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Call for Entries

35th Annual CineFestival en San Antonio call for entries

February 23 – March 2, 2013
Submission Deadlines:
October 5, 2012 (early)
October 26, 2012 (final)

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, one of the nation’s premier Latino arts institutions, presents the 35th Annual CineFestival en San Antonio—the nation’s original and longest-running national and international Latino film festival is now accepting official 2013 entries. As a significant event among U.S. film festivals CineFestival presents the work of emerging and established filmmakers, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the Chicano/Latino experience in four categories: Narrative Feature, Short, Documentary and Emerging Artist.

CineFestival will be held February 23 through March 2, 2013 at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street. The eight-day event will feature national and international film screenings, Q&A sessions, panel and informal discussions, networking opportunities, awards dinner gala, and involvement by youth filmmakers on a special screening night dedicated to San Antonio talent.

Since its inception, CineFestival formally celebrates the year’s Best Narrative Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, and Emerging Artist at the annual dinner gala & Premio Mesquite Awards Ceremony. Other prestigious honors given include the Special Jury Award and the Emma Tenayuca Award for Activism in Media.

CineFestival is pleased to announce a new addition to the gala— “The Reunion” pays tribute to classic Latino film. After the screening, director and invited stars engage in a lively conversation with the audience. It’s a time to reflect and acknowledge the impact and relevance of these cinematic pioneers to our community.