THE 14th ANNUAL BOSTON LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR ENTRIES

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THE 14th ANNUAL BOSTON LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR ENTRIES

“Bridging Communities through Movies”

Boston, MA – The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) marks the opening of its 14th annual festival with a call for entries. The festival will take place September 29 to October 2, 2016 in Boston and Cambridge, MA. As it does every year, BLIFF will screen the best current Latino-themed videos and films in Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories. BLIFF is celebrating a new Festival Director, Sabrina Avilés, who came on board in January 2016.

The Boston Latino International Film Festival showcases films that deal with issues of importance and interest to the Latino community in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Portraying an accurate image and representation of Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America is an important part of the BLIFF mission.

This year, BLIFF will award prizes in the following categories:

• Best Narrative Feature Film
• Best Narrative Short Film
• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Documentary Short

The BLIFF Selection Committee will choose the films to be screened at this year’s festival. The committee will look for innovative works that are by or about the U.S. Latino community, Latin America, and Spain. Submissions must have been produced between 2012 and 2016.

All entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by the Selection Committee; however, not all entries will be programmed. If a work is selected, the submitter will be notified no later than August 1, 2016 to send the work in its original format.

Early-bird deadline for submission is March 21, 2016. Regular deadline is April 30, 2016.

Notifications will be made August 1, 2016. For more information, visit: www.bliff.org.

About BLIFF
The Boston Latino International Film Festival was founded as Boston’s first film festival devoted to the Spanish-speaking cultures of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Since the first festival in 2000, more than 500 films have been screened and adjudicated by BLIFF. The festival has expanded its international scope over the years, and now attracts filmmakers and submissions from more than 20 countries, including Spain and other non-American Spanish-speaking countries.

Since its inception in 2002, BLIFF has been committed to using the power of film as a vehicle to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together, and expose the complex issues that affect the Latino community in the United States and Latin America.

Contact: Sabrina Avilés (617) 640-8919, saviles@bliff.org1772 Views

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