The San Diego Latino Film Festival International Poster Competition Submission Deadline Has PASSED!

Each year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) invites *design professionals, artists, and students* from all over the world to produce a commemorative poster design that will represent the history and legacy of the SDLFF.

SDLFF was born out of a desire to take a stand against the status-quo of cinema, to challenge the reigning and ever-present stereotypes about the Latino experience in movies, and to give Latino filmmakers the power of telling and sharing their stories, first-hand, about what it means to be Latino.

We thank you and all the other visionary designers that participated this year for being a part of our history by submitting a project for consideration. The commemorative poster design shall celebrate our core values and our passion for the Latino culture.

The winning design will receive national and international exposure, including but not limited to: the cover of the Official SDLFF 2020 Program book, print ads, TV commercials, social media posts, ads, and web banners. Better yet, the winning artwork will receive a prize of $1,000.00 dollars! 


SDLFF 2020 Poster Unveiling Party

Join us in celebrating the finalists and the winner at our Annual Poster Unveiling Party on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019! A panel of distinguished judges (composed of artists, graphic designers, and art educators) will vote on the winning poster and finalists. In addition, there will be live music, a food truck, and plenty of beverages. The event will be held at Centro Cultural de la Raza at 5:30pm.

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Top Prize: $1,000.00 dollars and promotional exposure in ALL marketing festival related marketing materials

10 Finalists – 2 tickets to the
27th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival & promotional exposure!



Artwork must have been submitted by Friday, November 1st, 2019.



Media Arts Center’s San Diego Latino Film Festival shall have an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, exhibit, publicly display and distribute their submitted entry for any activity, reproduce and distribute to third parties that are associated or sponsored activities. Artists will retain all rights to their original posters art.

For more information visit: or call 619-230-1938.