The Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival promotes the Latino Cultural impact on Cinema in the United States focusing on a unique mix of filmmakers, artists, film lovers and history at the heart of the Hispanic Community at Historic Capitol Hill.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature

Best Short Film
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Short

Grand Jury Award Feature
Grand Jury Award Short
Audience Choice Award

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Sound/Music
Best Editing

Submissions to the 9th Annual Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival are now open. The OKCine Latino is looking for works completed between 2021-2022. Submitted works must be about Latino culture, for the Latino community or made by Latinos. Please submit all screeners through official platforms.

All submissions will be pre-screened for eligibility by our selection committee to make our final Official Selections. Only Digital submissions will be considered via official platforms, do not send physical DVDs or Blu Rays of your film.

There are no refunds for submissions fees for selected or declined entries.

Submission Categories include:

Latino Narrative Feature
Any scripted work of fiction with a running time of 60 minutes or more
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Latino Documentary Feature
Any non-fiction work with a running time of 60 minutes or more
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Oklahoma Latino Narrative Feature
Any fiction or non-fiction work with a running time of 60 minutes or more
More than 50% of the production must have taken place in Oklahoma
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Oklahoma Latino Short
Any fiction or non-fiction work with a running time of 20 minutes or less
More than 50% of the production must have taken place in Oklahoma
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Latino Short Film
Any fiction work with a running time of 20 minutes or less
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Latino Documentary Short
Any non-fiction work with a running time of 20 minutes or less
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Latino Student Short
Any fiction or non-fiction work with a running time of 20 minutes or less
Open to any college student, proof of enrollment required
(Film must be by, about or for the Latino community)

Rules and Guidelines
It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that the screening link or physical screening copy they submit work properly. We will make an attempt to connect with you if we experience difficulties screening your film and expect a working copy in a timely fashion. Failure to comply will render your film ineligible from being placed under consideration.

Films must be submitted with English subtitles if the dialogue is in a language other than English.

Films must have been completed after January 2020.
Projects completed prior to January 1st, 2020 are not eligible for this edition of the film festival.

Upon acceptance to the festival, the following is required:

Shorts and Features:
Digital copy of your film in HD 1080p, MOV or MP4 (via WeTransfer, Box, Dropbox or Google Drive)
Press Kit containing 50-100 words synopsis in English
4 film stills, digital trailer with English subtitles, if film is in any language other than English

Exhibition files must be received at least 30 days before the festival dates.

Awards Categories:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Oklahoma Narrative Feature
Best Oklahoma Short Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Short
Grand Jury Award Feature
Grand Jury Award Short
Audience Choice Award
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Sound/Music
Best Editing

*Additional categories may be added based on festival showcases.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Chihiro Wimbush

    Thank you for inviting our film RICOCHET to be part of the festival (and for awarding us Best DIrector!). Communication was solid and we had a nice pre-screening Q&A with an enthusiastic volunteer. I hope the next time we'll be able to be there and do it in person. Kudos to all at OK Cine Latino Film Festival for holding this space for all these films.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Chihiro, congratulations to you and your team on such a powerful documentary, I know it will go places and we can't wait to see your next projects at OKCine Latino!!!

  • Very good festival. Great communication!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Miguel and once again congratulations on a very successful film, wish you only the best on your upcoming projects and hope to see you back at OKCine Latino!!!

  • Thanks for select our work, and the opportunity to be part to you touching festival, we are more than happy for the awards you give us, it is a great motivation to keep and to improve our art. Thank you so much and long life for the Ok Latino Fim Festival

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Once again, congratulations to you and your team, it was such a touching documentary and well deserved wins!!! Hope you see your next project at OKCine Latino!!!

  • Great festival! Had some really great quality films and their communication with directors is too notch. Thank OKCine for showcasing amazing Latino films.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much and we can't wait to see your next projects!!!

  • alexander rosales

    The selection of films were wonderful! Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging and it's safe to say I'll be coming back with another project! This is an excellent festival for Latino stories!

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you SO much Alexander!!! Can't wait to see more of your projects!!!