About Hispanic Access Foundation

Hispanic Access Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) organization that connects Latinos with partners and opportunities improving lives and creating an equitable society. Our vision is that all Hispanics throughout the U.S. enjoy good physical health, a healthy natural environment, a quality education, economic success and civic engagement in their communities with the sum of improving the future of America.

Introduction to Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week

In October 2021, Hispanic Access Foundation debuted Our Heritage, Our Planet/Nuestra Herencia, Nuestro Planeta Film Week, to uplift the nexus between Latino, Black, Indigenous and other communities of color and environmental topics through the storytelling medium of film. Over the last 2 years, we’ve had over 1,600 films submitted, 80 films chosen to be showcased, 10 award winning film selections, and nearly 1,000 registrants. The event also included performances and discussions with filmmakers, decision-makers, and community members on a variety of conservation topics.

For the 3rd year in a row, Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week is building a space where creatives, filmmakers, climate justice advocates, and others working on environmental topics can come, showcase, and celebrate, the stories of Latino, Black, Indigenous and other people of color in connection to Our Heritage and Our Planet - the lands, nature, waterways, and ocean we all call home.

This year, Our Heritage, Our Planet FilmWeek will take place October 10-15, 2023, closing out Hispanic Heritage Month, following Indigenous People’s Day. The themes of the FilmWeek are Lands & Nature, Climate Crisis, Environmental Justice, and Ocean & Waterways. Submissions to the FilmWeek will open on May 1, 2023, on filmfreeway.com.


Applications for Various Art Forms

In spring 2023, Hispanic Access Foundation will be seeking artists of all kinds to submit a piece of their artwork to be showcased during Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week. We are seeking art pieces that uplift BIPOC communities' connections to nature. We ask for projects to be completed by August 31, 2023. Requirements are as follows:

How to Apply

  1. Applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino, or as a Person of Color.
  2. A current resume
  3. A one-page artist statement describing the art experience and project.
    • Your artist bio (no more than 250 words) and
    • A brief a project outline (no more than 250 words)
  4. 3 - 5 digital images or short video explaining the proposed work being submitted in .jpg format, video file or link.
  5. 5 digital images or videos links of past public artwork.
    • Each file must be named with the artist's surname and image number.

While we accept applicants of any age, youth, students and recent graduates will be prioritized. Please disclose your age and educational status if you wish to receive priority status.

Applications must be submitted to conservation@hispanicaccess.org by Friday, September 1, 2023.


For questions about the application or Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week, please contact:

Applications must be submitted to conservation@hispanicaccess.org by Friday, September 1, 2023. Proposals will be reviewed by Hispanic Access staff and consultants. Final selection and notification should be completed by Friday, September 8, 2023.

Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week
is an initiative of Hispanic 
Access Foundation.

E: info@hispanicaccess.org
P: (202) 640-4342