About Spotlight Dorado
McDonald’s Spotlight Dorado is a multi-year platform aimed at empowering and amplifying Latino voices across different industries, starting off with film. Together with our key industry partners, we aim to support aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters in the Latino community with the tools and resources they need to bring their stories to life.
Through Spotlight Dorado, McDonald’s is using its influence and scale to help boost Latino representation in film. Our goal is to provide these talented storytellers with the platform, financing, and distribution to produce their films, while receiving invaluable mentorship from renowned industry leaders.
Our Commitment to the Latino Community
Spotlight Dorado underscores McDonald’s long-standing commitment to championing the Hispanic community’s diverse culture and rich heritage through meaningful programs that fuel Latino pride and representation. For more than three decades the Golden Arches has given back and connected with the Hispanic community through initiatives in music, education, and sports, as well as supporting local charities and organizations. All these actions aim to uplift the voices and stories of Latinos across the U.S.
This short film competition is the first initiative under the Spotlight Dorado platform, with additional efforts currently in development to recognize and empower Latino talent in other fields. Free to enter and open to all U.S. Hispanics regardless of experience, age or background, the competition is designed to fuel new voices and cultural expressions within the community.