2014 Film Submission

The Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival has opened submissions for the 14th annual Festival, to be held September 6 – 14, 2014.  As with past years, the Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length and short films, in both narrative and documentary categories.

Click here to download the 2014 Film Submission Form.

Entry deadline for all film submissions is June 2, 2014.

For questions regarding your film submissions, please contact Roberto Jara at 616.745.0887.


Last Year’s Film Line-up


The Better Life

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Director: Chris Weitz Genre: Drama Time: 98 minutes



“Cinco De Mayo” The Battle  

On May 25, 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza’s inexperienced army defeated Napoleon III’s invading French forces; yet very little is known or remembered about the events that led to that historic and bloody battle. Featuring an all star Mexican cast and hundreds of extras, and based on rigorous research, this exciting multi-million dollar was epic tells the story of this much celebrated event from the point of view of politicians, generals, soldiers, wives and even two young lovers who meet on the battlefield.

Director: Rafa Lara Genre: Drama, History and War Time: 125 minutes



Xingu is based on the exploration, definition and protection of one of the world’s largest indigenous territories.  The most relevant aspect, however, is that the movie tells a story about the possibilities of comprehension between two radically different civilizations.  The meeting can provoke annihilation through disease and violence, but can also mean enlightenment through cultural exchanges.

Director: Cao Hamburger Genre: Adventure and Drama Time: 102 minutes


Searching for Sugarman  

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970′s rock ‘n’ roller, Sixto Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a little know American folk-rock, singer-songwriter in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, released two albums in the early 1970′s, Cold Fact and Coming From Reality but failed to achieve any popularity.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul Genre: Documentary, Biography and Music Time: 86 minutes


A Volar Joven  

Cantinflas is a private, who doesn’t know anything about discipline or following rules.  He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda.  The owner has an ugly and shy daughter, who is in love with Cantinflas.  The problems arrive when the family arrange a wedding between the ugly girl and Cantinflas, who in order to avoid the commitment causes himself an arrest.  During the punishment, Cantinflas will learn to fly with a silly and not to much trained instructor.

Director: Miguel M. DelGado Genre: Comedy Time: 113 minutes



Garifuna In Peril

A Garifuna language teacher from a coastal village in Honduras, Central America struggles to preserve his indigenous culture and communal lands in the face of tourism’s encroachment and personal betrayal.

Director: Ali Allie and Ruben Reyes Genre: Drama Time: 99 minutes