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Aug 16, 2022

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival's Inclusion Fellowship Back for a Third Year

LALIFF announced today the call for submissions for its third annual LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship which aims to champion underrepresented filmmakers within the Latino community. With continued support from Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, ten visionary self-identifying Indigenous Latino and Afro/Black Latino directors will each be awarded $30,000 for the production of their short films.

May 16, 2022

LatinX in Animation Announces the Return of Animation Day at LALIFF 2022

LXiA is excited to announce the return of Animation Day, Friday June 3rd, as part of the LALIFF’s 21st edition. This year’s Animation Day presents a thrilling schedule of exclusive premieres, panel discussions or “cafecitos”, masterclasses, portfolio reviews, animated episodic program, animated shorts program, and more.

May 4, 2022

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In partnership with LALIFF for its second year, TVCortos and their sister channel ShortsTV will present “LALIFF en TVCortos,” a selection of powerful films that have been previously featured at the festival.

May 4, 2022

LALIFF en TVCortos

In partnership with LALIFF for its second year, TVCortos and their sister channel ShortsTV will present “LALIFF en TVCortos,” a selection of powerful films that have been previously featured at the festival.

May 4, 2022

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For Its 21st Edition

Disney Original Documentary's Mija directed by Isabel Castrol to open the festival and Warner Bros. Pictures' and HBO Max's Father of the Bride directed by Gas Alazraki will close the festival. Tickets now on sale!

Dec 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces the Five Visionary Afro Latino and Five Visionary Indigenous Latino Recipients of its Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series

LALIFF announced today the ten visionary Afro Latino and Indigenous Latino directors that were selected for its Latinx Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix. The Fellowship, now in its second year, was created to develop extensive and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented groups within the Latino community.

Sep 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Expands on LatinX Inclusion Fellowship

Five Visionary Indigenous Latino And Five Visionary Afro Latino Directors Will Receive A Production Grant And Premiere Their Films At LALIFF 2022

Jun 7, 2021

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Wraps With Festival Highlights and Awards Announcement

Netflix to continue sponsorship for the second annual LatinX Inclusion Fellowship.

Apr 30, 2021

Special Preview of Director Jon M. Chu and Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Feature Film In The Heights at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on Friday, June 4

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today that LALIFF will host a Special Preview Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming In the Heights, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical from director Jon M. Chu, on Friday June 4th 2021. In addition, LALIFF and the Tribeca Festival will partner as a celebration of their 20th anniversaries.

Feb 9, 2021

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces LALIFF 2021

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today that the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will host a virtual festival for the 2021 edition that will run Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6.

Dec 1, 2020

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces the Five Visionary Afro Latino Recipients of their Inaugural LatinX Inclusion Fellowship Series

Award-winning filmmaker Lorena Durán; writer and director Justin Floyd; award-winning filmmaker Kase Peña; director Monica Suriyage and artist, director Tamara Shogaolu are the inaugural fellows.

Sep 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Launches LatinX Inclusion Fellowship Series

Five visionary Afro Latino directors will receive a production grant and premiere their films at LALIFF 2021. Netflix to sponsor in this inaugural year.