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 was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, since 2008 the festival is directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo sharing both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. The Festival invites filmmakers from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages, 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 screens films on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.
2018 NC Latin American Film Festival
October 3 – November 8, 2018
ARGENTINA | BRAZIL | CUBA | MEXICO | NICARAGUA | PANAMA | PARAGUAY | SPAIN | URUGUAY | VENEZUELA |
Guest Festival Curator Gustavo Furtado
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 | * Seminars | * Q&A sessions | * Cultural events (exhibitions, music, and dance)
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
2017 NC Latin American Film Festival | PATHS | CAMINOS
2016 NC Latin American Film Festival | ABYA YALA CONNECTIONS. ANDES – MESOAMERICA – AMAZON
2015 NC Latin American Film Festival | BASEBALL – DREAMS – VANISHED REBELLIONS. FOCUS: VENEZUELA
2014 NC Latin American Film Festival | SOUNDS & RHYTHMS OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
2013 NC Latin American Film Festival | DIASPORAS & INDIGENEITY
2012 NC Latin American Film Festival | WATER AND REVOLUTION SERIES
2011 NC Latin American Film Festival | UNFINISHED VISIONS (25 YEARS – NARCO FILMS)
2010 NC Latin American Film Festival | BI100 | BICENTENARIO
2009 NC Latin American Film Festival | LATINO PORTRAIT | THE CUBAN REVOLUTION AT 50
2008 NC Latin American Film Festival | AFRO & YOUTH CULTURES IN THE AMERICAS
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.