Welcome to the Latino International Film Expo, or as we affectionately call it, “The LIFE.” Our mission is to create an arena for Latino filmmakers from around the world to showcase their films and be celebrated for their creativity and contribution to the cinematic arts. LIFE also strives to create a space for movies lovers to come and enjoy independent films that are created by and/or featuring Latinos.

There will be jury awards for:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Performance
Best Ensemble

1) We ask that all films be in their final, completed, state and filmmakers have secured the rights to all images and audio associated with their film as we are not responsible for this.

2) If your film is selected for the Latino International Film Expo you will be expected to make your film downloadable either through the FilmFreeway submission page or via Vimeo. Failure to do so will disqualify your film from our event and it will not be shown.

3) We do not accept hard copies of films.

4) Films in any language other than English must have subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival. Thank you for the opportunity, it was truly an honor.

    October 2022
  • Matthew Baquero

    Greg and his entire team at LIFE have successfully put together a wonderful exposition of films. LIFE strives to capture the spirit of Latin-American culture and the festival put together a wonderful line up of films to do just that. Communication with the festival was excellent! I definitely recommend Latinx filmmakers to submit to the Latino International Film Expo!

    August 2022
  • Jane Brill

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the festival in person but LIFE was very communicative and generous. I was thrilled to be awarded as a winner. I certainly would recommend the Latino International Film Expo to everyone. I hope it continues to grow strong!

    August 2022
  • Monica Ocegueda

    This was my first year submitting to Film Freeway and LIFE was the first to select my film! Thank you LIFE for recognizing and selecting my work! I feel extremely fortunate for you believing in my short film.

    July 2022