Requirements of Submission

Films and video graphic materials that are not part of a panel, workshop or regular session in the Congress are eligible to participate at the 2021 Film Festival.

The criteria to select films for the LASA2021 Film Festival are: artistic, technical and cinematographic excellence; contribution to the presentation of audiovisual materials of Latin America; and, relevance with the interdisciplinary, geographic and thematic interests of LASA members, according to the theme and tracks of the congress. The films are screened free of charge at the Latin American film festival LASA2021 and compete for the award “Premio al Mérito Cinematográfico LASA2021”, which is given for excellence in visual presentation of educational and artistic materials about Latin America.

Special attention is given to films and videos finished after January 2018 and to those that are released in the Latin American film festival LASA2021 and that fulfill the above-mentioned requirements. Nominators are not required to be LASA members to participate in the film festival.

The deadline to submit films is November 25, 2020. The selection of films will be announced before January 15, 2021. By submitting films, nominators accept the rules and regulations of the LASA Film Festival. Copies of the films will not be returned and will become part of the festival archives.