Emerging Voices Seeks Short Films from American and Caribbean Filmmakers

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The Financial Times/OppenheimerFunds is currently seeking submissions of short films from Latin American and Caribbean filmmakers for their Emerging Voices Awards.

The Award for the Best Short Film will be presented to the director of a film completed or released in one of the eligible countries in Latin America or the Caribbean region (see below the full list). The film must be directed by a national or passport holder of one of these countries and must have been completed or made available for distribution for the first time between 1 January, 2015 and 31 March, 2016. The film can be in any language, but if it is not in English, it must have English subtitles. The film can be up to 40 minutes long, including opening and closing credits.

The closing date for submissions is 3 May 2016. Finalists will be flown to attend a gala awards ceremony taking place at the NYPL The New York Public Library on 26 September 2016. The winner will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will be featured in a post-event magazine and videos profiled on ft.com. Shortlisted runners up will receive $5,000.

For more information or to submit your film, please visit live.ft.com/emerging-voices.

Passport holders from the following countries are eligible to enter the film award: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname.