The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza - Deadline Extended

The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza (BHLIFE) will re-launch its festival next year with a renovated image, a new festival director and a new venue. It will take place March 2nd- 4th, 2012 in celebration of International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. BHLIFE is a celebration of Latinas, their voices and their visions. The mission of the festival is to build a network of Latina filmmakers that will draw attention to the growing number of Latinas working behind the camera. The films of these Latinas constitute a body of work that acts as a powerful statement against the stereotypical portrayals of Latinas on screen.

Prizes are awarded at the film festival but the ultimate goal is the
unification of Latina filmmakers in transforming their image to one that empowers and inspires.

Extended Submission Deadline: January 18, 2012 ($30 for features/$15 for all other)

Submissions of films are being accepted in the following categories (all films must be directed by a Latina – no exceptions):

· Features
· Shorts
· Documentaries (any length)
· Music Videos
· Webisodes
· Experimental/Erotica
· Youth (anything directed by a Latina 18 & under)

NO SUBMISSION FEE for High School students – please list your High School’s name on your submission. (ALL SUBMISSION FEES will be used to fund the festival so there will be NO FEE WAIVERS – NO EXCEPTIONS – please do not request one.)

For submission form, please click HERE.

Make checks payable to CASA 0101

2102 E. First St., L.A., CA 90033


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