Film Festival

19th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

May 4 – 8, 2016 • Austin, Texas

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Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to participate in The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, now in its nineteenth consecutive year. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

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It’s a wrap! Thank you everyone who contributed to the success of the 18th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival!

In addition to welcoming over 2,000 audience members, the festival also welcomed over 40 guests from many corners of Texas, the United States, and Latin America. The CLAIFF18 program selections included a total of 41 feature films, 49 short films, and 5 music videos; these selections represented 28 countries’ participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, April 26th with the closing night celebration and announcements of awards. The festival granted Jury and Audience Awards in nine categories, including the annual Hecho en Tejas competition, and the Emergencia Youth Film competition. For the first time, the festival featured a Best Music Video category, eligible for an Audience Award.

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The 18th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is scheduled for April 22 – 26, 2015. Films will be presented at partnership venues The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, The Mexican American Cultural Center and St. Edward’s University Jones Auditorium. The festival once again offers narrative and documentary feature and short films and videos, as well as experimental, animation, and music video selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections.

For the 18th consecutive year, Austin will serve as host to a wide range of international films and filmmakers as the festival creates networking opportunities for industry professionals, and provides a rich cultural experience for statewide audiences. The festival will showcase contemporary films from the US, Canada, Latin America (North Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. All films are presented in English and/or subtitled.

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