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NTERTAIN Acquires the Official Latino Film Festival; Relaunches as NVISION Film & Music Festival

NTERTAIN, the entertainment company, and The Official Latino Film Festival have announced their merger with the launch of The NVISION Film & Music Festival. The festival will take place October 10 – 12, 2024, at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California. Over the past decade, the festival has showcased thousands of films and featured notable participants like Xochitl Gomez and George Lopez, and was last held at the museum. Over the course of its history, the festival has recognized over 200 award recipients, highlighting its commitment to promoting diverse talent in the industry.

NVISION’s mission is to spotlight the Power of Culture, champion diverse Latin talent, and provide a prominent platform for discovering and exhibiting innovative work in film, music, the arts, and technology.

This strategic acquisition also renews its partnership with Palm Springs Museum where the festival and conference will take place over three days. This collaboration fosters innovation in the arts and celebrates creativity, diversity, and innovation for both visitors to the area and the community. 

Attendees can expect a dynamic lineup of film screenings, music performances, art exhibitions, technology showcases, and conference-style panels and presentations that provide valuable insight into the industry’s future. Submissions open April 9, 2024, for US and International Shorts and features in Drama, Horror/Sci-fi, Documentary, Comedy, Experimental and animation, and Music Videos. The top awards for Best US and International Features will be $10,000, respectively, and for Best US and International Shorts, they will be $5,000. 

Save the Dates: 

  • Open submission call: April 9, 2024. 
  • Early Bird deadline for submissions: May 19, 2024
  • Official deadline for submissions: June 29, 2024
  • Extended deadline for submissions: July 19, 2024
  • Notification Dates: August 9, 2024


The event comes at a critical time when the American Latino population is driving U.S. overall growth, yet representation in front of and behind the camera remains a mere 4%. NVISION seeks to address this disparity by offering a platform that supports emerging talent and catalyzes industry change.

Said Lex Borrero, CEO of NTERTAIN: “Our goal is clear: Impact every area of the media industry by changing the narrative and perception of what could be achieved and created as a culture. Danny Hastings, the creator of the festival, has built an incredible platform. We’re here to maximize its potential and give creators a prominent platform to display their art.” 

Said Danny Hastings: This new joint venture cannot come at a greater time for the festival. It was important for me to find partners who understand building businesses and also understand our culture. Their financial and emotional commitment to our community is evident, making this a win-win for our beloved community.”

NVISION recognizes Latino consumers’ economic power, representing a $1 trillion market. By amplifying Latina and Latino talent and stories, the festival contributes to a more inclusive cultural landscape by harnessing our demographic’s creative and commercial potential.



Founded by industry titans Lex Borrero, Tommy Mottola, and Tainy, NTERTAIN is a market-leading media company comprised of NEON16, NTERTAIN Studios, and culture marketing agency AM16. Collectively, these entities create an ecosystem of disruptive creatives that impact perception, positioning, and the current narrative of Latin culture in media today. 


Founded in 2015 by acclaimed Latino filmmaker and photographer Danny Hastings, the festival has been the pioneering platform dedicated to spotlighting the rich diversity and creativity of Latino and Latina filmmakers and artists in the United States. Entering its 10th annual edition, the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival aims to address the lack of representation in Hollywood by showcasing, nurturing, and supporting Latina and Latino talent in the U.S.


At NVISION, our mission is to spotlight the Power of Culture, champion diverse Latin talent, and provide a prominent platform for discovering and exhibiting innovative work in film, music, the arts, and technology.


Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley. The flagship building in downtown Palm Springs features compelling art exhibitions, a vast permanent collection, and the Annenberg Theater, all in a 150,000-square-foot, architecturally significant building. 

Five blocks away, the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, features exhibitions and programming that explore the rich topics of architecture and design. The museum’s collection also contains two icons of modernist design: Frey House II on the mountainside behind the main building and Aluminaire House™ on the museum grounds.