We are passionate about cinema and dedicated to the success of the next generation of talented Latino filmmakers from all over North and South America. We want to support storytellers who are already passionate about generating narrative content about our communities in the United States and abroad - from inner city Los Angeles, New York, and Miami to the tip of Argentina to Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, and Latinos around the world.
We value all of our stories from tales about revolution in El Salvador to the U.S. Military, from the Pope to the Governors Mansions in three states, to the favelas of Sao Paulo and the beaches of Rio. We want to support you in telling all of your stories. We want to create a platform for the stories that have shaped – and continue to shape – our lives and the communities we live in. We hope that the scripts and films generated will increase the number of Latinos working in the film industry and geometrically increase the number of stories told about our culture in both Hollywood and abroad.
We want our screenwriting competition to inspire talented Latino storytellers to create great work so that we can have the opportunity to introduce more great films about the Latino experience to the motion picture industry. Our goal is to inspire Latino filmmakers to tell stories so great they inspire the next generation of writers to tell great stories.
Latino's are the fastest growing demographic in the world and we want to get your scripts in the hands of the people who can get them made. That's why we give our winners at least three personal introductions to top talent managers in the industry.
Grand Prize Winner - 2019
Love Without Borders by Ricardo Lira Acuña and Peter Carrillo
Finalists - 2019
Running on Empty by Elizabeth Otero de Espinoza
Elena’s Fire by Bill Morales
Semi Finalists - 2019
Straits of Fate by H.C. Guida
The Fourth Cataract by Fernando Ortiz
We Are America By Phoenix Bednar
Fausto’s Road by A.P. Gonzalez
Soul-Mates Episode 1: Stay Alive by Melissa Paiz
The Magical Cactus by Luiza Sanjuán Szklarz
New Orleans Summer Dance Party by Scott Sollars, Kyle Sollars, Eric Sollars
The Kandahar Man by J. Jermaine Jones
Puesta Del Sol by Ed Johnson
Ojos de Sangre (At the Sight of Blood) by Berenice Macias