Film Festivals
New York International Latino Film Festival
By Geovanny Salas, N.Y. International Latino Film Festival
Jan 28, 2007, 17:41

Application Deadline: Saturday March 31.

Celebrating eight years of Latino cinematic excellence, NYILFF is committed to showcasing films and artists that offer expansive depictions of Latino culture to a cross-section of our diverse nationalities and communities. NYILFF screens films from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean made by, about and/or for the Latino community. Emerging beyond just a film festival and into a premiere marketplace for Latino film, the festival attracts over 20,000 attendees and industry executives from throughout the U.S.

We will consider films from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean made by, featuring, about and/or for the Latino community. We will consider all forms: feature narrative, short films, documentary and experimental shorts. All projects must have been completed by no earlier than 2005. Projects in a language other English must have English subtitles. Films cannot have been broadcast (television or Internet) or distributed commercially in the U.S. prior to the festival. Exceptions are made for short films and documentaries. All genres are welcome.

Previous NYILFF premieres include:
Favela Rising, Quinceanera, Rikers High, Imagining Argentina, Girlfight, Raising Victor Vargas, Empire, Crazy/Beautiful, Nicotina, A Day Without a Mexican, Undefeated, Manito, Washington Heights, Rhythm of The Saints... to name a few.

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