I’m happy to report that I successfully submitted all materials on time to the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival last week. ( http://cinelasamericas.org/ ) the Festival is held in Austin, TX in April. I will update if Machete Kisumontao el Documental gets chosen for screening!
I was able to submit thanks to some generous donors early on who helped me pay the entry fee. I have been unemployed since Dec 20, but, thankfully, I start a new job on 1/20 (tomorrow). Until I get settled, I have very little funds to live on, so I launched an indiegogo fundraising campaign to help with film festival entry fees, PR materials, dvds, and Spanish translation costs. I paid to produce the Machete documentary with my own very limited funds in 2014, so any and all help is appreciated to take this film to the next level and celebrate Puerto Rican music!
The next festival I have my eye on is in Puerto Rico: Rincón International Film Festival ( http://www.rinconfilm.com/ ) whose last deadline is 1/28 – but I like to do all the necessary entry requirements a few days before to avoid any delays and risk missing the deadline. The entry fee is $40 plus any mailing and/or PR material fees.
And there are a couple other film festivals that would be great to submit to, only if I raise enough for the fees and mailings.
For a $20 donation, you get a dvd of the 46 min documentary PLUS bonus footage mailed to you!
Please help the campaign by contributing and spreading the word! Thank you!