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Calendar of Latino Film Festivals

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.

Summer Festivals

New York International Latino Film Festival
New York, New York
July 27-August 1, 2011
Includes screenings throughout the day and evening, industry panel discussions, music showcases, and special cultural events in various Manhattan venues.

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
August 19–25, 2011
Founded in 1997 by Edward James Olmos, festival features International award-winning features, short films, panels, workshops, musical performances and networking events.

Fall Festivals

CineSol Film Festival

Harlingen and McAllen, Texas
September 2011
Features opening-night reception, 24-hour film race on opening weekend, workshops and more.  

Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival
Holland, Michigan
September 11–13, 2011
Free event displays art and showcases dances, live music and Latin American film premieres. 

Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois
October 6–20, 2011
In its 45th year, festival features Latino standouts among films from 50 countries.

Latin American Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
October 2011 (dates to be announced in early summer)
Five-week festival at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art reflects diverse film cultures of Latin America.

Santa Fe Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 2011
Screens 50 films from New Mexico, elsewhere in the United States and other countries, providing a forum for filmmakers, critics and educators. 

United Nations Association Film Festival
Palo Alto, California
October 21–30, 2011

Following a festival on Stanford University campus, films relating to universal issues in particular countries or topics such as the environment, refugees and racism travel around the world

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 21–November 11, 2011
Reels more than 200 films from around the world; film premieres, parties, receptions; the Caliente Filmfest of Spanish-language films August 25–28; and special screenings throughout the year.

Vistas LatinFilm Festival
Dallas, Texas
October 2011
Offers nightly receptions, after-parties, filmmaking workshops and Coffee with a Filmmaker sessions.

*Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, Virginia
November 2011

More than 150 films and speakers highlight films and filmmakers from around the world.

*AFI Fest
Los Angeles, California
November 2011
Presents international films by emerging filmmakers, the latest work from cinema masters and red-carpet gala premieres.

*Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis, Missouri
November 10–20, 2011
In its19th year, festival focuses on American independent productions and “horizon-expanding” international films.

aluCine Toronto Latin Media Festival
Toronto, Canada
November 2011
Highlights Latin short films and video with roundtable discussions between Latin and non-Latin artists, workshops for directors and producers, and artist talks.

Winter Festivals

*Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
January 20–30, 2011
Prestigious indie festival features opening-night movie and reception with film producers plus second-night gala and dessert reception.

CineFestival en San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
February 3–6, 2011
Features documentaries, short films, student films and opening reception and gala.

*Cinequest Film Festival
San Jose, California
February 22–March 6, 2011
Screens films by “maverick” directors from around the world, plus discussions with actors and producers.

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