HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty Launch Renewed Latino Short Film Competition

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HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty have announced the expansion of their annual Latino Short Film Competition, with entries opening in March 2022.

The new version of the Latino Short Film Competition presented by HBO Max seeks to leverage the networks of each of the six participating film festivals and elevate Latino voices, the streaming giant said in a press release.

This year, the contest will seek films that explore the theme of “Community” from the unique perspective of a Latin American film storyteller. The search will span major film festivals across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Georgia, Philadelphia, Houston, and Miami.

“We’re thrilled to be announcing the revamp of our Latino short film competition that goes hand in hand with the one-year anniversary of Pa’lante!” said Jessica Vargas, Director, Multicultural Marketing at HBO Max and HBO. “We hope this competition inspires and empowers Latinos far and wide in the entertainment industry while elevating their stories.”

Applicants interested in participating in the competition can register through any of the six festivals. The contest will culminate with seven winning films, which HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty will license for release on the platform at a later date.

“It gives us great pleasure to be able to expand our original programming with seven new amazing films created by outstanding individuals being honored at Latino film festivals all over the country,” added Joey Chavez, Executive Vice President of Drama at HBO Max and HBO.

More information about the Latino Short Film Competition can be found here.