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02-Apr-2015 2:47am PDT  

 

Boston Latino International Film Festival

13 Annual October 15, 2015 to October 30, 2015

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Bliff Festival / Jose Barriga
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
201 Renaissance Park
Boston MA 02115
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Phone: 617-599-4120
info@bliff.org
http://www.bliff.org

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Narrative Feature Film
A fictional film or video that is over 50 minutes.
Narrative Short Film
A fictional film or video that is under 50 minutes.
Documentary Film
A non-fictional film or video.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Boston Latino International Film Festival showcases films that deal with issues of importance and interest to the Latino community in the US, Latin America, and Spain. An important part of our mission is to portray an accurate image and representation of Latinos in the US and Latin America.
A large portion of BLIFF's programming focuses on human rights, immigration, environment and overall social justice issues.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
We are celebrating the Boston Latino International Film Festival since 2002! Thirteen years of the best movies, shorts, animations, and documentaries, that address important issues and represent the diverse Latin American and Latino culture to the Greater Boston community. Held in late fall, the festival screens films from a variety of different countries over several days in different venues across Boston and Cambridge.

When the festival was first established in 2002, the coordinators sought to accomplish a number of goals. First, they wanted to screen the best Latin American films in the three following categories: feature films, short films, and documentary films. Second, the festival sought to show films that portrayed more accurate depictions of the Latino and Latin American communities. Third, the Festival sought to strengthen intercultural relations between the Latino community and other ethnic and cultural groups. Finally, the Festival wanted to provide an outlet for Latino producers, directors, and writers to screen and discuss their work in the Greater Boson area.

Since that time, the Festival has worked with a number of different groups and organizations to achieve these goals. In addition to working with Boston exhibitors such as the Harvard Film Archive, Northeastern University and other entities in Massachusetts, the Festival has also established relationships with organizations such as Delta Airlines, Latino Public Broadcasting, Comcast, MIT and Harvard University, among others. As we organize this year's program, we look forward to working with filmmakers in bringing their work to the Greater Boston and Cambridge communities.

ORGANIZERS
Javier Marin (Marketing Director) ; Jose Barriga (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
Please send your submissions, without signature requirement to:

BLIFF Festival / Jose Barriga
Dept of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
201 Renaissance Park
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), "Bridging Communities Through Movies," will screen the best current videos and films in the following categories: Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film. The Festival will be held in November 2014.

The BLIFF Selection Committee, representing the diversity of the greater Boston area, will select the films and videos to be screened. The committee will look for innovative works that are by, about, or for the Latino community and have been produced between 2010 and 2014.

The following formats are accepted for submission:
DVD, Blue-ray

The following formats are accepted for exhibition:
Film: 35mm, 16mm

All entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by the Selection Committee; however, not all entries will be programmed. If your work is selected, you will be notified no later than October 12, 2014 to send the film in its original format.

Films must be postmarked by the submission deadline date.

All fees are nonrefundable. Payment must be made by check, money order, or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable in US dollars to: Boston Latino International Film Festival. Any filmmakers who would prefer to pay the entry fee by credit card should pay via Withoutabox.com, the International Film Festival Submission System.


To enter your film, please submit each of the following:

1. Completed Entry Form
2. Two (2) DVD or Blue-ray video copies of your film
3. Brief synopsis (40 words) in English or Spanish. Any synopsis in Spanish should also have an English translation.
4. Biography information (director, producer, actors, or writer)
5. Still photos (300 dpi if submitted electronically)
(Any digital photos can be sent to info@bliff.org)
6. Entry Fee

Due to the large number of submissions, the Festival cannot return any submission materials (MiniDV, VHS tapes, DVDs, press kits, etc.) that are submitted with your entry form.

NOTICE:
ALL PIECES IN SPANISH MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The shipping cost of any exhibition film, video, and/or promotional material to the Festival is the sole responsibility of the owner/distributor. Our staff will take every precaution in handling all films and videos. However, the Boston Latino International Film Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage to, or loss of, materials submitted. By submitting my film to the Festival, I agree to the following: - To the best of my knowledge, all statements that I have submitted are true. - I am duly authorized, on my behalf and on behalf of any person or entity who has ownership rights in the film, to submit this film to the festival and I represent that this submission will not violate any law or any right of the person. - I hold the Boston Latino International Film Festival, sponsors, their fiscal sponsor, and their affiliated and related entities, harmless from any damage to, or loss of the print of the film or any other materials submitted by me hereunder en route to or from the festival or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film. - I grant the Festival permission to keep the preview submitted video in the Festival video library which is available for research, educational, and/or noncommercial screenings.