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LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 14, 2021.

LALIFF’s Inclusion Fellowship Series, sponsored by NETFLIX, is an ongoing program focused on building a more inclusive and equitable industry for all members of the Latino community. This year we are doubling the number of fellows and the Fellowship will be awarded to five visionary directors that identify as Indigenous Latino and five visionary directors that identify as Afro Latino.


  • Professional Merit: Open to emerging filmmakers who have completed at least one short film, have not yet completed a feature film and are ready for the next step in their career.
  • Artistic Merit: Have a clear vision of what they want to execute and accomplish, with a powerful voice.

Application Procedure

Required Materials for Submission

  1. Project Treatment 
    Must include:  Working title, Plot synopsis, and,  Development
    • Must be written in English (although the final film can be in a different language)
    • Must be 3 pages or shorter (single space, Arial font)
    • Must be for a short film (less than 15 minutes) of any genre
    • Must be the original work of the submitter created solely for the purpose of this competition
  2. Director’s statement 
    Elaborate on your motive and vision behind your proposal for this fellowship. (Max. 2 pages – Single space, Arial font)
  3. Identity Statement 
    Provide a short statement on your connection to your Indigenous Latino or Afro Latino identity and community (max. 300 words)
  4. Samples of previous work
    It can be a director’s reel or excerpts from previous work (Max. 5 minutes)

Official Website: LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship



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