Film Festival

The 20th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is scheduled for May 3 – 7, 2017 in Austin, TX. Films will be presented at partnership venues The Blanton Museum of Art, The Santa Cruz Theater, and The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival once again will offer narrative and documentary feature and short films and videos, as well as experimental, animation, and music video selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections.

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 Latinxs 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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Browse sections below for previous editions’ information and selections!



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It’s a wrap! Thank you everyone who contributed to the success of the 19th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival!

In addition to welcoming over 2,500 audience members for films and special events, the festival also welcomed over 50 guests from many corners of Texas, the United States, and Latin America. The CLAIFF19 program selections included a total of 38 feature films, 61 short films, and 16 music videos; these selections represented 24 countries’ participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, May 8th 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 second consecutive year, the festival featured a Best Music Video category, eligible for an Audience Award.


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Browse sections below for 2016’s information and selections!

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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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Browse sections below for 2015’s information and selections!

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