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

Only films completed on or after December 10, 2020 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, and 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 different program, included festival on demand program and educational screenings, we must receive a high quality subtitled mp4 or h264 no later than 6 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.

*We don't share waiver code with films with distribution. Any distributor need to pay the inscription fee.

Overall Rating
  • Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso

    Thank you very much for having selected LUCINDA URRUSTI. PAINTER.
    Best wishes to this festival and its organizers!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!


    Thank you very much. I hope to be part of your festival very soon again.

    January 2021
  • Gisela Chicolino

    Thanks a lot for screen Latino talents!

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Gisela!

  • Hugo Pinto

    Great one. Amazing response on this pandemic times. Nari Weaver rules the world. Perfect host.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Hugo Pinto!

  • Things really happened last minute like coordinating the Q&A and knowing when the film was going to screen.

    We had a nice Q&A but not really sure who watched it or what was the impact of it. I also noticed that the person leading our Q&A led many many more that day and the following days, it seemed like the responsibility and the face of the festival was just one person which led me to question how over worked this person was and how much that must have heart the experience of filmmakers during the festival.

    No networking possibilities at all. It didn't feel like my film got anywhere by being in this festival probably in part due to the fact that it was virtual.

    October 2020