Mar. 7-17: 20th Anniversary of San Diego Latino Film Festival

Posted: Apr 16 2014

Regardless of what side of the border you find yourself, you can enjoy the best of Latino film! The arts communities in San Diego and Tijuana continue paving the way for the rest of the region with their binational collaboration for the 20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF). Films, festivities and celebrity guests will cross the border to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival.

The Cineteca Tijuana and the Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT) are partnering with the SDLFF to present films and special showcases for Baja California audiences during the film festival. The Media Arts Center San Diego and the CECUT have been working together for the past two years in creating festival programming and created the Cuban Cinema Retrospective Showcase for this year's festival. This unique partnership is the only one of its kind, making the SDLFF the only truly binational film festival. 

Presenting the latest and most cutting edge in Latino cinema the CECUT will treat Tijuana filmgoers with the screening of the 2nd annual New Chilean Directors Showcase, a special exhibition of work by new and up and coming Chilean directors, who represent a budding wave of artistic creation with diverse, vibrant and complex films. Showcasing the best of Latino film the CECUT will also be screening the Cuban Cinema Retrospective in addition to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences funded top 10 groundbreaking and influential Latino films from the past 20 years.

"The binational spirit really interests me. We keep bringing the two cities closer together," expressed Tijuana mayor Carlos Bustamante. "The festival has always been a binational celebration. I couldn't imagine this festival without Tijuana," stated festival director Ethan Van Thillo.

Opening Day is March 7th, 2013, and the festival runs from MARCH 7-17 at theDigiplex Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off THE 163 Freeway at Friars Rd, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108)

Tickets: General Admission - $10.50 per film. Students, Seniors, Military and MACSD Members - $8.50 per film. Pre-sale tickets, special passes, gala tickets, and family discounts are available. For more information, PLEASE contact us at 619-230-1938 x 102 or visit us online:

San Diego Latino Film Festival Sponsors: Major Sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, U-T San Diego, Vida Latina - San Diego, Enlace, City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture. Showcase Sponsors: "Science on Screen" - Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Neighborhood House Association, San Ysidro Health Center, KPBS, County of San Diego, Azteca San Diego 15, El Latino Newspaper, ViendoMovies, Cafe Sevilla, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Centro Cultural Tijuana. Screen Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino. Gala Sponsors: Union Bank, Stella Artois, Uniradio, Radio Latina, Vida Latina - San Diego, Univision, Fluxx. Award Sponsors: Macy's, ViendoMovies. Film Sponsors: Channel 933, San Diego Natural History Museum, Bamboo Lounge, Diego 99.3 FM, 5 Star Tours, Latino Public Broadcasting, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, New York Life Insurance, Mujer Actual, Para Todos, TijuaNEO, El Informador, Frontera San Diego, Gang Kitchen, EULA Radio, KISS FM 95.7. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Official Hotel Sponsor: Town & Country Resort Hotel. Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat.Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17. Official English-Language Television Sponsor: ABC10. Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM. Official Airline Sponsor: AeroMexico. Official Transportation Sponsor: Amtrak. Official Wire Sponsor: Marketwire.

Photos and video clips available upon request.

Ethan van Thillo
Executive Director/Founder
619-230-1938 x 101 office
619-850-1849 cell


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