The Fort Lauderdale Latino Film Festival’s mission is to showcase emerging and established Latin creatives and filmmakers; by promoting the richness and diversity of our cultures and experiences. Celebrating through screenings, public discussion groups (both virtual and in person), workshops and special events.

The Festival will include screenings of groundbreaking works from all genres: short film, documentary, and full feature films.

The programs will engage South Florida’s diverse communities through the universal language of film and develop a new space where filmmakers, actors, producers can meet with other artists, engage with audiences and present and discuss innovative work.

We encourage and especially look for films by latin filmmakers that are:
Women Filmmakers
Locals (Broward County residents)
High School & College Students

Our inaugural event will premiere October 8 – 10, 2021 during National Hispanic Heritage Month in sunny Ft. Lauderdale!

We proudly accept entries exclusively on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.


We accept films for the following categories:

Feature Film (narrative fiction): (40 minutes +)
Short Film (1-39 minutes)
Documentary: (30 minutes +)
Short Documentary: (1-29 minutes)
Mobile (1-15 minutes)
Student Films (High school & College)
Local (Broward County Residents)

Our Award Categories

Best Mobile
Best Short
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature
Audience Awards


We have a wide range of unique sponsorship opportunities at our annual Festival as well as options for involvement at our other year-round events. Our goal is to connect companies with film industry leaders while also helping them share their brands with an affluent consumer.