The New York Latino Film Festival returns for 16th year


The New York Latino Film Festival, presented by HBO, returns for its 16th annual edition after an acclaimed anniversary season Festival announces its call for content submissions for its festival this summer.

Fresh off its blockbuster 15th Anniversary edition, the festival is reportedly excited to announce that it’s gearing up to kick off its 16th edition this summer.

NYLFF founder Calixto Chinchilla says, “As we (Latinos) continue to dominate the box office, and the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of all things, we are truly proud to be here,” adding, “We’re thankful to be recognized as the premier platform for fresh, creative, and diverse voices. We are appreciative to our existing partners who continue to see in the importance in what we do, and we welcome new partners to join in NYLFF’s return to celebrate its 16th edition.”

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“Now, more than ever, we are honored to partner with NYLFF to offer Latino creatives the opportunity to present, represent, and define their culture and experiences in their own voices,” said Dennis Williams, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, HBO

AMC Theatres has come on board as the festival exhibitor partner by hosting this year’s edition, as part of its AMC Pantallas program.

Partners include Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, American Airlines, AMC Theatres and the Motion Picture Association of America. NYLFF is currently accepting submissions until April 26. Projects in a language other than English must have English-language subtitles. Submission portal can be found by visiting here

Source: HBO