The Youth Salon at

the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival 2017


The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Taller Puertorriqueño and Edison High School join forces for PHLAFF's 2017 Youth Salon. The goal of this collaboration is to provide young filmmakers in the region with opportunities to share resources and build community. The PHLAFF Youth Salon launched in 2016 with capacity building workshops, screenings and a panel. This year, PHLAFF's Youth Salon will be hosted by Taller Puertorriqueño on Sunday, June 4th.

Youth submissions for the 2017 festival weekend are closed. We are now accepting submissions for year-round programming. 

All submissions should be sent via to


Films must be directed by youth of Latin American descent or who otherwise identify as Latino under 22 years of age. Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted.


  • Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes
  • No submission fee for films submitted to the youth program
  • Each film submitted and accepted for screening will require a parental consent for any youth under 18.

Also, submissions will be eligible for the pop-up short film contest and the LOLA Awards competition for emerging and established creative Latin American and Latino filmmakers working in the United States or abroad.