New York Latino Film Festival Announces 16th Edition

Festival announces alliances with major industry partners including NBCUniversal, AMC Theatres, American Airlines and the MPAA

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), will return for its 16th edition, which will be presented by HBO, this summer.

The festival will once again ignite screens with the best the Latino community has to offer. Partners include Comcast, NBCUniversal, Telemundo, American Airlines, AMC Theatres and the Motion Picture Association of America. The festival, which will return to the summer, is a welcome addition to the season’s Latino offerings, and will strengthen New York’s position as the place to be for all things Latino. Final dates will be announced soon.

“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,” said NYLFF Founder Calixto Chinchilla. “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.”

“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,” added Dennis Williams, HBO senior vice president, corporate affairs and social responsibility.

NYLFF is currently accepting submissions until April 26. Projects in a language other than English must have English-language subtitles. Films cannot have been broadcast (television or Internet) or distributed commercially in the U.S. prior to the festival. Exceptions may be granted for short films and documentaries. The submission portal can be found by visiting: NYLatinoFilmFestival.com