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 have some of Hollywood’s biggest names on our distribution list. Our winners are read by agents, managers, producers, and representatives at the biggest agencies and production companies in the world.
Summer 2018 Winners
Grand Prize Winner - Summer 2018
100 Degrees by Dominic Abeyta
Finalists - Summer 2018
The Ortiz Sisters by Deborah Louise Ortiz and Frank Besser
The Countertenor by Andrew M. Gomez
Semi Finalists - Summer 2018
When the Mountain Calls by Nancy Guevara
Dreamers by Lew Osteen
Get Jude Married by Guy Quigley
The Treasure of El Chapo by Andrew Gomez
Miss by Judith Robbins Rose
Iron Border by L.W. Thomas
Desert Eyes by Mike Kallal
Maid in America by Marina Albert
House of the White Bee by Jane Therese