The NC Latin American Film Festival                                                                                                           

The Festival was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the 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 provides filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work in a stimulating and community friendly context.

For more than two decades the Festival has shared both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. Beginning with only 3 films, the Festival has grown to encompass up to 16 campuses in the Triangle, Greensboro and the Charlotte areas, with up to 35 screenings.

Audiences have been exposed to a wide range of critical and responsible narratives from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Festival has invited important filmmakers and directors from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages (not only Spanish), 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 also screened multiple films and invited speakers on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.



Every fall the Latin American Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the region to North Carolina for three weeks of:

    * Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animations, Video Art Films   

    * Panel discussions

    * Seminars

    * Q&A sessions

    * Cultural events (music and dance)


The Festival is produced by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University  at UNC-CH and Duke University (With participation of Guilford College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Durham Technical Community College, City of Durham Parks and Recreation, El Centro Hispano, The Carolina Theater, among others institutions.)

Artistic director and programmer. Miguel Rojas-Sotelo

Other activities

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.

Recent past series:
SEE: Colombia the Presence of the Impossible, film and discussion series


Co-Sponsors 2008

Co-Sponsors 2009