This year's Latino Media Festwill take place on October 13th-14th, 2021! NALIP'sLatino Media Fest is the unique presenter of the best U.S. Latinx content across all media platforms: narrative short films, TV/streaming pilots, digital content, documentary shorts, and tech narratives (VR/AR/XR). The Fest brings together Latinx filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 2-day event to celebrate the Latinx work making waves in the industry, as well as to support the next generation of industry leaders.
For the lasttwenty-two years, NALIP has been devoted to the advancement of Latinx creatives across all media platforms. Today, we stand as the premier and leading organization championing the support and advocacy of Latinx content creators. NALIP’s programs and events aim to propel the careers of diverse and Latinx creatives through connections, resources, mentorship, and valuable insight about the state of media and entertainment. Standing at the forefront of systemic change within the industry, our organization works with industry leaders towards seeing a more inclusive future both on and off screen.
Recap Video from LMF 2020
Take a look at last year’s Latino Media Fest recap video. In the 2020 edition, NALIP gathered over 1,100 attendees to celebrate the best of U.S. Latinx talent alongside incredible speakers, mentors, and collaborators. Through screenings, the Latino Media Fest Awards, and the multiple conversations that happened throughout the days, attendees were able to immerse themselves in three days full of art, storytelling, career advice, inspiration, and Latinx pride.
Stay tuned for 2021 Latino Media Fest Programming!
2020 LMF HIGHLIGHTS
LAST YEAR'S Sessions Included:
#WeAreInclusion: Allies in Conversation
NBC'S Superstore: A Comedy Unafraid to Tackle Social Issues
Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate
Going Global: The In on International Production
Afro-Latinx Culture and Connection
Latinos Behind the Camera
Vampires vs. The Bronx
Beyond the Screen Representation
Rising Through the Ranks
LAST YEAR'S Speakers Included:
Statistics of Latinx Representation in FIlm
Despite being the #1 consumer of media in the United States, the Latinx community continues to be vastly underrepresented. Across 1,200 top-grossing films from 2007-2018:
*USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
Submissions for the 2021 Latino Media Fest are now open and you can submit your short-form project via FilmFreeway. The Latino Media Fest, taking place October 13-14th, is the unique presenter of U.S. based Latinx content creators and content across various media platforms: narrative short films, TV/streaming pilots, digital content, documentary shorts, and tech narratives.
Deadline has been EXTENDED! Submit your project by September 17th, 2021 11:59 PM PT
NALIP is proud to present the Emerging Content Creators Inclusion Initiative (“ECCII”) scholarship for the 2021 Latino Media Fest. This is a great opportunity for students, recent graduates, and emerging industry professionals interested in careers in entertainment and media. Recipients of this scholarship will be given a complimentary pass to the 2021 Latino Media Fest, as well as an invitation to participate in the Emerging Content Creators Workshop and mentorship roundtables. The workshop is a conversation with experts from different facets of the industry, such as documentarians, executives, producers, and filmmakers, who will share the journey of their careers. For the roundtables, emerging industry professionals choose a focus and participate in group breakout sessions with mentors for more personal advice. ECCII fellows will learn from working professionals about their experience transitioning into the industry. This program will be held as part of our annual two-day media festival.
#LMF Pitch Challenge
Submit your pitch for a chance to win a free ticket to Latino Media Fest!
The 2021 Latino Media Fest celebrates diverse creatives and their artform.
As part of this celebration, we challenge you to pitch us a Latinx Folktale story for a chance to win a free ticket to the 2021 Latino Media Fest, access to ECCII Mentorship Roundtables, and be featured in NALIP’s Member News. The pitch must include a creative twist from the original folktale so tell us a Latinx folktale you would like to see on the screen.
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