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Apr 30, 2021

Special Preview Screening of Director Jon M. Chu and Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's Feature Film In The Heights to Screen at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on Friday, June 4

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today that LALIFF will host a Special Preview Screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming In the Heights, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical from director Jon M. Chu, on Friday June 4th 2021. In addition, LALIFF and the Tribeca Festival will partner as a celebration of their 20th anniversaries.

Feb 9, 2021

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces LALIFF 2021

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today that the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will host a virtual festival for the 2021 edition that will run Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6.

Dec 1, 2020

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces the Five Visionary Afro Latino Recipients of their Inaugural LatinX Inclusion Fellowship Series

Award-winning filmmaker Lorena Durán; writer and director Justin Floyd; award-winning filmmaker Kase Peña; director Monica Suriyage and artist, director Tamara Shogaolu are the inaugural fellows.

Sep 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Launches LatinX Inclusion Fellowship Series

Five visionary Afro Latino directors will receive a production grant and premiere their films at LALIFF 2021. Netflix to sponsor in this inaugural year.

In the News

May 10, 2021

LatinX in Animation Announces First-Ever Animation Day

Animation World Network

As part of LALIFF 2021, LXiA is presenting a day of premieres, panel discussions, an animated short contest, and master classes, featuring speakers like Jorge Gutierrez, Sherley Ibarra, Carlos López Estrada, Phil Lord, and Lindsey Olivares.

May 10, 2021

Latinx in Animation Sets Inaugural LALIFF Animation Day for 2021

Animation Magazine

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) is excited to announce its first-ever Animation Day as part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival‘s 20th edition.

Apr 30, 2021

‘In the Heights’ to Kick Off Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Variety

Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights” will kick off the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival with a special preview screening on June 4 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical will screen five days before the Tribeca Film Festival.

Apr 30, 2021

‘In the Heights’ to Kick Off Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

IMDb

Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights” will kick off the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival with a special preview screening on June 4 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical will screen five days before the Tribeca Film Festival.

Apr 30, 2021

‘In The Heights’ To Get Special Screening At Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Ahead Of Tribeca Bow

Deadline

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival said Friday that it will host a special preview screening of Warner Bros’ In the Heights on June 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It will come ahead of the world premiere of the Jon M Chu-directed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical five days later to open the Tribeca Film Festival.