2nd GLFF Annual Short Film Contest Announced
Competition Submission Guidelines


Event Description:

The 2nd annual GLFF Short Film Competition is a celebration of Latin American-themed stories and of the filmmakers who tell them. The competition aims to showcase both established and emerging filmmakers whose films touch on Latin American culture and identity in entertaining, powerful, and informative ways.
All selected films will be screened at the Wooly in downtown Gainesville in September. The GLFF Short film competition is part of the 14th Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival, a two week long series of free film screenings, musical performances, public lectures, and panel discussions throughout the month of September. The Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) is one of city’s largest and most culturally diverse public events. The GLFF is hosted and organized by the Latina Women’s League.

Follow the link below for 2017’s program:

The GLFF is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing awareness of Latino cultures by presenting a wide variety of art forms and education. Imperative to the GLFF mission is to create a cultural dialogue amongst Latinos and non-Latinos to discuss universal experiences.
All programs are free and open to the public

2018 GLFF Short Film Competition Submission Guidelines 14th Gainesville Latino Film Festival, 2018. The GLFF Short Film Competition welcoes short, live action or animated films, with any content and in any style. The rules for the competition are as follows:

  1. Entry is $15 (free for students) before July 8th, 2018, and is open to all countries and counties.
  2. Categories are currently listed as Student and Adult (18+).
  3. The Student category is open to full-time students only, resident anywhere in the world. The qualifying film must have been created while the film’s director or directors were enrolled full-time at a school, college, or university. Proof of enrollment, such as a copy of a student I.D., must be included with the submission. If the director is not enrolled at the time of submission, or has graduated, proof of past enrollment during 2017 must be submitted.
  4. If the film is not in English, make sure to include English subtitles.
  5. Ensure that you own all the content in your film (footage, music, visuals, props, etc.)
  6. If any copyrighted content is used, you must provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be disqualified.
  7. Screening files must be made available via FilmFreeway, must be posted by close of entries: July 8th @ 11:59 PM. The submitter must ensure that the film is accessible to 2018 GLFF SFC by the deadline. All entries must be accompanied by a completed submission form. Once a film is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from competition. No submission materials will be returned.
  8. Films cannot exceed 15 minutes, including front and back credits.
  9. Required for publicity materials: director photo & bio and a film poster or still, all in high resolution. Other materials are not required for submission (scripts, production photos, etc.).
  10. 2018 GLFF Short Film Competition is open-minded but does not program porn or gratuitous violence. GLFF SFC seldom programs films that would receive an 18A or R rating if shown in a regular theatre. Submissions that fit this description may be disqualified.
  11. Film must be completed in 2017 or later
  12. If you become a Finalist, you will be contacted within further instructions.
  13. By submitting to the 2018 GLFF Short Film Competition, the submitter expressly acknowledges that he or she owns all the rights in the film and grants nonexclusive, all media rights howsoever transmitted, in perpetuity, in the world, to 2018 GLFF Short Film Competition to exploit the submitted film.

Dates & Deadlines

  • March 19th – Opening Date
  • July 8th – Regular Deadline
  • August 8 – Notification Date
  • Fees – $15 Open, $0 Student