Event Date: May 30, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
The Group of Embassies of Latin American Countries (GRULA) in Canada are pleased to announce the 26th edition of the Latin American Film Festival (LAFF), which will take place from May 30 to June 24, 2023, at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa.
The festival will feature an extraordinary selection of film productions from 17 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
Attendees will enjoy, free of charge, a diverse variety of genres, including drama, fiction, thriller, and documentary, among others. All films, produced from 2016 to 2023, will be screened with English subtitles. Many of the featured films have already gained international and national recognition, being nominated for prestigious film festivals or receiving awards for their outstanding achievements.
In addition, the festival will launch the screening of a film produced in Canada by the Ecuadorian-Canadian filmmaker, Lisetty Sandoval.
Below you will find the festival lineup and schedule. After each entry there will be a link to buy tickets and more information about the film.
6:00 pm: Panama presents: Une Noche de Calipso/A Night of Calipso, dir. Fernando Munoz (2016). More information and tickets can be found here.
7:45 pm: Brasil presents: Pixinguinha, Um Homem Carinhoso/Pixinguinha, a Loving Man, dir. Allan Fitterman and Denise Saraceni (2021). More information and tickets can be found here
6:00 pm: Uruguay presents La Muerte de Un Perro/A Dog’s Death, dir. by Matías Ganz. More information and tickets can be found here.
8:00 pm: Costa Rica presents La Pasion de Nella Barrantes/The Passion of Nella Barrantes dir. Nicolás Pacheco. More information and Tickets can be found here
Starting at 6pm, Mexico will be presenting six short films:
- El ultimo cantador/Cantador: The Last Rainmaker, dir. Angel Estrada Soto (2020). Tickets here
- La Balahna/Maidenhood, dir. Xóchitl Enríquez Mendoza (2022). Tickets here
- Los Ausentes/The Absents, dir. José Lomas Hervert (2017). Tickets here
- Obachan, dir. Nicolasa Ruiz Mendozaa (2020). Tickets here
- Mujer de tierra/Woman of Earth, dir. Evelyn Mercedez Muñoz Marroquín (2021). Tickets here
- Flores de la Llanura/Prairie Flowers, dir. Mariana X. Rivera (2020). Tickets here
More information on these short films and tickets to all six can be found here
8:10 pm: Republica Dominicana presents Sol en el Agua/Sol in the water, dir. Francisco Adolfo Valdéz (2021). More information and tickets here.
6 pm: Ecuador presents La Historia de Penelope/Penelope’s Story, dir. Lisetty Sandoval (2023). Movie rated PG-13. More information and tickets here.
8:15 pm: Paraguay presents Las Herederas/The Heiresses, dir. Marcelo Martinessi (2018). More information and tickets here.
5:00 pm: Colombia presents Los Ajenos Football Club, dir. Juan Camilo Pinzón (2019). More information and tickets here.
7:15 pm: Argentina presents Papeles en el viento/Papers in the wind, dir. Juan Taratuto (2015). More information and tickets here.
3:15 pm: Guatemala presents Gol de Plata/Silver Goal, dir. Kenneth Muller (2022). More information and tickets here.
5:30 pm: Chile presents El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo a Casa/The Wind Knows I Am Coming Back Home, dir. José Luis Torres (2016). More information and tickets here.
7:45 pm: Honduras presents Morazan Andante, directed by Francisco Andino (2022). More information and tickets here.
6:00 pm: Bolivia presents Senkata: Memoria de Una Masacre/Senkata: Memories of a Massacre, dir. Aleksandro Sarsuri (2022). More information and tickets here.
4:00 pm: Peru presents: Wiñaypacha/Eternity, dir. Oscar Catacora (2017). Suitable for all ages .More information and tickets here.
6:00 pm: Cuba presents Cuentos de un Dia Mas/Tales of One More Day, dir. Fernando Pérez Valdés (2021). More information and tickets here.
8:00 pm: El Salvador presents La Palabra de Pablo/Pablo’s Word, dir. Arturo Menendez (2018). More information and tickets here.