Call for Entries: San Diego Latino Film Festival

The 20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) is now accepting entries for the 2013 festival. SDLFF will take place March 7-17, 2013 at the Ultrastar Cinemas Mission Valley at Hazard Center located in beautiful San Diego, California. Come celebrate our landmark 20th year with an even broader program of exhilarating new activities, special events, and initiatives. Submit early for discounted entry fees!

Last year's festival was attended by an audience of 20,500 actively-engaged film lovers, filmmakers, actors, programmers, distributors, industry representatives and journalists from around the world. 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. 

Early Entry Deadline: September 7, 2012
Entry Fees: Short Film ($15), Feature Film ($25)
Normal Entry Deadline: October 5, 2012
Entry Fees: Short Film ($25), Feature Film ($35)
Late Entry Deadline: November 9, 2012
Entry Fees: Short Film ($40), Feature Film ($60)



Never participated in SDLFF before? Become a part of San Diego's proud celebration of the best in Latino film. The 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival will include expanded opportunities for participating filmmakers and their films/videos to take the spotlight. The following is just a taste of what filmmakers and attendees can experience by participating at the upcoming San Diego Latino Film Festival:
* 155 feature and short films to be screened
* over 100 guest filmmakers and actors
* SDLFF Awards Competition
* "Country of Focus" showcase
* Workshops/Seminars with industry representatives and filmmakers (i.e. "Financing", "Distribution")
* Special 20th Anniversary Spotlight
* Celebrity Guest Curator
* "Tributes" to acclaimed filmmakers/actors
* Concerts @ the Fest
* Pre-Fest Launch Parties
* Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Gala Celebrations
* SDLFF Awards Ceremony
* Free Student Outreach Screenings
* "Meet the Filmmaker" Dialogues
* SDLFF's Annual "Border Visions" Sidebar

SDLFF 2013 is seeking innovative works that are 'by', 'about' or 'for' the Latino community, that have been completed between 2012-2013. Work previously exhibited in the San Diego / Tijuana Border Region - whether theatrically at another local festival or broadcast on television, - is not eligible to apply. A panel of distinguished curators from the San Diego and Tijuana community will select the films and videos to be screened during the "Official Selection" of the festival. All entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by curators, however, not all entries will be programmed.
Films must be submitted with English subtitles if the dialogue is in a language other than English. Films must have been completed after January 2012.