We invite you on behalf of The El Encuentro, The Latino Film Experience Committee in Lowell to come together to bring an exciting new film festival to the City of Lowell on October 14 and 15, 2022.
“El Encuentro: The Latino Film Experience” will feature the short films (three minutes to fifteen minutes in length) produced by Latino filmmakers from all over the US. With the aid of Film Freeway, we have received hundreds of submissions that are being judged by our talented and experienced judges.
This festival is the first film festival of its kind in the Merrimack Valley and will assure that our city is filled with audience members and filmmakers, seeing our city for the first time and populating our restaurants, museums, and experiencing all that Lowell has to offer.
Visit https://elencuentrofest.com/ to learn more.
To entice filmmakers to submit their films we have included awards for the following categories:
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:
BEST ANIMATED FILM:
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD:
We are now seeking sponsors who can help us accomplish all we are seeking to do. We would be delighted to have you be one of our sponsors and would certainly recognize you as such in our promotions. You will find our Sponsor levels on the following page. Checks can be made payable to Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Please reference the Latino Film Festival and what level of your donation. Deborah Belanger is helping us with sponsorships and can help you with any questions.
We truly believe your support in helping us making “El Encuentro” successful will pave the way for more festivals of its kind. Our city deserves a major film festival. Help us to make this “just the beginning.”
Jerry Bisantz Michelle Rivera
Owner, Image Theatre Latino Film Festival Co Chair
Latino Film Festival Co Chair
Director Level – $1500
Screen Play Level – $1,000
Producer Level – $500
Editor Level – $250
Friend of the Festival – $100