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Calendar of Latino Film Festivals

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Spanish actor Javier Bardem and Mexican director Alejandro González Iñarritu have become red carpet favorites at world-class film festivals. — Sean Gallup/Getty Images

En español | Festivals are listed chronologically. Please send additional listings to All festivals are open to the public.

Spring Festivals

Sunscreen Film Festival
Tampa Bay, Florida
April 13-17, 2011

Festival categories includes special slots for features and shorts produced by and about Hispanics.

Miami International Film Festival
Miami, Florida
March 4-13, 2011
Showcases international films with competitions for dramatic features, student short films, Ibero-American features and documentaries, and more.

San Diego Latino Film Festival
San Diego, California
March 10-20, 2011
Over 155 features with emphasis this year on musically themed films, family films and animation.

SXSW (South by Southwest) Film
Austin, Texas
March 11-19, 2011
Film segment of 10-day festival of interactive media, music, and film features film-school workshop, actors’ panels, Austin Studios open house, and receptions.

Gasparilla International Film Festival
Tampa, Florida
March 24­-27, 2011
Categories for more than 100 worldwide films include Latin Panoramas and Cuban Sidebar, honoring Tampa’s heritage.

Cleveland International Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
March 24-April 3, 2011
Eleven-day festival presents 300+ films from more than 60 countries.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Austin, Texas
April 21-28, 2011
Focuses on films from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Chicago Latino Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois
April 1-14, 2011
Screens more than 100 videos and films from Latin America, Spain and Portugal; attracts more than 30,000 moviegoers. 

FilmFest DC
Washington, D.C.
April 19-29, 2011
Highlights world cinema and American independent films, and always includes many Spanish-language films.

WorldFest: Houston International Film & Video Festival
Houston, Texas
April 20–29, 2011
Showcases international and U.S. films, and offers post-screening receptions.

Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle, Washington
May 24-June 17, 2011
Divided into programs such as Documentary, Films4Families, New Directors Showcase, Planet Cinema and Short Film, with a gala on first night of the festival.

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