Call for Entries: Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival

The Third Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival (FLAFF), to be held Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2014, launches its inaugural LOLA Award for best documentary and best short (30 minutes or less) films.  FLAFF's LOLA Award will recognize and honor great filmmaking achievements, including direction, acting, cinematography, script writing, and storytelling. FLAFF's LOLA Award will be granted to Latin American and Latino/a filmmakers working in the United States or abroad.

Documentary and short film submissions are now being accepted.  Best documentary film and best short film will be determined by a jury of film experts and makers.  For more information on submission guidelines and process, visit  The 2014 FLAFF LOLA Award will be presented to the two winning filmmakers during the closing screening on Sunday, April 27.

FLAFF is the first and only festival in the region showcasing the extraordinary and innovative work of Latin American and Latino artists.  Each year, the Festival includes screenings of ground-breaking works from all genres.  Festival programs attract a diverse audience, developing a new space in the Philadelphia region where filmmakers, actors, producers can meet with other artists, engage with audiences and present and discuss innovative work.  

Subsequent FLAFF Festival calls for film submissions will include other film genres, including but not limited to drama, comedy, science fiction, and animation.

"We are very excited about the LOLA Award!  It is much overdue opportunity to finally recognize Latino and Latin American artists who are producing the most exciting, cutting edge and significant work," said Beatriz Vieira, FLAFF's Executive Director.