The NC Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America’s film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North Carolina for Latin American images, sounds, and stories to reach a wider audience. The Festival provides filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work in a stimulating and community friendly context.
The Festival was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica and for more than two and a half decades has shared both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. Beginning with only 3 films, the Festival has grown to encompass up to 16 campuses in the Triangle, Greensboro and the Charlotte areas, with up to 35 screenings. Since 2008 the festival has been directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo.
Audiences have been exposed to a wide range of critical and responsible narratives from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Festival has invited important filmmakers and directors from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages (not only Spanish), and has become a bridge between universities and cultural centers in the region. In response to the demographic changes in North Carolina, the Festival has also screened multiple films and invited speakers on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.
SOUNDS & RHYTHMS OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. Sept. 25 – Nov. 6 | Festival week Oct. 4 – 11, 2014
The NC Latin American Film Festival
Every fall the Latin American Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the region to North Carolina for multiple screenings of:
* Feature length films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animations, Video Art Films, art exhibits
* Panel discussions
* Q&A sessions
* Cultural events (music and dance)
The Festival is produced and organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University at UNC-CH and Duke University.
The festival also promotes other film related activities throughout the year, including film series, documentary work, film discussions, and film screenings. Partnering with educational and cultural organizations helps to bring exciting material to the area.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THE NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Festival is produced and organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University at UNC-CH and Duke University and directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo.