Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Calling All Submissions for Innovative Latinx Queer Film Festival

Filmmakers who want their work to be considered for this year’s CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival have until February 9 to submit their films and videos.

Entries should be by and for LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latin@, Chican@, Afro-latin@ identities. They can be sent to the festival’s program director Karla Legaspy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Entry categories are Domestic and International Feature, Domestic and International Documentary, Domestic and International Short, Music Video, and Online Content and Web Series.

Short films must be less than 16 minutes long, music videos 10 minutes or less, and high school shorts 15 minutes or less.

Feature films that have been screened in Los Angeles more than once are ineligible and all films that are in a language other than English must have English subtitles.

Among the films screened in previous years include VIVA directed by Paddy Breathnack, Sebastian directed by Carlos Ciurlizza, Bruising for Besos directed by Adelina Anthony, Cuatro Lunas directed by Sergio Tovar Velarde, and Vestido de Novia directed by Marilyn Solaya.

The three-day Latino visual arts and performance festival takes place at The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza April 20 through 22.

In addition to the film portion, the festival includes an art exhibit and music performances featuring local artist and musicians. Community vendors and artisans are also on hand. The final day of the festival includes workshops and queer films a family–including parents, children, aunts and uncles–can enjoy together.

All components of the celebration represent the intersections and complexities of Latinx queerness through arts and culture.

“It’s really a great community event with dancing, music, and food in the courtyard between movies,” says Jon Imparato, the Center’s director of cultural arts.

Published January 26, 2018

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