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Oct 5, 2023

Latino Film Institute Founded By Actor and Activist Edward James Olmos Announces New CEO Axel Caballero

Industry leaders Ivette Rodriguez and Pete Corona invited to join the board.

Jun 6, 2023


Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), one of the most prestigious events in Latino cinema, took place May 31 – June 4, 2023 at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA. The lineup included feature films, short films, episodic works, animation, master classes, panels, networking sessions and musical performances.

May 10, 2023


LALIFF with open with Searchlight Pictures' Flamin' Hot, directed by Eva Longoria, and close with A24's Problemista, written and directed by Julio Torres. More than 80 films, 19 world premieres, 100 Youth Cinema Project student films, an expanded industry program, and 15 music performances will be part of the 22nd Edition of LALIFF.

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.

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.

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Oct 5, 2023

Latino Film Institute Taps Axel Caballero as CEO, Adds Pete Corona and Ivette Rodriguez as Board Members


Industry veteran Axel Caballero has been tapped as CEO of the Latino Film Institute, the organization founded by actor and advocate Edward James Olmos.

Jun 1, 2023

El festival latino LALIFF arranca su 22 edición con el debut de Eva Longoria como cineasta

La Raza Network

SHARE Los Ángeles (EE.UU.), 31 may (EFE).- La industria del cine latino se vistió de gala este miércoles para inaugurar la 22 edición de Los Ángeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), la cita más importante para el sector hispano vinculado a la gran pantalla.

Jun 1, 2023

"La hija de todas las rabias", el quinto largometraje de ficción de Nicaragua, es presentado en Laliff

CNN Estados Unidos

Laura Baumeister muestra su película "La hija de todas las rabias" en el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Los Ángeles (Laliff). Según el Festival, es la primera película dirigida por una mujer de Nicaragua y el quinto largometraje de ficción hecho en el país centroamericano. Entérate aquí de qué se trata.

Jun 1, 2023

"Manuela", un filme latino que muestra las diversas relaciones maternales

CNN Estados Unidos

"Manuela" es uno de los largometrajes que se proyectarán en el Festival de Cine Latino de Los Ángeles (Laliff). Es la historia de una latina que llega a Los Ángeles en búsqueda de una nueva vida, dejando a su familia atrás. Mira más detalles de esta historia aquí.

May 30, 2023

Photos: Opening Night Gala Premiere Of "Flamin' Hot"

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