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DEADLINE: 04.25.08 | HBO & THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 5TH ANNUAL CALL FOR ENTRY FOR THE HBO/NYILFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION

DEADLINE: 04.25.08 | HBO & THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 5TH ANNUAL CALL FOR ENTRY FOR THE HBO/NYILFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Nyilff_shorts_call HBO and The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) today announced the 5th annual open call for entry for the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition.  Jointly created in 2004, the competition seeks to foster films by Latino filmmakers and/or about the Latino experience.

One winner will be chosen from among applicants to receive $15,000 in funding from HBO to produce and direct a short film based on an original script entry.  The completed short will be presented on screen this summer at the 2008 New York International Film Festival, July 22- 27, and considered for broadcast on any of HBO’s programming services.

The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition is open to U.S. and international entrants 18 years and older.  Only original scripts will be accepted and must be written in English by a person of Latino descent or focus on the Latino experience, and entrant must hold all rights to material.  The screenplay cannot be more than twelve (12) pages long and final film cannot exceed a maximum running time of five (5) minutes. Submitted screenplay or work produced from it must not have had previous cable, broadcast or internet exhibition, won awards at any other festival or been previously submitted to the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition under its current or any former title.

Each entry must be accompanied by one (1) completed submission form, $10.00 fee,  filmmaker bio and photo, a director’s reel or last film produced (DVD NTSC only), and one (1) executed HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition release form.  There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted (see rules for more specifics).  Entries must be postmarked by April 25, 2008 and mailed to HBO/NYILFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION, c/o The New York International Latino Film Festival,  419 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10003.

Applicants will be notified if their screenplay has been selected by May 19, 2008.  For official rules, regulations and submission forms, log on to www.nylatinofilm.com.

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