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UNITAS CENTRE OF LOWELL, MA invites you to submit your short film as we set out on our maiden voyage with El Encuentro: The Latino Film Experience. 

 

We request submissions of short films (3 to 15 mins of length for our upcoming festival to take place in Lowell, MA in October, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

 

“Art Is The Handmaid Of Human Good” is on the City Seal of Lowell, MA; the home of Jack Kerouac, Bette Davis, and James O’Neil Whistler. We have received generous funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as monetary support from local businesses. 

 

Located just 45 minutes from Boston on the banks of the Merrimack River, Lowell is a mill city, Home of the Industrial Revolution, and boasts one of the most diverse populations in all of Massachusetts. So it is with great pride that we set out on this, our first Film Festival, one that will highlight the achievements of Latino filmmakers, an underrepresented pool of talent that deserves to be seen and heard.  

 

All submitted projects will be judged by a random team of invited experts that cover a myriad of Arts related fields.  

 

All genres of film will be considered, from fiction to documentaries, to animation. 

 

Prize monies will be awarded for various categories:  from Best Film, Director, Editing, Actors, & more. 

 

                    FREE Submission!!    Visit Film Freeway To Submit Your Film.

EL ENCUENTRO: THE LATINO FILM EXPERIENCE

MEET OUR JUDGES

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JERRY BISANTZ
FESTIVAL CO-PRODUCER

ALBERTO VASALLO III
TELEMUNDO BOSTON

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NANCY PENA
COLORES LATINO TV

SUZZANNE CROMWELL
LOWELL FILM COLLABORATIVE