We invite submissions from Latin-America, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and the United States. Our aim is to present the most outstanding Ibero-American films available and to help them reach international success.

The Seattle Latino Film Festival is a ninth day film and fun filled event that offers participants numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, industry professionals, non-profit organizations, and the media in beautiful Emerald City.

The Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF) celebrates the art and entertainment of Latin American and Romance language cinema at the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

All the films should be in Spanish, Portuguese, Indigenous Languages, also we invite submit film in English, Italian and France; all need have English subtitles.

Trophy and Certificates will be designed by a local Artist. The festival will also grant the following monetary awards:

Best Narrative Feature - $ 1.500.00 USD
Best Documentary Feature - $ 1.000.00 USD
Best Short Documentary - $ 500.00 USD
Best Short Narrative - $ 500.00 USD
Best Short Animation - $500.00 USD
Audience Award - $ 500.00 USD

Only films completed on or after January 1, 2019 are eligible.

We only accept World, U.S., West Coast, or Northwest Coast Premieres.

Submissions are welcomed from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and the United States. All United States entries must be written, directed or produced by a Latino(a) and/or have a theme relevant to the Latino(a) culture.

Acceptable languages are Spanish, Portuguese, Indigenous Languages, Italian, French, or English.

Subtitles are suggested for all submissions, but only required if the film is accepted into the festival. Non-English language films should have English subtitles. English language films should have Spanish subtitles.

Fees are not refundable.

Awards are based on the overall merit of the entry and decisions of the judges are final.

If your film is chosen to show at the Seattle Latino Film Festival and its differents program, included the SLFF educational screenings, we must receive a high quality subtitled DCP or Blu - Ray no later than 3 weeks prior to the festival screening. Non-English films are required to have English subtitles while English films are required to have Spanish subtitles.

The Festival does not deal with any copyright issues. All copyright issues should be resolved by the film’s authors.

Filmmakers retain 100% their rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Festival organizers have the right to use extracts of the film for promotional purposes.

By entering this festival you are agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless SLFF, its officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and/or liability arising out of entering and/or transmitting your film to the Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Cindy Wathen-Kennedy

    A truly wonderful experience! I highly recommend them. They were incredibly professional and supportive.

    April 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Paloma Zapata

    I received notification that my movie had been selected at the festival. They wrote me an email saying that I could already make it public and that I would soon receive the laurels. I answered this email with thanks, and asking for more information, asking in which section the movie would be, if the organization covered the director's travel expenses or if there was a screening fee. I received no response, and after some time I looked for information on the internet, and found the festival's schedule, without my movie being on the list. I wrote to them for more information, and they told me that there were too many films in the selection and that they had left out the ones that had asked for a screening fee ¿?. I believe that festivals should be more respectful with filmmakers, after all, they live thanks to us.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Our apologies for this inconveniente. Festival like SLFF in the United States are doing with lots of passion and little budget. Fortunately we count with the support of many that facilitate to make the event a successful. Past edition SLFF premiered in Seattle more than ninety films from twenty countries. With a limited Delta Air Lines Sponsorship SLFF invited 18 filmmakers from eleventh countries. Thank you so much for your review!

  • The SLFF staff did an excellent job selecting the films this year. This is especially important to our community as SLFF is our only Laitnx festival here in the PNW and SLFF gives us access to films that truly need to be seen.

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • agamenon quintero

    Excelente festival, espero estar en una próxima edición

    October 2019
  • Anthony Alvarez

    Great festival, hope to make it in person next movie. Thanks to all the staff.

    October 2019