Calls open for entries to CineFestival
For the 44th version of this event at the Guadalupe Cultural Center for the Arts, films made by Latino and Indigenous filmmakers will be highlighted.
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CineFestival, considered the first and oldest Latino film festival in the nation, will be held July 12 through 16, 2023. Selected films will be announced by June 5.
Those interested may register their productions until April 15 and late submissions for a higher entry price will run until May 15. Young filmmakers can submit their work free of charge.
For more than 40 years, the festival has presented pioneering Latino and Mexican films, actors and directors in the United States.
"CineFestival San Antonio's program focuses on Chicano, Latinx and Indigenous cinema, with an emphasis on Texas-related films and regional works," reads the festival's description.
Traditionally, CineFestival hosts a variety of screenings, Q&A sessions and panels at the historic Guadalupe Theater. Workshops, receptions and afterparties are held on the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center campus and at other partner venues in the community.
"CineFestival is honored to be able to continue to serve a growing community of local, regional and national film and media artists of all levels of experience," said Eugenio del Bosque, CineFestival programmer, in a statement.
He added that "the spirit of the festival is to foster the work of San Antonio and Texas filmmakers as their voices mature, while keeping our finger on the pulse of what filmmakers around the country are producing and providing an international context."
Since 2017, the festival has sought to prioritize local and regional filmmakers, while also seeking to preserve spaces for international works made by filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and Mexico.
The categories are feature films made in San Antonio, feature films made in Texas, feature films made in the U.S., short films made in San Antonio, short films made in Texas, short films made in the U.S., international short films, and youth films.
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