The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF), previously Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival (FLAFF), began in 2012 and became the Greater Philadelphia region’s only festival showcasing the extraordinary and innovative work of emerging and established Latin American and Latino filmmakers.
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, and producers can meet with other artists, engage with audiences and present and discuss innovative work.
The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival's (PHLAFF) mission is to showcase and nurture established and emerging creative Latin American and Latino filmmakers; to promote and celebrate the richness and diversity of Latin American/Latino cultures and experiences, and to foster cross-cultural understanding and dialogue.
PHLAFF will include screenings of ground-breaking works from all genres: short film, narrative, documentary, animation and full feature films. Festival programs will 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.
Through screenings, public discussion groups (both virtual and in person), workshops, lectures and special events, The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival will engage the region’s diverse communities through the universal language of film creating critical connections to shared experiences and cross cultural understanding at both the national and international levels.
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LOLA Award Dates & Dealines
Opening Date: May 18, 2015
Regular Deadline: June 12, 2015
Notification Date: June 18, 2015
Event Date: June 19-21, 2015
LOLA Awards & Prizes
PHLAFF’s LOLA Awards will recognize and honor cinematic achievements in filmmaking that brings together all of the elements that make for a great film, including direction, acting, cinematography, and great script/writing and storytelling. Winners will be announced on closing night, Sunday, June 21st, 2015.
- LOLA Award for Short Film (30 Minutes or Less)
Rules & Terms
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival LOLA Awards will recognize and honor cinematic achievements in filmmaking that brings together all of the elements that make for a great film, including direction, acting, cinematography, and great script/writing and storytelling.
• The LOLA Awards competition is open only to established and emerging creative Latin American and Latino filmmakers working in the United States or abroad.
• Must be at least 18 years old to enter or, if younger, have approval from parent or guardian.
• All submission requirements must be received by the deadline, Friday, June 12th, 2015 . No late submissions past the deadline will be accepted. All submissions must be submitted online at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PHLAFF. No DVDs will be accepted.
• Payment MUST be in ($) US dollars. International entrants who do not pay by credit card must use an international money order paid in ($) US dollars through a US bank. Payments must be made to the PHILADELPHIA LATINO FILM FESTIVAL.
• Fee Waivers and Discounts available. Request at info@PHLAFF.org.
• Format: Refer to FilmFreeway.com for format options. DVDs will not be accepted.
• Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the Festival but the Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the Festival. The Festival will not return entries. All preview materials and submitted press/promotional materials, if any, WILL NOT be returned. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
• All films submitted in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation but is not required for entry.
• Works in Progress will be considered. Please note that upon acceptance film makers must deliver final format for festival screening.
• Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. PHLAFF is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.
• PHLAFF WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION. If you do not receive an email form us we did not receive your submission.
Entry fees are per film and are non-refundable. PHLAFF reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission. Shorts are films 30 minutes or less.