23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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Scene from La Fortaleza Photo courtesy of Cine Las Americas

The Austin-based Cine Las Americas will present their 23rd International Film Festival, featuring selected films in a hybrid presentation, which will include an Opening Night presentation of Mariem Pérez Riera’s documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It under the stars at Meanwhile Brewing Co.

That special screening event will kick off the film festival, including showcase presentations, CLAIFF’s signature Hejo en Tejas screenings, narrative and documentary film competitions, and more continuing virtually over the next four days throughout Texas.

The 23rd edition of Cine Las Americas will once again provide a rare showcase of films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. The film festival celebrates films and videos made by or about Latinx in the U.S. or the rest of the world, with films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas also featured.

This year’s edition of CLAIFF will also continue their efforts to feature inclusiveness in the programming among the films representing over 15 countries throughout Ibero-America. Just over 50 percent of all films were directed and/or produced by female filmmakers, with the majority of filmmakers people of color, including Indigenous and Afro-Latino filmmakers.

For more listing of films and schedules of screening, visit the event website.

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This is a virtual event.

Meanwhile Brewing Co.
3901 Promontory Point Dr.
Austin, TX 78744


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