San Diego's proximity to Mexico makes it a natural venue for this prestigious eleven-day film festival, now celebrating its 20th year, focusing on works by Latinos or about the Latino experience.
Established in 1993 as a student film festival, the San Diego Latino Film Festival has become one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 160 films and videos from across Latin America and the United States will be screened at the UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center in Mission Valley. Directors, actors, and audience members from around the globe will descend on San Diego for the festival.
A number of showcases help guide attendees through the diverse array of films being shown, for example CineGay shows gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender films, while Documania shows documentaries.
Amtrak VIP to the Latino Film Festival
Planning on attending the Latino Film Festival? Ride in style to San Diego on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and save 30%. On board, you can relax, enjoy the view and get a snack in the café car. With free wi-fi, connect your tablet or mobile device and click away.