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CineFestival 2019 Submissions Open

The nation’s original and longest running Latino film festival returns this summer with the 41st edition of CineFestival. Presented by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio’s annual celebration of independent Latino cinema will take place July 11-14, 2019 at the historic Guadalupe Theater.

“We are happy to continue presenting the new and improved version of CineFestival after its 40thanniversary,” says Cristina Balli, Executive Director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.  “We will continue to harness the talent and motivation of Texas filmmakers and build our network of storytellers. Last year we gained momentum in that area by re-structuring the festival and have gained renewed interest and enthusiasm. We look forward to hosting more great Latino films in 2019 and providing a platform for new artistic voices to shine.”

This year’s CineFestival will feature premiere screenings, master classes, receptions, after parties, and free community events. The festival will also include free Family Day screenings, a Youth Program showcasing San Antonio student filmmakers, and a Senior Screening for the area’s elderly film lovers. Featured programs include the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase and the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Filmmakers can submit their work on the FilmFreeway platform at:

Entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by a selection committee and not all entries will be programmed. Films must be submitted with English subtitles if dialogue is in a language other than English. Films must have been completed after January 2017.

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CineFestival in the News

CineFestival at Guadalupe Theater to Focus On Texas, Latina Filmmakers, The Rivard Report

Texas Filmmakers Take Center Stage At CineFestival, Texas Public Radio

What to do in San Antonio: July 2018, San Antonio Magazine

The Guadalupe Theater is located at 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207.