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

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

U.S. Feature Films:
Any fiction film, documentary or animation in any genre made by Latino filmmakers in the United States with a total running time of more than 50 minutes are eligible for feature submission. World premiere must have occurred no earlier than January 1, 2021, and we will NOT be accepting feature films that have had commercial, theatrical, television or internet distribution in the United States.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Early Submission Deadline: January 16, 2022 | Fee: $30.00
Regular Submission Deadline: February 13, 2022| Fee: $40.00
Late Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022 | Fee: $50.00

U.S. & International Short Films:
Any fiction film, documentary or animation in any genre made by Latino filmmakers (in the U.S, Latin America and the diaspora) with a total running time of less than 50 minutes. World premiere must have occurred no earlier than January 1, 2021, and we will NOT be accepting feature films that have had commercial, theatrical, television or internet distribution in the United States.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Early Submission Deadline: January 16, 2022 | Fee: $15.00
Regular Submission Deadline: February 13, 2022| Fee: $25.00
Late Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022 | Fee: $35.00

U.S. & International Episodics:
Scripted or non-scripted series in any genre made by Latino filmmakers. 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 U.S. 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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Early Submission Deadline: January 16, 2022 | Fee: $20.00
Regular Submission Deadline: February 13, 2022| Fee: $25.00
Late Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022 | Fee: $35.00

U.S. & International New Media, Interactive and Video Games:
Eligible projects include but are not limited to virtual reality, 360ยบ films, augmented reality, web projects, multi-media installations and multi-platform projects, as well as games that are created for web, console, virtual reality, augmented reality, and video games. Projects must have an interactive element. Linear or 2D film will not be accepted at this time.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Early Submission Deadline: January 16, 2022 | Fee: $15.00
Regular Submission Deadline: February 13, 2022| Fee: $25.00
Late Submission Deadline: March 13, 2022 | Fee: $35.00

SUBMISSION FORMAT

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 digital file.

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  • Jose Navas

    One of the best festivals in the world. Meet industry executives and get your career jumpstarted! The atmosphere is electric. So glad to be a part of the LALIFF familia! A must-attend on every directors list.

    July 2022
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival on this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    July 2022
  • Jeremias Segovia

    Amazing fest. Thank you to all the team behind LALIFF.

    June 2022
  • Fantastic festival experience. This was our first festival experience outside of Florida, and to be not only in LA, but have the films screen at the iconic Chinese Theater was amazing in itself. When you factor in the hard work that people like Diana, Jorge, Rafa, Guillermo, Edward and others do, the result is just an amazing experience.

    June 2022
  • A top notch film festival that really caters to its filmmakers and films by connecting us to the industry. We had the opportunity to have the full red carpet experience in the heart of Hollywood at Chinese Theatre, with the most professional programming, PR, and press team. For any filmmaker, if you have the opportunity to screen at LALIFF you'll have the best experience that you won't get at any other film festival. You'll have the opportunity to also connect and meet with executives, filmmakers, and more that are based in LA.

    June 2022