It’s all True
São Paulo, Brazil

The leading event for the short format in Latin America, the São Paulo International Short Film Festival is also an international meeting place for the exchange of cultural, political and financial experiences.

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Chicago Latino Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois

In 1987, Chicago Latino Cinema was founded as a nonprofit organization committed to promoting Latino culture and fostering understanding between Latinos and other Americans. This was achieved primarily through the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
On July 24, 1999, Chicago Latino Cinema changed its name to the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC) in order to accurately depict the organization’s mission.

More info: chicagolatinofilmfestival.org

New York International Latino Film Festival
New York

The New York International Latino Film Festival will be a premiere film festival presenting the works of Latino artists and people of Latin American descent. The festival will braid together Latinos in Hollywood and independent film industry, along with aficionados and students of film and the arts.

More info: nylatinofilm.com

Miami Latin Film Festival
Miami, Florida

The Miami Latin Film Festival was created in 1996 as a non-profit organization and under the name of Miami Hispanic Film Festival. In June 2001, the French-Hispanic Film Festival, annually organized by the French Consulate in Miami, decided to join the Miami Hispanic Film Festival.
Consequently, the organization changed its name to Miami Latin Film Festival. This change allows the festival to include French, Italian, and Portuguese movies in its repertoire in addition to the Latin American and Spanish films it has previously presented in Miami.

More info: miamifilmfestival.com

Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina

In 1959, the Film Critic Association had the idea to launch the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, promoting the newest world cinema. It became one of the most prestigious Festivals in the world, and the biggest in Latin America. “CUANDO HUYE EL D͍A”, by Ingmar Bergman, was the first feature film awarded at the Festival. Then, awards for “LOS COMPAÑEROS”, in 1964, “BONNIE & CLYDE”, in 1968, and the Brazilian “MACUNAIMA” in 1970 came along.
In those first years, the Festival invited prominent cultural personalities such as Francois Truffaut, one of the most charming Nouvelle Vague directors, Cesare Zavattini, leader of the New Realist Italian Cinema, Vincent Minelli, a magician of North America’s musicals and Emilio “Indio” Fernández, from Mexico, just to mention some of the prestigious directors attending the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
Glamour was also present in Mar del Plata those years: María Callas showed “Medea”, her unique film, together with Pier Paolo Pasolini. Jean Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Vittorio Gassman, Toshiro Mifune, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. Humour was not absent, with Cantinflas or Jacques Tati walking between Bristol’s sea lions, famous monument at the seaside resort. All these celebrities, and many others, were part of the Festival’ s 1st decade of existence till 1970.

More info: mardelplatafilmfest.com

CineSol
South Texas

CineSol made its historic debut in September 1993 in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, It provided the Texas Border Region with its first film festival ever, including arts events in Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas. CineSol travels throughout the Region, bringing the Latino voice and vision through film and video directly to our communities. Beginning with the Premiere Weekend on South Padre Island, CineSol continues with screenings at area theatres, museums, libraries, universities, and social service organizations as part of its Community Outreach component.
The CineSol Latino Film Festival showcases the best of Latino Film and Video in a traveling four week festival that literally makes its way through South Texas.

More info: cinesol.com

Cine Las Americas (CLA)
Austin, Texas

Cine Las Americas (CLA) is a not for profit, multi-cultural media arts center. The City of Austin’s Cultural Contracts Program rated Cine Las Americas as its #1 media arts organization for two years (2000 and 2001). This is award is based upon expertise in the media arts, diverse community outreach, and a strong educational component.
Our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging our community through the media arts. We create a vehicle in which the ability to access, understand and evaluate the powerful messages that make up our contemporary culture is available for all underserved voices.

More info: cinelasamericas.org

Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego, California

The San Diego Latino Film Festival was established seven years ago as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, The San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 22,000 people have attended during the past seven years and 350 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.

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Providence Festival of New Latin American Cinema
Providence, Rhode Island

The Providence Festival of New Latin American Cinema was founded in Providence, RI in 1993, as a non-profit organization, to promote Latin-American culture in general, and more specifically to highlight contemporary feature-length Latino films. Each April, the Festival organizes an annual week-long film festival presenting the best feature-length films produced in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean by Latin-American directors, and released in the eighteen months prior to the festival.

More info: plaff.org