The 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is a nine day event held
in Hollywood from July 17-25, 2011. The festivities start on Sunday with the premiere
presentation of an award-winning film, followed by a Gala where attendees feast and
make merry or dance into the night to the rhythm of a live band. This will be a black tie
evening as we celebrate our quinceañera.
From the next day on, the Festival is in full force as it presents features, documentaries,
and shorts, as well as workshops, panels and lectures. There are opportunities for
the public to interact with the filmmakers in Q and A sessions following screenings.
The audience is not only Latino, but multicultural, and many celebrities and industry
professionals attend screenings on a regular basis.
General Screenings Monday July 18- Sunday July 24, 2011
Weekdays: 3:00 pm – midnight
Weekends: 10:30 am – 2:00 am
LALIFF Opening Night & Gabi Presentation & Gala – Sunday July 17, 2011
One of the most anticipated evenings of the festival, the Opening Night & Gabi
presentation in Hollywood opens with remarks from co-founders, our Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other invited guests. It is attended by actors, industry
members and the community at large. The Gala will follow immediately after the
presentation and film.
The GABI Lifetime Achievement Award is named after the famed Mexican
cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa who is best known for such films as Macario, Pedro
Paramo, and Luis Buñuel’s Simon Del Desierto. Figueroa became the first Mexican
cinematographer nominated for an Oscar for his work in Night of the Iguana. In this
very special 15th year anniversary of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
we are honored to announce Guillermo Navarro as the recipient of the 2011 GABI
Lifetime Achievement Award.
LALIFF Closing Night Awards Presentation & Gala – Monday July 25, 2011
The Closing Night Award presentation includes the festival awards for Best Film, Best
Director, Best Screenplay, Best Opera Prima, Best Documentary, Best Short and the
Audience Awards. The Closing Night film presentation after the awards are followed by
a Gala where attendees feast and make merry in an ambiance and dance into the night to
the rhythm of a live band. will be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.