Special Preview Screening
DIRECTOR JON M. CHU AND CREATOR LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S FEATURE FILM “IN THE HEIGHTS” TO SCREEN AT LALIFF ON FRIDAY, JUNE 4
“We cannot wait to share this incredible film with our audience as part of this year’s festival. In the Heights celebrates the Latino culture and allows us to continue to support our mission of providing a platform of stories that are told by us and for us. We are equally excited to partner with such a renowned film festival like Tribeca and we know that this will be a partnership that will flourish over the years.” — Edward James Olmos.
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About the Festival
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is a premier international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform.
This year's festival will be held June 2-6, 2021.
LALIFF and NETFLIX have partnered to create the Inclusion Fellowship Series, an ongoing program focused on building a more inclusive and equitable industry for all members of the Latino community. Every year the fellowship will center its resources to champion an underrepresented group within the Latinx community.
LatinX in Animation (LXiA) represents a diverse group within the Animation, VFX, and Gaming industries dedicated to uniting a talented pool of innovators with a heart to create exceptional stories across multiple platforms.
Olmos’ career in entertainment spans over 30 years. In that time he created a signature style and aesthetic that he applies to every artist endeavor, often grounding his characters in reality and gravitas. His dedication to his craft has brought him attention across the industry, and with audiences worldwide.
The Latino Film Institute (LFI) showcases, strengthens, and celebrates the richness of Latino lives by providing a pipeline, platform, and launching pad from our community into the entertainment industry.
LFI houses three signature programs including: the Youth Cinema Project (YCP), the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), and Latinx in Animation (LXiA).