The Festival promotes Latino culture in the United States by presenting the finest and most recent films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. The Festival stresses the importance of the artistic and educational value of film. The Festival is non-competitive. However, the most popular feature, documentary and short are awarded the Audience Choice Award on Friday, April 27, 2012.
The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC) produces events throughout the year including workshops, retrospectives and premieres. In addition, the ILCC maintain a cinema library as a resource for educators, filmmakers, distributors, television stations, and others members. The cinema library is composed of past participating Festival films and is used for educational and non-commercial purposes.
An entry fee of $50 USD per work is required. The Festival’s Film Selection Committee selects all features and shorts films. Works from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States are considered as well as works from other countries if the director is of Iberoamerican descent, or the subject matter is directly related to Latino culture.
To be considered for the Chicago Latino Film Festival, a complete entry form must be postmarked by this date. The deadline is December 16, 2011. Go online to Chicago Latino Film Festival to download the submission guidelines.
The deadline is March 23, 2012 for exhibition prints 35mm and Blu-ray in NTSC. Must arrive at the Festival by this date.
For more information about the submissions process contact Chicago Latino Film Festival by e-mail Film@LatinoCulturalCenter.org.