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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The festival is seeking innovative works that are 'by', 'about' or 'for' the Latino community, that have been produced between 2012-2014.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Twenty one years ago, the San Diego Latino Film Festival was originally established as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and most well respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 270,000 people have attended during the past twenty years, and almost 2000 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened. Past festival guests have included such renowned individuals as John Leguizamo, Alfonso Cuaron, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia, Carlos Carrera, Rodrigo Prieto, Alex Lora, Lupe Ontiveros, Bruno Bichir, Tony Plana, Elpidia Carrillo, Humberto Solas, Dennis Leoni, Arturo Ripstein, Paul Rodriguez, Luis Mandoki, Danny Trejo, Patssi Valdez, Luis Valdez, Gregory Nava, Edward James Olmos, Lourdes Portillo, Moctesuma Esparza, Ray Bradbury, Jacob Vargas, Patricia Velasquez, Fernando Sariñana, Lucia Murat, Nancy de los Santos, Vanessa Bauche, and hundreds of other emerging and established Latino filmmakers.
Glenn Heath (Exhibitions Coordinator)
Media Arts Center San Diego is now seeking films and videos for 21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 2014).
Media Arts Center San Diego's prestigious and internationally recognized San Diego Latino Film Festival, soars into its' 21st year with impressive and exhilarating new activities, special events and initiatives. The 21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) is now accepting entries for the 2014 festival. SDLFF will take place March 2014 at the Ultrastar Cinemas Mission Valley at Hazard Center located in beautiful San Diego, California. Last year's festival was attended by an audience of 20,000 actively-engaged film lovers, filmmakers, actors, programmers, distributors, industry representatives and journalists. The San Diego Latino Film Festival has used the unique geographical and cultural position of the San Diego Border Region to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and U.S. Latino features, shorts and documentaries.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY: Entries may be submitted in only one category. Categories include: Narrative Feature (40 min. and longer), Documentary Feature (40 min. and longer), Documentary Short (under 40 min.), Narrative Short (under 40 min.), Experimental Work, Youth Work (For film and video works shot, directed and produced by youth under 18 years old), Local Work (produced or directed by a current resident of San Diego / Tijuana Border Region), and Student Work.
AWARDS: Competition judges reserve the right to withhold any awards if entries in any category do not meet the awards criteria. Jury decisions are final. Awards will be announced at awards ceremony on Saturday, March 16th.
ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are based on running time. Entry fee: $15 (shorts) and $25 (features). Payment in U.S
dollars only please. Domestic entries may pay by check (payable to MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO), money order, Visa or MasterCard. International entries please pay by Visa or MasterCard. Checks or money orders are not accepted for international entries. International entrants who do not wish to pay by credit card must contact the San Diego Latino Film Festival for instructions on sending a bank wire transfer. Do not send cash. Entry fees are not refundable.
SUBTITLED ENTRIES: All non-English-language entries must have English subtitles for preview and for Festival presentation. Exceptions may be made for entries with little or no dialogue. If you have questions, please contact us before sending your entry.
COST & LABELING: All shipping costs to and from San Diego must be bourne by the sender. All tapes and DVDs must indicate title, shipper's name and return shipping address.
INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES: We recommend that all entries from outside the U.S. be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air freight if customs and delivery fees have not been prepaid.