the submitted films. Judges will select the films that will be honored at the ceremony.

The festival Jury will present one film with the Grand Jury Award. The winner will receive a $1,000 post production services award from DC Creative. The filmmaker can use the grant for their submitted film or for a new film within 6 months of the awards ceremony.

The Brownsville Audience Award for Best Film will be voted on by the audience at each screening. The awards will be announced at the CreArte Expo in Brownsville on March 28 & 29.

CreArte Expo will announce the 2020 recipient of the Spirit Award at the awards ceremony. A pioneer from the film industry will be honored for their work, public service and social justice. Previous CreArte Expo honorees were Joaquín Cosío and Renée Victor.

The CreArte Expo Latinx Short Film Awards is produced by EPF Media and ROCA at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center for the CreArte Expo. DC Creative is a sponsor of the CreArte Expo Latinx Short Film Awards. The CreArte Expo honors and celebrates the rich traditions of Latino culture and art.

Official Selection, Brownsville CreArte Expo Latinx Short Film Awards
Jury Award - Best Film
Audience Award Brownsville - Best Film
CreArte Expo Spirit Award

1. Entries must be no more than 15 minutes long.
2. Films are required to either: a) be made by a Latinx director or b) have a Latinx subject or theme.
3. We will accept films in any genre (drama, sci-fi, animation, fantasy, documentary etc.). Preference will be given to films that are associated with comics, sci-fi, fantasy and horror).
4. All entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway.
5. Films in Spanish must have English subtitles and films in English must have Spanish subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Leon Landazuri

    Great attitude and communication with the organization

    April 2019
  • Reynier Molenaar

    Had a wonderful time screening with this festival. The staff was very nice and communicative. I wish I could have attended in person, the photos from the event look really fun!

    March 2018
  • Faustino Alanis

    Amazing Festival. It was very well organised . The event was very enjoyable and the hosts treated us very well. The communication was Amazing.

    I highly recommend this Festival to any Latino filmmaker looking to get their film project into a festival.

    February 2018