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2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Workshop & Pitch Sessions


Saturday, March 21, 10AM-12:30PM; Pitch sessions will take place at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym in North Park. 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

Have a project you feel is suitable to submit to PBS, a proposal to LPB’s Public Content Media Fund, want to partner with a local PBS station, or need feedback from funders and filmmakers? Come and pitch your idea to us! Screen a trailer and get feedback before submitting it anywhere. Panelists include: Luis Ortiz (Latino Public Broadcasting, Monica Medina (KPBS), Clare Pister (KPBS) and Ray Telles (A Photographer’s Journey).

Don’t miss this excellent chance to have a personal 10-minute pitching session with PBS. Space is limited; so take advantage of this great opportunity, and sign up via the Google form HERE, ASAP!

Once you sign up, we’ll contact you and confirm specific time and details.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ethan van Thillo, 619-230-1938 x 101,

Tijuana Film Commission’s (TFC) Film Pitch Forum

Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 PM at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym in North Park. 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) knows the value of being in a binational region. With that, the Tijuana Film Commission (TFC) and the SDLFF proudly present the Tijuana Film Pitch Forum for the advancement of Tijuana`s local film industry. The Forum offers a new focus for local independent film production companies on the verge, whether in San Diego or in Tijuana to expand and commercialize full length feature films. Join the TFC and the SDLFF in this first ever opportunity to know how to get resources in Tijuana and how to pitch project ideas to the TFC along with other companies working in the Baja region. This is a must attend for local filmmakers. Cost: Free.




Did you know that there is a company in San Diego that actually curates and finds a digital home for great short films? Well, if you didn’t, you soon will. THE STANDARD PRNT and The San Diego Latino Film Festival are joining forces to help inspire and educate local filmmakers. While sometimes filmmakers and audiences think of shorts as calling cards for Hollywood, The Standard Print embraces work that understands itself as an artistic and cultural form. They select films with a curatorial eye and share them on their website and create unique programs, like the one specifically organized for us. The Standard Print sets out to encourage more young filmmakers to experiment while boldly pursuing their cinematic visions. Join The Standard Print founders Gina and Mike Von Der Kret, and Mauricio Chernovetzky along with Exhibitions Director Phillip Lorenzo for an informative and entertaining look at the short form and how you can get your short films seen. Cost: $11.50 General Admission / $8.50 Members.

Saturday, March 21st at 4:30 PM at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym in North Park. 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

PLUS: Special 120 minute encore edition on Sunday. March 22nd at 4:30 PM!