Film Festival

The 23rd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival scheduled for May 6 – 10, 2020 has been cancelled in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Festival personnel are exploring new ideas and new ways to share variations of the festival’s programming later this year, and to celebrate Latinx and Indigenous filmmakers and artists in a manner that provides for the safety of all concerned.

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 22nd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival!

In addition to welcoming over 3,000 audience members for films and special events, the festival also welcomed guest filmmakers, musicians, and other artists from all over the Americas. Films were presented at two primary partnership venues AFS Cinema and The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, as well as other venues in the capital city.

The festival showcased contemporary films and videos from all over the world, with primary emphasis on films of the Americas. The selection was comprised of 114 titles — 41 feature films, 56 short films and videos, 15 music videos, and 2 VR/360º videos. These selections represented 25 countries in production or co-production of the titles: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela. All films were presented in English and/or subtitled.

The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, May 5th with the closing night celebration and announcements of awards. The festival granted Jury and Audience Awards in ten categories.





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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 21st annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival!

In addition to welcoming over 3,000 audience members for films and special events, the festival also welcomed guest filmmakers, musicians, and other artists from all over the Americas. Films were presented at three primary partnership venues AFS Cinema, MASS GalleryThe Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, as well as other venues in the capital city.

The CLAIFF21 program selections included a total of 126 titles — 39 feature films, 65 short films and videos, 16 music videos, and 6 PSAs. These selections represented 31 countries’ participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, French West Indies, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, May 6th with the closing night celebration and announcements of awards. The festival granted Jury and Audience Awards in ten categories.

Browse sections below for 2018’s information and selections!






Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 20th 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 guest filmmakers, musicians, and other artists from many corners of Texas, the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Spain. The CLAIFF20 program selections included a total of 172 titles — 39 feature films, 99 short films and videos, 26 music videos, and 8 spots; these selections represented 28 countries’ participation in the production or co-production of the projects, including Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Greece, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, the United States of America, and Venezuela.

The five-day festival concluded on Sunday, May 7th with the closing night celebration and announcements of awards. The festival granted Jury and Audience Awards in nine categories.


Browse sections below for 2017’s information and selections!




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Thank you to 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, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, 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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Thank you to 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, the United States of America, 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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