The mission of San Francisco Latino Film Festival is to provide a platform for films made by US Latino, Latin American, or Iberian filmmakers- as well as films by and about Latinos. We showcase films with a distinctly Latin American/Latino experience or point of view. Cultural events like our community festival - connect us to each other locally and across borders.

Audience Awards- Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Doc, & Short Narrative

+Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all dead-line, film length, entry material and other requirements.
+Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
+The film MUST maintain at minimum a “San Francisco” premiere status prior to SFLFF11- Both prior to and throughout our fest. NO ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SCREENINGS while at SFLFF11.
+Not eligible if viewable online (youtube/vimeo- except password protected screener) in the United States.
+Not released commercially in the United States- theatrical, DVD, or other distribution.
+Eligible if released outside of the United States- theatrical, DVD, or other distribution.

Note : Submissions may be in work-in-progress form; however, works that are not final cuts must be clearly marked “Work in Progress (WIP)” or “Rough Cut” with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, Avid output, missing animation, etc.) Also, due to the volume of submissions, only ONE replacement copy (i.e. final cut) will be accepted and replacement copies will not be accepted after June 20, 2019 (unless solicited by the Festival).
If subsequent to its initial consideration, the Festival determines that a submission no longer meets all of the criteria listed in the applicable chart above, the submission will be designated ineligible.

If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival:

(1) You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at SFLFF11; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at SFLFF10; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Cine+Mas SF and any of their respective directors and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at SFLFF11.

(2) You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (i) one exhibition copy of the invited work; (ii) a back-up DVD or BluRay disk for exhibition.; and (iii) additional exhibition copies, if requested by the Festival. We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. Shipping is paid by you. If you want the exhibition copy returned provide a return envelop with paid postage or the FedEx/UPS/DHL account number.

All exhibition copies must be delivered in any of these formats BluRay or DVD as well as a backup DVD. We exhibit at movie theaters,cultural centers & universities where formats are frequently limited to DVD. Digital files are optional - MP4.

(3) You must provide promotional collateral: high resolution digital images, link to downloadable trailer, filmmaker headshot & bio, promo postcards, & a theater poster.
(4) You must provide at least one copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives.

+ I hold the Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the film; and agree to provide the Festival a print of the film at my own risk and/or provide my own insurance to cover loss and/or damage of the print. Prints and tapes are insured by UPS for up to $100 per entry.

+ I agree that all materials will be sent prepaid, and understand and agree that if they are to be returned to me, I must provide full return postage and packaging. Entries destroyed otherwise.

+ I understand that acceptance of my film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for any party of the film’s production. I understand the Festival does not pay rental fees.

+ I agree that if accepted, the Festival may use stills &/or up to 3 mins. of footage from this submission for Festival promotion, publicity & marketing via internet, print, screen, radio &/or TV.

+ I understand that the number of screenings, days and venue is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

+ I understand that once a film is submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn.

By SUBMITTING this form & fees (when applicable) you agree to the terms of agreement.

Overall Rating
  • Kristin Tieche

    Second time enjoying this festival as a filmmaker. The audiences are great and in convenient locations. Screening times were excellent. Parties are fun. Easy to meet other filmmakers and make new connections.

    February 2019

    muy buen festival. me encanto ser parte del mismo

    October 2018

    It has been an honor being part of the 10th SF Latino Film Festival with our short film 'Iku Manieva'. Best wishes from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México!

    September 2018
  • Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso

    An all-round wonderful festival! Great hospitality, great venues, great screenings and savvy audiences. Thank you for having selected my documentary. I had a great time in SF!

    September 2018
  • Tony Vaca

    Hands down one of the best festivals i have ever attended! Great people. Great atmosphere, Great talent, truly inspirational! Definitely will be attending next year! San Francisco Latino Film Fest= AMAZING!

    October 2017