Call for Films: Center for Mexican American Studies & Research Conference

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) seeks original or previously-screened short films - ranging from 10-45 minutes - for its 9th Annual Conference. The film festival will be held on March 22, 2012 on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.

The film festival aims to enhance awareness and exposure to the experiences of both the Mexican American community and/or Mexican American filmmaker to independent cinema, media, and the motion picture industry.

Present your short film to an eager audience. Submission of all types of film, both narrative and documentary, is encouraged. Both professional and student films are welcomed and will not directly compete with one another. If accepted, you will be invited to discuss your film.

Finally, there will be a prize competition for 1) Best film overall and 2) Best student film. 

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2012

* Film Submission Fee is required.
- $0=High School & OLLU students; $10=non-OLLU College Students; $20=Non-students
- (Make checks payable to CMASR Conference and Mail to address below)
Our Lady of the Lake University, Moye 110
411 SW 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

* BY FEBRUARY 24th: Submit an application: To submit, you can either:
1) Submit online here
2) Create and email a Word/PDF document to
A. Biography of filmmaker(s) (maximum 100 words)
B. Contact information: Email, phone, mailing address
C. Length of Film
D. Title (maximum 50 words)
E. Synopsis or overview of film (between 250 words and 500 words)

* Media: Submit 3 copies of your film via DVD, VHS or website. These copies will not be returned.

* The deadline to submit your entry is February 24, 2012.

* Dr. Renelinda Arana at or 210-434-6711 #8151
* Address for Film Submission:
Our Lady of the Lake University, Moye Hall 208
411 SW 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207