MISSION: To promote the production of appreciation for Latino-themed films.

The LFF is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Its creation was initiated by like-minded filmmakers and fans of Latino cinema in order to promote the production of and appreciation for Latino-themed films.

In pursuit of our mission, the Latino Film Fund will help develop competitively-selected Latino-themed films, both narrative and documentary, through seed grants, fiscal sponsorship and other production support services.

The Latino Film Fund also looks forward to developing innovative educational opportunities in order to inform all communities of the power and significance of Latino-themed cinema.

Board of Directors

Dr. S.J. Main (Muñoz), Producer/Screenwriter

Summer Joy “S.J.” Main was raised in Cambria, California. Main is an award-winning independent filmmaker and has worked with acclaimed writers, directors and production companies worldwide. Her area of expertise spans all stages of movie production, including creative development, financing, production and distribution.

Ph.D., School of Media and Communications, European Graduate School
M.F.A., Film Division, Columbia University of New York
B.A., School of Theatre, Film and Television, UCLA

Francisco Ordoñez, Director/Screenwriter

Francisco Ordoñez was born and raised in Queens, New York. Ordoñez is an award-winning director/screenwriter whose works have been selected for competitive film development programs and film festivals nationwide. Ordoñez co-founded the production company Kulture Machine with three colleagues. The company has been named 25 New Faces of Indie Film.

M.F.A., Film Division, Columbia University of New York
B.A., City University of New York

Nick Spicer, Producer

Nick Spicer was born in Seattle, Washington. Spicer is an independent producer specializing in Latino-themed feature films, international production and nonfiction programming for television and the web. Spicer’s impressive credits in film include XYZ Films and Idiomatic Entertainment.

M.F.A., Producer’s Program, School of Theatre, Film and Television, UCLA
B.A., Rice University of Houston, Texas