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CineFestival San Antonio Launches Call for Entries

The nation’s original and longest-running Latino film festival returns July 6-10, 2022.

43rd annual CineFestival San Antonio is scheduled for July 6-10, 2022 at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

San Antonio, TX — The nation’s original and longest-running Latino film festival returns in the summer of 2022 with the 43rd edition of CineFestival San Antonio. Presented by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio’s annual celebration of independent Latino cinema will take place July 6-10, 2022, at the historic Guadalupe Theater. 


The 43rd CineFestival will focus on Chicano, Latinx, and Native American cinema, with an emphasis on Texas-related films. The Festival will be accepting films finalized after January of 2020. Depending on public health guidelines issued for the dates of the festival, the event will be held as a mix of virtual and live events, or exclusively in virtual format.  

“We are looking forward to serving a growing festival audience and to continue supporting the work of local and regional filmmakers, learning from their artistic process and production needs, and programming their work in context with national and international films,” said Eugenio del Bosque, CineFestival Programmer. 

To read the full Call for Entries and to submit a film, visit:

CineFestival San Antonio traditionally hosts screenings, Q&A sessions, and panels at the historic Guadalupe Theater. Workshops, receptions, and after-parties are held at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center campus and other community partner venues. Free community events include Family Day presenting a family-friendly screening, a Youth Program showcasing work made by San Antonio student filmmakers, and a matinee Senior Cinema screening for the area’s elderly film lovers. 

Early Bird Entry: Jan. 15, 2022
Regular Entry: April 1, 2022
Late Entry: April 22, 2022
Festival Dates: July 6 – 10, 2022

Early Bird Entry Fee: $10
Regular Entry Fee: $15
Late Entry Fee: $20

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