Founded by pioneer Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves) we are thrilled to bring back the innovative Latina film festival with a new look and venue.
The Mission of the Latina Independent Film Extravaganza is to celebrate Latina Directors and their contributions to cinema. The festival is a showcase and networking event to create a community that supports and helps connect Latina Filmmakers inspiring them to continue to make authentic Latina stories and most importantly to get hired.
Awards will be presented but the ultimate goal is to lift up our community collectively!
Best Director Feature
Best Director Short
As well as other awards that will adjust to the program each year.
All films have to be directed by a Latina Director.
(Latina identifying is US born and Immigrants/Foriegn born Cis or Trans Women with family roots from Latin America, i.e. Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America. Latinas residing in the mentioned regions are welcome to apply as well.
Films which have not premiered in Los Angeles are given preferences.
ATTENTION STUDENT SUBMISSION: In order to receive the student submission fee you must email in a copy of your student ID and proof of school enrollment for spring 2022.