The 5th Annual Katra Latinx Festival call for entries now open! Presented by Digital Ocean, the Katra LatinX Festival is the premier independent Latino film festival in the country. Katra’s Latinx mission is to champion independent Latino talent in front of and behind the camera where it belongs - ON THE BIG SCREEN! New York Daily News covered our return for in-person screenings this year in the following article:

KLX is an offshoot of the world-renowned Katra Film Series and was formed after the release of the 2019 UCLA Diversity Report revealed the dearth of the Latinx diaspora in Hollywood. KLX aims to change that by discovering, exhibiting and promoting new works by underrepresented Latinx Filmmakers with theatrical screenings, panel discussions, workshops and distribution opportunities. All of our official selections will be offered a distribution deal with one of our major streaming partners and will compete for $10,000+ in prizes. KLX is dedicated to empowering and showcasing Latinx filmmakers from around the world including screenwriters, episodic creators, music video directors and more. To be eligible for consideration two key members of the production must be of Latinx descent (either writer, director, producer, or actor). We accept features, short films, episodics, microshorts, TV pilots, documentaries, music videos, experimental films, animation, screenplays and more.

Katra Latinx Festival is presented by Digital Ocean and sponsored by Final Draft, JMR Rentals, CineLife, Canon USA, Screenblade, URBN-TV, UKW Media, GpopTV, New York Women in Film and TV, International Screenwriters’ Association and Meditative Writing.

PLEASE NOTE: The work does not have to be about the Latinx experience or written/directed by a Latinx filmmaker . A Latino/a/x, however, must be in a lead creative position. i.e. Director, Writer, Producer.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2021 and be subtitled in English.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

2. Exhibition Format: DCP

3. Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the Katra Latinx Festival to screen the work, and use the work for any exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to Katra Latinx Festival. Katra Latinx Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from the Katra Latinx Festival.

5. Submission Fee
The submission fee is non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Richard Troche

    Great Festival! They screen our film Bronx River and there were open mided to looking at all art created by Latinos.

    August 2023
  • Loved the Katra experience! Highly recommend

    August 2023
  • One of the best festivals in NYC. Supportive, encouraging and wonderful programming at an incredible venue!!! Highly recommend to all Latine filmmakers. Submit!

    August 2023
  • Jezabel Montero

    Katra was awesome! In only three days they managed to organize great short film screenings at a beautiful Regal cinema (with reclined seats), after parties, interviews, red carpet and awards show. For a new festival they are hitting it out of the park. The organizers are kind, friendly and so helpful. Our film won Best Short and we received a one week camera package as the prize - we didn't expect that! The value, as we know, is high! Submit to this festival, it's worth it, as we need more that support Latinx film makers!

    July 2023
  • Khaya Fraites

    It was such an honor to be selected for this festival and we had a great time attending!

    July 2022