Deadline Approaching: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, to take place from April 22 to 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The festival showcases contemporary films from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, and films by or about indigenous groups of the Americas, are also invited to participate.   

To be submitted for consideration, projects must have been completed after January 1, 2012. For all works where the spoken language is not English, English subtitles and/or narration are required. Preference is given to regional or national premieres, as well as to films that have not screened theatrically in Austin or on national television in the USA prior to the festival.

Cine Las Americas is the only Latino and indigenous festival in Austin, Texas, offering audiences the opportunity to view works of artistic excellence, cultural diversity and relevance in contemporary cinema. The festival program includes feature length and short films of all genres, including narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation.  

All information can be found at

Late Deadline: January 17, 2014 at 5:00pm (Late entry fee US$50)
Emergencia Youth Films Deadline: January 17, 2014 at 5:00PM (Youth Films pay no entry fee)

Jury Awards in the categories: First or Second Dramatic Feature; Documentary Feature; Dramatic Short; and Documentary Short
Audience Awards in the categories: Best First or Second Dramatic Dramatic Feature and Best Documentary Feature
Youth Jury Award for best "Emergencia" film
Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) Award for best Made in Texas film