HBO and The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) have extended the deadline for the annual “open call for entries” for the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition until Tuesday, May 29.  The writer of the winning script will receive $15,000 in HBO funding to produce and direct an original-scripted short film. Jointly created in 2004, the competition seeks to foster films by Latino filmmakers and/or about the Latino experience. HBO has been the presenting sponsor of the New York International Latino Film Festival for the past 13 years.   For official rules, regulations and submission forms, log on to

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