The third annual CreArte Expo Latinx Short Film Awards is a binational event. The awards take place in Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. We want to encourage, support and honor emerging Latino 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 honored films will be screened in Matamoros and Brownsville.
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 and the Matamoros 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.
The CreArte Life Achievement Filmmaker Award will honor a Latino filmmaker. Previous 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
Audience Award Matamoros - Best Film
CreArte Life Achievement Filmmaker 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.