The Georgia Latino Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit under the direction of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Inc. (LISTA). Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Inc. (LISTA) is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit providing institutions, organizations, events and corporations with technology and cultural enrichment services. These services include presentations, workshops, lectures, film festivals and more.

The Georgia Latino Film Festival operate in Atlanta Ga and Norcross Ga. Located just minutes from Stone Mountain. Norcross is a small town known for it’s arts centers, restaurants and easy access to area attractions, trails, restaurants, shopping and scenic byways.

The Georgia Film and TV Office, a component of the Georgia’s Department of Economic Development, the Atlanta Mayor's office on Film and Entertainment and the Georgia Production Partnership are annual supporters of the event and is sponsor of the festival and it’s activities.

Festival objectives:
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to conduct an annual film festival in the state of Georgia that features Latino produced films among other national and international entries.

Mission

The mission of the Georgia Latino Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and Georgia Latino filmmakers; and create opportunities for the Georgia communities to experience high-quality Latino films.

Vision

To make sure that our stories are being told in Hollywood and around the world and that our community has a place in Georgia where Latino film executives directors and artists at the forefront of the Latino Film and animation industry can come together to discuss the future of our industry and create a vehicle to develop the next generation of Georgia Latino film-makers.

Awards & Prizes

The Event offers Laurels and Awards to all winning Short and Long Form Movies, director, Actor, Actress, web-series and best student film.

Rules & Terms

Georgia Latino Film Festival Criteria

Entries must be written, directed, produced and/or principally acted by Latinos.
More than one entry can be submitted. However each entry must be accompanied by separate submission forms, fee and materials.
Year of completion must be 2016 or later.

All Spanish or Caribbean Language films must have English subtitles.
You are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline for a reduced fee.
Online submissions must include a signed copy of the entry form, fee, publicity photo and 250 word synopsis of the film.

Signing the entry form certifies that you are the rightful owner of the submitted work and own all rights and releases necessary for public screening. All legal clearances and releases including, but not limited to talent, music or stock footage are the responsibility of the filmmaker. The submitted film is not subject to litigation and is not threatened by litigation.

We require 2 DVD screener copies (NTSC-US format). They must be clearly labeled with title, running time, director’s name and contact e-mail address. A separate entry form and fee must be completed for each film. Payments must be made by PayPal only. No personal checks will be accepted.

DVD screeners will not be returned. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Please double check to ensure that your DVD plays back properly.

Web Series Entries: Open to all genres. Must be created or performed by people of color. Meet all of the previously stated entry guidelines. However, your submission should be a currently running web series. 2 DVD’S with 3-5 episodes (no longer than ten minutes each) should be submitted with your completed entry form. Please write ‘Web Series Entry’ on your entry form.

If your work is selected, you agree to provide a final exhibition DVD no later than August 31st, 2017. You give permission for Georgia Latino Film Festival and OVNLatino to utilize Movie, clips or stills of your entry for festival promotional purposes (including but not limited to television, web, OVN Latino and presentations).

There is no premiere requirement, however Georgia Latino Film Festival encourages at least an Atlanta premiere for selected films. A press kit is required only after acceptance. A color production photo or title is required with your submission.

Georgia Latino Film Festival is not responsible for damage to or loss of any submitted materials in route to the Festival. The sender is responsible for all shipping costs (including customs and delivery fees). Georgia Latino Film Festival will only acknowledge receipt of your entry by email.

Notices will only be given to accepted artists by the last week of September. Two festival All Access passes will be given to designated representatives of the selected entry. Master Classes and selected other events are not included.

Categories include:

Feature Film (narrative fiction): (40 minutes +)
Short Film (1-39 minutes)
Documentary: (30 minutes +)
Short Documentary: (1-29 minutes)
Best Web Series (1-15 minutes)

Submission fees cannot be waived. They are payable by PayPal only (please add PayPal use fee). Do not send cash. Submissions will not be returned. Student submissions must include a copy of current school identification.

Note that if your film was shot in Georgia or there are any Georgia ties of your principals (Georgia residence) there is an entry fee reduction. Verification is required.