HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty to Expand Latin Short Film Competition – Deadline
HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty partner with Georgia Latino Film Festival, Houston Latino Film Festival, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival and Philadelphia Latino Film Festival to expand their annual lineup Latino Short Film Competition, with submissions open since yesterday and ending May 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
The restructuring of the competition presented by HBO Max will allow the streamer to tap into the networks of each of the six participating festivals across the United States and continue to elevate diverse Latin American voices. Films exploring this year’s theme of “Community” must be submitted through the aforementioned festivals. The competition will result in seven winning films, which HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty will license to premiere on the old platform at a later date.
“We’re thrilled to announce the redesign of our Latino shorts competition that goes hand-in-hand with Pa’lante’s first anniversary!” Said HBO Max and HBO’s Multicultural Marketing Director Jessica Vargas, in reference to HBO. Max’s social audience initiative. “We hope this contest will inspire and empower Latinos around the world in the entertainment industry while elevating their stories.”
“It gives us great pleasure to be able to expand our original lineup with seven incredible new films created by outstanding personalities honored at Latino film festivals across the country,” added Joey Chavez, who is Executive Vice President of Drama at HBO. Max. and HBO.
For more information on the Latin Short Film Competition, click here.