EVENT DESCRIPTION

This year we are raising the prize money and doing something new. We created the Zeliva Pictures Virtual Theater where we will have all the award winning films and 12 official selections available to be viewed. The screening will start on January 30, 2022 at 12AM and conclude on February 1, 2022 at 11:59PM. Only one ticket is required per party. We will email you the password on January 29, 2022.

Purchase your tickets at
https://filmfreeway.com/HispanicFilmFestival/tickets

Screening Link
Zeliva Pictures Virtual Theater
https://www.zelivapictures.com/zeliva-pictures-virtual-theater


Actor/Producer Luis Avilez (Pam and Tommy 2021, How To Get Away With Murder 2019, Brain Games 2020, Her 2020, Addicted 2017, Amateur Hitman 2018)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5788690/

is once again hosting the annual Hispanic Film Festival along with Zeliva Pictures production company (Her 2020, Addicted 2017, Amateur Hitman 2018, Captured 2018, Leaving 2017, Morning Routine 2017).

Festival winners will be announced on January 30, 2022 on our website.

Winners of the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Writer and Best Editor will have a chance to work with Luis Avilez and Zeliva Pictures production company on their next production.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

-Film must have been Produced by a latino/latina
-Film must have been Directed by a latino/latina
-Film must have at least one lead actor being latino/latina

If you do not meet the above criteria, please submit on our "Other (non hispanic/latinx submissions)" section. You will be eligible for most awards except Best Festival Short.

If you have any questions before submitting, please email us at zelivapictures@luisavilez.com

AWARDS AND PRIZES

We have increased our prize money this year!

$$$
Best Festival Short Film: $250


BEST FESTIVAL SHORT FILM

The Best Festival Short Film will be eligible to have their short film listed on Amazon Prime by Zeliva Pictures production company (Student Films, Music Video are NOT eligible for this).

Winner may deny this offer.

(RULES and RESTRICTIONS apply, see www.zelivapictures.com/prime-video for complete details)

OTHER AWARDS:

All winners will be posted on
https://www.zelivapictures.com/festival-winner-announcement-page and
receive an 11 x 8.5 printable digital certificate and laurels by email.

-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Director
-Best Writer
-Best Editor

Winners of the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Writer and Best Editor will have a chance to work with Luis Avilez and Zeliva Pictures production company on their next production.

-Best Drama Short
-Best Comedy Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Sci-Fi Short
-Best Horror Short
-Best Animation Short
-Best Experimental Short
-Best New Media/Webisode
-Best Student Film
-Best Music Video

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

Official Selections will be provided laurels and posted on https://www.zelivapictures.com/official-selections-1.

RULES/TERMS:

-All films/music videos must have been created after 2014

-All projects must be original, no adaptations of any existing copyrighted work

-All films/music videos must be in ENGLISH or have ENGLISH SUBTITLES

-A submission does not automatically guarantee your acceptance. You will be emailed a confirmation.

SUBMISSIONS:

-All submissions must be submitted in a minimum of 1080P

-Short films must be between 2 - 30 minutes (anything below 2:00 minutes and above 30:00 minutes will be disqualified)

-Music videos must be between 1 to 8 minutes (anything below 1:00 minutes and above 8:00 minutes will be disqualified)

-We do accept "work in progress" but the final film must be completed by the extended deadline (December 30, 2022).

-Previously submitted films may be resubmitted to be considered.

HISPANIC FILM FESTIVAL ADVERTISING:
By submitting to our festival, you agree to allow us to use snippets of your film for advertising purposes.

PRESS MATERIALS:

Poster, director photo and a minimum of 3 stills are required. Please do your best to provide a trailer. The trailer is not required but is definitely useful.

AGE RESTRICTION:

Anyone submitting must be at least 14 years old. If you are between 14-17 years old you must include your parent/guardians contact info (Name, Phone Number, Email)

STUDENT SUBMISSIONS:

Student Submissions will be listed as "STUDENT FILM" on any social media, website post and/or press. Student submissions ARE eligible for the Best Festival Short Film Award but are NOT eligible to have their film listed on Amazon Prime.

By submitting to our festival you agree to all the terms and conditions.

If you have any questions before submitting, please email us at zelivapictures@luisavilez.com

SUBMISSION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE

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  • Rick Reyna

    So exciting to be apart of this year film festival!!!! Let’s go!!!!!

    September 2021