The New York Latino Film Festival, Presented by HBO Returns for its 16th Annual Edition After an Acclaimed Anniversary Season

Festival announces its call for content submissions

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), fresh off its blockbuster 15th Anniversary edition, is excited to announce that it’s gearing up to kick off its 16th edition this summer — presented by its founding partner, HBO. 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 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. 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.”
-Calixto Chinchilla, NYLFF Founder

“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.”
-Dennis Williams, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, HBO

The festival is also proud to announce an expansion of its creative partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the global trade association that advocates on behalf of the film and television industry. The MPAA previously produced the Multicultural Creativity Summit, which brought together all of the major studios to connect rising talent with established artists and cultivate conversations around career growth and community. The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video, and television industries. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

AMC Theatres has come on board as the festival exhibitor partner by hosting this year’s edition, as part of its AMC Pantallas program. The festival will take place at the AMC Empire 25.

For sponsorship and brand partnership opportunities with the country’s leading Latino and Multicultural film event, please contact email: (See the NYLFF 2018 recap video here:

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. Submission portal can be found by visiting:


The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, The Futuro Digital Conference, competition programs and community programs. For more information on NYLFF, please visit:

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