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HBO/New York Int'l Latino Film Festival Call for Entries for Short Film Competition

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 24, 2012 at 11:51AM

HBO and the New York Int'l Latino Film Festival are accepting entries of original scripts for their annual Short Film Competition. The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition will award $15,000 and mentoring for a grand prize winner to produce and direct an original-scripted short film that will later be screened at the New York Int'l Film Festival and possibly on HBO. Entries must be received by May 18, 2012. See entry restrictions below:
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NYILFF short film comp

HBO and the New York Int'l Latino Film Festival are accepting entries of original scripts for their annual Short Film Competition. The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition will award $15,000 and mentoring for a grand prize winner to produce and direct an original-scripted short film that will later be screened at the New York Int'l Film Festival and possibly on HBO.

Entries must be received by May 18, 2012. See entry restrictions below:

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 the material.  The screenplay cannot be more than twelve (12) pages long and final film cannot exceed a maximum running time of five (5) minutes.  The 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 completed submission form and $20.00 fee, a filmmaker bio and photo, a director’s reel or copy of last film produced (DVD NTSC only), and one 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 received by May 18, 2012.  Winning entry will be notified by June 22nd.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.