Vancouver Latin American Film Festival


The team at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival has carefully curated a lineup of films that showcases a mix of Latin American auteur cinema as well as cinema that is accessible for all audiences. This year, festival-goers can look forward to 60 films from 14 countries, including 33 feature-length films and 27 short films.

The festival screenings have been organized in 7 feature sections, which include International Hits, New DirectorsShort Film Competition, Canada Looks South and Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond, among others. In addition, VLAFF has added a new category to the festival this year called ¡Activismo!, with films that discuss activism and current events in Latin America.

CiTR is sponsoring two films this year: Chilean film El Club, directed by Pablo Larraín, and Argentinian film Ditches directed by Joaquín Paparella. The former is a psychological drama which centers around events that occur in a secluded seaside house in which four priests atone for their grave sins. The latter follows a ditch digger through the Patagonian mountains as he comes to terms with his questionable past and the rampant femicide that plagues his hometown.

Tickets are on sale now! Please visit the VLAFF website, www.vlaff.org and Facebook, @Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Follow @VLAFF on Twitter!