LALIFF is a premier international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform.

Submission Categories
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U.S. Feature Films:
- Any narrative, documentary, animation etc. with a total running time of more than 50 minutes are eligible for feature submission.
- Only features made in the United States will be accepted at this time.
- We will NOT be accepting feature films that have had commercial, theatrical, television or internet distribution in the United States.

Official Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019 | Fee: $35.00
*We will not accept any late submissions of any kind.

U.S. & International Short Films:
- Any narrative, documentary, animation etc. with a total running time of less
than 50 minutes are eligible for short submission.
- International and domestic films are accepted.

Official Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019 | Fee: $25.00
*We will not accept any late submissions of any kind.

Episodic Content:
- Projects must be scripted or improvised fiction of any genre or documentary
series.
- Applicants may submit single or multiple episodes of the same project, provided that the total running time does not exceed 180 minutes, including credits.
- Multiple episodes should be submitted as one continuous video file.
- Individual episodes may not exceed 60 minutes in length.
- Open submissions in this category are not eligible for the Festival if the submitted content has been made available to the general public via any platform (broadcast television, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.).
- Projects originating from outside of the United States are still eligible provided that the content has only been released within their country of origin.
- If the submitted content is a continuation of an existing series, only new episodes are eligible for open submission to the Festival.

Official Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019 | Fee: $35.00
*We will not accept any late submissions of any kind.

Submission Format
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- To be eligible to submit for 2019, films need to have been completed after January 1, 2018.
- Feature Films & Episodics that have premiered in Los Angeles are NOT eligible for submission to LALIFF. Any film/episodic that has premiered outside of Los Angeles is eligible for submission.
- Short Films do not have have a premiere requirement to be eligible for submission.
- Submissions shall be submitted through FilmFreeway. It is your responsibility to ensure that your online entry contains correct information and is properly submitted.
- Films not submitted through FilmFreeway will not be considered.
- Only one film per entry form. Multiple entries on one application will not be considered.
- We are currently only accepting submissions via Vimeo web link only. If your video is password protected please include the password and be sure to not change the password for the duration of the decision-making process.
- Non-English language films must have English language subtitles at the time of submission.

** If selected, films must be available for projection in DCP and/or Blu-ray.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • David Tripler

    LALIFF was an amazing experience. As a Filmmaker they created an amazing environment during an exclusive Industry day networking event where Executives from reputable and established companies met with you. The advice given by some was top notch on how to navigate forward, quite a few turned into meetings and running into friends only continues establishing strong relationships. The talent displayed was amazing to watch and know it's only going to be stronger next year.

    August 2019
  • Jessica Siqueiros

    The NETWORKING a this festival is incredible. Plus the people all around are amazing. Everything about it was a dream.

    August 2019