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
  • Katherine Castro

    I LOVE the Seattle Latino Film Festival. Such a great experience!

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!!

  • Enrique García Fernández

    Lots of hospitality. Much love. And we also returned to Spain with three Festival awards.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was an honor having you in our festival. Merry Christmas!

  • My film "Valor & Sacrifice" - a Puerto Rican historical drama found the perfect home at this Latino-focused film festival in my city. An incredible programming team who put together a great event that is celebrated by the community.

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful review.

  • It was a real honor to have our documentary film The Rumba Kings in the Seattle Latino Film Festival. This is an amazing festival with a real passionate team.

    Special thanks to organizers Jorge, Nari and all the stuff of the festival for their hard work, for their love towards films, and for their incredible energy!

    January 2022
  • What Amazing festival! A Grate honor to be a part of this 2021 edition! Thank u so much!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Mariana. It was a pleasure as well having you in our 13th annual edition.

    SLFF Team