Latino Lens Short Narrative Profile Submission - First Round

Presented by NALIP and supported by a variety of industry, media and organizational sponsors - NALIP’s Latino Lens is an exclusive incubation and media content production program as well as a distribution model of Latino media screenings, festivals and speaker showcases designed to develop, nurture and produce a series of Latino creators’ and filmmakers' projects and showcase their talents as producers, directors, and writers. Latino Lens is divided in 4 main areas: Narrative, Digital, Documentary and TV/Streaming. Each pipeline has its own funding source, sponsor, media liaison and industry partners. We create and develop Latino Lens incubation programs specifically with an outcome and an outlet in mind. Flip through the slider above to see the current partners for each strand. We will add more partners and productions constantly so check back regularly!

Note: As part of our incubator and production mission, we also hold NALIP Access encounters between advanced NALIP members and industry partners to deliver a curated list of talent and projects on a on on one or small group basis - as well as a Latino Media Market during the Annual Latino Media Summit.

This new NALIP incubation and production program initiative comes as a result of needs identified through conversations with members, the NALIP Media Summit, industry leaders’ perspectives, as well as Latino film scholars surrounding NALIP’s commissioned The Latino Media Gap report. With Latino Lens, NALIP looks to build on previous residential instruction programs and growing incubation efforts by executing direct short film production in order to address this increasing Latino media gap.

*Please Note: The Latino Lens Short Narrative Profile Submission is in regards to the First Round of Latino Lens. Of the submissions we will receive with this first round open call, we will then invite 50 - 75 NALIP Members to apply for the Second Round of Latino Lens. Please refer to the Latino Lens Guidelines (http://www.nalip.org/latino_lens_guidelines) and Latino Lens FAQ (http://www.nalip.org/latino_lens_faq) for further information.

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NARRATIVE: Our signature incubator today is Latino Lens: NARRATIVE (Shorts' Production and Producers Workshops) This particular production series and incubator is supported by Time Warner Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts among other media and industry sponsors. Keeping with NALIP’s mission to foster and promote Latino media artists, the Latino Lens: Narrative Shorts program, with a submission call will select 3-5 short feature film scripts from Latino content creators. Each short film will present through a creative approach and independent focus, a storyline of 3-10 minutes long that will be provided pre-production, production, and post-production tools, resources and assets to support the successful completion of each film while later working with them on distribution strategy and outlets. If you are interested in participating in this incubator or if you are a sponsor outlet ready to create a specific Narrative production and/or incubator program for your industry, network, studio or organization with NALIP please email us at latinolens@nalip.org.
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