It's the 25th Anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival! One of the country's longest-running Latino film festivals, they've got big plans for their silver anniversary. With 160 films this year, there's something for everyone. Check out some of their showcases to find something you'll love.
25th Anniversary Film Showcase
In 1994, the San Diego Latino Film Festival began as a short films showcase for emerging Latino and Chicano artists. Over the years, it blossomed into a festival bringing films from all over the US, Latin America, and Spain to San Diego, providing a service to the local community as well as the international Latino filmmaking community.
This showcase presents films from the last 25 years so we can all see how the festival - and Latino filmmaking - have grown and changed.
Films from the San Diego / Tijuana border region. Includes the drama Happy New Year Tijuana, by Andrew van Baal, where a Chicano professor runs into a former student with emotional consequences; documentary Singing Our Way to Freedom about San Diego musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez; and more feature-length and short films. See the full lineup here.
somos! LGBTQ+ Cine
Films from Spain, the U.S., Mexico and Brazil explore the varieties of the LGBTQ+ experience. Both Signature Move and En algún lugar concern love as an immigrant in the U.S., while Bones of Contention is a historical drama about renowned Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. See the full lineup here.
Cinelandia is proud to be a media sponsor of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.