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April 10, 2019
23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival- Call For Entries
December 11, 2019
May 6 – 10, 2020 | Austin, Texas, USA
**Students receive a discounted price of $10 off (meaning the entry fee will be $25) when they submit their films before the regular deadline, January 17th**
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers, and distributors to participate in the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its twenty-third consecutive year. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos 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, 2018. All entries are also eligible to participate in the festival’s non-competitive sections. For all works where the spoken language is not English, English subtitles and/or narration are required.
The festival grants the following awards, designated to the director(s) of the film:
• Jury Awards in the categories: First or Second Dramatic Feature ($1000 USD); Documentary Feature ($1000 USD); Dramatic Short ($500 USD); and Documentary Short ($500 USD).
• Audience Awards in the categories: Best First or Second Dramatic Feature ($1000 USD), Best Documentary Feature ($1000 USD), Best Hecho en Tejas Film ($500 USD), and Best Music Video ($500 USD).
Submissions should be at the Cine Las Americas office by the following dates and times:
• Deadline: January 17, 2020 (Non-refundable entry fee US$35) • Late Deadline: February 14, 2020 (Late entry fee US$75) • Youth Films Deadline: February 14, 2020 (Youth Films pay no entry fee)
HOW TO SUBMIT
All entries this year must complete an entry form via one (1) of the following three (3) platforms. The festival offers the following submission platforms for festival entries. Please pick your preferred platform (links below) and submit through just one (1) service.
• Each film submitted by the regular deadline is required to pay a non-refundable fee of US$35. • Films submitted after the regular deadline and before the late deadline are required to pay a non-refundable late fee of US$75. • Youth Film entries pay no fee. • Students or NALIP members: US$25 regular deadline and US$50 late deadline. (Verification required.)
General guidelines by which the festival determines eligibility: • Contemporary films and music videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula are eligible to participate. • Contemporary films and music videos made by Latinxs (from any part of the world) AND/OR about Latinxs (in any part of the world) are eligible to participate. • Contemporary films and music videos made by Indigenous groups of the Americas AND/OR about Indigenous groups of the Americas are eligible to participate.
Please note that a film or video does not have to be both made by AND about Latinxs or Indigenous groups of the Americas; either of these elements will qualify a film for submission and review. Please direct any questions related to the eligibility of your film or video to the Selection Committee at email@example.com.
Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2018.