Presented by HBO, The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is widely hailed as the premier Latino event in the country. The festival proudly returns home, Summer 2019!

* Please note festival event dates listed are NOT final. Please follow our social platforms for all updates including dates of the festival.

The New York Latino Film Festival is dedicated to producing culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. The festival is committed to showing the best our rich and diverse community has to offer.

Over the past 16 years, NYLFF has been the setting for many breakout indie and studio releases, serving as a marketing bridge to this targeted, cross-cultural and influential audience. The result is acquisition and box office success.

We are seeking New York, U.S., World or East Coast premieres. Films that have already played in a New York festival will be considered, but our priority is for premieres of any form.

The submission does not have to be about the Latino experience or directed by a Latino. A Latino or person of color however, must be in a lead creative position. i.e. Director, Actors, Producer.

All films must be completed by no earlier than late 2017.

*****READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING*****

CATEGORIES
• Narrative (U.S. Domestic Features)

• International Features (Latin America, Mexico) *All films other than English must be subtitled

• Spectrum (Multicultural-Urban, films beyond the Latino experience)

• Documentary (Long and Short Form)

• Midnight (Horror/Genre, Experimental/Off-Beat)

• Short Film (Narrative)

• Futuro (Web Series, Pilots-scripted and unscripted) *For submission you must enter the pilot of the series. You can submit ONE other episode for further consideration. You will need submit separately.

Film Presentation:
Only DCP’s, unless informed otherwise will be projected. (IF THE FILMMAKER CANNOT PROVIDE THE CORRECT PROJECTION FORMAT, THE FILM WILL NOT BE SCREENED).

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission if the completed film will be ready by this summer, date TBD. Please label the screener “Rough Cut” and specify what is missing (i.e. temp sound, needs color correction, etc.)

Awards are presented in all categories

CERTIFICATION
APPLICATION NOTE:

Under contact and submission info, we request that the filmmaker or person responsible for ALL communication moving forward on this submission, will be the point of contact. If selected, the person as the contact on the application will be the only person the festival communicates with.

I have read and agree to the festival submission and participation requirements and certify that I am authorized to submit this film to The New York Latino Film Festival. This film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation.
I hold New York Latino Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the DCP or Print en-route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

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  • I can't say enough about this festival. It was inspiring, moving, encouraging. This festival turns the spotlight on Latinx creatives has created opportunities for so many filmmakers like myself. It's by-passing the gate keepers and opening the door for unknown talent to be seen. I am so humbled we were included and can't wait to see what these talents come up with next!

    September 2019
  • Mariona Lloreta

    Excellent festival! Great staff, programming was fantastic, and it was also geared towards adding a lot of value to filmmakers. Very diverse selection and beautiful sense of community. One of the best festivals I've ever attended!

    September 2019
  • Lin Que Ayoung

    It was an Amazing Experience! Great Festival! All of the people associated with the festival were extremely polite and attentive. I met Wonderful Filmmakers and Executives, all of which were approachable and enthusiastic to get to know you. Can't wait until next year!

    September 2019
  • Amazing experience. So honored to be part of this very special festival. The programmers truly care about the films they choose and passionately support the filmmakers behind them. The panels were expertly curated and moderated. I learned a lot and made valuable connections. I was sad when it was over!

    September 2019
  • Jose Navas

    What can I say? Amazing! Great event with a great staff. A must attend film fest.

    September 2019