LIFFY is accepting submissions for the November 2020 Festival


The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) will be held from November 9-15, 2020. Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival will be presented virtually. All films and discussions will be streamed online.


Filmmakers are asked to submit film(s), trailer, specs, 1 high resolution photo and a film summary to Margherita Tortora, LIFFY Executive Director at : margherita.tortora@yale.edu.

All submissions should have English subtitles. All films have to have been released within the last 3 years (no earlier than 2017).

Categories include: Fiction feature films, documentary feature films, short fiction films, and short documentaries.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020. Decisions of the selection committee will be announced in September 2020

Convocación abierta para el festival LIFFY 2020 (noviembre)


El festival de cine Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) se llevará a cabo del 9 al 15 de noviembre de 2020. Por razones de salud, a causa de la pandemia del coronavirus, el festival de este año se presentará virtualmente. Todas las películas y conversaciones se transmitirán por internet.


Los realizadores que desean participar deben enviar la película, tráiler, ficha técnica, 1 foto de alta resolución y un resumen de la película a Marghertia Tortora, Directora Ejecutiva del festival, a: margherita.tortora@yale.edu.

Todas las películas deben tener subtítulos en inglés. Las películas no deben tener más de tres años de estreno (nada previo al 2017).

Las Categorías incluirán: Largos de ficción, documentales largos, cortos de ficción y documentales cortos.

La fecha límite de inscripción es el 15 de agosto, 2020. Se anunciarán las películas seleccionadas para participar en el festival en septiembre.

Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY)


The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) began as a film series in the late 1990s and then formed part of the New England Festival of Iberian Cinema (NEFIAC) from 2010 to 2014. The festival was established as the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) in 2015.

LIFFY strives to promote cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and unity among people of divergent backgrounds. To that end, LIFFY presents films that tell the stories and share the perspectives  of people from the diverse countries, languages, and cultures that make up Latin America and the Iberian peninsula.

All films presented at the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale are presented in their original languages with English subtitles. LIFFY screenings are presented free of charge and are open to the Yale community as well as to the greater New Haven community.


Margherita Tortora is Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Latin American studies at Yale, and founder/executive director of The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale. She’s...
Margherita Tortora, executive director and founder of LIFFY, introduces the film to the student audience.
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