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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.

Apr 30, 2021

Be among the first to see ‘In the Heights’ at L.A. Latino International Film Festival

LA Times

Folks attending the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival this year will get a special treat: a preview screening of Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.”

Apr 30, 2021

LALIFF sets ‘In The Heights’ preview, partners with Tribeca to celebrate 20th anniversaries

Screen Daily

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will host a preview screening of Warner Bros’ upcoming In The Heights on June 4, and is partnering with Tribeca to celebrate the festivals’ 20th anniversaries.

Apr 30, 2021

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

IMDb

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.

Apr 30, 2021

'In the Heights' to Screen at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre Ahead of New York City Premiere

The Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will host a screening of Jon M. Chu's adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical.

Apr 30, 2021

Special Screening of IN THE HEIGHTS to be Presented at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Broadway World

The preview of In the Heights will take place one week before the film premieres in theaters and on HBO Max and will be held at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre.

Apr 27, 2021

Edward Olmos’ LFI Scholar Program Awards Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón $100,000 for Research

Be Latina

Hollywood has been a white bastion since it became the center of the movie industry of the United States in the early 1910s and its lack of diversity a sore point since the cameras began rolling. If this year’s Oscars are anything to go by, where the Latinx community shined by their absence, it continues to be an issue. And when Latinx people manage to carve out some degree of representation, Hollywood gifts us with a stereotypical portrayal. We aren’t all named Maria, you know. And we do not all twirl, sing, wield a knife, and cry on cue like if we were an extra in “West Side Story.”

Mar 29, 2021

UCLA’s Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón Awarded $100,000 as Inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar

LA Social Science

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos announced today that the Latino Film Institute (LFI) has named Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, director of research and civic engagement of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as the inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar. The award comes with a $100,000 restrictive gift to be used over a two-year period for research designated by Dr. Ramón, including but not limited to, The Hollywood Diversity Report and a dedicated study on Latino representation in Hollywood and the Latino audience.

Mar 12, 2021

Dos festivales de cine latino en el hemisferio norte abren convocatoria: Biarritz Amérique Latine y LALIFF

LatAm Cinema

El Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine abre la convocatoria para su 30ª edición, que se celebrará en la ciudad francesa de Biarritz del 27 de septiembre al 3 de octubre.

Feb 18, 2021

LALIFF 2021 Announces Dates for its Virtual Edition

Al Dia News

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) celebrates its 20th anniversary and this time will hold, for the second consecutive year, a virtual edition from Wednesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 6.

Feb 10, 2021

Edward James Olmos of the founder Latino Film Institute, has news for you

Film Festivals

Multi-hyphenate Hollywood legend Edward James Olmos just announced some dates for an upcoming LALIFF event, but also the opening date of today through March 12 for submissions.

Feb 9, 2021

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival submissions open, virtual event to run in June

Awards Watch

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 4, 2020

LALIFF Grant Recipients Unveiled

Variety

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the Native American Media Alliance and Netflix have established the Native Americans in the Entertainment Industry COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Dec 3, 2020

LALIFF Selects Five Visionary Afro-Latinos For Their Inaugural Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series

BeLatina

When it comes to representation and diversity on the screen, festivals have a big responsibility. From selection, screening, and dissemination, their platforms are today — especially during a pandemic — one of the fundamental tools for changing the tone of the visual narrative.

Dec 2, 2020

5 Afro-Latinx Filmmakers Receive Grants as Part of LALIFF’s Inclusion Fellowship Series

Remezcla

This week, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) selected five Afro-Latinx filmmakers to receive a $20,000 grant each to produce a short film through its inaugural Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Series. The series is sponsored by Netflix.

Dec 1, 2020

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Selects Filmmakers for Netflix-Sponsored Fellowship

Hollywood Reporter

The fellows will be awarded a $20,000 grant to produce a short film while being mentored by industry professionals.