Transforming the industry by empowering storytellers
The Latino Film Institute (LFI) showcases, strengthens, and celebrates the richness of Latino lives by providing a pipeline, platform, and launching pad from our community into the entertainment industry.
LFI houses three signature programs: The Youth Cinema Project (YCP), the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), and LatinX in Animation (LXiA).
These are the stories of real life.
Check out the ways LFI transforms lives through film and filmmaking.
Youth Cinema Project
YCP is project-based learning that impacts its participants in life-changing ways. Graduates of the YCP are resilient, real-world problem solvers. They are budding artists who learn the skills needed to bridge achievement and opportunity gaps – they are passionate, lifelong students catapulting towards the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.
Latinx in Animation
LXiA unearths the exceptional, diverse talent that exists within the animation, VFX, and gaming industries. They wield the power of artmaking to champion the growth of LatinX diversity in all facets of the animation industry by organizing activities and events focused on networking, camaraderie, community service, education, communication, and professional development. LXiA provides resources to promote and develop artists and decision-makers in the animation, VFX, and gaming industries.
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
LALIFF is the premier international event dedicated to reveling in the Latino human experience through film, television, music, visual art, or any form of expression that defies category. With five days of both in-person and virtual screenings, masterclasses, panels, and performances, LALIFF is a garden of creativity and a celebration of Latino life.