APPLY: HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award spotlights Latino experience

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film!

Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty.  Through this cash award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians. One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000!

Deadline:   September 27

• Application processing fee: $20 – Waived for current NALIP members (join or renew ONLINE HERE!).

• Submissions must be from a film already in progress or finished – footage and proposal to be screened by judges.

• Filmmakers in the U.S. or located international may apply, but the film must be in English or with English subtitles.

• The winner must be 18 years or older, and of Latino descent.

• There is no limit to the number of entries: each entry must comply with the requirements below, and must submit a separate submission form and fee for each.

• Prior submissions will be considered if the project has advanced to a new stage.

• A panel of industry professionals will judge the films based on the following criteria: uniqueness of topic/subject matter, professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to an audience. The judges will select one film as the winner of the competition.

• Winner to be notified by December 2013.

For more details and a full list of the e-mail submission requirements, download the application here.  (Save it to your computer before filling it out)

Past HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award Winners: “Justice For My Sister” by Kimberly Bautista, “Pequeñas Voces (Small Voices)” by Jairo Eduardo Carrillo Peña


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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