aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival is the longest-running Latin American film + media arts festival in Canada. Designed to promote and celebrate Latin American cinema and media art, aluCine aims to provide an exclusive showcase for Latin American directors of independent cinema.

We are committed to championing underrepresented voices in the works and artists we feature. We remain committed to programming and promoting community-oriented events that raise the profile of independent Latin arts in broader communities, and to developing a public appreciation for the wide scope of Latin Canadian arts activities.

We are a Toronto-based festival, but we accept and welcome submissions from around the world.

aluCine Best Film Award

Best Documentary Award (sponsored by Hot Docs)

Best Local Film Award

Best Fiction Film Award

aluCine encourages submissions that are independently produced by Latin American filmmakers and artists living in their countries and abroad. We welcome short films and videos of all genres, including but not limited to: narrative, fiction, documentary, animation, video art, experimental and web-based art. Please note that aluCine accepts short films as works up to 30 minutes in length and feature films. All works selected for aluCine are eligible for the Festival Awards. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We receive works to be screened in the following formats:
– 35 mm
– 16 mm
– Digital (1920X1080 to be sent through our platform)
– BluRay

Video submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway. Any other material or questions should be directed to: