Latino Film Fund Seed Grant

Institution: Latino Film Fund


Both narrative and documentary films are considered for the LFF seed grant program. The Fund seeks to support projects, which present unique, true-to-life Latino stories and further its mission to "expand the Latino perspective" presented through media. The Fund considers fictional stories and films exploring real-life issues taking place in the United States or internationally.

All film projects submitted must be "Latino-themed." "Latino-themed" film is a term that encompasses the presence of one or more of the following: characters, conflicts, plots, environment and/or settings that reflect the Latino/Hispanic/Latin American culture. It is the organization's mission to "expand the Latino perspective" in media and mainstream film, supporting the production of unique, true-to-life media portrayals of Latinos and the Latino culture that will help chip away at bandied clichés that are of the limited current Latino presence in the media content of the United States.

Who can apply


  • narrative or documentary films
  • feature-length or short films
  • in development, pre-production or production (films should not have completed principal photography by the date of the application deadline)
  • film project may be filmed in the US or outside of the US


  • filmmakers of all ethnic backgrounds are urged to apply (applicants may live abroad)

Funding available

The Fund decides its granting amount depending on the pool of projects submitted. Granting can be provided up to three film projects.

Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

Applications accepted from