FLAFF Launches its inaugural LOLA Awards
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FILM LATE DEADLINE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Philadelphia, PA (Monday, December 19, 2013) – The 2014 FILADELFIA LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (FLAFF) opens its first call for submissions for documentaries and short films to launch its inaugural LOLA Awards. In its inaugural year, the LOLA Awards will include a juried award for best documentary and one audience award for best short film (30 minutes or less). Each subsequent festival, FLAFF will alternate the focus of its call for submissions to include short and features films of different genres, including drama, comedy, science fiction, and animation.
FLAFF’s LOLA Awards will recognize and honor cinematic achievements in filmmaking that brings together all of the elements that make for a great film, including direction, acting, cinematography, and great script/writing and storytelling. The LOLA Awards contest is only open to Latin American and Latino filmmakers working in the United States or abroad. LOLA Awards submission information can be found at
The 3rd Annual FLAFF will run from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 27, 2014, with screenings at International House, The Kimmel Center and the University of the Arts’ Levitt Auditorium. The LOLA Awards will be presented to the winning filmmakers at FLAFF’s Closing Screening on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
FLAFF is the first and only festival in the region showcasing the extraordinary and innovative work of Latin American and Latino artists. Each year, the Festival includes screenings of ground-breaking works from all genres. Festival programs attract a diverse audience, developing a new space in the Philadelphia region where filmmakers, actors, producers can meet with other artists, engage with audiences and present and discuss innovative work.
“The LOLA Awards will recognize Latino and Latin American artists who are producing the most exciting, cutting edge and significant work. ,” said Beatriz Vieira, FLAFF’s Executive Director.