SDLFF Poster Competition

Calling all Artists and Graphic Designers!

San Diego Latino Film Festival is turning 21 and we want you to help us celebrate! Send us your exciting poster designs now. Submission deadline for 5th annual Festival Poster Competition has been pushed back! The deadline for all submissions is now Friday, November 29, 2013Submissions are free of charge!

*Click here for Submission Form
* All Entries must be submitted digitally
(see details below)

Media Arts Center San Diego will be presenting the 21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), March 13-23, 2014. This prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 150 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States. For the third year in a row, the Festival is putting a call out to artists and graphic designers for its annual poster artwork. Artists and Designers are encouraged to submit work for the Film Festival Poster Competition by November 29, 2013.

Late submissions will NOT be accepted.


The competition is open to all artists and graphic designers. All submissions must be received by the deadline of November 29, 2013 at 5:00pm. There is no limit to the number of submissions entered. There is no cost to submit. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams, or design firms, with prize money being split between the entrants listed. No additional prize money will be awarded.

We are looking for images that depict Latin American Cinema in an interesting, relevant and visually innovative way that avoids stereotypes and cliches. Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

*Overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal, visual attractiveness, and its ability to draw the viewer in
*Clarity of the message’s demonstration of Latino cinema/film festival
*Appropriateness of the graphics for the festival
*Entries must be sent digitally as high-resolution jpegs (300 dpi) to

In the artwork, be sure to include “21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 13-23, 2014″ Entries may be in the form of photography, painting, graphic art, and illustration, in color or black and white. The design should be easy to translate into a range of print materials such as 30″ x 36” size posters, newsprint ads, t-shirts, film, street banners, bus advertisements, etc.

Place your name, address, email and phone number on the back of each submission. All submissions will be judged based on content, appeal and marketability. The decisions of the judges will be final. Media Arts Center San Diego does not take on liability for submissions. Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your design(s) to be returned to you.

All submissions become the shared property of the artist and San Diego Latino Film Festival. By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that San Diego Latino Film Festival has permission to use the image for purposes including, but not limited to:

-souvenir programs
-festival badges & tickets

Copyrighted material: Material that is not original or the property of the artist is prohibited.

If your poster design is selected, you will win USD$1,000 and your design will contribute the look of the Festival by appearing on Festival posters, invitations, t-shirts, and much more, providing significant and immeasurable exposure to your artwork/design. Finalists will be announced in mid-December, and the winning poster will be revealed in January 2014 in San Diego, CA. All posters that advance to the final round will be exhibited during the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 13-23, 2014.

*Click here for Submission Form

Send high-res submissions (300 dpi) to:

Glenn Heath
Exhibitions Coordinator
San Diego Latino Film Festival

For further information, please contact Media Arts Center San Diego at (619) 230-1938 or email Glenn Heath

Click here to see last year’s finalists. 

2013 SDLFF
Poster Competition Winner 

by Juan Luis Garcia***************************SDLFF 2013
Poster Competition Finalists


Interested in being a Sponsor for the 21st Anniversary SDLFF?
Contact Festival Executive Director
Ethan van Thillo at 619-230-1938 or We can create custom sponsorships packages to suit your needs from $1,000 to $100,000.

: CineLatino, Leichtag Family Foundation, Ford, The Walt Disney Corporation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Southwest Airlines, Enlace, The Westin Gaslamp, Univision KBNT 17, XHAS Telemundo 33, El Latino Newspaper, KPBS, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, Uniradio Group, El Mexicano Newspaper, Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, Sé San Diego Hotel, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, La Mejor 99.3 FM Radio, ABC 10, Azteca America San Diego 15, Neighborhood House Association, NEA, Bank of America, Harrah’s Rincon Casino, Cox Communications San Diego, Cine Latino, Sharp HealthCare, Verizon Wireless, Vibra Bank, Think Blue San Diego, GEO Residencial La Cúspide and Exa 91.7 FM Radio.