Branching off from The Indie Gathering International Film Festival comes the United Latino International Film Festival. The Indie Gathering began in 1996, and through all our years of accepting film submissions, we have recognized the outstanding quality of Spanish-language films and a greater demand for a Hispanic/Latino film festival..

The United Latino Film Festival exists to showcase the Hispanic/Latino independent filmmaker. Our mission is to encourage filmmakers through a competitive showcase of independent features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.

Awards & Prizes

Awards to attending filmmakers include trophies, plaques and certificates.

Rules & Terms

Films may be submitted from any country but MUST be in Spanish. All films REQUIRE English subtitles. If your film is in both English and Spanish, all English portions will require Spanish subtitles, and all Spanish portions will require English subtitles.

After submitting your project, e-mail your project information and genre selection to

Film Genres: Action / Animation / Comedy / Comedy-Romantic / Documentary / Drama / Drama-Comedy / Drama-Crime / Drama-Romantic / Experimental / Family / Fantasy / Horror / Horror-Comedy / Martial Arts / Sci-Fi / Slasher / Suspense-Thriller / Trailer / TV Pilot / Web Episode / Western

If your film is selected to screen, you MUST send us a hard copy of your film (DVD or Blu-Ray) in NTSC Region 0 or Region 1 format. We will not screen from files, and we cannot screen PAL discs. We can ONLY screen from playable discs. Any selected film that is not received will be replaced in our lineup, with no exceptions.

5 Reviews

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    David Torres


    August 2017
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    steven bachrach

    Unfortunately, we were not able to travel from California to Ohio to support our short film, "Dogs & Tacos", which screened at United Latino/Indie Gathering this month. But we can express our satisfaction with the terrific and timely communication from the festival, and we were incredibly impressed by the breadth and quality of the programming. Hopefully our next film will also earn acceptance, in which case we will definitely unearth the money required to support the festival in person. We only evaluated the categories we experienced as non-attendees this year.

    August 2017
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    Ralph Isenberg

    Did not attend festival and was a little confused about our acceptance but the festival is obviously well grounded and will be growing in the years to come.

    August 2016
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    Mary-Lyn Chambers

    Although we were unable to travel to this festival and meet the good people there, I do want to say how nice and efficient they were with all the arrangements and communications. We were fortunate to win an award, which made this festival very special. I highly recommend this Festival to other filmmakers. Thank you for putting a focus on Latino stories. Warm thanks - Mary-Lyn

    August 2016
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    Skinner Myers

    Everyone was great!! Will definitely apply here again!!!

    August 2016