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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.
Please consider becoming a CLA Member today! Not only does your membership support CLA’s mission, your membership will be applied when we return. We plan to be back with re-invigorated and re-imagined year-round series of presentations after restrictions on public gatherings are lifted and both the City of Austin, the CDC, and CLA itself, feels it is safe to do so.
- If you have already purchased your badge for the 2020 festival, you will be contacted with options as we determine the path forward. We thank you for your support and look forward to enjoying cinema with our Cine Las Americas friends and family on the big screen in the future.
- Invitations to Cine Las Americas special events.
- Discounts or deals from Austin-area businesses, including:
- I Luv Video – 10 free rentals when you sign up or renew a Cine membership. **Purchaser of Super Amig@ member package receives 6 mos of free rentals (at $500 level) or 12 mos of free rentals (at $1000 level).**
- Member exclusive give-aways and/or discounts when purchasing tickets to select Austin-area screenings with participating partners, including:
Cine Las Americas offers diversity and artistic excellence in Latinx and Indigenous film exhibition, education and promotion, contributing to make Austin an important international destination known for its culturally diverse population and cultivated cinema audiences.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Cine Las Americas depends on the support of individuals and organizations to fulfill its mission. By supporting Cine Las Americas programs, you can make a difference and support world-class international cinema, while staying closely involved with the Austin community. Cine Las Americas members are recognized as important players within our community; they are the patrons who make our mission possible, and who enjoy bringing diversity and artistic excellence to the big screen in Austin, Texas. Join our membership program today, and enjoy year-round benefits.
What makes Cine Las Americas unique?
Austin is internationally known as a film town. In addition to this, the unique character of the City, along with its geographic location contribute to a rich cultural atmosphere. In a town with many cultural and entertainment options, Cine Las Americas programs offer a truly international character by representing the fastest growing demographic in the United States, while integrating these cultures to the wider multicultural landscape of Austin. Cine Las Americas audiences not only have the opportunity to watch films that otherwise would not be available for public exhibition, on the big screen and with English subtitles, but they are also privy to learning the importance and relevance of these works through the unique experience that only these specially curated Latino and Indigenous film exhibition programs can offer.
Cine Las Americas works directly with filmmakers, distributors, industry representatives, and government agencies in order to acquire temporary rights for the exhibition of the films it offers to the public, whether these screenings are offered for a ticket price or free of charge. By doing this, Cine Las Americas functions as a cultural agency representing Latino and Indigenous cultures, and also as an international film institution that engages artists and industry professionals in business and supports the production and exhibition of quality cinema.