**Extended Deadline: September 17th @ 11:59 pm PST**
NALIP Latino Media Fest is the unique presenter of the best U.S. Latinx content across all media platforms: narrative short films, TV/Streaming pilots, digital content, documentary shorts and tech narratives (VR/AR/XR).

NALIP’s Latino Media Fest brings together Latino filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 2-day event. The festival will feature premieres, workshops, master classes, nightly industry mixers and star-studded awards ceremony to recognize substantial work in entertainment that inspires Latinx creatives to continue moving their projects forward in front of and behind the camera.

**To ensure the health and safety of our participants and attendees, we will be hosting this year's Latino Media Fest entirely online.

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers seeks to inspire, promote, and advocate for Latinx content creators in media, as an established non-profit organization, NALIP advances the development of Latinx content creation through its programs focusing on narrative, documentary, television, and digital formats.

Audience Award
The Latino Media Fest Audience Award is voted on by Fest attendees through electronic ballots after screenings.
Jury Award
The Latino Media Fest Jury Award is voted on by a pre selected panel

· Creative team must reside in the U.S.A. including Puerto Rico
· Short films and digital web series must be less than 20 minutes.
· Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality must be less than 20 minutes.
· Television Pilot must be 20 minutes - 40 minutes.
· Must feature Latinx talent on or behind the camera in leading roles, and/or focus on issues that pertain to the Latinx community
** A closed caption version and a non closed caption version will be needed**
· Projects in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival consideration and presentation.
· All projects must have been completed after October 2019.
· Must be World, West Coast, or Los Angeles Premiere. (Questions, please see our website or email us)
· Entry fees are non-refundable.
· *Must be a COMPLETED filmed project in order to be considered.*
· *No Script submissions please*


All projects must be submitted via secure online screener - either as a password protected Vimeo link attached to your submission or uploaded directly to FilmFreeway. Online screeners must be available to stream; we do not accept any films that must be downloaded.

We DO NOT accept DVD or Blu-Ray screeners. In addition, we cannot accept screener links via email, they MUST be attached to your submission.

Screening Requirements:
If your project is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:
· For short films, digital content and episodic: DCP (must be DCI compliant)
· Digital press kits with photo stills (color and black/white)
· Headshots of director(s) and writer(s)
· One sentence publicity synopsis of film & 150-word synopsis of film.
· Trailers, clip reels, posters, and EPKs (if available) to maximize exposure for your film.


By entering your film for consideration to the 2021 Latino Media Fest, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Latino Media Fest, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Maria del Mar Rosario

    It was a nurturing and insightful experience. Not only the festival reaches a broad audience, but I also felt extremely supported. The festival online was very well organized with an array of opportunities to showcase, grow, and network. I am extremely grateful to Nalip for an amazing experience at the Latino Media Fest and for supporting Latino emerging filmmakers.

    October 2020
  • I can't say enough how honored I was to be a part of NALIP's Media Fest in 2020. Everyone was super kind, professional, on-task, and accommodating. I had so much fun and NALIP did such a wonderful job of celebrating us filmmakers despite the pandemic. The website was top notch with a great, easy to use build. Films and Q&As are still up for reference. Asombroso. Fue realmente, asombroso todo. Gracias, NALIP!

    October 2020
  • Mariona Lloreta

    I was fortunate to be an official selection at NALIP Latino Media Fest 2019 with my short film "The Moon Never Dies" along with an incredibly talented group of 8 other directors, 6 of them being female directors. Fantastic programming, great organization and many opportunities to network with other piers as well as key executives and industry members throughout the festival. Absolutely recommend!

    October 2019
  • I was fortunate to be an official selection at NALIP Latino Media Fest with my short film Red Paint. LMF put on by NALIP was an amazing over all experience where I left with amazing new contacts and friends. I cannot see enough good things about NALIP.

    October 2018
  • cristian proa

    awsome experience for the filmmakers and people in industry.

    October 2017