The Latino Film Fund’s call for submissions to the 2012 LFF Seed Grant Program welcomed a wide array of unique movie projects, including both feature-length and short, narrative and documentary projects. The LFF considered applications from the United States, England, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina. All applications were closely considered on the criteria of Story, Creative Vision, Latino Themes, Commercial Viability and Filmmaker Talent. The number of qualified film projects exceeded the number that the LFF can support.


The Latino Film Fund is proud to announce the 2012 LFF Seed Grant Recipients:


Writer/Director: Iliana Sosa

Executive Producer/Writer: Josefina Lopez

“Two people on opposite sides of the immigration debate find each other lost in the desert and discover their humanity and the true plight of migrants crossing the Arizona desert.” This feature narrative is the directorial debut of promising Latina filmmaker Iliana Sosa and is an adaptation of Josefina Lopez’s award-winning original play of the same name.

Project Status: Post-Production

Learn more about this film on the LFF Films page or at the production company’s Official Website.



Director/Writer/Producer: Mark MacInnis

The Luckiest Guy Alive/The Camilo Pardo Documentary shares the story of the rise of Colombian-American artist-turned-automotive designer Camilo Pardo, whose presence in Motor City has been vital to the design of the Ford GT, and has played a key role in the city’s vibrant art scene. MacInnis is an innovative filmmaker; his first feature documentary is titled URBAN ROOTS.

Project Status: In Production

Learn more about this film on the LFF Films page or join the film’s Facebook page.


Directors: Jenniffer Castillo & Saray Deiseil

Executive Producers: Castillo, Deiseil, Jon Huertas & Nicholas Stich

American Dreamers is a feature documentary about a group of undocumented youth who are walking across the United States to share their stories and spark a national dialogue on the DREAM Act and it’s potential to alleviate the plight of undocumented youth in the U.S.  This ambitious project is spearheaded by two talented Latina filmmakers.

Project Status: In Production

Learn more about this film on the LFF Films page or at the film’s Official Website.

Congratulations to all of the grant recipients.


The 2013 call for submissions for the LFF Seed Grant Program will be open in March 2013. Please visit the LFF Seed Grants page for more information and to download an application form at that time.